Adult Psychotherapies (PSY508) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Adult Psychotherapies PSY508 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, Discussion, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neşe Alkan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to provide perspective to contemporary psychotherapy approaches such as psychotherapy integration. Course content includes the basic level methods used in CBT.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Be familiar with the basics of psychotherapy integration.
  • Learn basic methods and applications of cognitive psychotherapy.
  • Formulate a treatment plan which includes guiding conceptual framework
Course Content Contemporary psychoterapy approaches, aims, methods, techniques, and applications of psychotherapies.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to contemporary issues regarding psychotherapies Bowins, B. (2021). States and Processes for Mental Health Advancing Psychotherapy Effectiveness. Academic Press, Elsevier. Ch. 28. Problems with the discrete psychotherapy approach p. 229
2 Introduction to 21st-Century Psychotherapies Bowins, B. (2021). Ch. 29. Advancing psychotherapy effectiveness p. 241 Wedding, D., & Corsini, R. J. (2019). Current psychotherapies. Cengage Learning. Ch. 1. p.2
3 Defining and Comparing the Psychotherapies: An Integrative Framework Prochaska, J. O., & Norcross, J. C. (2018). Systems of psychotherapy: A transtheoretical analysis. Oxford University Press. Ch.1. p.1
4 A Primer on Psychotherapy Integration Norcross, J. C. & Goldfrie, MR. (2005). Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration. Oxford. Ch.1. p.1
5 Introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Overview of Treatment Beck Ch’s. 1&2
6 Cognitive Conceptualization &The Evaluation Session Beck Ch’s. 3&4
7 Cognitive Conceptualization & The Evaluation Session Beck Ch’s. 3&4
8 Structure of the First Therapy Session & Behavioral Activation Beck Ch’s. 5&6
9 Session 2 and Beyond: Structure and Format & Problems in Structuring Sessions Beck Ch’s. 7&8
10 Identifying Automatic Thoughts & Identifying Emotions Beck Ch. 9&10
11 Evaluating Automatic Thoughts Beck Ch’s. 11
12 Responding to Automatic Thoughts & Emotions Beck Ch’s. 12
13 Identifying and Modifying Intermediate Beliefs Beck Ch’s. 13
14 Identifying and Modifying Core Beliefs Beck Ch’s. 14


Course Book 1. Wedding, D., & Corsini, R. J. (2019). Current Psychotherapies. Cengage.
2. Beck, J.S. (2011). Cognitive behavior therapy: Basics and beyond. Guilford Publications.
3. Bowins, B. (2021). States and Processes for Mental Health Advancing Psychotherapy Effectiveness. Academic Press, Elsevier.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 14 10
Laboratory - -
Application 10 10
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 27 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
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) 14 5 70
Application 10 2 20
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 20 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 188