Community Mental Health (PSY512) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Community Mental Health PSY512 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, Observation Case Study.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neşe ALKAN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Introduce students to the field of community mental health with major theories and applications.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn the history of Community Mental Health (CMH)
  • Examine and learn the examples of good practices in the world
  • Make field observations at selected Community Mental Health Centers in Ankara and have field experience
Course Content Concepts and values of community mental health theory and practice, opportunities and challenges in delivering effective mental health services and tools.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 History of Community Mental Health (CMH) Thornicroft et. al. Chapter 1
2 History of Community Mental Health (CMH) Thornicroft et. al. Chapter 1
3 Basic concepts in the field of CMH Thornicroft et. al. Chapter 2&3
4 Basic concepts in the field of CMH Thornicroft et. al. Chapter 4
5 Basic concepts in the field of CMH Thornicroft et. al. Chapter 7&8
6 Methods for ensuring effective care Thornicroft et. al. Chapter 9
7 Good practice examples TBA
8 Good practice examples TBA
9 Good practice examples TBA
10 Field observation at a CMH Center -
11 Field observation at a CMH Center -
12 Field observation at a CMH Center -
13 Presenting field observation -
14 Presenting field observation -
15 Presenting field observation -


Course Book 1. Thornicroft, G., Szmukler, G, Mueser, K.M., & Drake, R.E. (2011). Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health. Oxford University Press. ISBN-13:9780199565498

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 20
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work 1 10
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 15
Presentation 1 15
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 19 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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 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) 15 5 75
Special Course Internship 2 8 16
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 15 15
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 131