The Liv Hospital Psychology Department applies its approaches with a holistic perspective. The holistic approach addresses both the body and the mind. It is known that psychological support has a positive effect on the course of treatment not only in the case of psychological distress but also in the case of physical distress. For this reason, our team of expert clinical psychologists and physicians specializing in various fields provides support to the units within the hospital with individual and group programs. With evidence-based psychological support programs, medical treatment is moving one step further.
The Liv Hospital Psychology Department provides short and long term psychotherapy services with psychiatrists and clinical psychologists specializing in therapy. Psychiatrists and psychologists specializing in psychotherapy in adults listen to you and develop a treatment plan for your needs.
Common Psychological Disorders for which We Provide Psychotherapy
- Anxiety Disorders: Common anxiety, panic disorder and agoraphobia, phobia, posttraumatic stress disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Somatoform disorders
- Eating disorders
- Adjustment disorders
- Personality disorders
Pediatric - Adolescent Psychiatry
In Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Department, following studies for getting to know/evaluating the child/adolescent and their families, appropriate psychotherapy services are provided for emotional, behavioral and academic problems. Psychotherapies applied in the department include play therapy, individual therapies (psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral oriented), group therapy, and child/adolescent focused family therapy. In addition, where necessary, collaboration is made with the Department of Pediatric-Adolescent Psychiatry. Individual / couple therapy is given to parents.
The Most Common Psychological Problems In Children And Adolescents
- Fear and worries
- Toilet training
- Family conflict / family communication problems
- Discipline problems
- School problems
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, special learning disorder
- Behavioral problems
- Divorce process
Family and Couple Therapy
One of the most important factors of psychological health is healthy family relations. Family therapy is done with families or couples to create a change in relationships or to strengthen relationships. Couples' relationship problems, intergenerational problems, behavior problems in children, problems between siblings, chronic disease conditions are among the topics studied in family therapy.
Parents presenting to our department of Child-Adolescent Psychology are also given child-centered family therapy services where necessary. In our hospital, family therapies are practiced by psychiatrists and psychologists who have received special training in that area.
Psychological Support Programs Integrated into Medical Therapy
Psychological Support Programs enable patients to review their lifestyle habits that lay the groundwork for the disorder in a manner integrated into current medical treatments. Patients are encouraged to gain awareness of thoughts, emotions and behavioral cycles and to make informed choices about being healthy. The aim of personalized practices is to impart healthy coping strategies to the patients, increasing treatment motivation and maintaining the state of wellness.
Some of the Areas in which We Provide Support as Psychiatry-Psychology Department
- Psycho-oncology (Psychological aspect of cancer)
- IVF treatment
- Pediatric health and diseases
- Gynecology/ adolescent gynecology
- Obesity and eating disorders
- Dermatologic problems
- Chronic pain
- Neurological problems
- Sleep disorders
- Cardiologic problems
Liv Hospital Psychology Department works within the framework of interactive groups, sharing groups and training groups. It is aimed that participants get the most effective support in a group environment.
Awareness Raising and Psycho-training MeetingsThese are short meetings designed by the Psychology Department to give practical answers to the most common everyday problems. Exemplary subjects of focus include:
- Studies about being a parent
- Studies for management of mental tension
- Studies for understanding our body
- Adolescence and family relations
Our team believes that soul and body health are inseparable. Therefore, it is important that patients diagnosed with cancer and their families receive the most appropriate psychological support during and after treatment.
Cancer diagnosis, surgical interventions, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments point to a physically, psychologically and socially challenging period. This period predisposes people to psychological distress such as anxiety disorders, depressive affect, adjustment difficulties, changes in personality traits. During this period, which is critical for the patient and their families, our psychologists aim to increase the quality of life by supporting both the patient and their families in psychological, emotional and functional aspects in the context of psycho-oncology studies.
Accordingly, the goal of the department is to understand the diagnosed patient or the patient who will receive treatment by organizing a meeting with them, evaluate their condition together and choose the best support program for them. This may include individual psychotherapy, family support or group support. Research shows that inclusion of psychological support in the course of cancer disease helps the patient and their families to get through the treatment process more easily and harmoniously. For this reason, we accompany our cancer patients not only medically but also psychologically.