DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology is designed to provide the students with advanced level training that will enable them to function effectively as practitioners as well as academicians. The program includes a solid background in theory and supervised practical training in clinical assessment and psychotherapeutic interventions.
The program requires the successful completion of 36 credits comprising a total of 9 four credit courses. Candidates are also required to complete a noncredit externship, a doctoral dissertation, and work leading up to the dissertation. For those who have not had such a course before, PSY 503 is a noncredit requirement.
The externship is a practical training experience involving clinical assessment and psychotherapy at an approved hospital and/or clinic, to be supervised by a clinical psychologist member of the Psychology Department. The externship, expected to total 20 hours per week, including four hours of supervision, will begin upon starting the program and last until the qualifying exam. Externship work will proceed in tandem with the academic program and the evaluation will be done on a noncredit Pass/Fail basis. A total of 1000 hours of externship are required. Those students who do not receive a "satisfactory" evaluation until the qualifying exam will not be able to take the qualifying exam.
Required Core Area Courses
There are three concentration areas in the program, adult psychopathology and psychotherapy, child psychopathology and psychotherapy, and family psychopathology and therapy. The student is expected to take two courses from two of these areas.
A. Child Psychology Area
PSY 660- Advanced Child Psychopathology
PSY 663- Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy
B. Adult Psychology Area
PSY 655- Advanced Adult Psychopathology
PSY 664- Advanced Techniques of Adult Psychotherapy
C. Family Psychology Area
PSY 657- Family Psychology and DysfunctionPSY
658- Family Therapy
Required Complementary Area Courses
Three courses must be taken from at least two areas
1. Biological or Learning Bases of Behavior PSY 571, PSY 572, PSY 523
2. Developmental Bases of Behavior PSY 531, PSY 532, PSY 534
3. Social Bases of Behavior PSY 541, PSY 542, PSY 543
4. Cognitive / Affective Bases of Behavior PSY 521, PSY 528
In addition to the above listed courses the student has to take at least two courses from those listed below. Students can choose to take courses from among the core area courses outside their concentration as electives.
PSY 601- Qualitative Research Methods
PSY 611- Contemporary Issues in Clinical Psychology
PSY 656- Advanced Personality Assessment
PSY 665- Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Psychopathology
PSY 666- The Theory and Psychotherapy of Trauma
PSY 667- Health Psychology PSY 668- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
PSY 669- Gestalt Therapy
PSY 670- Advanced Group Psychotherapy
PSY 673- Introduction to Neuropsychology ( if this course is not being offered, PSY 571 Psychobiology or 572 Advanced Neuroscience can be taken in its stead.)
PSY 674- Neuropsychological Assessment
PSY 679- Clinical Psychopharmacology PSY 680-689- Selected Topics in Psychology
PSY 680-689- Selected Topics in Psychology
Required Noncredit Courses
PSY 651, PSY 652, PSY 653, PSY 654 - Externship
PSY 790 - Doctoral Dissertation
Ph.D. PROGRAM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 503* Seminar in Ethics
PSY -- -- Area Elective
PSY -- -- Complementary Elective
PSY 651 Externship
PSY -- Elective
PSY -- Area Elective
PSY -- Complementary Elective
PSY 652 Externship
PSY -- Area Elective
PSY -- Elective
PSY 653 Externship
PSY -- Area Elective
PSY -- Complementary Elective
PSY 654 Externship
PSY 790 Ph.D. Dissertation
* Required for those who have not taken a course of similar content before.
Description Of The Courses (Graduate Programs)
PSY 501 Advanced Research Methods I (İleri Araştırma Yöntemleri I) (4+0+0) 4
General survey of social science research techniques. Experimental and non-experimental research designs. Measurement theory, reliability and validity. Sampling theory and designs. Overview of statistical evaluation procedures.
PSY 502 Advanced Research Methods II (İleri Araştırma Yöntemleri II) (4+0+0) 4
Data collection and scaling procedures. Multivariate analysis techniques; regression analysis, factor analysis and related procedures. Complex experimental procedures. The writing of research reports.
