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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Psychology - Family Counselling -

General Description
Family counseling with non thesis program began to formal education in 2010. It has been continuing to evening education until 2011.
Qualification Awarded
Family counseling Master’s degree is given after finishing the programs.
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
This program aims to train members of profession who provide family counseling service effectively in various corporations and institutions. In this direction, this program includes various must and selective courses.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates from family counseling master with non thesis program work as family counselor in public utilities and private institutions. In addition, graduates can set up their own family counselor center.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree can not apply directly Phd programs with thesis
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Assessment and evaluation for each courses was defined detailed in ”Course Instrucion Plan”.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Psikoloji Bölümü Kat 3 Bornova/İzmir Prof. Doç. Dr. Oya SORİAS
In Department of Family Counseling , there are 4 professors,3 associate professors, 4 assistant professors who work full-time. In addition, 1 professors and 1 assistant professors who assigned different institutions support the program part-time. In Ege University Psychology Department, Psychology Laboratory, there are 1 clinical observation and interview room for research and instruction purposes. In addition, there are high technological devices for instructors and students in the classrooms.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To determine and to examine situations that affect family functions such as psychological problems, violence, abuse, communication problems
2To develop and to apply interventions that help family carry out their functions
3To know psychological, social and law etc. problems that family can encounter any time and to develop appropriate intervention strategies
4To transfer the knowledge about family system to family members or other professionals
5To take into consideration the differences such as ethnicities, gender, religion, sexual orientation
6To assess family or individual problems in the frame of developmental perspectives
7To follow literature and scientific research ,to analyze their results and to make benefit of this results for their own research
8To have ethical responsibilities as required by in the frame of family counseling

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 psikolojisdgII.ÖĞ Elective - - - 14
2 9201237112016 Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9201235032011 Life Span Development Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 26
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AİLE-İÖ.SDG2 Elective - - - 14
2 9201235022011 Adulthood Psychopathology and Preventive Methods Compulsory 3 0 0 4
3 9201235042011 Introduction to Family Therapies Compulsory 3 0 0 4
4 9201027532013 Senior Project Compulsory 0 0 0 10
Total 6 0 0 32
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