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:

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy:

1. understand the psychodynamic perspectives of Freud, Adler, and Klein and the current status of these perspectives today;
2. delineate how cases are conceptualized psychodynamically;

Client-Centred Therapy:

1. describe the history of the development of CCT;
2. describe the core techniques and skills of CCT;
3. possess an overview of how the techniques and skills of CCT may be variably used in different therapeutic contexts;

Play Therapy:

1. explain the rationale for using play therapy, the basic principles and concepts of play therapy, and the purpose of toys and materials recommended for play therapy;
2. demonstrate understanding of the basic play therapy skills, including tracking, reflecting feelings, self-esteem building, and therapeutic limit setting;
3. recognize ethical principles and legal considerations when working with children and appropriate multicultural considerations. 
Assessment Tasks
In-Class Participation 
Reflection Reports
Conceptualization Report
Final Examination
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