About the Department

Guidance and Psychological Counseling PhD Program aims to train specialist guidance and psychological counselors who have knowledge, skills and competences required by the profession. In this program, the counselors who study accordance with the principles of guidance and psychological counseling, who act in a planned and consistent way use scientific knowledge and communucation technologies effectively, who respect individual and social values,who aware importance of the sociocultural differences are trained. Students learn to work in the educational process in the scientific context and in line with ethical principles of the field. In the Guidance and Psychological Counseling PhD program, students have knowledge and skills about appropriate approaches and methods to the social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive problems of individuals, they can carry out studies and researchs in a scientific framework.

Education Opportunities

In the Guidance and Psychological Counseling PhD Program, in addition to compulsory courses in education, many elective courses take place in for keeping up with the day's conditions. In the program there are many courses options in group and individual psychological counseling; Child abuse, cognitive behavioral therapies for child and adults, family counseling, advance scientific research techniques and the like. Guidance and Psychological Counseling PhD Program offers the widest range of educational opportunities in terms of being able to develop themselves towards becoming a specialist.

Theoretical lectures in the program are carried out in the technology classes where interactive boards are used, the application courses are conducted in the individual and group counseling laboratory which has suitable facilities for supervision studies. Our students have the opportunity to benefit from University library which has a large number of electronic and printed publications, for their projects, assignments and research.

Career Areas

Guidance and Psychological Counseling Students who graduate from the PhD Program can work as psychological counselors in educational institutions, special education institutions, pre-school education institutions, rehabilitation centers, psychological counseling centers of universities, human resources departments of companies. Students who have completed our graduate program can also have special work office as a specialist doctor of psychological consultant if they wish. Our Students, while carrring on to the graduate program of Guidance and Psychological Counseling they also conduct scientific researches related to the field, make publications and participate in symposiums and conferences related to the field. While our students and graduates progress in their career steps, take positions in associations, non-governmental or govermental organizations which are provide services in their professional fields. In addition these, our graduates also have the opportunity to continue their careers as an academician.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Çevik Uraz Center, CU244
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institue E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


3-5 Years