Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Career & Employment Counselling
Course Code COUN450
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 2 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial
Pre-requisite Course(s) COUN200 Theories & Systems in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Course Aims
This course is designed to facilitate students to learn the meaning of work in one’s life, the concepts of career planning, and the holistic view of career decision-making. Students will explore various career development models through didactic learning and engaging themselves in relevant experiential activities relating to career exploration and assessment. In addition, the course will help students gain fundamental knowledge and skills in conducting career counselling and career intervention programmes with diverse populations in Hong Kong.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon completion of this course student should be able to:

1. Appraise the elements in meaning of work and the career decision-making process;
2. Show critical reflection on the importance of career exploration and planning;
3. Describe major career development models and factors influencing one’s career
4. Apply basic knowledge and skills in conducting career development programmes and
    career counselling;
5. Discuss career development pertaining to diverse populations in Hong Kong.
Assessment Tasks
Career Assessment Activities
3. Group Presentation 30%
Career Development Paper
For Reference Only
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