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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Psychology - Psychology (Clinical Psychology) - Third Cycle Programme

General Description
The first students of PhD Clinical Psychology program was graduated in 1982
Qualification Awarded
PHD in Clinical Psychology
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of Graduate School with the documents. 1-Sufficient score (at least 60 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 60. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 55 out of 100 from YDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to YDS score of 55. The candidates holding Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 20% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 20% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 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 Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. 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 dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. 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 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 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The main purposes of this program is to train clinical psychologist who has basic theoretical psychology knowledge and current perspectives , clinical skills and attitudes for independent studies, ethical values for clinical practices, who is sensitive cross-cultural differences and needs, capable of planning and executing research to improve clinical psychology and open minded to self improvement. This program includes some must courses that aim to teach basic clinical skills in mental health area and research methods in scientific area. In addition to must courses, there are some selective courses depend on students’ personal interest.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Majority of students who graduated from Clinical Psychology Phd Program work as academic personnel in state and foundation universities. The other Majority of graduated students work as expert psychologist public utilities and private mental health fields.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
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/İZMİR İletişim: Klinik Psikoloji Anabilim Dalı Başkanı Prof. Dr. Oya SORİAS
In Department of Clinical Psychology, there are 2 professors, 1 assistant professor, and 8 research assistants who work full-time. In addition, 4 academic personnel 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.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To compare and criticize contemporary psychotherapy approaches
2To do case formulation within the frame of specific psychotherapy approach and to apply these intervention techniques
3To identify, to diagnose and analyze and explaın the lifelong psychological disorders
4To express thought and knowledge definitely and to lecture about clinical psychology
5To examine psychological researches with critical point of view
6To conduct researches depend on field of clinical psychology needs
7To analyze research data and to interpret the results
8To pull together interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary studies
9To follow national and international publications and to participate scientific meetings for informed about innovations and developments
10To conduct informing activities about Community Mental Health
11To practice all the time within the frame of profession and ethical principles of clinical psychology
12To administer , to score and to interpret of the common psychological tests that assess personality constructs and psychological disorders and report of psychological assessment formulation

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 PSİ.KLİ.LDD.SDG3 Elective - - - 12
2 9201196392009 Adulthood Psychopathology and Psychotherapy I Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9201196031982 Advanced Statistics Compulsory 3 0 0 6
4 9201196652014 Interview, Assessment and Intervention with Outpatients (internship) Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 9 0 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 PSİ.KLİ.LDD.SDG4 Elective - - - 15
2 9201196522009 Adulthood Psychopathology and Psychotherapy II Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 9201506182012 Current Research Methods and Issues in Psychopathology Compulsory 3 0 0 5
4 9201196662014 Interview, Assessment and Intervention with Children and Adolescents (internship) Compulsory 1 0 0 5
Total 7 0 0 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 PSİ.KLİ.LDD.SDG5 Elective - - - 20
2 9201196692014 Application and Interpretation of Projective Personality Test (internship) Compulsory 1 0 0 10
3 DRSEM690 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 1 0 0 36
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SOSDRYET790 Proficiency in PhD Compulsory 0 0 0 25
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 DRTEZ693 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 15
Total 0 0 0 45
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
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