|Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline|
|Course Title||Chinese Psychology and Psychotherapy|
|Number of Credits||3|
|Duration of Weeks||15|
|Contact Hours Per Week||2 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial|
Chinese psychology is rapidly evolving into an independent field of study in psychology. This course aims to inform students the dominant themes in Chinese psychology and enhance their understanding of the Chinese identity, and personality. Discussion will be held on how to use European and American systems of psychotherapy to work with Chinese clients. Students would be led to see that a system of indigenous psychotherapeutic practices has always existed in China, but has been embedded within the philosophies of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism, and within Chinese classic and academic literature, folklores, arts, and popular fiction.
|Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)||
After completing the course, students should be able to:
1. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the dominant themes in Chinese psychology;
2. identify the impact of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism in the formation of the Chinese personality;
3. distinguish the unique nature of Chinese psychotherapy both as it is indigenously practiced and as influenced by Euro-American schools of thought; and
4. reflect psychotherapies with Chinese clients taking into consideration the above features.
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