To be a Psychologist - Taster Programme for Psychology Study

To be a Psychologist - Taster Programme for Psychology Study


This programme will give you a glimpse of what it’s like to be a psychologist. You will have a chance to talk to psychologists and find out about related careers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, you will understand:

  • different aspects of psychology
  • the role of psychologist among clinical, educational, occupational, sports and forensic areas.
  • careers opportunities in psychology


Day 1: Clinical Psychology

  • Introduction to clinical psychology
  • Difference between psychologist and psychiatrist
  • Treatments for common mental disorders
  • Clinical techniques for preventing mental disorder
  • Conducting research for therapies towards certain mental disorders
  • Career prospect: clinical psychologist (providing treatment), researcher, university or college lecturer
  • Pathway to become a clinical psychologist

Day 2: Educational Psychology

  • Introduction to educational psychology
  • Exploring the most suitable teaching methods for students
  • Cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and social influences on the learning process.
  • Career prospect: educational psychologist (focusing on children’s learning and development, providing psychological and educational assessment)
  • Pathway of becoming an educational psychologist

Day 3: Occupational Psychology

  • Discovering one’s personality
  • Introducing the relationship between personalities and the different types of career
  • Ways to seek your ideal career
  • Career prospect: occupational psychologist( identifying people’s ability and potential in career counseling)
  • Pathway of becoming an occupational psychologist

Day 4: Sports Psychology

  • Introduction to sport psychology
  • Mental skills training for performance enhancement and participation satisfaction.
  • Counseling intervention for athletic motivation
  • Career prospect (coach/sport psychologist): working with athletes and improving their mental and physical health especially during competition
  • Pathway of becoming a sport psychologist/ sport mental coach

Day 5: Criminal Psychology

  • Relationship between social status and crime
  • Mindset of different types of criminals
  • Effective Psychotherapy for criminals
  • career prospect (criminal psychologist): providing treatment for criminals, studying criminals’ behavior and thoughts, prevention of crimes
  • Pathway of becoming a criminal psychologist

* The tentative schedule is subject to change.

Date & Time

29 July – 2 August 2024 2:00pm-5:00pm


W Haking Management Development Centre, 14/F Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong



Target Participants

Current Form 3 – Form 6 Students

The HKMA reserves the right to change any of the programme without notice, including but not limited to including but not limited to topics, schedule, activities, assessments, fees, lecturers, and locations.

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Course Details

Ms Eunice Chan
Phone: 3958 4819

General Enquiry / Course Enrolment / Membership Information

Phone: 2774 8500 or 2774 8501
Fax: 2365 1000

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