ECTS - Special Topics in Clinical Psychology

Special Topics in Clinical Psychology (PSY520) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Special Topics in Clinical Psychology PSY520 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. Neşe ALKAN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To learn the basics of the theory and techniques of Rational Emotive Behavior Approach The Rational Emotive Behavior Theory and Therapy is the special topic for the 2021-2022 academic year.. Basic assumptions and premises of the theory will be presented. Therapy techniques that are unique to the therapy will be practiced via in-class role plays.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Have a good understanding of Rational Emotive Behavior Theory
  • Have a good understanding of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy for individuals
  • Be able to utilize Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy techniques for individuals
Course Content Central yet specific topics in areas of clinical or developmental psychology.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Historical and Conceptual Perspective
2 Rationality and Rational Psychotherapy: The Heart of REBT The General Theory of REBT
3 What you need to know about the theory of rational emotive behaviour therapy to get started
4 What you need to know about the practice of rational emotive behaviour therapy to get started
5 Teaching the ‘ABCs’ of REBT
6 Distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy negative emotions
7 Assessment: Assessing A’s and C’s
8 Assessing IB’s and meta emotional problems
9 Goal Setting
10 Eliciting your client’s commitment to change
11 Disputing IB’s
12 Helping your client to understand rationality
13 In class role-plays
14 Homework assignments


Course Book 1. Dryden, W., & Branch, R. (2008). Fundamentals of rational emotive behaviour therapy: A training handbook. John Wiley & Sons.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 15
Laboratory - -
Application 1 15
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 4 100
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 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 15 2 30
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 130