PSYCHOLOGY

Graduate Course Content

1. ACADEMIC SEMESTER

Course Code and Name PSK 507 Research Method 
Local Credits / Ects Credit:3 ECTS:10
Course Description The basic principles and concepts of scientific method and methodology are discussed. Scientific and experimental approaches and related methods are introduced and scientific research ethics is emphasized. In addition, the following analyzes are taught with the SPSS program and practiced for reporting in APA format;

  • Frequency analysis
  • Independent groups t-test,
  • Paired groups t test
  • ANOVA (all versions)
  • Correlation analysis
  • Regression analysis
  • Validity and reliability analysis (Factor Analysis, Internal Consistency)
Course Code and Name PSK508 Clinical Practice 
Local Credits / Ects Credit:3 ECTS:5

 

Course Description The aim of this course is to gain practical experience by working in expert supervision in related hospitals and clinics.
Course Code and Name PSK543 Supervision III
Local Credits / Ects Credit:3 ECTS:5

 

Course Description It includes a supervised practice in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on the development of various skills related to assessment, diagnosis and psychotherapy.
Course Code and Name PSK542 Supervision II
Local Credits / Ects Credit:3 ECTS:5

 

Course Description It includes a supervised practice in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on the development of various skills related to assessment, diagnosis and psychotherapy.
Course Code and Name PSK541 Supervision II
Local Credits / Ects Credit:3 ECTS:5

 

Course Description It includes a supervised practice in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on the development of various skills related to assessment, diagnosis and psychotherapy.
Course Code and Name PSK545 Seminar 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 0 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description The aim of this course is to guide the students to search for literature to select a thesis topic and to guide them to find a research topic and submit a thesis proposal. At the end of the course, the students are expected to make a literature review and formulate their thesis
Course Code and Name PSK595 Thesis 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 0 ECTS: 30

 

Course Description A specific research topic in the field of clinical psychology is identified and conducted under the supervision of a thesis supervisor and presented to the jury.
Course Code and Name

PSK596 Thesis

Local Credits / Ects

Credit: 0 ECTS: 30

Course Description A specific research topic in the field of clinical psychology is identified and conducted under the supervision of a thesis supervisor and presented to the jury.

