Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Mental Health In Schools RPD 008 0 2 + 0 2 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. TUNCAY AYAS
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res. Asst. Eda BİÇENER

Course Category
Course Objective

Throughout this course, students learn the concept of mental health, the importance of mental health in school, the definition of normal and abnormal behaviors, the definition of mental disorders and adaptation problems in childhood, and the causes.

Course Content

Definition of mental health and related concepts; mental health according to the schools of psychology, factors affecting mental health at school, mental health and humane education at school; mental health at school according to developmental periods; relationship between cognitive and affective learning and mental health.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Define mental health; describe the characteristics of individuals with mental health; know normal and abnormal behavior criteria Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Explains the genetic, biological and psychosocial factors affecting mental health. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
3 Explains the views of various theoretical approaches on the causes and correction of emotional and behavioral disorders Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
4 Knows the symptoms of various emotional and behavioral problems in children. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Explain the causes of various emotional and behavioral problems in children. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
6 Describe the characteristics that differentiate mental health from childhood. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
7 Discusses suggestions for families and teachers on prevention and correction of various emotional and behavioral problems in children. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Definition of mental health, characteristics of individuals with mental health, normal and abnormal behavior criteria Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
2 The characteristics that make mental health different from childhood in adulthood, the factors affecting mental health in children Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
3 Causes and correction of emotional and behavioral disorders according to basic psychology theories Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
4 Definition of habit disorders (finger sucking, nail eating); causes, diagnosis and treatment, prevention of these disorders Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
5 Methods of assessment of mental disorders and adjustment problems Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
6 Definition of excretion disorders (enurezis, encomprezis); causes, diagnosis and treatment, prevention of these disorders Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
7 Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, prevention of these disorders Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
8 Mid-term exam
9 Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders and phobias, prevention of these disorders Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
10 Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of childhood depression, prevention of these disorders Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
11 Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment methods of autism spectrum disorder Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
12 Definition, causes, diagnosis and treatment of behavior disorders (lying, stealing, aggression, disobedience) Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
13 Mood disorders Relevant sections will be read from the mentioned sources.
14 year-end assessment year-end assessment
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

[1]  Kuzucu, Y. (2008). Küçükler için Büyüklere: Çocuk ve Ergen Ruh Sağlığı. İstanbul: Nobel Yayın              Türkçe
[2] Erbaş, D. (2010). Problem Davranışları Azaltmada Olumlu Davranışsal Destek Uygulamaları: Aile ve Öğretmen Eğitimi El Kitabı. Ankara: Maya Akademi.

[3]The Mental Health and Wellbeing Handbook for Schools, Clare Erasmus, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 • They are aware of the existing social structure and cultural dynamics while providing guidance and counseling services. X
2 • They use the terminology of guidance and counseling by adhering to grammar rules of the native language X
3 • They have a linguistic interaction with which they express their feelings thoughts and facts related to the field of guidance and psychological counseling in all kinds of cultural and social contexts. X
4 • They have a linguistic interaction that can identify the needs of clients with different cultural contexts from the current culture. X
5 • They have knowledge of foreign language with which they can follow recent scientific developments such as new therapy techniques, theories, symposiums) about the field. X
6 • They communicate with clients with different cultural contexts from current culture on the basis of positive acceptance. X
7 • They list and describe the competences to conduct research in the field of Counseling and Psychological Counseling. X
8 They list and describe vocational counseling lists and discloses measuring instruments to be used in aid process. X
9 • They appropriately analyze scientific data obtained during conducting guidance and psychological counseling services. X
10 • They appropriately analyze scientific data obtained during conducting guidance and psychological counseling services. X
11 • They appropriately analyze scientific data obtained during conducting guidance and psychological counseling services. X
12 • They effectively express their knowledge, opinions and suggestions in the field of guidance and psychological counseling by using various communication tools. X
13 • They plan individual and group counseling sessions by deciding on the needs of their clients. X
14 • They take into account the consultant and situation-specific conditions while planning the psychological counseling process. X
15 • They provide preventive guidance and psychological counseling services tailored to the changing needs of the institution they serve. X
16 • They manage and adjourn individual and group counseling sessions by deciding on the needs of their clients. X
17 • They are aware of their social resources to solve problems that are encountered and unpredictable in their field related applications. X
18 • They request support from their social resources to solve problems that are encountered and unpredictable in their field related applications. X
19 • They know the scope of school guidance and psychological services and serve school stakeholders within this context. X
20 • They frame the problems of their clients with a scientific outlook by referencing to development, learning and personality theories. X
21 • They are aware of their social resources to solve problems that are encountered and unpredictable in their field related applications. X
22 • They request support from their social resources to solve problems that are encountered and unpredictable in their field related applications. X
23 • They offer psychological counseling assistance after traumatic events that may occur at the national or local level. X
24 • They take into consideration spiritual and universal values while conducting the psychological aid process. X
25 • They establish effective communication and business alliance with students, colleagues, family and other stakeholders in education to effectively conduct guidance services. X
26 • They perform the process of identifying students with various adjustment disorders, developing the intervention plan, implementing and monitoring. X
27 • They plan appropriate counseling sessions specific to each individual by taking into account individual and social circumstances of the ability to make individual and group psychological counseling. X
28 • They initiate, maintain and adjourn individual counseling sessions that are specific to individual, taking into account the individual and social circumstances of the ability to make psychological counseling with individual and group. X
29 • They implement a guidance program for treatment of developmental crises that may arise during life span. X
30 They acquire an ethical understanding of the positive acceptance framework by being loyal to the ethical principles of the field of guidance and psychological counseling. X
31 • They develop professional attitudes in accordance with the basic principles of human relations and communication. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 13 2 26
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 6 12
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 100
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4
dersAKTSKredisi 4