Department of Psychology


A: RESEARCH

1.    MA (Counseling Psychology) student- Anthony Chege wins a research grant from (NACADA) for his MA Research on drugs. Anthony will be looking at the relationship between family structure and drug use among the youth in Kajiado County.

B: COLLABORATIONS

2.    Two (2) Departmental staff members were involved in a collaborative activity of the University and the  Commission for University Education (CUE) on development of Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT) for Psychology and Counseling Psychology in February 2015

C: COMMUNITY OUTREACH
3.    Psychology club engaged in a Community Outreach activity where they visited Good Hope Rehabilitation Centre Children’s Home, and a drug rehabilitation center based in Mtito Andei in Collaboration with Directorate of Community Outreach. They engaged in the following activities:

Activities
1.    Psychoeducation
2.    General cleaning
3.    Bonding and sharing with the children
4.    Recovering talks with addicts in recovery
5.    Donation of foodstuffs

D: STAFF CAPACITY BUILDING

4.    Lecturers attended e-learning training in February 2015.

E:ACADEMIC TRIP TO MATHARE TEACHING AND REFERRAL HOSPITAL BY PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS APS 401: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

DATE OF TRIP: 13/ 11/2014

The purpose of the trip was to put abnormal psychology concepts learnt in class into a practical perspective. Thorough lecture by staff and interactions with the patients, the students experienced first hand information that enhanced their class learning tremendously.

F:ACADEMIC TRIP TO BLESSED TALBOT RECOVERY CENTRE

APS 327: DUG ABUSE COUNSELING

25 STUDENTS and 2 lecturers undertook the academic trip on 24 th May, 2014.

The students learnt the following:

  1. Screening methods
  2. Clinical Assessment
  3. The process of rehabilitation
  4. The treatment models used in therapy
  5. Referral
  6. Support systems or aftercare
  7. Ethical and legal issues

MINGLING WITH THE CLIENTS

This followed in form of an aerobic class in which all were invited. Students joined the clients in an aerobic class, which was very interesting and involving. This helped create rapport, and trust.

The students were therefore able to interact with the clients on a one-on- on basis or in a group and share with them their experiences.

 

 

BA (PSYCHOLOGY AND BA (COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY) PROGRAMS

Entry Requirements:

  • Mean grade C+ (plus) at KCSE or equivalent with at least C (plain) in English and Mathematics, or
  • Mean grade of C (plain) with a diploma (passed with credit) in any field of study from a recognized institution of higher learning.

Modes of Study

  • Full-time Regular classes 7.00-6.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday) Main Campus

Fess Structure

  • Fees Structure: Please contact admissions department for fees structure This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MA (COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY)

Entry Requirements:

a)  A holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least upper second class of Kenyatta University or any other recognized University.
b) A holder of a Bachelor’s degree, with at least lower second class of Kenyatta University or any other recognized University, Plus a Post graduate Diploma in Education or Counseling, or its equivalent, with at least a credit level pass.
c) A holder of a Bachelor’s degree, with at least lower second class of Kenyatta University or any other recognized University, plus at least two years of relevant professional experience in a clinical setting.

Modes of Study

  • Part-time evening classes 5.30-8.30 p.m. (Monday to Friday) in the KU City campus located in the city of Nairobi Haile Selassie avenue)
  • Full-time Regular classes 9.00-12.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday) Main Campus- Located along  Thika Super highway
  • Institutional Based Programme (IBP) offered during School holidays i.e. April, August and December at Main campus

Duration

  • The M.A. programme in Counselling Psychology takes minimum 2 years and students are expected to do coursework, examination and research project/thesis.

Fess Structure

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PHD (COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY)

Entry Requirements:

  • A holder of an M.A., or M.Sc., Degree in Counseling Psychology of Kenyatta University or any other recognized University.
  • A holder of a M.Ed. Degree in Guidance and Counseling of Kenyatta University or any other recognized University.

Modes of Study

  • Part-time evening classes 5.30-8.30 p.m. (Monday to Friday) in the KU City campus located in the city of Nairobi Haile Selassie avenue)

Fees Structure:

  • Please contact admissions department for fees structure This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Vision
An inclusive Department of excellence in knowledge creation, dissemination, skills development and capacity building.

Mission
To build intellectual capacity in gender and development scholarship by providing relevant academic programmes dedicated to strengthening and advancing the works of intellectuals, scholars, researchers, policy makers and practitioners committed to gender equity.

Objectives
The main objectives of the Department are to:
  • provide academic programmes in gender & development studies leading to the award of certificates, diplomas and degrees.
  • facilitate skills and professional upgrading in the use of gender as a tool for social analysis and transformation.
  • offer professional studies as well as reference material and documentation facilities in gender & development studies in Kenya and beyond,
  • facilitate research & dissemination on gender & development
  • hold, seminars, workshops and such activities.
  • provide fora for  professional development through training and by facilitating exposure of its students and staff to profession-related environments and experiences.
  • offer advisory services to staff, government departments and organizations, institutions involved in gender work, development planners and other actors in the sector
  • develop knowledge and strategies for the advancement of gender equity,
  • enabling the development of skills and capacity in gender analysis;
  • facilitate links between intellectuals, policy makers and practitioners in understanding gender and development.
Aactivities of the Department
The Department of Gender and Development Studies specifically addresses issues that pertain to:
  • gender  disparities  of the sectors of the economy
  • socio-economic and development programmes
  • academic programmes on Gender and Development
  • research, analysis economic and development programmes,
  • provision of advisory and consultancy  services  locally regionally and internationally.
  • Acquisition and  dissemination of information
  • networking with gender and development support groups
  • guiding and counseling
Academic Programmes
The Department offers the following academic programmes in Gender and development.
  • Short courses leading to award of Certificates and Diplomas for specific target groups•    Under-graduate degree
  • Post-graduate Diploma
  • Masters degree
  • Doctor of philosophy (PHD)
  • University Common Units, 105 (HIV/AIDS & Drug Abuse) and 101 (Development Studies)
Non Academic Programmes
The Department undertakes the following outreach programmes:
  • Community service
  • Communication / Linkages
Achievements
  • Running academic programmes in Gender & Development studies
  • Successful sensitization seminars for students at Kenyatta University and surrounding community.
  • Accomplished various student and staff outreach activities
  • Establishing of networks and Linkages with like minded actors within and without Kenya
  • Established a Gender & Development Resource Center

 

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