1. ACADEMIC SEMESTER

Course Code and Name PSK568 Addiction Law and Ethics
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description The aim of the course is to teach the subjects with addiction problems to use their criminal responsibilities, civil rights and to bring them to society. Where addiction is a crime, where illness, addiction and civil rights, treatment of forensic addicts, social inclusion are discussed.
Course Code and Name PSK566 Motivational Interview 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description The principles of motivational interviewing, pre-design period, design period, preparation period, action period, continuation period, relapse period are emphasized. Students are informed about the principles and techniques of motivational interviewing.
Course Code and Name PSK562 Neurophysiology of Addiction 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description The definition of brain reward systems, the effects of addictive agents in the brain and their relationship with reward systems, changes in brain physiology of addictive agents and their reflections on behavior constitute the content of the course.
Course Code and Name PSK560 Addiction and Social Services
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Types of drug addiction and the dynamics of addiction as well as the problems experienced by drug addicts, psychosocial characteristics of addicts are explained. Social work interventions for drug addicts are emphasized and case studies are included.
Course Code and Name PSK552 Fundamentals of Addiction
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description The factors that create and protect addiction risk, psychological, hereditary, biological and sociocultural factors, biopsychosocial model are the content of the course.
Course Code and Name PSK552 Addiction Policies 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description In this course, the issues related to the production, distribution of addictive substances, identification of problems related to substance use and treatment of these problems will be discussed.
Course Code and Name PSK551 Introduction to Addictions 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Basic concepts of substance use disorders and properties of substances, usage forms, symptoms and user characteristics of intoxication and withdrawal, other dependencies; gambling addiction, computer and internet addiction, etc. basis.
Course Code and Name PSK540 Psychological Assessment II
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Personality tests used in the field of psychology are introduced. Information is given about the implementation and reporting of frequently used tests in the field. How to convert the results of the tests to clinical reports and report writing methods are taught.
Course Code and Name PSK532 Advanced Psychotherapy Theories
Local Credits / Ects Credits: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Historically, theories of psychotherapy are discussed. The comparative analysis of psychotherapy theories about human nature, the focus on change, the position of the therapist, the roles and responsibilities of the therapy and the client in change are made.
Course Code and Name PSK529 Advanced Developmental Psychology
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10
Course Description In this course, lifelong development is discussed in the light of new research findings and theoretical knowledge and changes in age related cognitive, emotional, social and moral development are examined.
Course Code and Name PSK528 Psychotherapy with Special Children
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Common developmental disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, mental retardation, learning disability, gifted children and working with these children during psychotherapy process, school and family  cooperation
Course Code and Name PSK527 Working with Personality Disorders
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10
Course Description Personality disorders, development of personality disorders and diagnostic criteria, approaches, treatment and psychotherapy of different theoretical approaches to personality disorders constitute the course content.
Course Code and Name PSK525 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Fundamentals of psychodynamic psychotherapy, structural model, topographic model, ego psychology, object relations theory, attachment theory, psychodynamic interview and evaluation, characteristics of psychodynamic psychotherapy process; transference, resistance, dreams, interpretation, mentalization, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders in psychodynamic approach, suicide and psychodynamic approach, defense mechanisms.
Course Code and Name PSK524 Gestalt Psychotherapy
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10
Course Description Basic principles of Gestalt Psychotherapy approach, human model and application examples are taught.
Course Code and Name PSK523 Psychotherapy and Culture
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description The effects of cultural features on psychopathologies and psychotherapy are taught.
Course Code and Name PSK522 Family Therapies and Models I 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Family therapy practices are performed under supervision supervision.
Course Code and Name PSK521 Family Therapies and Models I 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10
Course Description Within the framework of the theoretical knowledge learned in the field of family and marital therapy, formulation of the problems of families and couples, planning of appropriate interventions, implementation and development of intervention skills are emphasized.
Course Code and Name PSK520 Play Therapy I 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Play therapy applications in the most common problems in children constitute the course content.
Course Code and Name PSK519 Play Therapy I 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10
Course Description The meaning of play in children’s life, play stages during treatment with compatible and incompatible children, play therapist, necessary personality traits, role of play therapist in treatment practice.
Course Code and Name PSK518 Addictions and Treatment Methods
Local Credits / Ects Credits: 3 ECTS: 10
Course Description The theories about addiction, addiction cycle, addiction criteria, psychotherapy and drug treatments with addicts are the content of the course.
Course Code and Name PSK517 Sexual Therapies 
Local Credits / Ects Credits: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Sexual problems, sexual dysfunctions disorders  and psychotherapy of these disorders are the content of the course.
Course Code and Name PSK516 Existential Psychotherapy 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Philosophical and theoretical foundations of existential psychotherapy, basic principles of existential philosophical movements, clinical practice, phenomenology, dimensions of existential psychotherapy techniques are the content of the course.
Course Code and Name PSK515 Positive Psychology 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Introduction to positive psychology, historical view of positive psychology, identification of strengths, mental health, subjective well-being and happiness, control and wise awareness, search for authenticity and uniqueness, the effect of relationships and closeness, forgiveness and empathy, positive psychology for children, good aging, Positive psychology in business life, the context of multiculturalism forms the content of the course.
Course Code and Name PSK514 Group Therapy
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Basic concepts and principles related to group therapies, points to be considered while forming therapy groups, therapy process, problems that may arise during therapy process and coping with these problems, group therapy skills and techniques, group stages, working with groups for different problems and age groups are the content of the course. . Skills are gained through group therapy applications.
Course Code and Name PSK 513 Professional Ethics 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description The ethical principles and standards of APA and EFPA, which determine the world norms related to the profession of psychology, are reviewed, ethical standards related to professional practice, education and research activities are taught and discussed through examples of ethical violations.
Course Code and Name PSK512 Psychopharmacological Approaches
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Biological approaches that explain psychopathology are explained, pharmacological properties, mechanisms of action and side effects of drugs used to support psychotherapy constitute the content of the course.
Course Code and Name PSK 510 Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Childhood and Adolescence 
Local Credits / Ects Credits: 3          ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Child’s psychological developmental stages and characteristics of development mood disorders, anxiety disorders, diffuse developmental disorders, mental retardation, learning disorder, behavior disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, psychotic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, tic disorders, enuresis, enkopresis, differential diagnosis and treatments are the content of the course.
Course Code and Name PSK 506 Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy II 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10
Course Description Cognitive Behavioral Therapy’s specific approach to each psychopathology and its characteristics in practice, basic beliefs, intermediate beliefs and techniques for schemas are discussed.
Course Code and Name PSK 505 Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy I 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description Historical development of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, learning theories, basic concepts in cognitive behavioral therapy, interview and evaluation skills, case conceptualization and formulation in cognitive therapy, basic concepts, structuring senas, cognitive techniques, automatic thoughts, automatic thoughts detection and directed discovery, techniques for automatic thoughts, behavioral techniques, problem solving techniques.
Course Code and Name PSK 503 Psychotherapeutic Interview Skills 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10
Course Description Basic interview skills and techniques such as organizing the interview environment, meeting the client, unconditional positive acceptance, respect, empathy, nonverbal verbal communication, listening, asking questions, reflection, confrontation. Skills are gained by applying the role playing technique.
Course Code and Name PSK502 Advanced Psychopathology II 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description This course is the continuation of Advanced Psychoaptology I course. Dissociative Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, addictions, general disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders constitute the course content.
Course Code and Name PSK 501 Advanced Psychopathology I 
Local Credits / Ects Credit: 3 ECTS: 10

 

Course Description The definition of normal and abnormal, classification of psychological disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, somatoform disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders constitute the course content. General psychopathology and diagnostic categories in DSM-5 classification system, diagnosis and differential diagnosis in case studies are discussed.
Course Code and Name PSK579 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 
Local Credits / Ects Credits: 3 ECTS: 10
Course Description Professional practice in clinical psychology and ethical rules, psychological evaluation, case formulation and psychotherapy theories are the content of the course.