The graduate program is designed to provide the students with advanced theoretical, empirical and methodological knowledge in Clinical Psychology and to give them opportunities to apply this knowledge to their specialization areas. Students equipped with the advanced knowledge and skills of their fields of specialization would be expected to either proceed to an academic career or to work in the field as practitioners or researchers.
Fields of Study :
Research topics in clinical psychology are: the role of social and cultural factors in the development; manifestation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders; the social support provided to patients; the causal attributional dimensions of illness and other life events and their relationship with affective responses; subjective and objective burdens of the caretakers of schizophrenic patients and expressed emotion; psychological distress following natural disasters; the means by which emotions and cognitions are related; cognitive and eclectic approaches to psychotherapy; applied relaxation; mental retardation; information processing approaches in clinical psychology; cognitive restructuring; alleviating depression among university students; family and marriage functioning evaluation and therapy as systems; divorce and remarriage dynamics and processes.
Karancı, Nuray: B.S., METU; M.S., University of Liverpool; Ph.D., University of Hull.
Psychological Impact of Disasters. Preparedness and Mitigation Behaviors for Disaster Management, Community Awareness and Training Programs for Disaster Awareness and Management, Psychological Reactions of Trauma Victims and Their Treatment and Trauma Interventions, Expressed Emotion in Caregivers of Schizophrenic Patients and Patients with Physical Illnesses, Various Projects in Disaster/Earthquake Preparedness and Mitigation, Cross Cultural Research in Psychopathology and Vulnerability Factors
Fışıloğlu, Hürol: B.S., METU; M.S., Boğaziçi University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo.
Family and Marriage Functioning Evaluation and Therapy, Divorce and Remarriage
Gençöz, Faruk: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Hacettepe University.
Emotions in Psychopathology, Facial Expression, Stress, Smoking Cessation
Gençöz, Tülin: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Hacettepe University.
Information Processing Approaches in Clinical Psychology. Antecedent, Concomitant, and Maintaining Factors of Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
Ph.D. PROGRAM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 510 Advanced Designs and Statistical Procedures
in the Assessment of Psychological Change (3-0)3
PSY 610 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology (3-0)3
PSY 681 Applications in Clinical Psychology I (3-0)3
PSY 682 Applications in Clinical Psychology II (3-0)3
PSY 699 Ph.D. Dissertation NC
PSY 800-900 Special Studies/Topics NC
PSY 691 Internship I NC
PSY 692 Internship II NC
Students are required to take at least 4 elective courses approved by the Department, subjected to the restriction that during their graduate education (including the Master's level) they are required to take (or have taken) at least three elective courses from each of the sub-areas given below. The list may be subject to modification by the Department.
Sub-Area I: Psychopathology
PSY 523 Childhood Psychopathology (3-0)3
PSY 524 Psychology of Aging (3-0)3
PSY 527 Mental Handicap (3-0)3
PSY 541 Issues in Clinical Psychology (3-0)3
PSY 542 Adult Psychopathology (3-0)3
PSY 544 Adulthood Psychopathology and Psychotherapy II
PSY 545 Topics in Psychopathology (3-0)3
PSY 547 Processes and Disorders of Human Communication (
PSY 549 Cultural Factors in Psychopathology (3-0)3
PSY 644 Emotions in Psychopathology (3-0)3
Sub-Area II: Psychotherapy
PSY 540 Dynamic Psychotherapy (3-0)3
PSY 543 Adulthood Psychopathology and Psychotherapy I
PSY 546 Techniques of Psychotherapy (3-0)3
PSY 548 Topics in Psychotherapy (3-0)3
PSY 643 Clinical Psychopharmacology (3-0)3
Sub-Area III: Psychological Assessment
PSY 530 Assessment of Cognitive Functioning (2-2)3
PSY 531 Clinical Assessment (3-0)3
PSY 532 Application in Clinical Assessment (3-0)3
Other elective courses approved by the Department