ECTS - Basics of Clinical Interviewing

Basics of Clinical Interviewing (PSY325) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Basics of Clinical Interviewing PSY325 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Consent of the instructor
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Mine Cihanoğlu
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Dilek Demirtepe Saygılı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide students with the basic theoretical and practical information, and a personal experience about conducting an intake interview.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To characterize helping as a professional practice
  • To increase self-awareness as a helper
  • To adopt ethical principles in and out of the interview setting
  • To learn how to form therapeutic relationship with clients
  • To learn effective listening and responding to clients
Course Content Therapeutic relationship, self awareness of the therapist, ethics of interviewing, effective listening and responsing, conducting an assessment interview

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 An Introduction to and Overview of the Helping Process
2 Building Your Foundation as a Helper Assigned Reading: Chapter 2
3 Understanding Nonverbal Behaviour Assigned Reading: Chapter 3
4 Ingredients of an Effective Helping Relationship Assigned Reading: Chapter 4
5 Ingredients of an Effective Helping Relationship Assigned Reading: Chapter 4
6 Listening Responses Assigned Reading: Chapter 5
7 Listening Responses Assigned Reading: Chapter 5
8 Influencing Responses Assigned Reading: Chapter 6
9 Influencing Responses Assigned Reading: Chapter 6
10 Conceptualizing and assessing client problems, concerns, and context Chapter 7
11 Conceptualizing and assessing client problems, concerns, and context Chapter 7
12 Conducting an interview assessment with clients Chapter 8
13 Conducting an interview assessment with clients Chapter 8
14 Conducting an interview assessment with clients Chapter 8
15 Review of the topics
16 Final exam period


Course Book 1. Cormier, S., Nurius, P. S., & Osborn, C. J. (2009). Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers: Fundamental Skills and Cognitive Behavioural Interventions. (6th Ed.). Thomson-Brooks/Cole.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 30
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have a comprehensive understanding of basic psychological perspectives and to examine the mental, affective, and behavioral processes of human beings within a scientific discipline X
2 To have a knowledge about the historical and philosophical developments, basic concepts, applications and schools of science of psychology as well as the subfields of psychology such as clinical, experimental, social, developmental, industrial, health, traffic and educational psychology X
3 To gain skills in identifying, describing, formulating, and solving the problems related to basic mental, emotional, and behavioral problems of human beings X
4 To develop new ideas through analytical, critical, and creative point of view by using abstract concepts and to gain skills in evaluating different psychological phenomena X
5 To gain knowledge and skills in transforming his/her theoretical knowledge into practice in different fields of psychology X
6 To have skills in accessing knowledge and using resources X
7 To have knowledge about basic principles of psychological assessment along with various quantitative, qualitative, and experimental research methods, to have skills in designing and conducting research by using these methods, and analyzing, reporting, and presenting research data X
8 To have awareness of interpersonal sensitivity, societal processes and problems X
9 To have efficient written and oral communication skills in Turkish and English X
10 To gain skills in following the developments in the field of expertise and renewing himself/herself with an awareness of life-span learning X
11 To have professional and ethical responsibility, knowledge, and awareness X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 1 10 10
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125