OWN Academy

Mental Health / Therapy

Sale price Price HK$3,600.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

So what exactly does it mean to be a therapist? Is it a paid friendship, or a place to get life advice? Or better yet, a mindreader? As bizarre as these may sound, they are all very common questions a therapist still gets asked today.

Even though the world has increasingly put importance on mental health, there, unfortunately, is a lingering stigma that seeking help means that something is “wrong” with you. There continues to be a misconception on what therapy really is, as well as what it really means to be a therapist.

If you're interested in mental health and therapy as a future career, this course will teach you what it means to be a therapist, how to work with clients, and how to help individuals reach their ideal emotional wellness.

Industry Coach: Ting Ting Pak

Course Breakdown:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to the mental health industry and overall path into becoming a mental health provider
  • Sneak peek of the day to day life of a therapist
  • Iceberg activity

Day 2:

  • Introduction of the importance of the therapeutic relationship
  • Basic counseling skills
  • Empathy vs sympathy discussion
  • Practice foundational listening skills 

Day 3:

  • Introduction to clinical case formulation

Day 4:

  • Discussion of the impact of biases and conflicting values between client and therapist
  • Introduction to the 5 major multicultural identities
  • Discuss case studies

Day 5:

  • Simulation

**Time and date of classes are subject to change