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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
TRAUMA PSYCHOLOGY PSK450 --------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER---------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Associate Professor Okan Cem Çırakoğlu
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will acquire knowledge on symptoms and etiology of trauma.
2) Will learn what the individual and wide scale traumas are.
3) Will acquire knowledge of different theories in the trauma literature.
4) Will learn the post-traumatic disorders.
5) Will learn approaches of intervening to post-traumatic disorders.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Getting Started, What is Trauma?
2nd Week Effects of Trauma
3rd Week Assessing Trauma and Post-Traumatic Outcomes
4th Week Fundamental Issues in Trauma Treatment
5th Week Psycho-Education
6th Week Reducing Stress and Affect Regulation Training
7th Week Cognitive Interventions
8th Week Mid-term and Emotional Processing
9th Week Identity and Supporting Relational Functioning
10th Week Treatment of Acute Traumatic Effects
11th Week Biology and Psychopharmacology of Trauma
12th Week Trauma and Culture
13th Week Case Studies
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGBriere, J., & Scott, C. (2006). Principles of trauma therapy: A guide to symptoms, evaluation and treatment. CA: Sage Publications.
Van Der Kolk, B. A., McFarlane, A. C., & Weisaeth, L. (2006). Traumatic stress: The effects of overwhelming experience on mind, body and society. NY: Guilford Press.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Quiz430
Total(%)60
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)60
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)40
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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