ECTS - Psychological Assessment II

Psychological Assessment II (PSY510) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Psychological Assessment II PSY510 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.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neşe Alkan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is designed to teach the students the concepts and applications of psychological assessment, with a specific focus on psychological assessment tools which are widely used in clinical settings. The aim is to provide a theoretical base for the use of tests and other methods for psychological assessment. Another aim is to help the students develop skills for using tests and other assessment devices, clinical judgment, and report writing.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand the rationale of using assessment devices and the role of the clinician during assessment process
  • To be able to select, administer, and evaluate various assessment devices for clinical use
  • To be able to integrate test results with interview and observation data, and psychopathology knowledge
  • To be able to write assessment reports by using clinical judgment
  • To be able to answer referral questions, facilitate decision making, and present recommendations
Course Content Objective and projective assessment devices, application, evaluation, and reporting assessment devices such as MMPI and TAT.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 An introduction to personality assessment, Ethical considerations Related book chapters
2 Context of personality assessment Related book chapters
3 MMPI Related book chapters
4 MMPI Related book chapters
5 MMPI Related book chapters
6 MMPI Related book chapters
7 Projective techniques Related book chapters
8 Projective techniques Related book chapters
9 Sentence completion and drawing techniques Related book chapters
10 Sentence completion and drawing techniques Related book chapters
11 Screening for neuropsychological impairment Related book chapters
12 Brief instruments for treatment planning, monitoring and outcome assessment Related book chapters
13 Treatment planning and clinical decision making Related book chapters
14 The psychological report Related book chapters
15 Review of the topics
16 Final exam period


Course Book 1. Groth-Marnat, G. & Wright, A. J. (2016). Handbook of Psychological Assessment (6th Ed.) New Jersey: Wiley.
2. Weiner, I. B. & Greene, R. L. (2017). Handbook of Personality Assessment (6th Ed.) New Jersey: Wiley.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 60
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
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 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 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 4 16
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 18 18
Total Workload 130