President of the Multinational Foundation for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Consulting Center in Basel, Switzerland

The goal of this foundation is to help treat alcohol and substance addiction problems among immigrants from different countries who reside in Switzerland, with a high standard and a sensibility for their maternal language and culture. Furthermore, the foundation provides cultural competence training and supervision for psychiatrists and clinical psychologists.

Basel State Project Against Violence

As a part of this project that aims to prevent the violence against immigrant women and children living in Switzerland, Dr. Yılmaz has taken an active part in improving public and non-governmental organizations and shelters for women and children as well as in conducting trauma support and therapy, and consulting.

Founding President of the Trauma Consulting Center for Families in Van

The consulting center, which was the non-governmental project that provided the longest-running support and counseling after the earthquake in Van, was realized under the leadership of MCEF (Mother Child Education Foundation), with the partnership of PAYE (?) and the support of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies. With this project, more than a thousand children, teenagers, women and families that suffered from trauma were given psychological support.

Founding President of The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Crisis Intervention Center for the Syrian Refugees 

This center was founded in Kilis with the goal of providing psychological support to refugee children, teenagers and families from Syria who suffer from serious war-related traumas. Syrian psychiatrists and psychologists were trained to work in the center so that the refugees are provided with a service in their own language and in ways that are culturally acceptable to them. The service provided by the Syrian specialists continues in our center, under regular supervision. This is the first ever multinational project to use solely Turkish resources of scientific and professional information. Furthermore, the center can be considered a “Model Center for Mental Crisis Intervention” in the event of a natural disaster, an economical crisis or a war that would take place in any part of the world.