Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Counseling Psychology (MA)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

Counseling Psychology master program aims to train specialist psychological counselors who can provide the Counseling Psychology field with effective services. This program enhances the theoretical and practical competence of individuals who will serve in the field of guidance and counseling, with training in areas such as school psychological counseling, family counseling, mental health psychological counseling and career counseling. Providing high-quality service in light of contemporary education understanding and ethical principles, this program makes important contributions to both the academic and personal development of its students. Counseling Psychology master program is based on the applications of the national and international standards, based on student-centered and contemporary education understanding that always respects ethical rules and principles.

Education Opportunities

In the Counseling Psychology master program, in addition to the compulsory courses in education, many elective courses are offered to help students keep up with today's conditions. In the program, there are many courses with options in group and individual psychological counseling; child abuse, cognitive behavioral therapies, family counseling, scientific research methods and other related areas. The program offers the widest range of educational opportunities for students to develop themselves towards becoming a specialist.
Theoretical lectures in the program are carried out classrooms with technological equipment where interactive boards are used, the practical courses are held in the psychological counseling laboratory which has suitable facilities for supervision studies. Our students have the opportunity to benefit from the university library which has a large number of electronic and printed publications for students’ projects, assignments and research.

CIU Campus Students

Career Areas

Counseling Psychology master program graduates can work as psychological counselors in educational institutions, special education institutions, pre-school education institutions, as well as rehabilitation centers, psychological counseling centers of universities and human resources departments of companies. Students who have completed our graduate program can also open their own offices to work as specialist psychological consultants if they wish. Our students, while carrying on to the graduate program of Counseling Psychology, they also conduct scientific researches related to the field, make publications and participate in symposiums and conferences related to the field. Our graduates progress in their careers by taking positions in associations, non-governmental or governmental organizations to offer their professional services.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Graduate Sciences and Education Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

REPD501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
To acquire basic knowledge and skills for research or to make effective use of researches, the stages of qualitative and quantitative researches, descriptive methods, measurement and measurement tools, relational method causal comparison method, experimental method and scientific researches. This course aims to improve students' knowledge, skills and attitudes about how students will try to solve a problem using a scientific method by first giving students a scientific perspective on life and events, with a general aim, guidance and psychological counseling. In the content of the course; science, scientific method and research etc. basic concepts, problem finding and expression in research, hypothesis writing, literature search techniques Research models and data collection techniques are included.
ELECTIVE I

Course code

REPD5X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
.
ELECTIVE II

Course code

REPD5X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
.
ELECTIVE III

Course code

REPD5X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
.
Second Semester
STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

Course code

REPD502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
To acquire basic knowledge and skills for research or to make effective use of researches, the stages of qualitative and quantitative researches, descriptive methods, measurement and measurement tools, relational method causal comparison method, experimental method and scientific researches. The overall objective of this course is to help develop statistical literacy, to understand the research used in statistical operations and to use descriptive and descriptive statistics in their research. In this course, students will follow the following processes: Basic concepts of statistics and application of basic concepts to teaching, parametric and nonparametric techniques used in social sciences. Teaching these techniques using SPSS (statistic for social sciences) package program will gain skills in interpreting the outputs of SPSS package program.
SEMINAR

Course code

REPD590

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

0
To present the current topics in the form of seminar, especially about the field that may contribute to this field. The aim of this course is to collect information from domestic and international sources by determining a topic that students want to study in depth in their fields and to synthesize these information to reach certain results and to make suggestions about works and applications that can be done related to the subject. It is also expected that the student will be able to report and present this work. In this course, students will follow the following processes: Identifying a seminar topic, accessing resources and analyzing resources, collecting data, analyzing data, producing suggestions, preparing reports, presenting works.
ELECTIVE IV

Course code

REPD5X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
.
ELECTIVE V

Course code

REPD5X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
.
Third Semester
THESIS

Course code

REPD500

Credit

0

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The students conduct the research subjects approved by the Graduate School Administrative Board in the supervision of the advisor faculty. The dissertation prepared is evaluated by the jury of three instructors. Thesis students need to contribute to the field of Guidance and Psychological Counseling. To collect and analyze the results obtained by using a scientific research method selected in the field of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, to make the scientific research report and write it in the form of a scientific research report by interpreting previous and similar research results and their own comments. Within this scope; researching the related books, articles and materials, scientific research methods, data collection techniques, analysis of data, description and interpretation of findings, writing of thesis in scientific research report.

