ECTS - Stress Practice and Research

Stress Practice and Research (PSY524) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Stress Practice and Research PSY524 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 The main objective of this course is to teach students the stress process, its relation with illness and health, make stress assessments, basic interventions and relaxation techniques such as imagery and progressive muscle relaxation.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define stress
  • Assess the level of the stress
  • Develop an intervention strategy
  • Apply basic intervention and relaxation skills
Course Content Stress process and its effects on health and psychological well-being, applying methods and evidence-based stress counseling practices used in stress management.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 What is stress? TBA
2 Stress Psychophysiology TBA
3 Stress and Illness/Disease TBA
4 Perception Interventions TBA
5 Perception Interventions TBA
6 Life-Situation Interventions: Intrapersonal TBA
7 Life-Situation Interventions: Interpersonal TBA
8 Relaxation Techniques &Spirituality and Stress TBA
9 Autogenic Training, Imagery, and Progressive Relaxation & Other Relaxation Techniques TBA
10 Physiological Arousal Interventions TBA
11 Stress assessment role play TBA
12 Stress assessment role play TBA
13 Imagery role play TBA
14 Imagery role play TBA


Course Book 1. Linden, W. (2004). Stress management: From basic science to better practice. Sage Publications.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 10
Laboratory - -
Application 2 30
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 30
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 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 5 80
Application 2 5 10
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 200