Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
COPS503 CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES IN PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING 3 3 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
COPS5X1 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
COPS5X2 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
SOSC501 RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0 8
Students learn the scientific methods and techniques and develop their competence to evaluate research and prepare research projects. The basis of scientific research, scientific method, quantitative and qualitative research, problem statement, literature review, hypothesis, assumption, limitations, definitions, sampling methods, data collection (validity, reliability, item analysis, questionnaire development procedures, observation, interview), quantitative research methods (descriptive studies, correlational research, casual research, experimental research, single-case studies, meta-analysis), qualitative research (content analysis, case studies, action research, narrative research), reporting (organizing a scientific writing, parts of a scientific writing, general writing rules, showing the source in the text, preparing the list of resources). Students make scientific research about a subject that is related to their fields.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
COPS500 THESIS 0 0 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 Counseling Psychology. To collect and analyze the results obtained by using a scientific research method selected in the field of Counseling Psychology, 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.
COPS590 SEMINAR 0 0 0
This course is designed to help develop a broad and unified perspective on research, research ethics and plagiarism, literature review, research methods and design, report writing and effective presentation techniques in social sciences. For this purpose each student will be required to do literature review on a topic related to his/her academic background and interest. As a result of their literature review the students will specify relevant further research areas. Each student will also prepare a report about the studies done so far in the topic and will cover methods used, findings, discussion and implications. Each student will share his/her report with other students in the course by doing a presentation followed by a discussion.
COPS5X3 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
COPS5X4 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
STAT502 STATISTICS 3 3 0
This course is designed to introduce basic statistical techniques necessary for carrying out a scientific research. It covers descriptive statistics and inferential statistics; variables and levels of measurement; measures of central tendency; display data by using graphs, charts, histograms, tables, etc.; a population and samples drawn from it; measures of variability of given data; the normal curve; the concept of probability in making statistical decisions; distributions of sample means; intervals for making statistical inference, hypothesis testing; correlation to detect relationships between and among phenomena; regression analysis; hypothesis testing to make statistical inference; tests (t-test) for the difference between the population means; the null hypothesis; analysis of variance (ANOVA), and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA); non-parametric techniques (chi-square test) for nominal data; other non-parametric techniques.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
COPS320 GROUP COUNSELING 0 0 0
Basic concepts and principles of group psychological counseling; group psychological counseling process; group types according to different problems and age groups in group counseeling, purposes of psychological counseling with group, differences between individual psychological counseling and group psychological counseling practice, group types (open, closed, marathon, big, small..etc., group formation studies and steps, rules and ethical principles of group counseling practice, group leader's functions, responsibilities, skills, personality traits, characteristics and responsibilities of group members, types of counseling and methods of dealing with problematic counselor types, initiation, transition, work-study, termination), group psychological counseling techniques, exercises, function of exercises, planning of group sessions.
COPS321 PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING 0 0 0
Psychological counseling process and stages; the definition and use of psychological counseling principles and techniques (rapport formation, reflection, content reflection, interpretation, encouragement, stereotyping, Socratic questioning, opposing reaction, confrontation, explanation, confirmation, sincerity, understanding what therapeutic conditions are and how they should be achieved, understanding the importance and function of basic and advanced psychological counseling skills, what are the client-related factors in the psychological counsellling consultation process; planning and creating interviews, knowing concepts about how therapeutic conditions can be made in psychological counselling, establishing psychological counseling relationship; what are the conditions for using basic psychological counseling skills, examining sample practices related to the topics covered.