Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707004482015DISASTER AND TRAUMA PSYCHOLOGYElective486
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to give students theoretical and practical knowledge about the individual and social traumatic situations, and the psychological effects of these experiences. The course also aims to give basic understanding about the roles of psychologists in the assassment and intervention processes after disasters and traumatic events.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Psk. Duygu Kandemirci Bayız
Learning Outcomes
11- Understanding the types and classification of trauma
22- Understanding the individual and social effects of traumatic experiences.
33- Being able to describe the cognitions, emotions and behaviors related to post traumatic recovery or post traumatic psychopathology
44- Being able to consider the key points during an assessment with traumatised clients.
55- Understanding the post traumatic clinical intervention processes.
66- Discussing the relation of traumatic experiences with development in the long term .
77- Understanding the self care responsibility of mental health workers in trauma field.
88- Being able to search the intervention studies on a traumatic issue and report the findings.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
The students are expected to have successfully completed the Clinical Observation and Interview and Adult Psychopathology courses before they attend this course.
Course Contents
The content of the course involves presentations by the lecturer and the guest speakers on issues including the effects of trauma, trauma psychiatry, post traumatic psychopathology, assessment and intervention techniques. The course is conducted in line with the discussions according to the readings of students.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introduction of the Course
1General Overview of Trauma Psychology and the Definition of Traumatic Events
2Effects of Trauma
3Trauma Psychiatry
4Loss and Grief
5Post Traumatic Psychopathology
6Post Traumatic Assessment
7Post Traumatic Psychosocial Interventions -1
8Mid term exam (Report Submission)
9Post Traumatic Psychosocial Interventions -1
10Forensic Interviews Following Traumatic Events
11Post Traumatic Growth
12Secondary Traumatisation and Mental Health Workers
13Overall Evaluation and Feedback About the Course
Recommended or Required Reading
Briere, J.N. & Scott, C. (2014). Principles of Trauma Therapy: AGuide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment. 2nd Ed. –DSM-5 Update. Sage Publications. Herman, J. (2015). Trauma and Recovery. 3rd Ed. New York: Basic Books. Van Der Kolk, B. A. (2014). The Body Keeps the Score. 1st. Ed. New York: Penguin Group.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Final Examination122
Makeup Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion12336
Question-Answer12336
Case Study5210
Report Preparation11616
Individual Study for Homework Problems155
Individual Study for Final Examination177
Reading8324
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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