İsa Ceylan received his BA from the Divinity Faculty of the University of Ankara. He received his MRes in Psychology of Religion from Ankara University. He is currently a PhD candidate in Psychology of Religion at Ankara University. His interests are religion, spiritual care, values, and spiritual recovery from addiction.
He has studied at the AMATEM (Centre for The Treatment and Training of Alcohol and Drug Addiction) in Turkey, and interviewed people with substance use disorders about spirituality, addiction and values. He has presented his research at the International Congress on Religious-Spiritual Counselling and Care. İsa is a research associate in Ankara University. He joins the Higher Power Project and CSARS Group in 2018 for a 6-month Turkish Government-funded placement to explore Twelve Step recovery programmes and spiritual recovery from addiction.