Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
PSKO503 ADVANCED PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 3 3 0
This course aims to describe abnormal behavior and explain the history of abnormal behavior. Consideration of the course is psychological disorders in terms of biological and psychosocial predispositions. Through the course, students are introduced with DSM-5 classification system and diagnostic criteria and related sample cases are studied. By focusing on current psychopathology categories, investigation of dimensional, descriptive and categorical approaches to classification are aimed. Students are also introduced to symptomatology, differential diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology and treatment approaches for various diagnostic categories. Namely; anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, psychosomatic disorders, substance abuse, sexual dysfunctions, eating disorders and personality disorders. The psychological analysis of sample cases are based on various theories and the course focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology. The focus is on the most common pathologies observed within the outpatient treatment clinics, and related diagnosis of due behavior problems and etiology are emphasized.
PSKO504 ADVANCED PSYCHOTHERAPY THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES 3 3 0
This course aims to educate students about psychotherapy through means such as given readings, observation of real therapy sessions, topical presentations and class discussions. The course has three main focal points: a) to explore various psychotherapy models and behavior modification approaches, b) to develop psychopathological assessment and understanding skills, and c) to understand the process of the psychotherapy process (conceptual and practical process). Students should present ongoing therapy sessions during the course and, within the scope of the presentation, review of the case, pre-conceptualizations, the application of chosen psychotherapy modality and the process of the psychotherapy should be involved. The main aim of the course, empirically supported treatments are addressed and applied. In addition, patient profiles (high resistance, etc.) are examined both theoretically and practically. In general, the aim of the course is to familiarize the student with current theories and techniques of psychotherapy and to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge on the conceptualization of the case.
PSKO506 THE FIRST INTERVIEW-I 3 3 0
This course focuses on the abil ity to effectively carry out the process of the first interview, one of the main cornerstones of the psychotherapy process. At the end of the course, the student acquires a certain knowledge about the first interview with the client and the techniques of observation and interview. To this end, issues such as determining the client's basic complaints, questioning the history of the disorder, behavioral and cognitive assessment, handling factors that may negatively affect the first interview, strategies for managing the first interview and evaluation of clinical symptoms and how to end the interview effectively and correctly are addressed. In this course, the student gains effective listening and feedback skills. In addition, when acquiring the necessary information about the first interview, the technical skill used in obtaining the specific topics and information to be learned within the scope of the first interview is learned from the theoretical point of view.
PSKOXX1 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
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FEED520 ARAŞTIRMA VE ANALİZ 3 3 0
This course focuses on analyzing data related to several research problems from the field of Psychology. Students combines their prior gains from the courses of statistics and research methods with the studies of this course content and analyze the new psychological problems by using the SPSS program. After analyzing the data, they report the results in APA style. Distributions, percentiles, standard scores, item analysis and norms are widely studied as part of course content that form basic talents in interpreting and using the psychological tests. One-way between subject ANOVA,One-way within subject ANOVA, Factorial ANOVA, Mix-Design ANOVA and Multiple Regression related problems are also studied as the part of course content.
PSKO500 THESIS 0 0 0
The aim of the thesis study is to develop the ability to search the literature related to the advanced thesis topic together with the support of the thesis supervisor in a subject related to clinical psychology. Within the scope of the courses included in the program, this course aims to provide students with essential abilities to prepare the research question based on literature, to use the data collection tool, to collect and analyze appropriate data, to tabulate and interpret research findings, to make conclusions from research findings and to be able to make suggestions, and to be able to report the research and defend the research. The initial process starts after the approval of the ethics committee at CIU. At the end of the study, thesis presentation and board approval determine the graduation status. At the end of the course, there is a presentation of graduate student's work in the presence of the jury determined by the thesis department.
PSKO512 APPLICATION AND SUPERVISION -I 3 3 0
In this course, student is required to explore the theory and practice of clinical supervision and control in the direction of theories or theories in which he / she is trained and to understand the specific issues / debates in this field. For this purpose, firstly, theoretical information about the related psychotherapy approach is summarized. Throughout the course, the student analyzes terms related to the perspective of individuals who represent other aspects of ethnic / racial, sexual, gender, and diversity. In the second phase of the course, within the context of supervision, clinical application procedures, the way the methods and techniques are used and the way the case formulation is conceptualized is learned. A significant part of the supervisory process is based on the ability of the learner to gain personal awareness, the careful handling of errors and weaknesses, and the skills to be developed.
PSKO590 SEMINAR 0 0 0
PSKOXX2 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
PSKOXX3 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
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PSKO509 PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION 3 3 0
This course focuses on effective learning to share psychological knowledge based on quantitative and qualitative data with experts and non-experts. In this context, starting with the definition of psychological tests, their functions, purposes of use, classification of tests and developmental history; learn the basic concepts of measurement and evaluation, and acquire the qualities (reliability, validity, usability, standardization) required to be found in measurement tools. In addition, the points and ethical rules to be considered in the use and evaluation of psychological tests are defined in this course. Lastly, in order to have the necessary technical and equipment knowledge for derste, psychological measurement and evaluation, observing in the test environment, reporting of test findings, basic statistical processes on the measurement results and reporting processes are discussed.
PSKO511 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0
Ethics which encompasses individuals, means and methods as an important aspect of the discipline of psychology is an important theme in psychological practices in clinical arena, conducting and publishing research, school-based practices, in training and inspecting trainees, developing various techniques, social cases, institutional and organizational consultations. Within the context of learning the professional ethics, it is expected that current issues, cases and circumstances will be considered and ethical dilemma cases will be discussed, agreed and implemented. In order to acquire both ethical sensitivity and ethical competence in the formal education phase, the applications will be transferred to the students in the context of the following regulations and principles: Ethics, Ethics in Psychology, APA, TPD Code of Ethics, TPD Code of Ethical Processes, and Ethical Case Analysis.
PSKO513 APPLICATION AND SUPERVISION -II 3 3 0
This course is the extension of PSKO512 and the approach, knowledge and techniques learnt in the context of PSKO512 are aimed to be applied at advanced level and acknowledged at supervisor's guidance. Clinical supervision in the direction of the acknowledged theory and supervision and investigate theories and practices and to emphasize specific issues / discussions in this area. Ethnic / racial, sexual, gender and to include terms related to the perspective of individuals who represent other aspects of diversity. Within the context of supervision, procedures in clinical practice, the way methods and techniques are used, the ways case formulation is analyzed and personal awareness, acknowledged the skills that need to be improved. The treatment process of a case is carried out, followed and supervision received after each session.