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. This course is also aimed to teach the basic interviewing and observation skills required in clinical assessments and psychotherapy.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • ● Explain interview and observation skills based on various theoretical backgrounds.
Course Content This is an experiential course designed to help you develop and refine the basic attitudes as well as micro-counseling skills crucial to the interviewing and psychotherapy process. Advanced clinical interviewing skills are also covered. We’ll review, discuss, role play, observe, and practice clinical interviewing skills throughout the course. You’ll be expected to take risks and try out interviewing skills in front of your classmates. You’ll also be expected to treat everyone in the class with respect. Because helping professionals function in a multicultural world, this course will consider and explore cultural knowledge and sensitivity. In particular, we examine many forms or dimensions of clinical interviewing, including the intake interview, suicide assessment interviewing, and mental status examination. This course also briefly focuses on the application of interviewing skills to a child, adolescent, and couple/family work. Teaching Methods will involve Lectures/class demonstrations, role play\Guest lectures/student presentations\Video presentations\Class discussion\Experiential assignments

 



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 Sommers-Flanagan , Preface and Introduction
2 Foundations and Preparations Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 2
3 Basic Attending, Listening, and Action Skills Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 3
4 Directives: Questions and Action Skills Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 4
5 Evidence Based- Relationships & An Overview of the Interview Process Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 5 &6
6 Intake Interviewing and Report Writing Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 7
7 Mental Status Examination and Suicide Assessment Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 8 and 9
8 Midterm Midterm
9 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 10
10 Interviewing in a Diverse World, Challenging Clients and Demanding Situations Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 11 and 12
11 Interviewing and Working with Young Clients Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 13
12 Principles and Tips for Working with Couples and Families Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 14
13 Interviewing in Online and Other non-FtF environments Sommers-Flanagan ,Chapter 15
14 Catch up
15 Guests and Practice
16 Guests and Practice
Course Textbooks

Clinical Interviewing, 5th Edition
by John Sommers-Flanagan, Rita Sommers-Flanagan

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
16
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
20
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
22
80
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
20
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
4
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