Department of Counselling and Psychology

The Department of Counselling and Psychology is the first department of its kind in Hong Kong to offer counselling training at the undergraduate level.

Its programmes use the most updated knowledge on counselling and psychology to teach students. They incorporate abundant internship and practicum opportunities so that students can apply their knowledge and skills readily upon graduation.

Our Programmes

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Counselling and Psychology Programme
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology Programme
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Counselling and Psychology Programme

Programme Features

  • The Counselling and Psychology programme is unique in Hong Kong and Asia
  • Graduates can join Professional Associations of Counselling & Psychology and seek employment in the fields of research or counselling
  • Internship is a compulsory course for Year 4 students in this programme. The duration is 22 weeks and students will be supervised by professional supervisors.
  • Undertaking the Research or Capstone Project allows students to truly experience an integration of theories and techniques in counselling and psychology.

Programme Curriculum*

  • Fundamental Psychology subjects:
    Biological Bases of Behaviour, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Chinese Psychology & Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
  • Personal Growth Training subjects:
    Personality and Individual Differences, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Ethics: Professional Issues & Personal Awareness, Motivation and Learning, Positive Psychology
  • Counselling Theories & Training subjects:
    Cultural Diversity in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Theories and Systems in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Advanced Skills in Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Professional Counselling subjects:
    Counselling in Child, Adolescent, Students with Special Education Needs, Gerontological, Career and Employment, Addiction, Relationship, Loss Grief and Bereavement, Arts Therapy, Family Therapy
  • Practice:
    Advanced Skills in Group Facilitation, Internship in Counselling, Research Project / Capstone Project

Internship

  • Elective
  • Compulsory

Career Paths

Counsellor at school or non-government organization, researcher, further studies in various fields of Psychology, such as Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Business Psychology, etc.

Professional Recognition

Member of Professional Associations of Counselling & Psychology

Entrance Scholarships and Financial Assistance

  • NMTSS
  • ES 3^

*For detailed curriculum, please refer to the departmental website.
NMTSS = Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme
SSSDP = Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors

^Entrance Scholarship

  1. iFREE Entrance Scholarship
  2. Longbow Charity Foundation Entrance Scholarship
  3. Entrance Scholarship for Non-Chinese Speaking Students
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology Programme

Programme Features

  • Provide a wide range of selection of psychology and counselling electives for students to develop their expertise in accordance with their career and developmental aspirations.
  • Integration between theory and practice with support of facilities and equipment.
  • Programme includes psychology in clinical and public health sectors, such as abnormal psychology, psychology of consciousness, neuroscience etc.

Programme Curriculum*

  • Fundamental Psychology subjects:
    Biological Bases of Behaviour, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Chinese Psychology & Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
  • Professional Psychology subjects:
    Business Psychology, School Psychology, Specific Issues in Neuroscience, Cyberpsychology, Criminal Psychology, Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology Research subjects:
    Research Methods and Designs, Computer-Assisted Data Analysis

Internship

  • Elective
  • Compulsory

Career Paths

Researcher, administration, human resource management, teaching, banking, communications, public relations, customer services

Entrance Scholarships and Financial Assistance

  • NMTSS
  • ES 3^

*For detailed curriculum, please refer to the departmental website.
NMTSS = Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme
SSSDP = Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors

^Entrance Scholarship

  1. iFREE Entrance Scholarship
  2. Longbow Charity Foundation Entrance Scholarship
  3. Entrance Scholarship for Non-Chinese Speaking Students

Department Events

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