ECTS - Couple Family and Group Therapies

Couple Family and Group Therapies (PSY523) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Couple Family and Group Therapies PSY523 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, Role Play.
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 couple, family, and group problems and interventions. The aim is to provide a theoretical base for interpersonal relationships and relational problems. Assessment and intervention methods for couple, family, and group modules are included
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Are able to conceptualize couple and family problems with the systems approach
  • Learn the assessment methods with couples, families, and groups
  • Learn the interventions for relational problems
  • Understand the functions of group therapies
  • Learn how to form a therapeutic relationship with couples, families, and groups
Course Content Psychotherapy on relational problems and their solutions, theoretical background, assessment and intervention methods of couple, family, and group therapies.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to different modes of psychotherapy, Training of Therapists Related book chapter
2 The Family: Process, development, and context; Systems approach Related book chapter
3 Systems approach Related book chapter
4 Relationship problems and the goals of therapy Related book chapter
5 The Process and Structure of Therapy: Beginnings and Endings Related book chapter
6 Reciprocity Negotiation Related book chapter
7 Communication Training Related book chapter
8 Structural Interventions in Session Related book chapter
9 Systems Approach for Specific Problems Related book chapter
10 Sexual Relationships Related book chapter
11 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy Related book chapter
12 Practices of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy Related book chapter
13 Therapeutic Factors for Group Psychotherapy Related book chapter
14 Therapeutic Factors for Group Psychotherapy Related book chapter
15 Review of the topics
16 Final exam period


Course Book 1. Crowe, M. & Ridley, J. (2000). Therapy with Couples. Blackwell.
2. Yalom, I. (2020). The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (6th Ed.). Basic Books.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 60
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
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 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
Homework Assignments 5 10 50
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 192