Emre Konuk, MA, is a clinical psychologist in Istanbul, Turkey. He received family therapy training at the Mental Research Institute (MRI), Brief Therapy Center, Palo Alto, California. He is the president of the Institute for Behavioral Studies-Istanbul, president of EMDR Association and EMDR-HAP-Turkey, and general secretary of Couples and Family Therapy Association-Turkey. He was a board member of the Turkish Psychologists Association, Istanbul Branch from 1990-2002. At present he is a member of the ethics committee, Turkish Psychologists Association. After the 1999 Marmara earthquake, Mr. Konuk was responsible for bringing EMDR-HAP and EMDR basic trainings to Turkey, where more than 600 professionals were trained in EMDR. Over the years, he has participated in EMDR-HAP projects in Thailand, Palestine, Kenya, Lebanon and Iraq. His major concern is to establish EMDR as a major therapy approach in Turkey.