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    The Graduate School of Social Sciences was established in 2007. There are 18 departments Business Administration, Economy, International Relations, Banking and Finance, Human Resources Management, European Union Relations, Information Management, Law, Turkish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Public Relations and Advertising, Journalism, Visual Communication and Design, Radio, Television and Cinema, Tourism and Hotel Management, Psychology, Fine Arts and Design, Performing Arts) offering an extensive variety of graduate programs, including PhD. programs.

    Psychology Department Applied (Clinical) Psychology Postgraduate Program
    NAME OF THE COURSE : Research Methods
    COURSE CODE: Psy 500
    The content of the course is formed with research methods in psychology (observation, correlation studies, experimental method, case studies) and with basic statistical methods. Students are expected to design a study, evaluate the data with SPSS program at computer and prepare a project. Students will gain ability to define the groups, to determine the differences between groups, to evaluate correlation among variables.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Adult Psychopathology I
    COURSE CODE: Psy 501
    Emphasize is given to psychotic disorders and mood disorders. Empirical and theoretical investigation of the etiology and symptoms of these disorders and dynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy treatment approaches form the content of the course.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Adult Psychopathology II
    COURSE CODE:Psy 502
    Etiology and symptoms of anxiety disorders, personality disorders, sexual disorders and eating disorders and treatment approaches with dynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy form the content of the course.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Psychology of Old Age
    COURSE CODE: Psy 503
    The content of the course is formed from studies about age-related physical, psychomotor, cognitive and affective changes from a life span development perspective. Recent research findings and issues related to studying aging are stressed.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Childhood Psychopathology
    COURSE CODE: Psy 504
    It covers the subjects where developmental psychology and psychopathology intersect. The dynamic of development and change and how parental attitudes may affect this period is discussed. The course covers etiology, prevalence, diagnostic criteria and treatment approaches for disorders usually first diagnosed during childhood.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Mental Retardation
    COURSE CODE: Psy 505
    The purpose of this course is to understand mental retardation both from a functional and systems perspective. To meet this goal, this course is organized accordingly; mental retardation from a historical and legal perspective, characteristics of persons with mental retardation, educational considerations and curriculum adaptations and programming across the lifespan.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Psychological Testing and Application
    COURSE CODE: Psy 506
    Basic principles about psychological tests applied in clinical psychology and theoretical information and application of intelligence and personality tests that are often used in clinical practice form the content of the course.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Clinical Application and Assessment
    COURSE CODE: Psy 507
    Students present their cases to the supervisor and discuss the case. In this course the students have the practical knowledge and experience in intentional interview, observation of the client, selection of the psychometric evaluation tool and also making a complete case presentation in clinical and psychiatric settings.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Modern Personality Theories
    COURSE CODE: Psy 508
    Examination of the modern personality theories, including those proposed by Freud and his followers, learning theorists, trait theorists, social-learning theorists and humanists. Current research about personality, using modern methods also is reviewed.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Techniques of Psychotherapy
    COURSE CODE: Psy 509
    The theory and techniques of psychoanalytic, cognitive- behavioral and humanistic-existential psychotherapies are discussed.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Dynamic Psychotherapies
    COURSE CODE: Psy 510
    The content of the course is planned as:
    . introduction of a diagnostic-driven approach, presenting a model for psychopathology and its treatment
    . basic theories and concepts of dynamic psychotherapies
    . integrated synthesis of contemporary psychodynamic approaches to psychopathology and therapy
    . describes goals, strategies, tactics and techniques of psychodynamic therapies
    . giving information about how dynamic psychotherapies can be used with other forms of treatment.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
    COURSE CODE: Psy 511
    This course will introduce students to the background, theory, application, and skills related to CBT. This course will examine the historical and theoretical bases including the work of Bandura, Ellis, and Beck and introduce the techniques and cognitive interventions used in CBT. Topics will include modifying unwanted habits and behaviors, dealing with distorted thoughts, improving the sense of efficacy, and promoting self-motivation.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Biological Bases of Behavior
    COURSE CODE: Psy 512
    The content of the course is formed with the biological bases of human behaviors. Central nervous system, functions of different brain regions, autonomous nervous system and the role of the adrenaline in response to anxiety, hormones and their relation with stress forms the content of the course.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Psycho-Physiological Disorders
    COURSE CODE: Psy 513
    Psycho-physiological disorders are categorized under mental disturbances that arise from psychological dysfunction, disorders or difficulties which are manifested through physical symptoms. The aim of this course is to give students an understanding about psycho physiological disorders and treatment.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Ethics in Psychology
    COURSE CODE: Psy 514
    In this course the definition of the ethics, types of the ethics, the ethical standards and codes are taught and discussed. The process ethical decision making, discussion of ethical problems forms the content of the course.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Psychopharmacology
    COURSE CODE: Psy 515
    In this course the absorption, diffusion and excretion of drugs, the main groups of drugs used for psychological disorders, their mechanism of action, side effects form the content of the course.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Substance Dependency And Psychotherapy
    COURSE CODE: Psy 516
    Effects of psychoactive drugs, biological explanation of tolerance, disorders related with drugs, prevention and treatment programs for substance use form the content of the course.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Child Abuse
    COURSE CODE: Psy 517
    The content of the course includes definition of child abuse, prevalence, causes, psychological consequences of child abuse, theories that explain child abuse and treatment approaches.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Psychoanalytic Psychopathology
    COURSE CODE: Psy 518
    In this course the complete work of Sigmund Freud is discussed. Psychopathologies are evaluated by psychoanalytic theory.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Self Models in Psychology
    COURSE CODE: Psy 530
    In this course after a general introduction about self, the students will study the methods of biological, descriptive, phenomenological, dynamic approaches by comparing them. The students completing this course will learn about the self theories of these approaches.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Self Models in Psychology II
    COURSE CODE: Psy 531
    In this course after a general introduction about self, the students will study the methods of biological, descriptive, phenomenological, dynamic approaches by comparing them. The students completing this course will learn about the self theories of these approaches.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Scale Development- Statistical Applications
    COURSE CODE: Psy 540
    The content of this course is formed by the necessary information to develop a psychological scale and apply psychological tests ethically at their clinical practice. Classical and modern test theories and structure of psychological tests are covered. Preparing items to develop a scale, some statistical methods and concepts of reliability-validity are studied.

