Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707002131997INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGYCompulsory235
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To provide knowledge about the history of clinical physicology, clinical physicology activities, basic concepts of clinical physicology and research techniques.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Serap Tekinsav Sütcü
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to understand the nature of clinical physicology
2Have awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
3Be skilled in listing history of clinical physicology
4To be able to explain the concepts of clinical physicology
5To comprehend the basic research methods in clinical physicology
6To be able to compare the various approaches in clinical physicology
7To be able to express the theoretical knowledge in oral and written form
8Developing the ability to critically look at various issues in clinical psychology
9To be able to apply the results of theory and research in clinical psychology to daily life problems.
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Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this course; definition and scope of clinical psychology, tasks and fields of study of clinical psychologist, historical development of clinical psychology, evaluation techniques of individual in clinical psychology, basic therapy approaches (psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive behavioral, humanist theory and therapy methods), alternative forms of clinical intervention, health psychology and Research methods used in clinical psychology.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the course: Scope, importance, rules, teaching and evaluation methodsIntroduction and examination of course content
2Definition and scope of clinical psychology. The requirements of being a clinical psychologist. Duties and fields of study of clinical psychologistReading textbook
3The development and history of clinical psychology, today's status of clinical psychologyReading textbook
4Clinical evaluation (process, objectives, DSM system)Reading textbook
5The role, contribution and limitations of theories in clinical psychology. Rational of medical (biological) approach.Reading textbook
6Basic concepts of physicanalysis approach rational Reading textbook
7Basic therapy techniques in physicanalysisReading textbook
8Midterm
9Rationale of behavioral approach, basic concepts, basic techniques used in therapy
10Rational of cognitive and cognitive behavioral approaches, basic concepts, basic techniques used in therapyReading textbook
11Rational of humanist approach, basic concepts in humanist approach. Humanist therapy methodsReading textbook
12Alternative forms of clinical interventionReading textbook
13Psychology of HealthReading textbook
14Research methods used in clinical psychologyReading textbook
15Discussion: Critical view of theories and research methods. Feedback to the course
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Kramer, G.P.; Bernstein, D.A., Phares, V. (2014) Klinik Psikolojiye Giriş (İ.Dağ Çev ed) Ankara: mentis yayınları. Nietzel, M.T., Bernstein, D.A., & Milich, R. (1991). Introduction to Clinical Psychology (third edition). Prentice Hall, Inc. New Jersey. Plante, T. G. (2005). Contemporary Clinical Psychology. (Second Edition). John Wiley Sons Inc. Geçtan, E. (2008). Psikanaliz ve Sonrası. Metis yayınları Humphreys, K. (1999). Psikoterapist olarak klinik psikologlar: Geçmiş, gelecek ve alternatifler (Çeviren: Ayşegül Durak Batıgün ve Banu Yılmaz). Türk Psikoloji Bülteni, 5(12), 17-24.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Etkinlikler ayrıntılı olarak "Değerlendirme" ve "İş Yükü Hesaplaması" bölümlerinde verilmiştir.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study515
Individual Study for Mid term Examination15115
Individual Study for Final Examination15115
Reading13339
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO14   3  5  4 4  
LO2 4 4  4      4 
LO33    4  43     
LO4    4       4 4
LO5 34      4   5 
LO6     44 4 4    
LO74   5      5  4
LO8 4 4  44    4  
LO9  5          4 
LO10   3 3  3     5
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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