Clinical Psychology

Program Description

The specialization field of clinical psychology aims to provide lifelong support and assistance to individuals and society in cases where mental health and daily functionality are disrupted or impaired in the physical, mental, and social domains. Clinical Psychology, with its broad scope covering physical, mental, and social aspects of the field, primarily requires knowledge of concepts related to all areas of psychology. Furthermore, it requires competent professionals with conceptual, technical, and theoretical knowledge, as well as practical skills to provide support to individuals in cases of disruption or impairment within this broad framework.

Our Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology aims to train qualified professionals, Clinical Psychologists, to meet the increasing demand in both our country and the world in this field. The program aims to produce graduates who (1) possess the principles and ethical responsibility awareness of the clinical psychology profession, are sensitive to individual and cross-cultural differences, and can conduct community awareness and protection activities in mental health; (2) are open to new ideas and critical in their thinking, capable of following innovations in the field of clinical psychology with a critical perspective; (3) can observe and define bio-psycho-social problems that may arise throughout human life; (4) have knowledge of and can apply basic psychological assessment, psychological assistance, and intervention techniques; (5) can synthesize similarities and differences between psychotherapeutic approaches, learn and apply intervention techniques of a specific psychotherapeutic approach under supervision; (6) can reflect clinical applications in the scientific field, organize and conduct research, analyze research data, interpret results, and generate new assumptions; (7) can work collaboratively within their discipline and with other disciplines, keeping track of national and international literature to follow innovations and developments in the field.

The educational program is designed to enhance students’ theoretical knowledge and skills related to the psychology profession acquired at the university through practical application. The program includes mandatory courses aimed at developing basic clinical skills in the field of mental health, as well as a wide range of elective courses that students can choose based on their preferences. Graduates of our Clinical Psychology Master’s Program are awarded the title of Specialist Clinical Psychologist with a Master’s degree.

Program Structure

The non-thesis master’s program in Clinical Psychology consists of a total of 36 credits, including 10 courses, internship and supervision, and semester project studies. The semester project is non-credit and is graded as either successful or unsuccessful. The duration of the non-thesis master’s program is a minimum of two and a maximum of three semesters. Scientific preparatory programs are not taken into account in duration calculations. Periods during which the student is not registered are included in the maximum duration.

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