Master of Social Sciences in Play Therapy (MSScPT) is a new programme offered by the Department of Counselling and Psychology starting from September 2022. The programme is a professional degree that qualifies graduates for becoming qualified play therapists.
The programme is designed to:
1. provide students with a critical understanding of the core theories underlying the practice of play therapy, including their historical development, as well as the current state of knowledge in the field;
2. develop students’ expertise and critical awareness of childhood needs addressed by play therapy, including mental health, special educational needs, well-being and physical health, and social and psychological development;
3. train competent practitioners who can effectively use play therapy skills with a critical understanding of their evidence base;
4. contribute to the development of culturally relevant theory and its application, and to conduct research into play therapy in the context of Hong Kong.
1st round of application:
Deadline for Application: 8th May, 2022
Interview Day: 27th & 28th May 2022
Release of Results: 15th June 2022
2nd round of application (depends on the availability of places):
Deadline for Application: 20th June, 2022
Interview Day: 25th June, 2022
Release of Results: 11th July, 2022
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A completed application shall consist of the following documents:pdf version/ doc version) to your appropriate officer of institution from which the transcript is requested. SYU graduates need not request transcripts from the Registry, copies of past results will suffice. - A photocopy of each professional qualification obtained as stated on the application form - 2 signed and sealed Referee Reports (pdf version/ doc version) - Application form (pdf version/ doc version) (which include "Passport size photo", "Autobiographical Statement" and "Promotion Survey") - A Photocopy of HKID Card/Passport - An application fee of HK$200 by crossed-cheque to "HONG KONG SHUE YAN UNIVERSITY" (fees paid are not refundable) - Photocopies of degree certificates - Official transcripts are to be sent from post-secondary institutions/universities attended Please send this form (Transcript Request Form (
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