Professor Kizilhan studied psychology and sociology at the University of Bochum (Germany). He holds a Doctorate in psychology from the University of Konstanz (Germany).
Since 2006, Professor Kizilhan is a project leader of the working group on Migration and Rehabilitation at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Freiburg. He is also a Professor at the Cooperative State University Villingen-Schwenningen, the Head of Department Mental Health and Addiction at the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg and of the transcultural psychosomatic department of the Medicline Donaueschingen in Germany.
In 2014, he joined the New Iran and Islamic Studies department at the University of Göttingen and became the founding Dean of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychotraumatology at Dohuk University in Northern Iraq. Professor Kizilhan is the chief psychologist of the Special Quota Project for Vulnerable Women and Children in Northern Iraq, funded by the State Government of Baden- Württemberg.
Since 2016 he serves as the founding Dean of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychotraumatology at the University of Duhok in Northern Iraq.
In March 2018 he has been appointed as the director of the new Institute for trans cultural Health Science at the State University Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
He published more than 20 books and more than 120 researches in international journals.
He is awarded many times nationally and internationally for his work.
Jan Ilhan Kizilhan is the author of "Dilan", "Nachtfahrt der Seele", " Die Psychologie des IS" & "Das Lied der endlosen Trockenheit".
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