FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

PSY 412 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Introduction to Psychotherapy
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 412
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide information about different theories of psychotherapy within the historical perspective. Additionally, to teach processes of psychotherapy approaches and techniques, and to compare these.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to define different psychotherapy theories.
  • Will be able to explain the historical development of psychotherapy theories.
  • Will be able to compare first, second, and the third forces of psychotherapy.
  • Will be able to explain the etiology of psychopathology and define assessment processes of psychotherapy approaches.
  • Will be able to apply specific techniques and skills used in psychotherapy approaches and explain psychotherapy processes.
Course Description 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 Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Course
2 Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic approaches Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson. Chapter 2-3. pp. 1-108
3 Individual Psychology Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson.Chapter 4. pp. 109-143
4 Person-centered Counseling Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson. Chapter 5. pp. 144-176
5 Gestalt Therapy Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson. Chapter 7. pp. 199-229
6 Behavior Therapy Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson. Chapter 10. pp. 306-344
7 Cognitive Therapy Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson. Chapter 8. pp. 230-266
8 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson. Chapter 10. pp. 306-344
9 Case Studies
10 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson. Chapter 16. pp. 505-536
11 Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Metacognitive Therapy Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson. Chapter 16. pp. 505-536
12 Schema Therapy Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson.Chapter 13. pp.396-448
13 Family Systems Theory and Couple Therapy Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson. Chapter 16. pp. 505-536
14 Presentations
15 Overview of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Murdock, N. L. (2016). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Pearson. 4th Edition

ISBN:9780134240220

Suggested Readings/Materials

Power point presentations

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
4
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
4
6
24
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
30
30
Final Exam
1
50
50
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

X
2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

X
3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

X
4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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