There is great need for adequately prepared personnel at the postgraduate level to provide counselling services to learning institutions, industries and other mental caretaker partners. This is necessitated by emerging issues of discipline and the evolution of behavioural modification and mental care approaches in society. Research and development are the pillars of the academic/scholarly aspects of the counselling profession as well as policy making. The Ph.D. programme in Counselling Psychology intends to prepare researchers and philosophers in the discipline. The programme is by research and thesis. The graduates of the programme are prepared to assume responsibilities in research, advisory, consultancy, management and university teaching.
The graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counselling Psychology should be able to:
i) Develop effective communication skills and interpersonal relationships; plan and teach community development, extension and communications programmes;
ii) Enable the graduate identify and specify client‟s problems and needs;
iii) Impart skill in selected individual, group guidance and group counselling methods;
iv) Provide the graduate with skills in psychological measurement and evaluation technique;
v) Impart consultation skills in guidance and counselling;
vi) Enable the graduate to organize and administer a program of guidance and counselling services;
vii) Provide skills and techniques to conduct research in guidance and counselling;
viii) Enable counsellors top demonstrate social sensitivity in their approach and keep in touch with national needs and trends;
ix) Train stake holder groups such as NGOs, industries, hospitals, mental care units and private practitioners in guidance and counselling.
The common Egerton University rules and regulations for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme shall apply. Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy programme
in Counselling Psychology shall be required to have a Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology or its equivalent. Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy programme in Counselling Psychology shall be required to present a research project proposal acceptable to the Department of Psychology, Counselling and Educational Foundations.
Course Structure and Duration
Doctor of Philosophy programme in Counselling Psychology shall last for a period of not less than three years and not more than five academic years.
116.5 Examination Regulations
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXIX
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIX
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counselling Psychology is not classified in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX