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Psychology & Counselling

Psychology & Counselling

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Psychologists try to describe, predict, and explain human behaviour and mental processes, as well as help change and improve the lives of people and the world in which they live. An understanding of psychology can be applied in many different fields, such as teaching, counselling, health and community services, marketing, management and training.

Counselling is a practice originated from humanistic and existential psychology, with counsellors/counselling psychologists seeking to improve clients’ well-being through a variety of means, the most important of which is the helping relationship.

The School currently offers a wide range of courses in psychology and counselling, from short courses to award-bearing courses. Each of these courses has been designed to cater to the diverse interests and learning needs of different individuals. All courses are taught by seasoned psychologists and practitioners in the field.

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Psychology is the study of human’s behaviour, performance, and mental operations. It also refers to the application of the knowledge, which can be used to understand social phenomenon, treat mental health problems, and improve education, employment, and relationships, etc. The subject lies at the intersection of applied, educational, and theoretical science.
 
The objectives of this short course are (1) to introduce participants to the field of psychology; (2) to describe how various psychological approaches contribute to our understanding of everyday life settings; and (3) to apply the knowledge from these studies to our own personal and professional lives.
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Start 12 APR 2023 (WED)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$2520
Applied psychology is the use of theory and findings in psychology to solve practical problems in important areas of the human environment, including education, health, the workplace, and so on. This programme is designed to help participants apply cutting-edge theory to real-world situations. It is made up of different registered psychologists and other related specialists to deliver a powerful curriculum that explores a range of human behaviors, including how to motivate individuals and organizations, how to assess and improve performance and how to pursue healthy lives.
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Start To be advised
Duration 6 months
Fee HK$7,800

In the post-VUCA era, the majority of the workforce is from Generation Z while others are from different generations. In order to engage the Millennium at work and achieve organisational goals more effectively, It is necessary for leaders to understand the beliefs, values, personalities and behaviours of young employees. This understanding will help leaders to be more analytical and able to predict the responses of employees in different situations. Leaders will be more able to influence employees, create a positive and innovate working environment, solve difficult problems, promote team work and facilitate organisational changes.

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Start To be advised
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$75,000

In the era of digital economy, executives should not only be professional in their functions but also know how to engage their people, including open communication, value people over task, team approach, accept ambiguity and facilitate staff's development. This programme will improve your knowledge and skill in coaching. But, more important is before coaching others, you need to learn how to coach yourself: be more humble, willing to listen, be active in listening. Through the approach of coaching-based leadership, you will understand how to enhance yourself, at the same time, improve performance through the development of your staff.

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Start To be advised
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$72,000
This Postgraduate Diploma programme caters for the teachers, therapists, social workers and health-related professionals, providing them with practical experience, systematic training and environment to the interested and qualified students to fulfill one quarter of the requirements to become a registered music therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association.
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Start 07 MAR 2023 (TUE)
Duration 1.5 years
Fee HK$52,800
The 18-month programme is designed as a professional training of counsellors who specialize in Buddhist Counselling.  It is a pioneering programme with vision and practicality that signifies the birth of a recognized profession of Buddhist Counsellors who have reached professional competence in the provision of individual and group counselling services, counselling visits, Buddhist homiletics, and meditation guidance in hospitals, homes for the aged, and other community settings.
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Start To be advised
Duration 18 months
Fee The fee is generously sponsored by Lee Fung Kung Wah (Mrs Simon K Y Lee)
This programme enables mental health practitioners to gain practical knowledge about the foundations, the basic philosophies, history of development and research evidence of Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy and its effectiveness. It integrates the mindfulness paradigm into mental health and explores ways to incorporate mindfulness into therapeutic work for clients with mental health concerns. By learning specific skills in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy, it promotes continuous professional development of students to apply this evidence-based intervention appropriately for helping people with different mental health issues. Finally, it allows reflective practice on the benefits and limitations of this approach and ethical concerns and risk management in its application.
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Start 07 FEB 2023 (TUE)
Duration 5 months
Fee HK$11,800
This programme provides the basic knowledge of cognitive psychology, cognitive science and machine learning to individuals who want to pursue their further studies in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, quantitative psychology, data science, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, or other related disciplines in bachelor’s or postgraduate’s programmes at universities. 

(Note: This is an introductory level programme, so no programming background is required.)
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Start 07 FEB 2023 (TUE)
Duration 7 months
Fee HK$10,000

This programme is designed for those who wish to apply life coaching skills in a variety of roles so that they can support the people they work with to achieve their life goals or for self-development. It is intended as a introductory as well as intermediate course for students to pursue continued development in area of life coaching.
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Start 13 MAR 2023 (MON)
Duration 7 months
Fee HK$18,500
本課程旨在讓學員認識丹尼遜健腦操® 的基礎內容,讓有意使用的人士,如職業治療師、心理學家、輔導員、社工、教師等,掌握並適當運用丹尼遜健腦操®
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開課日期 2023年3月14日 (星期二)
修業期 36小時
課程費用 HK$7,950
This programme is specially designed for those who are interested in acquiring knowledge in the key areas of counselling. The modules will provide students with a general understanding of the discipline and training in basic counselling skills.
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Start 11 APR 2023 (TUE)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$16,000