Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology
Course Title Clinical Seminar: Couple and Family Counselling
Course Code CP511
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 will focus on learning theory and practical skills demonstration and practice in both couples and family counselling approaches. This includes application to counselling couples with relationship, life style, psychological, social, work, and other related problems, as well as to family dynamics and therapeutic approaches The course represents a systemic approach to therapy. Both theory and practice will be emphasized.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

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

1. Evaluate critically the core theoretical approaches to couples and family therapy covered in the course, including their history, assumptions, concepts, and techniques.

2. Apply theoretical concepts from the key approaches to appropriately conceptualize cases or case material.

3. Demonstrate counselling and therapy skills specific to particular therapy approaches learned in the course.

4. Discuss appropriate awareness, knowledge and sensitivity towards ethical and multicultural issues important to the context of family life in Hong Kong and Chinese culture.

Assessment Tasks
Participation and Practice
Group presentation
Individual theory paper
Experiential paper
5 Case study paper 25%
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