    DERSIN ADI: Group Psychotherapies- I
    DERSIN KODU: Psy 545
    DERS IÇERIGI: The goal of this course is to introduce to the students main concepts of group psychotherapies via practical application. Concepts like principles of forming a group, selecting group members, therapeutic factors at group therapy, ethical principles about group therapies, and dynamics of group therapies are discussed.

    DERSIN ADI: Group Psychotherapies- II
    DERSIN KODU: Psy 546
    DERS IÇERIGI: This course can be taken at consecutive semesters after PSY 545. The aim of the course is to have the students learn about theory of group therapies via practical application. Therapeutic factors at group therapies, dynamics of group therapies and different group therapy approaches are discussed.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Seminar in Clinical Psychology
    COURSE CODE: Psy 590
    Students have to the literature work, and at the end of this course give a written proposal of their research project to their supervisor about their master thesis.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Internship Clinical Psychology I
    COURSE CODE:Psy 595
    The aim of this course is to enable students to gain experience under supervision at clinical setting. Every week related supervisors and the students come together for evaluation meeting.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Internship Clinical Psychology II
    COURSE CODE: Psy 596
    The aim of this course is to enable students to gain experience under supervision at clinical setting. Every week related supervisors and the students come together for evaluation meeting.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Graduation Project
    COURSE CODE: Psy 598
    Students have to prepare a report about a subject in the clinical psychology area. In this study students have chance to improve their skills in reaching and using resources and writing academic report.

    NAME OF THE COURSE: Master Thesis
    COURSE CODE: Psy 599
    Students have to prepare a master thesis from the clinical psychology area. In this study students have chance to use their knowledge and skills about planning and conducting a research, and writing academic report.


    program_requirements

    Requirements for applications to postgraduate programs of Near East University are as follows:1) Graduating from a 4-year based undergraduate program..2) Obtaining a score minimum 55 which is relevant to intended study field from Academic Postgraduate Education Exam (ALES) (this document must be submitted for registration)Documents required for application:1) Copy of undergraduate diploma2) ALES result for students from Turkey3) Transcript4) Copy of identity card5) 2 passport size photos6) 2 reference letters7) Curriculum VitaeApplication forms can be obtained from the web page of Registrars Office. Students whose applications evaluated are called for interviews or exams on previously announced dates and following that, the final decision about the applications are announced. Application dates are different for each term and these dates are announced via media.MA and PhD programs of the Near East University are carried out by 4 institutes:1) Graduate School of Educational Sciences2) Graduate School of Social Sciences3) Graduate School of Health Sciences4) Graduate School of Applied Sciences

    Accreditation

    Diplomas conferred upon by the Near East University are accredited by YÖK as well as many international accreditation institutions. Our university has a full membership of IAU (International Association of Universities), an academic authority within the body of United Nations. We are also a full member of EUA (European University Association), an academic authority of the European Union and FUIW (Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World). These memberships are certified by the special seals on our diplomas. Also, Our policy is to establish academic affiliations with innumerable universities and the other foreign higher education institutions to provide our academicians with exchange programs.

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