Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology
Course Title Psychotherapy II
Course Code CP515
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 3 hours Lecture
Pre-requisite Course(s) Psychotherapy I
Dimension Knowledge
Course Aims
The present course (CP515) is the second of a two-course sequence (CP514-515) covering four theoretical approaches to psychotherapy, as well as play therapy and group dynamics. The knowledge provided in these two courses will prepare students for the Clinical Practicum sequence in which students are required to focus on two approaches to psychotherapy. (Students have five choices: CP500 Play Therapy, CP501 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, CP502 Client-Centred Therapy, CP503 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and CP504 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy). Students will learn the theory and basic techniques behind Psychodynamic Therapy, Client-Centred Therapy, and Play Therapy.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

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

1. Describe the history and core theories of each approach learned in
the class.
2. Apply the theories of the main approaches to conceptualize cases or
case material appropriately.
3. Analyze both ethical and cultural considerations in applying the main
approaches learned in the course to the local context of Hong Kong. 
4. Discuss the techniques used by the approach and their application in
the therapy context.
Assessment Tasks
In-Class Participation 
Reflection Reports
Conceptualization Report
Final Examination
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