MSBH6101 (Elective)

Counselling and psychotherapy

This course examines the basic tenets and therapeutic processes of the major counselling and psychotherapy treatments available to modern-day practitioners. It covers basic counselling skills and core issues in clinical practice, such as values, ethics and therapeutic alliance. Major psychological treatments are introduced, including psychodynamic therapy, behavioural treatment, cognitive-behavioural therapy, humanistic/existential approaches and mind-body approach. Students are expected to be active knowledge seekers. They are encouraged to participate actively in group discussion and role-play. Emphasis is placed on the cultivation of independent, critical, and reflective thoughts through reading, discussion and experiential learning. Assessment: 100% coursework.