- Category: School of Education
Human beings exist concurrently at the psychological, emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual levels, therefore no attempt should be made to compartmentalize one area independent of the others. A challenge in one area of existence will affect the other areas. Counseling should therefore be given a holistic approach. Furthermore we hold to the fact that human beings are helpless when it comes to changing themselves and counselee must be taught to look beyond themselves to God. In cases where counselee's problems are due to organic cause, referral is the norm.
To teach a Biblical/Christian approach to students who enter the Counseling profession and to instil in them the idea of being thinkers and not mere reflectors of other people's theories and thoughts.
To ensure that our graduates will provide quality Counseling services that will be reflected in their diligence and commitment in carrying out their work of helping people cope with life's problems. This we plan to achieve through the following:
1. Hiring quality faculty members with a reverence for the word of God.
2. Offering a variety of programs to cover a wide scope in the area of Counseling.
3. Offering graduate level studies to increase the depth of knowledge of our students in the Counseling endeavor.
1.Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counseling
The program is designed to accomplish the following specific objectives:
a) To expose the students to the current secular theories in counseling and to analyze and identify their merits and demerits.
b) To enable students to gain a better understanding of human nature and behavior, with the realization of the effect of environment and psychological development on human behavior.
c) To train students in the practical applications of skills and techniques in counseling.
d) To prepare students for advanced research and graduate studies in counseling.
e) To give students the opportunity to practice their skills and knowledge in institutions similar to those they may be employed in later.
f) To prepare students in the use of Christian counseling.
2. Minor and Diploma in Guidance and Counseling
a) To provide students with basic knowledge in the area of Guidance and counseling.
b) To prepare students for further their education in the field of Guidance and counseling.
c) To equip students with basic counseling skills that will enable them to offer guidance and counseling services to clients who have straight forward problems.
d) To provide additional skills to students who are majors in other areas. Counseling skills are quite compatible with those in other areas such as those in Theology, Nursing, and Education.
3. Minor in Psychology
a) To develop an appreciation of the human mind and its Creator God.
b) To provide graduates in other departments with current understanding of human behavior and thought.
c) To enable business people, medical workers, teachers, pastors and other professionals to practice sound psychological principles in their interactions with people.
d) To equip students with guidelines for ethical practice in the use of psychological information. e) To prepare students with psychological background for graduate work in counseling, psychology, social work, et-cetera.
4. Minor in Health Psychology
a) To train students in basic health science and provide a foundation for further knowledge of the work of the body and the effects of disease or abuse of health.
b) To enable students understand the psychological and social effects of the mind and the culture in the practice of healthful living.
c) To develop necessary skills in educational methods that will attract positive attention to healthful practices and also motivate the public to change their unhelpful health behavior. d) To equip students with the knowledge to counsel and guide individuals and groups to alleviate or avoid illness and gain health.
e) To help learners to know how to find and utilize health psychology resource material to keep them updated at all times.
f) To prepare students for graduate work in psychology, public health, social work or counseling.
5. Certificate in Guidance and Counseling
1. To offer opportunities for people who have not qualified for undergraduate studies to acquire skills in counseling.
2. To offer opportunities to people in other professions who are interested in acquiring counseling skills at certificate level for enhancement of their professions or for personal benefit.
Point to Note:
Counseling, as a profession, prepares the student for possibilities in social services, employment agencies, industry, hospitals, educational institutions, clinics, rehabilitation centers, private practice, NGOs, public and international organizations, business organizations, international humanitarian organizations, church organizations, etc.
1. Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counseling
2. Minor in Guidance and Counseling
3. Minor in Psychology
4. Minor in Health Psychology
5. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling
6. Certificate in Guidance and Counseling
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
To be admitted to the program; The student must meet the general entry requirement for admission to the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (Presently the minimum entry requirement is a mean grade of C+ in KCSE examination or two principal passes and two subsidiaries "A" levels), OR Have a minimum of 5 credits and a pass in English in KCE, OR a pass in Mature Age entry examination administered by the university, OR a pass in the University's Pre-university program examinations
FOR DIPLOMA IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
The entry requirement into this program is a minimum of a C- (minus) for those coming straight from Sec. School or a pass in the University's Mature Age Entrance Examination for those who are at least 25 years of age. The minimum requirement for graduation is a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Those who attain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and above will be allowed to upgrade to the BA in Guidance and Counseling Program.
FOR CERTIFICATE IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
The entry requirement is a minimum of a D+ (plus) in KCSE or Division III in KCE.
Those transferring from other Departments are required to have a minimum of C plain in PSYC 101 (Introduction to Psychology) and SOCI 119 (Principles of Sociology) for major in Guidance and Counseling.