Executive Certificate in Applied Psychology - HKU SPACE: Psychology & Counselling, Social Work & Sociology courses
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Social Sciences Psychology & Counselling

Executive Certificate in Applied Psychology

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
6 months
Cantonese, supplemented with English
Course Fee
HK$7560 per programme

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.

The course enables participants to:

  • obtain an overview of the major theories and concepts in the areas of applied psychology,
  • apply the knowledge base and principles of applied psychology to current/future professional and personal development as managers and leaders in public and/or private organizations,
  • achieve a better understanding of oneself and others.

This is a part-time course delivered via a combination of lectures, workshops, role-play practices, etc.


  • Application of clinical psychology - e.g. Understanding psychopathology
  • Application of counselling psychology – e.g. Counselling and coaching
  • Application of health psychology – e.g. Emotional management and psychotherapy
  • Application of industrial/organizational Psychology – e.g. Leadership and change
  • Application of personality psychology – e.g. Common personality assessments
  • Application of positive psychology - e.g. Mindfulness and character strength
  • Application of social psychology – e.g. Obedience and conformity

[Note: Topics to be included are subject to change.]

  • Assessment

    Course participants will be required to submit 2 written assignments on specific topics, which are set by the instructors involved. Besides, there is also a minimum attendance requirement of 80%

Days / Time
  • Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 60 contact hours

Applicants should

a) hold a bachelor's degree awarded by a recognized university or equivalent; or

b) hold an associate degree / a higher diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of work experience relating to staff supervision.

Applicants with other qualifications and substantial senior-level work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7560 per programme

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
 Completed application with copies of qualifications, a copy of HKID card or passport and a crossed cheque payable to "HKU SPACE" should be sent to Ms Sophie Wong at HKU SPACE , Rm.1109, 11/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road, Hong Kong.
Please specify “Executive Certificate in Applied Psychology " on the envelope.