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Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology

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Why do we think and act the way we do? How does our social environment shape our actions? Can people be empowered to act differently? Learn the theories of human behaviour and apply them to mental, emotional, and behavioural problems.​ You will be equipped with counseling skills in bereavement and loss, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, family and relationships, and general counseling. By the end of this programme you will easily work in multicultural environments and be able to apply global perspectives in your practice.

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This programme is suitable for those who have a passion for helping people through the challenges of life or issues of mental health. It is recommended for individuals who already play the role of managing or counseling people and need to build on their practical knowledge and skills. High school graduates who have an interest in a career in psychology and counseling are invited to apply.

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KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) OR any other equivalent qualification approved by the university senate.

For actual subject and work experience requirements please contact the enrollment office.

Duration: 3 years (9 trimesters)

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You can take up the role of a

  • child protection services,
  • community action specialist,
  • disability support coordinator,
  • human resources assistant,
  • counseling services assistant,
  • mental health records specialist,
  • behavioral interventionist,
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  • Computer Literacy and Use in Education
  • Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Psychology
  • Counseling Skills
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Theories of Healthy and Abnormal Psychology
  • Life Skills for Prevention and Management of Substance Abuse
  • Child Psychology
  • Issues in Adolescent Psychology
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  • Counseling Children, Youth, and Adults
  • Social Psychology
  • HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse Education
  • Counseling for Special Populations
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Family Counseling and Therapy
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Career Counseling
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Counseling People in Organizations
  • Psychology of Gender and Development
  • Group Counseling
  • Human Resource Management
  • Personality Theories
  • Motivation and Emotions
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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Conflict Resolution and Management
  • Psychology and Crime
  • E-Counseling
  • Biological Psychology
  • Lifestyle Diseases and Rehabilitation
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Health Psychology
  • Counseling People Infected or Affected by HIV
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology Counseling
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Practicum and Supervision
  • Personal Therapy
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    Intake Periods
  • January
  • May
  • September
    Modes of Study
  • Weekend
  • Part Time
  • Distance Learning
Course Overview

Why do we think and act the way we do? How does our social environment shape our actions? Can people be empowered to act differently? Learn the theories of human behaviour and apply them to mental, emotional, and behavioural problems.​ You will be equipped with counseling skills in bereavement and loss, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, family and relationships, and general counseling. By the end of this programme you will easily work in multicultural environments and be able to apply global perspectives in your practice.

Who Can Join

This programme is suitable for those who have a passion for helping people through the challenges of life or issues of mental health. It is recommended for individuals who already play the role of managing or counseling people and need to build on their practical knowledge and skills. High school graduates who have an interest in a career in psychology and counseling are invited to apply.

Career Opportunities
1

You can take up the role of a

  • child protection services,
  • community action specialist,
  • disability support coordinator,
  • human resources assistant,
  • counseling services assistant,
  • mental health records specialist,
  • behavioral interventionist,
Entry Qualifications

KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) OR any other equivalent qualification approved by the university senate.

For actual subject and work experience requirements please contact the enrollment office.

Duration: 3 years (9 trimesters)

Curriculum Road Map
Year (1)
Year (2)
Year (3)
  • Computer Literacy and Use in Education
  • Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Psychology
  • Counseling Skills
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Theories of Healthy and Abnormal Psychology
  • Life Skills for Prevention and Management of Substance Abuse
  • Child Psychology
  • Issues in Adolescent Psychology
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