Department of Counselling & Psychology

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Welcome to Counselling & Psychology Department

About the Department

The Department is currently the only department providing undergraduate training in counselling in Hong Kong, with an annual undergraduate intake of 130. It also offers Master of Social Sciences in Psychology, Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology and Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology for graduates to pursue further studies. The undergraduate programme, which has a solid foundation in Psychology, provides students not only with theoretical knowledge in Counselling and Psychology, but also seeks to equip them with practical skills and experience, so that upon graduation, they are prepared to embark upon careers in Counselling, Psychology or related fields, or if they so aspire, to continue their education in Counselling, Psychology or related fields. The Department has computer-based psychological laboratories, and networked systems of PCs have been set up for computer-assisted learning. There are also good workshop facilities for counselling training and practice.

Master of social sciences in psychology

The programme sets out to provide an education for students who are holders of Bachelor's degrees with Honours in fields other than psychology who have an interest in gaining psychological knowledge.

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Doctor of psychology in Counselling psychology (2ND COHORT IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!)

1st Doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology in Asia and HKSYU. The PsyD-CoP programme intends to produce psychologists who possess the necessary core competencies of their chosen profession, and who can qualify for admission into and/or registration with major professional groups.

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Latest News

1. HKSYU appoints Professor SUN, Tien-lun Catherine as Academic Vice-President effective from 1 July 2015. Dr. LI, Wang-on Alex will be the new Head, Department of Counselling & Psychology effective from 1 July 2015.

2. Applications for the 2nd Cohort (2017 January intake) of Master of Social Sciences in Psychology programme will open for applications SOON.

3. The 2nd cohort of Doctoral degree in counselling psychology (PsyD-CoP) is now open for application! An information seminar will be held on to be held in 27 February 2016 (Saturday) at 2:30pm at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. For interested parties, please leave your contact at HERE.

4. The Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology programme is now open for application! Deadline of application of 2016 September intake (7th Cohort) is 25 February 2016, please refer to "Application Procedures" section. Information seminar will be held at Library Complex Room 103 on 22/01/2016 at 7:00pm. Please click HERE for reservation!

5. Applications for Undergraduate Programmes will be held from 13 July 2016 - 23 July 2016