COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Introduction to Psychotherapy
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 413
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course isto provide information about different theories of psychotherapy within the historical perspective.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Recognize different psychotherapy techniques.
  • Explain the historical development of psychotherapy theories.
  • Recall information about the first, second, and the third forces of psychotherapy.
  • Compare how the different theories and applications work with diverse population groups.
  • Define critical microskills necessary to master different theories.
Course Content This course introduces the major theories of psychotherapy. The different approaches of psychotherapy will be compared and contrasted in the effort to provide students a critical framework.

 



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 What is psychotherapy – Ethical Issues Archer, J. J., & McCarthy, C. J. (2007). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications. Pearson.
2 Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Therapy Archer, J. J., & McCarthy, C. J. (2007). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications. Pearson.
3 Person-Centered Therapy Archer, J. J., & McCarthy, C. J. (2007). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications. Pearson.
4 VIDEO: Person-Centered Therapy
5 Existential Therapy Archer, J. J., & McCarthy, C. J. (2007). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications. Pearson. - Assignment submission
6 Midterm
7 Gestalt Therapy Archer, J. J., & McCarthy, C. J. (2007). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications. Pearson.
8 Behavior Therapy Archer, J. J., & McCarthy, C. J. (2007). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications. Pearson.
9 Cognitive Approaches Archer, J. J., & McCarthy, C. J. (2007). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications. Pearson.
10 VIDEO: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
11 Feminist Therapy & LGBTI Approaches Archer, J. J., & McCarthy, C. J. (2007). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications. Pearson.
12 Family Systems Therapy Archer, J. J., & McCarthy, C. J. (2007). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications. Pearson. - Assignment submission
13 VIDEO: Family Therapy
14 PRESENTATIONS: Solution Focused Therapy Assignment submission
15 PRESENTATIONS: Narrative Therapy
16 PRESENTATIONS: Reality Therapy
Course Textbooks Archer, J. J., & McCarthy, C. J. (2007). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications. Pearson. The textbook is available at the university library.
References Power point presentations

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
3
10
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
19
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
3
10
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
170

 

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

 

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