ECTS - Psychological Assessment I

Psychological Assessment I (PSY507) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Psychological Assessment I PSY507 3 2 0 4 8
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilek Demirtepe Saygılı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim is to teach the students conduct psychological assessment by using interviews and observation as well as form therapeutic alliance. This course will include topics such as therapist self-awareness and self-care, assessment ethics, assessment interview, behavioral assessment, therapeutic alliance, therapeutic relationship and interviewing with special populations (e.g. personality disorders, minorities).
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • are able to increase self-awareness as a clinical psychologist
  • learn the general principles of therapeutic relationship
  • learn how to form therapeutic relationship with clients from various populations
  • learn how to conduct an assessment interview
  • learn how to conduct cognitive, emotional, and behavioral assessment
Course Content Pyschological assessment interview, therapeutic relationship, interview skills.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Counseling and Interviewing Related book chapter
2 Ethics and Professional Responsibility Related book chapter
3 Growing as a Counseling Professional Related book chapter
4 The Initial Interview Related book chapter
5 Interviewing and Counseling Skills: Modes of Listening Related book chapter
6 Counseling Skills: Empathy and the Therapeutic Alliance Related book chapter
7 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning Related book chapter
8 The Nature of the Counseling Relationship Related book chapter
9 Counseling Skills That Address Emotions and Relationships Related book chapter
10 Termination Related book chapter
11 Therapeutic relationship with special populations
12 Therapeutic relationship with special populations
13 Therapeutic relationship with special populations
14 Therapeutic relationship with special populations
15 Review of the topics
16 Final exam


Course Book 1. Prout, T. A. & Wadkins, M. J. (2014). Essential Interviewing and Counseling Skills. New York: Springer.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 40
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 Knowledge of theories and empirical data on the professional relationship, such as: Interpersonal relationships, power relationships, boundary issues, therapeutic alliance and more specific knowledge of the fluctuations of the therapeutic/professional relationship as a function of intervention setting. X
2 Knowledge of self, such as motivation, resources, values, personal biases and others; macro (work, national norms) and micro (family, gender differences) environment in which the person functions. X
3 Acquiring skills of effective communication, establishment and maintenance of rapport, establishment and maintenance of trust and respect in the professional relationship. X
4 Accepting obligations, being sensitive to others, and conducting the self in an ethical manner while working with other professionals. X
5 Knowledge and skills of assessment and evaluation such as assessment methods, knowledge of populations served in a cultural context, human development and diagnosis along with necessary skills such as collection and processing data, formulation of hypotheses and making a diagnosis when appropriate, report writing and formulation of an action plan. X
6 The learning of an array of varied interventions with individuals and systems such as couples, families, groups and organizations, selecting and applying appropriate intervention methods. X
7 Analyzing the information by utilizing critical reasoning skills, developing a conceptual framework towards solution of a critical problem, and communicating this to the client. X
8 Sufficient skills in the conduct of research to be able to develop and carry out projects in a professional context and, in certain cases, in an academic context. Applications of various research approaches to social systems. X
9 Has knowledge of ethical principles and skills of ethical decision-making process, proactive identification of potential ethical dilemmas and resolution of ethical dilemmas. X
10 Learning to be a receptive supervisee such as open to supervision, well prepared, able to use time efficiently, aware of limits, and ability to link learning approaches to specific evaluation criteria. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 15 15
Homework Assignments 4 10 40
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 197