COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Clinical Observation and Interview
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 311
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 This course is designed to provide theoretical background for psychological interviewing. Beside its theoretical focus, the course is also aimed to teach the basic interviewing and observation skills required in psychotherapy.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain interview and observation skills from different theoretical backgrounds.
  • Recall micro skills of clinical interview.
  • Apply basic clinical interviewing skills.
  • Apply basic clinical observation skills.
  • Use micro skills
Course Content In this course, psychological interviewing and observation skills would be explained from different approaches and the common skills, i.e. microskills, would be the focus. In the application hours, psychological interviewing and observation skills would be practiced.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Psychology of Helping Poorman , Introduction, 123
2 Microskills of HelpingFeedback Poorman, Chapter 1, Microskills of HelpingChapter 2 Feedback, 2561
3 Restating Content Reflecting Feelings Poorman , Chapter 3, Restating Content Chapter 4, Reflecting Feelings, 7288
4 Asking QuestionsRole Playing Exercises Poorman, Chapter 5, Asking Questions, 88101
5 Preparing for Action Poorman, Chapter 6 Preparing for Action, 103113
6 Advanced Helping Skills Poorman, Chapter 7, Advanced Helping Skills, 114137
7 Advanced Helping Skills Poorman, Chapter 7, Advanced Helping Skills, 114137
8 Midterm Midterm
9 PersonCentred Theory of Helping Behavioural Theories of Helping Poorman, Chapter 8, PersonCentred Theory of Helping, Chapter 9, Behavioural Theories of Helping, 139153
10 CognitiveBehavioural Theories of HelpingPsychodynamic Theories of Helping Poorman, Chapter 10, CognitiveBehavioural Theories of Helping, Chapter 11, Psychodynamic Theories of Helping, 171182
11 FamilySystem Theory of HelpingSocioCultural Theories of Helping Poorman, Chapter, 12, FamilySystem Theory of Helping, Chapter 13, SocioCultural Theories of Helping, 204237
12 Feminist Theories of HelpingCrisis Interview Poorman, Chapter 14, Feminist Theories of Helping, Chapter 15, Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 240279
13 The Context of Therapy Reiter, Chapter 15, Office Based Therapy, Chapter, 16 Home Based Therapy, Chapter 17, Therapeutic Interviewing in Alternative Settings, 325357
14 First Interview Applications
15 First interview Applications
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Paula B. Poorman (2003). Microskills and Theoretical Foundation for Professional Helpers. Allyn and Bacon, USA.
References Power point sunumlar/Power point presentations Michael D. Reiter (2008). Therapeutic Interviewing. Essential Skills and Contexts of Counseling. Allyn and Bacon, USA.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
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
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
    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