Psychology as a profession in Turkey: current state and challenges

Warning The system is temporarily closed to updates for reporting purpose.

Eskin, Mehmet and Aycan, Zeynep and Sümer, Hayriye Canan and Sümer, Nebi (2020) Psychology as a profession in Turkey: current state and challenges. In: Rich, Grant J. and Lopez, Alfredo Padilla and Ebersohn, Liesel and Taylor, Jacqui and Morrissey, Shirley, (eds.) Teaching Psychology Around the World. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, New Castle, U.K., pp. 291-301. ISBN 978-1-5275-4631-8 ; 1-5275-4631-4

This is the latest version of this item.

[img]PDF - Repository staff only - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader


Professional psychology, especially clinical psychology has become vastly popular in Turkey over the last three decades. Both the demand for education to be a professional psychologist and services professional psychologists provide have grown rapidly. In this chapter, we present the current state of psychology as a profession together with the opportunities and challenges for the field. The lack of comprehensive legislation encompassing the practice of psychology in all applied fields poses a critical challenge. With the exception of some partial legislation defining a clinical psychologist, the psychological practices are still left unregulated. There is an urgent need for quality assurance systems such as accreditation for post-graduate programs and establishment of standards for psychological testing and assessment. We argue that, consistent with the scientist-practitioner model, Turkish psychologists need to urgently focus on the ways and means of developing standards of professional services and quality control mechanisms.

Item Type:Book Section / Chapter
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:40585
Deposited By:Nebi Sümer
Deposited On:22 Sep 2020 14:42
Last Modified:22 Sep 2020 14:42

Available Versions of this Item

  • Psychology as a profession in Turkey: current state and challenges. (deposited 22 Sep 2020 14:42) [Currently Displayed]

Repository Staff Only: item control page