Equipping students with a solid foundation in psychology and counselling
Arranging group-based counselling activities
Engaging students in a 60-hour service learning to sharpen their practical counselling skills
Equips students with knowledge of major concepts, theories, skills, and research findings in psychology and counselling
Helps students to apply psychological and counselling principles to deal with personal, social, academic, and job-related issues
Trains students to analyse psychological and behavioral issues scientifically
General Education (24 Credits)
English for Oral Academic Communication
Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I
Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II
Introduction to Information Literacy
Free Elective (Details)
Free Elective (Details)
Programme Specific Courses (36 Credits)
Introduction to Psychology
Communication and Interpersonal Relations
Introduction to Guidance and Counselling
Programme Planning and Management
Understanding Mental Illness
Practical Skills Workshop and Service Learning
Crisis Intervention Methods
Understanding Social Problem and Social Welfare
Exploring Social Psychology
Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.
The College has established an articulation agreement with the following overseas universities for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Counselling Studies (Year 2), University of Huddersfield
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wesleyan College (Graduates will be considered for tuition scholarships up to 50 % of tuition based on grades, recommendations and interviews.)
The College has established an articulation agreement with Hong Kong Shue Yan University for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology (Year 2)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology (Year 2)
Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor’s Degree programmes:
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, City University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), Hong Kong Baptist University
Bachelor (Hons) of Social Sciences in Social Policy, Hong Kong Baptist University
Student Service Officers
Dr. Cheung Yim from Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, was invited to hold a talk named “Psychology and counselling: AI resistant and AI irreplaceable job” and share articulation information with students of Associate of Social Sciences (Psychology) and Higher Diploma in Psychology (Guidance and Counselling) at LIFE on 16 October 2020. The students not only learnt more about psychology and counselling, but also articulation pathways.
Dr. Cheung Yim from Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Hong Kong Shue Yan University representative shared articulation information with LIFE students.
In April 2020, LIFE arranged students of Higher Diploma in Psychology (Guidance and Counselling) to work on “WeLiNK” activity organized by a social enterprise, Wofoo Leaders' Network, to help the elderly and students to combat COVID-19.
To reduce e-Learning barriers faced by students during class suspension period, LIFE students designed classes for students, offered administrative support to teaching consultants and worked together with the teaching consultants to teach students with special educational needs. To help students to overcome anti-pandemic fatigue, LIFE students created some interesting card games. On the other hand, LIFE students visited and distributed disinfectant packs to the elderly in the community. They served over 50 low-income families and 100 elders in just a month.
LIFE students shared their views with the college lecturer and social enterprise staff in time of group evaluation at the end of each activity, which made their learning and service experience memorable. In this internship, the students applied theory into practice. They learnt more about the operation and service mission of the social enterprise and the community needs of different people in the district through direct communication with service users, strengthening the sense of community belonging.
Students packed disinfectant packs.
Students visited and distributed disinfectant packs to the elderly in the community.
LIFE students created some interesting card games to help students to overcome anti-pandemic fatigue.
The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:
Sit Ka Yan