Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title
Capstone Project 
Course Code PSY373-4
Number of Credits 6
Duration of Weeks 30
Contact Hours Per Week
Students devise a schedule of appointments with their supervisors to discuss the progress of their projects. They are expected to meet with their supervisors at least ten times during the two semesters.
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Students are given the option to choose either PSY-371-2 or PSY-373-4, and are not allowed to study both. PSY 373 is a pre-requisite of PSY 374  
Course Aims

The course allows students to synthesize the knowledge, skills, and understanding they have gained through their counselling and psychology courses, and to apply their practical skills and acquired knowledge. It aims to enhance the necessary skills for analysing and addressing a professional issue in the field of counselling psychology. Students will complete a project plan including identification and conceptualization of the professional issue, synthesis of academic literature and practical experiences on the selected professional issue, achievable objectives for the project, significance of the project, innovative approaches and learnt skills for addressing the professional issue, implementation plan of the project. They shall address potential ethical issues in their approaches and implementation as well as go through an ethical clearance procedure.

Following the proposed project plan developed in PSY373, students in this course are expected to execute their capstone projects in accordance with the proposed approaches and implementation plans. Students are also required to collect some data (quantitative and/or qualitative) to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation fidelity of their capstone projects. Students are required to interpret the findings and conduct a comprehensive discussion for the whole capstone project through presentation and final project write-up.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Identify professional issues and needs regarding counseling and psychology in the Asia
    Pacific region, particularly Greater China and Hong Kong;
2. Conduct an in-depth analysis of a professional issue with a critical synthesis of academic
    literatures and practical experiences;
3. Design a capstone project to address the identified professional issue with innovative
    approaches and learnt skills;
4. Construct a professional presentation for the capstone project;
5. Write a capstone project plan in accordance with professionally designated standards;
6. Execute the capstone project with the proposed approaches and implementation plans;
7. Collect data for evaluating the effectiveness and implementation of the capstone project;
Assessment Tasks
 Capstone Project I
Capstone Project Plan Presentation
Capstone Project Plan 
General Performance
Capstone Project I
Project Implementation
Final Project Write-Up
Final Project Presentation
General Performance
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