Department of Psychology


The Department of Psychology is in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The department offices are housed at Arts Complex Building 1.
The department has 18 qualified and experienced members of staff, who specialize in the following fields of psychology:

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Chemical Dependency and Addiction Studies
  • Research Methodology
  • Health Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Marital and Family Psychology
  • Emotional Intelligence

The department collaborates, internally, with the following departments and institutes:

  • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning (DSVOL)
  • Institute of Peace and Security Studies
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Wellness centre
  • Mentoring department

A.  ACADENIC ACTIVITIES
1. Academic trips

  • Mathari Teaching and Referral Hospital    12 November 2015:Practical Learning of Abnormal Psychology Issues
  • Mathari Teaching and Referral Hospital    22 October 2015:Practical Learning of Mental Health Issues Associated with Health Psychology and Clinical Psychology
  • Kijabe Mission Hospital    11 March 2015:HIV/Aids Counseling and Testing
  • Mathari Teaching and Referral Hospital    13 November    2014    Mental Health Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Blessed Talbot Recovery Centre    24 May    2014    Drug Use Treatment and Counseling

2. Seminars
Department Post Graduate Seminar Series

  • 1ST Seminar  29 May  2015
  • 2ND Seminar  25 June  2015
  • 3RD Seminar  29 July 2015

Departmental Seminars for Treatment for Substance Use

  • PART 1  18 June  2015
  • PART 2   30 June  2015
  • Capacity Building Seminar on Research Methods 22 September 2015.Research that Makes an Impact
  • Training on Teaching of Large Classes,5 November 2015.Strategies for Teaching Large Classes Effectively
  • Seminar for PHD Students 19 November 2015.Effective Thesis Writing

B. RESEARCH
1. Research
3 Post- graduate seminars on Research process in May, June and July 2015.
2. Consultancy

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

C.  COLLABORATIONS/ CONSULTANCY
The department collaborates, internally, with the following departments and institutes:

  • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Institute of Open, Distance and e-Learning
  • Institute of Peace and Security Studies
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Two (2) Departmental staff members were involved in a collaborative activity of the University and  February 2015

D.  COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Medical Camp 17 October    2015.Provision of Counseling Services to Patients in Attendance
  • Psychology club engaged in a Community Outreach activity where they visited Good Hope Rehabilitation Centre Children’s Home Drug rehabilitation center based in Mtito Andei in Collaboration with Directorate of Community Outreach.

E.  STUDENT WELFARE
F.  STAFF CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Lecturers attended e-learning training.:February 2015
  • Departmental Staff Seminar on plagiarism:25 May    2015

G. MARKETING
H.  QUALITY MANAGEMENT
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I. OTHERS

Bachelor Of Arts (Counselling Psychology)    msword     pdf

Bachelor Of Arts (Psychology)   msword     pdf

Master Of Arts (Counseling Psychology)  msword     pdf

Phd in Counseling Psychology
  msword      pdf

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
  • For BA Psychology (Digital Mode)

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.

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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), Mombasa Campus, Nakuru Campus.
  • 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 &Structure

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

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.

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PHD (COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY)
Entry Requirements:
ADMISSION CRITERIA:    

  • The common regulations for the Ph.D. degree in the University shall apply
  • The general regulations for all Ph.D. degrees in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences shall apply
  • The following shall be eligible for admission to the PhD degree in Counseling psychology:
  • A holder of MA or M.SC degree in counseling or clinical psychology (or its equivalent) of Kenyatta University or any other recognized university with an aggregate grade of B plain or its equivalent in the Masters course.
  • A holder of M.ED. Degree in guidance and counseling of Kenyatta University or any other recognized university or its equivalent with an aggregate grade of B plain or its equivalent in the Masters course

Modes of Study

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

Mode of study is by:

  • Coursework, examination, practicum
  • Thesis

DURATION

  • Full time- 3 years

Fees Structure:

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

 

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGYSERVICE DELIVERY CHARTER

SERVICE

REQUIREMENTS

CHARGES

TIMELINE

ACTION BY

Unit Registration

Registration form

Clearance from finance

Free

Immediate

Registration Coordinator

Academic advising

Request in “student queries ” book with telephone contact

Free

1 day

Academic Advisor

Inter and intra department transfer

Request letter

Free

1 day

Chairperson

Unit adjustment

Filled unit change form

Free

1 day

Chairperson

Time table clashes

Written request in “student queries” book

Free

1 week

Timetabler

Unit teaching (non-attendance by lecturers)

Written request in “student queries” book

Free

Immediate

Chairperson

Dissatisfaction with teaching

Written request in “student queries” book

Free

3 days

Chairperson

Missing marks

Missing mark request form

Free

1 week

Exam Coordinator

Recommendation letters

Written letter to chairperson attaching current stamped transcripts from School

Free

2 days

Chairperson

Request for information on course/program

Request letter or note in “customer book”

Free

Immediate

Chairperson

Request of   admission information

Request letter or note in “customer book”

Free

Immediate

Chairperson

Proposal presentation

Request letter and proposal signed by Supervisors

Free

3 Weeks

Chairperson

Forwarding corrected proposal to school after presentation

Proof of corrections, fees statement from finance indicating zero balance

Signed tracking devise

Free

1 Week

Chairperson

APPROVED BY: CHAIRPERSON, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY: _____________    ________________      ___________

                                                                                                                                 NAME              SIGNATURE              DATE;

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 08:23