PSY 503 Seminar in Ethics (Etik Semineri) (1+0+0) 0
Seminar on the ethical practice of psychology. Ethics of clinical practice, teaching, and psychological research.
PSY 511 Modern Points of View in Psychology I (Psikolojide Çaðdaş Akımlar I) (4+0+0) 4
Historical development and present state of psychological theories and systems such as structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, psychoanalysis, Gestalt and cognitive psychologies and information processing.
PSY 512 Modern Points of View in Psychology II (Psikolojide Çaðdaş Akımlar II) (4+0+0) 4
A critical examination and general overview of the science of psychology, covering important theoretical issues and controversies such as behaviorism vs. humanism, nature-nurture issue.
PSY 521 Advanced Cognitive Psychology (İleri Bilişsel Psikoloji) (4+0+0) 4
An in-depth analysis of advanced topics in human cognitive processes underlying perception, mental imagery, short- and long-term memory, language comprehension, decision making, problem solving and skilled performance, including both theory and basic experimental findings.
PSY 523 Advanced Learning Theory (İleri Öğrenme Kuramları) (4+0+0) 4
A critical analysis of contemporary learning theories with special emphasis on recent developments in conditioning models.
PSY 524 Psycholinguistics (Psikolinguistik) (4+0+0) 4
An examination of the psycholinguistic processes underlying the use of natural language, with emphasis on approaches to speech perception and production, as well as theories of acquisition.
PSY 528 Memory (Bellek) (4+0+0) 4
An examination of historical and contemporary theoretical approaches in the field of memory; evaluation of empirical findings, including implications for memory related disorders.
PSY 531 Advanced Developmental Psychology (İleri Gelişim Psikolojisi) (4+0+0) 4
An in-depth survey of classical and current issues in developmental psychology with reference to theory and empirical research.
PSY 532 Cognitive Development (Bilişsel Gelişim) (4+0+0) 4
An overview of both classical and recent theories of cognitive development discussed in the light of empirical findings.
PSY 534 Social and Personality Development (Kişilik ve Sosyal Gelişim) (4+0+0) 4
An overview of theory and research on topics relevant to social and personality development such as attachment, social cognition, self recognition, self development, socialization, and family and peer relations.
PSY 541 Advanced Social Psychology I (İleri Sosyal Psikoloji I) (4+0+0) 4
A survey of the major fields of inquiry in social psychology such as attitudes, social exchange, conformity, social perception and attribution, the self, and moral socialization. Emphasis on critical review of social psychological theories and use of original sources.
PSY 542 Advanced Social Psychology II (İleri Sosyal Psikoloji II) (4+0+0) 4
Review of current areas of research in social psychology such as interpersonal attraction, relationships, prosocial behavior, competition, aggression, and environmental influences on behavior. Writing of literature reviews.
PSY 543 Culture and Behavior (Kültür ve Davranış) (4+0+0) 4
An in-depth examination of the cultural context of behavior and psychological processes; provides a critical appraisal of psychological theory and knowledge from a cultural and cross-cultural perspective.
PSY 545 Group Dynamics (Grup Dinamiği) (4+0+0) 4
Advanced seminar on group processes, covering issues such as group decision making, process of
exchange, status differences, as well as major conceptual developments in small group theory.
PSY 548 Current Issues in Social Psychology (Sosyal Psikolojide Güncel Akımlar) (4+0+0) 4
An in-depth examination of current issues and controversies in the field of social psychology.
PSY 561 Psychopathology (Psikopatoloji) (4+0+0) 4
An examination of the concept of psychological health and abnormality; dynamics of psychological disturbance caused by psychological and social factors; major and minor diagnostic categories and methods of intervention.
PSY 562 Diagnostic Evaluation (Psikolojik Değerlendirme) (4+0+0) 4
An introduction to clinical assessment, the place of testing in clinical psychology and current trends. Specific practical focus on the testing of cognitive functioning (intelligence and perceptual-motor tests). Practice in administration of tests and writing reports.
PSY 564 Approaches to Individual Psychotherapy(Bireysel Psikoterapiye Yaklaşımlar) (3+0+2) 4
Theoretical introduction to different approaches to individual psychotherapy including insight oriented behavioral and cognitive approaches. The course also deals with planning, guiding and termination of psychological intervention.
