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Kean University

Abdulkadir Haktanir, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the department of counselor education at Kean University. Dr. Haktanir has clinical experience in school settings and mental health settings. He worked as a full-time school counselor in a K-12 school in Turkey and as a counselor and coordinator at Necmettin Erbakan University’s counseling center. He has national and international experience in teaching in school counseling and core counseling courses in counselor education programs. He is looking forward to teaching master’s and doctoral level clinical as well as research courses. Dr. Haktanir is an active scholar with 22 peer-reviewed publications in esteemed journals, two book editorships, and five book chapter contributions. He directly contributed to Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association’s latest code of ethics, and is recognized as an author. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, he received two awards: Exemplary Research and Practice Award- Doctoral Level (2017), an award presented by Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling- a division of American Counseling Association; and the Most Impactful Scholar in Social Sciences, presented by Necmettin Erbakan University (2021). Currently, he is an associate editor for Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development journal. Dr. Haktanir’s current research interests include DBT, adolescent mental health, trauma, and suicide risk assessment and prevention in school settings.

Research Gate


  • Ph.D. Counselor Education, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi
  • M.Ed. School Counseling, Kent State University
  • B.S. Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University

Courses Taught

  • Counseling Skills
  • Research Methods
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Ethics in Counseling

Selected Publications

Callender, K., & Haktanir, A. (2023). Development of the counselor personal wellness and professional wellbeing assessment. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. Advance online publication.


Haktanir, A., Aydil, D., Baloğlu, M., Kesici, Ş. (2022). The use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in adolescent anger management. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Advance Online Publication.


Şimşir Gökalp, Z., & Haktanir, A. (2021). Posttraumatic growth experiences of refugees: A meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. Journal of Community Psychology, 50(3), 1395-1410.


Haktanir, A., & Callender, K. A. (2020). Meta-analysis of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) for treating substance use. Research on Education and Psychology, 4(Special Issue), 74-87


Lenz, A. S., Haktanir, A., & Callender, K. (2017). Meta-analysis of trauma-focused therapies for treating posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Counseling and Development, 95, 339-353. doi:10.1002/jcad.12148