Optional modules

CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING

Course code

REPD503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Theoretical foundations, basic concepts, principles and methodologies of contemporary psychological movements based on psychological counseling practices. This course seeks to explain and explain all contemporary psychological theories in a systematic coherence. This course aims to help students understand and use contemporary psychological counseling theories in order to determine appropriate counseling goals to develop a therapeutic relationship, to design intervention methods, to evaluate client outputs, and to successfully terminate the client-counselor relationship. In this course, students will focus on the following topics: Assistance in Counseling, Existentialist Theory, Client-Centered Theory, Gestalt Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Theories, Rational Emotional Behavioral Theory, Reality Therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA), Family System Theories, Feminist Theory , Oriental Therapies, Body-centered Counseling, Constructivist and Integrative Approaches, Other Psychotherapies
FAMILY THERAPIES

Course code

REPD517

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Family Therapy course is an elective course in the program. family therapy, family theories, family types, premarital period, marriage period, family cycle, parenting, counseling in divorce process, family therapy process will be explained. In addition, basic counseling skills will be taught to familiarize parents with problems, to plan, implement, evaluate and improve problem solving skills, to develop hyphotesis about systems and develop systhemic thinking. In addition, theoretical knowledge will be applied in the course scope. Through these practices, students will have the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge in this area by acquiring the theoretical knowledge they have acquired about family therapies.
INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING PRACTICES

Course code

REPD506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Psychological counseling principles, counseling process and stages, basic skills and techniques, individual psychological counseling using basic psychological counseling skills and techniques under supervision in the light of these skills and techniques. To understand the general features of therapeutic approaches, to gain the ability to use therapeutic approaches, to provide therapeutic conditions, to establish trust relation in psychological counseling process and to initiate the psychological counseling process and to apply the termination rules and to practice psychological counseling with real counselors, to gain experience of making counseling with clients using basic psychological counseling techniques and principles. It is aimed to develop students' counseling skills with supervision support provided by the instructor responsible for the course and to create original psychological counseling orientations in the process.
SOCIAL SKILLS EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN

Course code

REPD518

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The concepts of social skills, social adaptation and social competence definitions, how social skills education based on cognitive process approach is, what are the environments that need to be taught in order to teach social skills in school, and the ways in which these skills are taught and the stages at which they should be planned; will have a basic knowledge of what the measures can facilitate in improving the social skills of the students in the classroom environment and what skills they should have in order to improve their social competence. In addition to this basic level of knowledge gained, students will be able to find opportunities to reinforce the knowledge they have learned through small applications in the classroom.
INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Course code

REPD511

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course is an elective course for students who wants to work people in industry. Industrial and Organizational Psychology course aims to improve information and ability about describing, analyzing human behavior in management, comprehending human behavior's interaction with other organizational variables, developing these interactions, and to direct behavior through human's well-being and productivity of managements. In other words, it aims to share the examples of practice and current information about human characteristics such as personality, attitude, values and motivation and how these characteristics interact with other variables in an organization and results of these interactions in individual and organizational level.
EDUCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Course code

EYOP506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
EDUCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
FAMILY EDUCATION FOR THE MENTAL DISABLED

Course code

ZEEG510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The characteristics of the mentally retarded child and their families, the adaptation stages of the families of the mentally retarded students, the importance of family participation in the education of the mentally retarded children, the theoretical and legal bases, the rights and responsibilities brought to the families in the laws, the participation of the families in the education process of the mentally retarded students, the evaluation of the student, the preparation of the individualized education program. participation of the family, teaching skills to families, preparation, implementation and evaluation of individualized family service plan (IFSP) and home education programs for 0-3-year-old mentally retarded children and their families.
APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Course code

REPD522

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
In this course, students will be introduced the concept of developmental retardation and children with developmental retardation, definition of special education in early childhood, theoretical approaches, historical development, special education in early childhood, early childhood program based evaluation, standard and alternative approaches. However, it will be taught how to conduct applied behavioral analysis for individuals with developmental disabilities. Target behavior identification, identification, measurement and recording. Analysis and evaluation of collected data on target behavior. Students will have knowledge on the use of data to decide on teaching, behavior enhancement principles and processes, reinforcement varieties and use, symbol reinforcement, principles and processes in dealing with new behaviors, behavior reduction principles and transaction processes in the course.
SELF-MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Course code

ZEEG506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
Explaining the basic concepts of self-management, applying these strategies to students in need of special education, developing a teaching plan and measurement tool, planning and applying scientific research using strategies will be covered. In this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to use the concepts of self-management strategies. It is aimed that teachers will teach their students with special needs self-management strategies so that they can take responsibility for their own behavior. Students with special needs learn how to set goals for themselves, self-teaching, self-observation, self-reinforcement, self-evaluation, problem solving, making choices, study strategies, increasing attention span, organizing their day, taking notes, summarizing, preparing for an exam, taking an exam. and skills. Using these strategies, they will be able to plan research on the effectiveness of developing different skills.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION

Course code

PSKO509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course focuses on effective learning to share psychological knowledge based on quantitative and qualitative data with experts and non-experts. In this context, starting with the definition of psychological tests, their functions, purposes of use, classification of tests and developmental history; learn the basic concepts of measurement and evaluation, and acquire the qualities (reliability, validity, usability, standardization) required to be found in measurement tools. In addition, the points and ethical rules to be considered in the use and evaluation of psychological tests are defined in this course. Lastly, in order to have the necessary technical and equipment knowledge for derste, psychological measurement and evaluation, observing in the test environment, reporting of test findings, basic statistical processes on the measurement results and reporting processes are discussed.

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

TR Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Valid ALES result document (must not exceed 5 years),
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

International Applicants- Required documents;

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival.
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate
  • CV
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application)

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Fee pe​r course     € 350,00
Fee for thesis     € 1.050,00
Fee for seminar     € 120,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.