PSY 565 Clinical Assessment (Klinik Değerlendirme) (4+0+0) 4
Theory of interviewing and observational, physiological and cognitive assessment as well as practical training in these techniques. Focus on developing interviewing skills with patients with a variety of different psychological problems.
PSY 566 Approaches to Group Psychotherapy (Grup Psikoterapisine Yaklaşımlar) (4+0+0) 4
An opportunity to review different approaches to group intervention. Participation in the planning, conducting and evaluation of an actual group.
PSY 567 Advanced Clinical Psychology (İleri Klinik Psikolojisi) (4+0+0) 4
A survey of theoretical paradigms currently being discussed in the field, an examination of the roles of the clinical psychologist, professional and ethical issues.
PSY 568 Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (Bilişsel Davranışsal Terapi) (4+0+0) 4
An examination of therapeutic interventions in a wide range of adult clinical problems from anxiety and depression to addictive behaviors from a cognitive behavioral perspective.
PSY 569 Child Psychopathology and Therapy (Çocuk Psikopatolojisi ve Terapisi) (4+0+0) 4
Introduction to key issues of child psychopathology and methods of psychotherapy. Etiology, diagnosis, and treatment methods of psychopathology based on theoretical and empirical findings.
PSY 571 Psychobiology (Psikobioloji) (4+0+0) 4
A survey of the structural and functional characteristics of the brain, emphasizing the biological processes underlying psychological phenomena.
PSY 572 Advanced Neuroscience (İleri Sinirbilim) (4+0+0) 4
A detailed analysis of topics in neuroscience related to the neuroanatomical and neurochemical foundations of psychological phenomena such as learning, memory and emotions.
PSY 579 Graduate Seminar (Lisansüstü Seminer) (0+1+0) 0
The widening of students' perspectives and awareness of topics of interest to psychologists through seminars offered by faculty, guest speakers and graduate students.
PSY 580-583 Special Topics in Clinical Psychology (Klinik Psikolojide Seçilmiş Konular) (2+0+4) 4
Readings and/or research on special topics in clinical psychology.
PSY 584-587 Special Topics in Experimental Psychology (Deneysel Psikolojide Seçilmiş Konular)
Readings and/or research on special topics in learning.
PSY 588-591 Special Topics in Cognitive Psychology (Bilişsel Psikolojide Seçilmiş Konular) (2+0+4)
Readings and/or research on special topics in cognitive psychology.
PSY 592-595 Special Topics in Developmental Psychology (Gelişim Psikolojisinde Seçilmiş Konular)
Readings and/or research on special topics in developmental psychology.
PSY 596-599 Special Topics in Social Psychology (Sosyal Psikolojide Seçilmiş Konular) (4+0+0) 4
Readings and/or research on special topics in social psychology.
PSY 601 Qualitative Research Methods (Nicel Araştırma Yöntemleri) (4+0+0) 4
Introduction to key issues and methods of qualitative research in psychology. Standards regarding design, techniques of data collection, different methods of data analysis, and issues of validation.
PSY 611 Contemporary Issues in Clinical Psychology (Klinik Psikolojide Güncel Konular) (4+0+0) 4
Contemporary developments in clinical psychology in the areas of theory, practice or research, with reference to the interface (with other disciplines within psychology and related fields.)
PSY 651-654 Externship (Staj) (4+0+4) 0
Clinical experience of 20 hours per week, conducting clinical assessment and psychotherapy under supervision in an approved hospital or clinic.
PSY 655 Advanced Adult Psychopathology (İleri Düzeyde Yetişkin Psikopatolojisi) (4+0+0) 4
Advanced level examination of the etiology, diagnosis, course and prevention and intervention options of adult psychopathology. Relevant biological, neuropsychological and psychological theories and empirical findings.
PSY 656 Advanced Personality Assessment (İleri Düzeyde Kişilik Değerlendirmesi) (4+0+0) 4
Use and integration of data from objective and especially projective devices. Related theory, practice, scoring and interpretation. Relating test results to other personal information and report writing.
