Information Package / Course Catalogue
Foundations of Clinical Psychology
Course Code: KPS501
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

Description, role of clinical psychology and clinical psychologist. General view to holistic evaluation in clinical psychology, principles and application of assessment interview, review of assessment and evaluation areas, learn principles of psychological evaluation report writing.

Course Content

Definition and role of clinical psychology and clinical psychologist, interactions of clinical psychology with other disciplines and other branches of psychology, an overview of holistic approach to clinical assessment, principles and applications of assessment interviews.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Knows description and role of clinical psychology and pschologist.
2.Differenciate; relations of clinical psychology with other disciplines, interaction of clinical psychology with other sub departments of psychology.
3.Knows holistic assesment concept and its importance in clinical psychology.
4.Knows and aware areas of assesment and evaluation (intelligence, personality, neuropsychology, psychopathology etc.).
5.Knows and aware clinical work areas through life long perspective and context.
6.Knows principles' of writing psychological assesment report and apply holistic evaluation steps.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Sundberg, N., Winebarger, A.A., Taplin, J.R. (2002). Clinical Psychology
2.Harlak, H. (2007). Basic Communication, ADÜ Press.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to Course Content and Program
Week 2 - Theoretical
What is Clinical Psychology?
Week 3 - Theoretical
Theoretical Backgroud of Clinical Psychology
Week 4 - Theoretical
Psychological Interference and Ethical Decisions
Week 5 - Theoretical
Assesment and Tests
Week 6 - Theoretical
Evaluation of Assesment Data and Communication
Week 7 - Theoretical
Research and Review
Week 8 - Theoretical
Psychological Interferences: Psychotherapy and Counseling
Week 9 - Theoretical
Work with Children
Week 10 - Theoretical
Individual and Group Works with Adults
Week 11 - Theoretical
Work with Aged
Week 12 - Theoretical
Health Psychology: Neuropsychology and Medication
Week 13 - Theoretical
Forensic Psychology
Week 14 - Theoretical
Work with Small Systems: Families and Couples
Week 15 - Theoretical
Protection
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Final Examination1%60
Term Assignment2%40
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory151245
Assignment2152070
Midterm Examination110414
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)129
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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4
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Adnan Menderes University - Information Package / Course Catalogue