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Guidance and Psychological Counseling*

About the Program

Guidance and Psychological Counseling PhD Program aims to train specialist guidance and psychological counselors who have knowledge, skills and competences required by the profession. In this program, the counselors who study accordance with the  principles of guidance and psychological counseling, who act in a planned and consistent way  use scientific knowledge and communucation technologies effectively,  who respect individual and social values,who aware importance of the  sociocultural differences are trained. Students learn to work in the educational process in the scientific context and in line with ethical principles of the field. In the Guidance and Psychological Counseling PhD program, students have knowledge and skills about  appropriate approaches and methods to the social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive problems of individuals, they can carry out studies and researchs in a scientific framework.


Educational Opportunities

In the Guidance and Psychological Counseling PhD Program,  in addition to compulsory courses in education, many elective courses take place in  for keeping up with the day's conditions. In the program there are many courses options in group and individual psychological counseling; Child abuse, cognitive behavioral therapies for child and adults, family counseling, advance scientific research techniques and the like. Guidance and Psychological Counseling PhD Program offers the widest range of educational opportunities in terms of being able to develop themselves towards becoming a specialist.

Theoretical lectures in the program are carried out in the technology classes where interactive boards are used, the application courses are conducted in the individual and group counseling laboratory which has suitable facilities for supervision studies. Our students have the opportunity to benefit from University library which has a large number of electronic and printed publications,  for their projects, assignments and  research .


Career Areas

Guidance and Psychological Counseling Students who graduate from the PhD Program can work as psychological counselors in educational institutions, special education institutions, pre-school education institutions, rehabilitation centers, psychological counseling centers of universities, human resources departments of companies. Students who have completed our graduate program can also have special work office as a specialist doctor  of psychological consultant if they wish. Our Students,  while carrring  on to the graduate program of Guidance and Psychological Counseling  they  also conduct scientific researches related to the field,  make publications and participate in symposiums and conferences related to the field. While our students and graduates progress in their career steps,  take positions in  associations, non-governmental or govermental organizations  which are  provide services in their professional fields. In addition these, our graduates also have the opportunity to continue their careers as an academician.



Cyprus International University
Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Çevik Uraz Center, CU247
99258 Nicosia/TRNC
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr  

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Fatoş Silman
Head of Department  E-mail: fsilman@ciu.edu.tr  

Last updated: 17-12-2018