PSY 657 Family Psychology and Dysfunction (Aile Psikolojisi ve Psikopatolojisi) (4+0+0) 4
Contemporary theories of family function and dysfunction, dynamics of family of origin, communication, conflict, gender politics, intergenerational issues, divorce and remarriage.
PSY 658 Family Therapy (Aile Terapisi) (4+0+0) 4
Introduction to the field of family therapy through major theoretical approaches focusing on family life cycle and intergenerational issues. Various family systems approaches to treatment.
PSY 660 Advanced Child Psychopathology (İleri Düzeyde Çocuk Psikopatolojisi) (4+0+0) 4
Advanced level examination of the etiology, diagnosis, course and prevention and intervention options of child psychopathology. Relevant biological, neuropsychological and psychological theories and empirical findings.
PSY 661-662 Supervision I-II (Staj I-II) (4+0+0) 0
Student practice in psychological evaluation and therapeutic approaches in a clinical setting, consisting of a minimum of twenty hours weekly, as well as weekly supervision sessions with the instructor. Placements include hospitals, university outpatient clinics, residential and other schools.
PSY 663 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (Çocuk ve Ergen Psikoterapisi) (4+0+0) 4
Therapeutic planning and intervention with regards to affective, cognitive and social problems in children and adolescents. Psychodynamic perspectives frame the major content.
PSY 664 Advanced Techniques of Psychotherapy (Psikoterapide İleri Teknikler) (4+0+0) 4
Techniques related to phases of individual psychotherapy. Major psychodynamic topics such as transference, counter-transference, managing impasses in psychotherapy and termination issues.
PSY 665 Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Psychopathology (Psikopatolojiye Bilişsel Davranışçı Yaklaşım) (4+0+0) 4
Introduction to contemporary cognitive behavioral theories, examination of the etiology, diagnosis, course and prevention and intervention options of adult psychopathology from this theoretical framework. Relevant biological, neuropsychological and psychological theories and empirical findings.
PSY 666 The Theory and Psychotherapy of Trauma (Travma Kuramı ve Psikoterapisi) (4+0+0) 4
Contemporary theories and treatment approaches to psychological trauma, in contexts such as natural disasters, war, migration, and abuse.
PSY 667 Health Psychology (Sağlık Psikolojisi) (4+0+0) 4
Introduction to the theoretical framework and empirical findings in the field of health psychology and examination of integrative topics such as psychosocial interventions and psychoneuroimmunology.
PSY 668 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Bilişsel Davranışçı Terapi) (4+0+0) 4
Introduction to principles and techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Implications of the theoretical perspectives and empirical findings in the field of CBT to DSM-IV related disorders.
PSY 669 Gestalt Therapy (Gestalt Terapisi) (4+0+0) 4
An introduction to the historical development and basic principles of Gestalt theory and therapy. Exploration of this approach within the framework of personality theories, psychopathology and developmental theories.
PSY 670 Advanced Group Psychotherapy (İleri Düzeyde Grup Psikoterapisi) (4+0+0) 4
Advanced techniques of group psychotherapy, interactional processes and dynamics; planning and implementing short-term groups.
PSY 673 Introduction to Neuropsychology (Nöropsikolojiye Giriş) (4+0+0) 4
Basic issues in neuropsychology. Learning, memory, and language processes in normal and abnormal conditions: the investigation of cognitive, emotional, perceptual and motor processes.
PSY 674 Neuropsychological Assessment(Nöropsikolojik Değerlendirme) (4+0+0) 4
Basic methods used in the neuropsychological examination of cognitive, linguistic and motor development and problems. Interpretation and presentation of evaluations.
PSY 679 Psychopharmacology (Psikofarmakoloji) (4+0+0) 4
The categorization of basic psychoactive drugs. Assessment of these drugs regarding their effectiveness in the treatment of psychological disorders.
PSY 680-689 Selected Topics in Psychology (Psikolojide Seçilmiş Konular) (4+0+0) 4
Advanced readings and/or research on special topics in psychology.
PSY 790 Doctoral Dissertation (Doktora Tezi)