Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology
Course Title Clinical Practicum: Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Course Code CP501
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 3 hours Lecture
Pre-requisite Course(s) CP514 Psychotherapy I or CP515 Psychotherapy II
Co-requisite Courses(s) Either Internship CP524 or Externship (CP525, CP526 or CP527)
Dimension Practice
Course Aims

This course goes beyond mere skills practice, but aims at familiarizing students with the philosophy, process and practice of SFBT in a number of therapeutic contexts. Case examples will be used and practice experience will be shared extensively during this module. Emphasis is put on the student’s reflective practice and development of practice wisdom. Students’ learning will be realized through discussion, readings, case studies, skills practice and related assignments. Students are expected to prepare adequately before class and to participate actively in class. Reflection on current practice models is encouraged.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Practice SFBT safely, ethically and competently.
2. Distinguish the variations in the use of SFBT techniques and skills in different therapeutic contexts.
3. Analyze the deep structure, techniques and skills of SFBT.
4. Appraise critically the strengths and weaknesses of SFBT in different therapeutic contexts.

5. Appraise decisions with respect to the employment of SFBT techniques and skills in their therapeutic work with clients.

Assessment Tasks
Participation and Practice 
Learning Portfolio
Small Group SFBT Presentation on Topic
Peer Counselling Paper
For Reference Only
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