COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Principles of Psychological Counseling
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 301
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives In general, the primary goal is to gain greater insight into the value of counseling, how and when it works, and how you can be an active participant in this process. There are three more specific goals. First, students will develop basic knowledge about the field of counseling psychology its history, scope, functions and future. Second, students will also learn basic counseling and communication skills through lecture, small group discussion and roleplays in class. Third, students will understand human life from many different theoretical lenses and learn how to apply these same theories to their own lives and the lives of others.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Know the concepts concerning the scope and context of the professional discipline of counseling.
  • Know the basic criticisms about main approaches to counseling.
  • Be able to explain the role of 'personal process' in counseling.
  • Begin to engage in self-exploration.
  • Explain his/her personal development clearly.
  • Have a basic knowledge about the counseling process.
  • Know related skills used in the counseling process.
Course Content To provide students with a knowledge of the psychological processes that direct counseling in addition to the theories that contributes to the profession.

 



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 Introduction to psychological counseling process. H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon, 2000) 122
2 Counseling and language H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon, 2000) 2340
3 Process and skills in counseling H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon) 4163
4 Rapport H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon) 6595
5 Assessing problems H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon) 97123
6 Defining and clarifying goals H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon) 125148
7 Midterm
8 Defining strategies and choosing interventions H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon) 149171
9 Affective interventions H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon) 173204
10 Cognitive interventions H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon) 205239
11 Behavioral interventions H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon) 241284
12 Systemic interventions H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon) 285316
13 Termination and followup H. Hackney & S. Cormier. Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping. (Allyn & Bacon) 285316
14 General evaluation of the course
15 Final
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Book chapters outlined above, recent articles holding current scientific enquiries in psychology, and .ppt presentations.
References All of the prestigious journal that publish psychological research.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
50
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
1
50
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
50
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
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
    Total
150

 

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