The Description of Clinical Psychology Program

A clinical psychologist is a mental health professional with an undergraduate degree in Psychology/Psychological Counselling and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology or a non-psychology related undergraduate degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology. Clinical Psychology Master’s Program empowers Psychology and Psychological Counselling graduates to work as clinicians in the private sector or a hospital and gives the title of “Clinical Psychologist”.

The Goals of the Koç University Clinical Psychology Program

The program’s primary goal is to train practitioners who have the competence to conduct science-based practices in clinical psychology.  It aims to train graduates who adopt a scientific way of thinking, have good psychopathology, research methods, psychological evaluation skills, and know evidence-based psychotherapy theories and professional ethics.

This program will allow students to conduct interviews and psychological evaluations under supervision and follow their cases in the application centers determined by the institution. This program aims to train clinical psychologists with the knowledge and practice skills and train clinical psychologists who are sensitive to professional, ethical principles and open to different ideas and cultures and have high social responsibility.

Scope of Clinical Psychology Master’s Program

Graduates of the Clinical Psychology Master’s program will gain advanced knowledge and skills in research methods, psychopathology and assessment, evidence-based psychotherapy theories and professional ethics. In addition, they will gain clinical skills by practicing psychotherapy under supervision.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. To demonstrate integration and application of research, theory, and practice methods in clinical psychology.
  2. To adhere to ethical and legal standards.
  3. To demonstrate awareness and sensitivity in working professionally with diverse individuals, groups, and communities.
  4. To demonstrate professional values and attitudes.
  5. To exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. To conduct fair and reliable assessments.
  7. To demonstrate knowledge of professional consultation and clinical supervision.

Skills and Knowledge Acquired Through This Program

Graduates of this program will have a solid foundation in knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Professional ethics
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Interview techniques and psychological assessments
  • Research methods

Employability & Careers

Students graduating from this program will have a “Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with Thesis”, and they will be able to get the title of ‘Clinical Psychologist’. Graduates can work in psychotherapy and psychological counselling centers, mental health units, health care services, hospitals, schools, universities, legal systems, medical systems, government offices, and the military. They can also continue their academic careers in Türkiye and abroad.