Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology
Course Title Clinical Seminar: Vocational Psychology and Counselling
Course Code CP509
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 3 hours Lecture
Pre-requisite Course(s) CP524 Internship
Co-requisite Courses(s) CP525, CP526 or CP527 Externship I, II or III
Dimension Practice
Course Aims
This course aims at introducing students to the history, theoretical foundations, emerging trends, and practice of Vocational Psychology, which is a prominent identity of Counselling Psychology. The course provides students with an understanding about the psychology of vocational behaviors from various theoretical perspectives, while also taking into consideration the unique contribution of other personal life domains to career development. Students will be the active participants to explore their career development through experiential activities, and also to acquire knowledge and strategies to provide different types of career intervention, including career counselling and assessment, for individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

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

1. Describe the historical development and emerging trends of vocational psychology.


2. Review critically the impact of career exploration experience on career and life development, as well as in the psychological process of meaning making. 

3. Differentiate the positivist and postmodern paradigms of career development and career counselling for selection and application use.

4. Practice career counseling by integrating theories and skills into practice.

5. Apply and incorporate career assessment compatibly career assessments in career counselling.

Assessment Tasks
Career Assessment Reflection Journals
Individual Case Presentation
Career Exploration Portfolio
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