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Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology


Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology is a 4 years Bachelors Degree examined by Commision for University Education.

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About Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Counseling Psychology is a specialty within professional psychology that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span.  The specialty pays particular attention to emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns.

The Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology (BACP) program introduces students to the core areas of Psychology, by exposing them to broad-based academic and experiential exposure to the science of behavior that guides the work of Counseling Psychologists. This program will enhance your understanding of human behavior, ability to administer the psychological assessment, facilitate behavior change and increase awareness of issues that will affect relationships.

The course is intense, practical, and covers a wide range of issues relevant to people such as marital problems, drug abuse, trauma counseling, grieve and loss, a teenage crisis among others. This means that after completion students are prepared to offer counseling services in various situations.

Bachelor of Arts In Counselling is intended for students who desire to serve the community by providing counseling services to individuals, couples, family relations, and counseling ministries, as well as small group facilitation and mediation skills.

Who Can Join

This program 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.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology

  • KCSE grade C+ with C- in English or its equivalents, Or
  • A level with two principal passes or its equivalents, Or
  • Diploma holders in related areas such as with at least a Credit Pass.

Institutions offering Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology


Maasai Mara University

Public University Likoni

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International Leadership University Kenya

Private University Dagoretti North

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Pwani University

Public University Kilifi South

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Africa Nazarene University

Private University Dagoretti South

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Africa International University

Private University Dagoretti South

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Alupe University College

Public University Teso South

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KAG East University

Private University Embakasi South

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Kisii University

Public University Nyaribari Chache

Kisii University is a World-Class University for the Advancement of Academic Excellence, Research and Social Welfare.Kisii University was founded in 1965 as a primary teachers? training college on...

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Kenya Methodist University

Private University North Imenti

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Tangaza University College

Private University Langata

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Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Private University Langata

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Pan Africa Christian University

Private University Kasarani

Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University is a Fully Accredited Private University in Kenya that offers quality education and imparts its students with godly values and practical skills that...

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Objectives of Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology program will enhance students understanding of human behavior, ability to administer the psychological assessment, facilitate behavior change, and increase awareness of issues that will affect relationships.

To impart knowledge, skills, and values, through training Counseling psychologists who will be able to develop the necessary competencies to meet the growing needs of the society.

To prepare future generations for social, economic, religious, and political responsibilities in a fluid society by inculcating values, emotional dispositions, and behavior patterns that enhance their daily living.

To assist students in developing a base and working knowledge of the application of psychological, developmental, and mental health principles in a psychology-related practicum experience in the final year.

To enable students to leverage the principles and tenets of behavioral science and go on to work in a wide range of careers involving the rendering of therapeutic services to a variety of people at different levels after completing the dynamic core and elective courses.

Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology - Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology program provides specialized training for persons interested in becoming professional counselors. In recognition of the various socio-emotional difficulties facing people, the program trains students in a wide variety of conceptual as well as practical elements of Counselling Psychology. The program takes cognizance of the increasing demand for professional Counsellors, especially with undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.

Units to be studied include:

First Year ? Semester I

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of relationships
  • Counseling Special Populations
  • Organizational Behaviour

First Year ? Semester II

  •  Counseling Techniques and Skills
  • Research Methods I
  • Correctional Psychology and Counseling
  • Computing Studies 
  • Human Development and Growth

Second Year ? Semester I

  • Psychology and Counseling of Aging
  • Parenting Psychology
  • Vocational and Career Counseling
  • Addictions and Substance Abuse
  • Case Formulation and Treatment
  • Counseling Terminally Ill

Second Year ? Semester II

  • Community Psychology & Counseling
  • Psychotherapies
  • Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling 
  • Christian Counseling 
  • Introduction to Sociology    
  • Human Sexuality

Third Year ? Semester I

  • Group Dynamics
  • Crisis Counseling 
  • Stress Counseling
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Divorce and Remarriage Counseling
  • Guidance and Counseling in Schools
  • Integration of Theology and Psychology
  • Child psychology and Counseling

Third Year ? Semester II

  • Introduction to Psychopathology
  • Personality Theories
  • Foundations of Leadership 
  • HIV/AIDS Counseling 
  • Counseling Seminar I
  • Counselor?s Life and Work 
  • Psychology of Religion

Fourth Year ? Semester I

  • Social Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Counseling in Healthcare Institutions
  • Research Methods II
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Ethics in Counseling 

Fourth Year ? Semester II

  • Counseling Abusive Issues 
  • Adolescent Psychology and Counseling 
  • Human Personality 
  • Educational Psychology
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Psychological Measurement and Assessment     
  • Counseling Seminar II

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