Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Programme Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology
Course Title Conceptual Issues in Counselling Psychology
Course Code CP602
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 3 hours 
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims
Conceptual Issues in Counselling Psychology is a specialized course that will allow the student to pursue in depth and breadth areas of particular interest or areas of desired specialization in Counselling Psychology. The issue (if major) or issues (several smaller issues) will be chosen by the student with input from an instructor on the doctoral programme who has expertise and interest in the chosen topic area(s). Some of the issues that could serve as topics for the class include but are not limited to:
1. What is and what should be the role of counselling psychology in Hong Kong.
2. The contribution of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
3. Integration of Western theories of psychotherapy with Chinese philosophy.
4. Unique aspects of the Hong Kong culture / society that must be taken into consideration in order to effectively serve the mental health community.
5. Major ethical issues faced by practitioners in serving the Hong Kong population.
6. What underserved population in Hong Kong could be could benefit from Counselling Psychology and what new services might be introduced accordingly?
7. How does psychotherapy have to be modified so that it works with an Asian population? 
8. Core elements of successful psychotherapy. 
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

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

1. Communicate competently to fellow students and course instructors on varied aspects of the topic(s);
2. Demonstrate, if asked, that they can apply the knowledge acquired to real life problems;
3. Demonstrate the level of comprehension, understanding, and application by presenting a workshop on the topic(s);
4. Critically appraise the strengths and weaknesses inherent within the topic;
5. Articulate relevance to Hong Kong culture and own practice experience. 
Assessment Tasks
Discussion with Faculty
Workshop or Presentation to selected Audience
Final Paper
For Reference Only
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