Clinical Psychology Department

Purpose of the Program

The purpose of the Clinical Psychology Master's Program, both with thesis and non-thesis options, is to educate experts in the field of clinical psychology, based on an education curriculum that adheres to the scientist-practitioner model.


The program aims to enable students to graduate as professionals who possess advanced knowledge of psychopathology, proficiency in clinical interviewing and assessment techniques, mastery of psychotherapy theories and practices, development of clinical skills through clinical supervision, and the ability to conduct scientific research contributing to the field of clinical psychology while adhering to ethical principles.

Students have the opportunity to specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy and schema therapy approaches in the adult-focused program, and in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy approaches in the child/adolescent-focused program. Through the courses of Clinical Supervision I and Clinical Supervision II, students provide psychological support services to two clients under the guidance of expert supervisors, enabling them to enhance their application skills in relevant psychotherapy approaches. By completing their clinical internships at Moodist Psychiatry and Neurology Hospital, students can further develop their clinical knowledge and skills in accordance with the practitioner model.

In addition, students enhance their knowledge and skills related to the entire process of conducting a scientific research in the field of clinical psychology through the Advanced Research Methods course in their initial semesters. In their second semesters, through the course of Advanced Statistical Applications, they learn Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), a statistical analysis method increasingly used in international academic publications. Thus, they gain a foundation for conducting scientific research contributing to the clinical psychology literature, in line with the scientist model.

With all these opportunities, graduates of the program can pursue an academic career contributing to the clinical psychology literature within the scientist model, as well as an active role as a clinician in the field of clinical psychology within the practitioner model.

Individuals who graduate from the program obtain the title of clinical psychologist. Our graduates have the opportunity to work as clinical psychologists in both public and private institutions. They can find employment in various mental health units, psychotherapy and counseling centers, hospitals, schools, and counseling units at universities. They can also find job opportunities in public institutions such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Family and Social Services, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense, as well as in various academic units such as universities and institutes.