Mehmet Akkurt, Ph.D.

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Mehmet Akkurt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(409) 880-7426
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Dr. Mehmet Akkurt received his master's in Community Counseling at UTSA and his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Duquesne University. His clinical work and research are focused on underrepresented and marginalized groups (refugees, minorities and international students). Dr. Akkurt considers himself an advocate for increasing access to and challenging the stigma associated with mental health services around the world. He is a Master Trainer for Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) training provided through NBCC (in collaboration with WHO), and he has been providing international trainings since 2013. He conducted MHF trainings in developing countries such as Haiti, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 

Dr. Akkurt has been training and supervising prospective counselors for almost a decade, and he enjoys and appreciates the mutual learning process. His message to valued LU counseling students: "As we learn together, we will also grow together both personally and professionally. And I am looking forward to that. I am humbled to be part of your journey in becoming a professional counselor."

Courses Taught

Graduate courses taught at Lamar University: 

CNDV 5325: Advanced Ethics in Mental Health Counseling

CNDV 5301: Human Growth and Development

CNDV 5310: Counseling Skills

Awards and Honors

Excellence at the Workplace | 2018

Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University | Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Study Abroad Scholarship (approximately $260,000) | 2009

The ministry of National Education of Turkey sponsored ESL, master's and doctoral studies, including tuition and expenses, as well as providing monthly stipend and health insurance

Cross Cultural Award | 2009

University of Texas at San Antonio | San Antonio