Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title School Counselling
Course Code COUN320
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 2 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims
The purpose of this course is to get students acquainted with knowledge and skills essential to the counselling of children and adolescents in the school setting. The course provides an overview of relevant theories, concepts, techniques, as well as practical concerns for students who are interested in becoming practitioners of school counselling. Major areas being covered include understanding school counselling as a profession, expected roles and work of school counsellors, programs and services in schools, school environment in Hong Kong as well as special topics commonly encountered in school setting. 
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing the course, students should be able to:

1. critically assess the history and contemporary development of school counselling;
2. display awareness of the professional ethics and legal issues related to the practice of school counselling;
3. critically assess the different services of school counselling;
4. demonstrate appreciation of various roles of school counsellor;
5. analyze the school environment in Hong Kong;
6. critically assess the importance of collaborating with teachers, parents, families, other professionals, supporting staff in school and in community;
7. actively advocate positive, respectful, wellness-enhancing attitudes toward clients;
8. apply theories and knowledge of current researches related to school counselling;
9. apply skills and relevant techniques in delivery of counselling services in school; and
10. examine ways to establish school counselling as a profession.
Assessment Tasks
Literature Review
Group Project & Presentation
Write-up of Group Presentation Report
Final Examination
For Reference Only
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