COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Clinical Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 204
Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Aim of this course is to explain the historical development of clinical psychology. How different theories discuss abnormal behavior and personality, assessment, and clinical intervention would be explored.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain historical development and critical milestones of clinical psychology in scientific and applied realms.
  • Describe the relationships among mental health professionals.
  • Explain the basic theories of clinical psychology.
  • Compare and contrast the premises of different theories to explain abnormal behavior.
  • Compare and contrast the premises of different theories for diagnoses and clinical intervention.
Course Content History of clinical psychology, psychological assessment, clinical observation, psychological testing, and clinical interventions would be explored during the semester. In this course, the relations of clinical psychology with the related fields would be explored.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 What is clinical psychology Chapter 1: What is Clinical Psychology?
2 Basic Features of Clinical Assessment Chapter 3: Basic Features of Clinical Assessment
3 Interviewing and Observation in Clinical Psychology Chapter 4: Interviewing and Observation in Clinical Psychology
4 Testing in Clinical Psychology Chapter 5: Testing in Clinical Psychology
5 Midterm I
6 Basic Features of Clinical Interventions Chapter 6: Basic Features of Clinical Interventions
7 Psychodynamic and Humanistic Psychotherapies Chapter 7: Psychodynamic and Humanistic Psychotherapies
8 Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies Chapter 8: Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
9 Midterm II
10 Other Modes of Clinical Intervention Chapter 9: Other Modes of Clinical Intervention
11 Clinical Child Psychology Chapter 11: Clinical Child Psychology
12 Forensic Psychology Chapter 12: Forensic Psychology
13 Review of the Semester
14 Final Exam
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Introduction to Clinical Psychology: 7th Edition (2014). Nietzel, M. T., Bernstein, D. A., Kramer, G. P., Milich, R. Prentice Hall, NJ
References Power point presentations

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
4
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
1
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
    Total
165

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest