Practicum

Neuroscience and Psychology

Practicum Information

This course provides students an opportunity to conduct research in a neuroscience laboratory. Students will gain hands-on experience in using neuroscience techniques available to conduct psychological research. Emphases will be placed on experiment programming, data collection, data analyses, results presentation, report writing and reflection papers under the guidance of a faculty member. Upon the completion of this course, students should be able to apply textbook knowledge to actual research, and identify the strengths and limitations of neuroscience techniques in psychological research. The experience would serve as a springboard for students to adopt neuroscience reasoning and techniques in any sub-fields of psychology research. 

Education and Human Development

Practicum Information

This course introduces students to applied developmental settings such as schools, organizations that work with children and adolescents, and medical institutions such that they will have an opportunity to apply the theories and subject matter of developmental and educational psychology in the "real world". Students will arrange a practicum placement together with the course lecturer. 

Social and Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Practicum Information
This course introduces students to work settings such as business corporations, banks, governmental and non-governmental organizations in which they will have an opportunity to apply the theories and subject matter of social and industrial/organizational psychology in the "real world". Students will arrange a practicum placement together with the course lecturer. 

Psychology and Health

Practicum Information
This course focuses on training students in the application of theories and practice related to clinical and health psychology across social welfare, health, and other applied settings in the community. Students will be assigned a practicum placement by the course instructor. 

Research Practicum

Practicum Information
This course introduces students to research through working in one of the research centres or laboratories to conduct psychology studies in a scientific manner that they will have an opportunity to apply psychology research methods. Students will work on different aspects of the research process like literature review, research design, data collection, data analysis, results presentation and as well as report writing under the guidance of a faculty member. Upon completion of this course, students shall develop an overview of the research process on some well-defined research questions. Students are expected to apply various research skills and to learn the professional attitudes and ethical standards to be a researcher. 

Guided Self-Help

Practicum Information

Students will provide guided self-help services in community settings under the supervision of clinical psychologists. This practicum experience represents the culmination of knowledge and competencies that the students have developed towards assessment of common mental health difficulties and interventions using low-intensity interventions and guided self-help within the stepped care model. Students at the practicum settings will work as part of the team in providing evidence-based services to individuals with mild to moderate common mental health difficulties. Issues pertinent to service delivery such as risk management, medication, and multi-cultural competence are discussed to raise the awareness, sensitivity, and competence of students in providing services. The science and practice of adaptations during the service implementation to accommodate individuals from diverse social, cultural, health, economic, and occupational backgrounds as well as in-service settings with varied resources and community contexts will be introduced to enhance students’ critical appreciation of the knowledge, attitudes, and competencies required to support clients’ recovery in an inclusive, value-driven way. Students need to fulfill at least 160 hours on-site under the supervision of clinical psychologists and attend biweekly one-hour clinical skills supervision by the course instructor.

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