Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology
Course Title Cultural and Individual Diversity
Course Code CP517
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 3 hours Lecture
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Dimension Knowledge
Course Aims
This course is designed to facilitate students’ self-awareness of diversity issues, which is of importance to the professional development of counselling psychologists. During the course, students are expected to actively engage in various experiential and didactic activities in order to increase their knowledge, awareness, sensitivity, and critical thinking about the different facets of diversity at both individual and cultural levels, and how these relate to their future work as counselling psychologists.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Understand the development, challenges, and potentiality of multiculturalism in the profession of psychology in general and counselling psychology in specific;
2. Apply different multicultural concepts, theories and models to their personal life and clinical experiences;
3. Demonstrate understanding about one’s personal identity dimensions from the socio-cultural perspectives in the world as well as in Hong Kong;
4. Develop awareness and critical thinking of their assumptions, attitudes, beliefs, and values in relation to their personal and professional development;
5. Identify the dynamic interplay between personal, social, and cultural factors in facilitating or impeding the clinical process.
Assessment Tasks
Attendance and Participation
Multiple Identities Reflection Papers
Multicultural Film Paper
My Multicultural Awareness Journey Paper
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