Welcome to the Department of Psychology & Counseling
Constituted in August 2010, the department of Psychology & Counseling prepares men and women for professional service in counseling in areas such as child care, child therapy, children ministry and advocacy.
This training takes into consideration children's rights to life, education, social welfare and prevention from all forms of abuse and exploitation.
In addition, it provides training in counseling diverse issues or problems in such areas as individual, group, family, marriage, adolescence, substance use and abuse, mental disorders etc.
This department comprises of the following programs:
The department houses the Nuru Counseling Centre (NCC), whose purpose is to provide a laboratory for training students in clinicals through intensive supervision, offer counseling, consultancy services to the Daystar community and general public. Located at the Nairobi Campus, NCC offers a wide range of counseling services for Individuals, Groups, Pre-Marital, Marriage, Family, Adolescent, Substance Abuse, Career Guidance, HIV/AIDS, and Sexual Related issues, etc. The PhD in Clinical Psychology Program is directed by Dr. Alice Munene. This Department of Psychology and Counseling is headed by Dr. Lincoln Imbuga Khasakhala.
The 1st accredited by Commission For University Education (CUE) PhD in Clinical Psychology program in Kenya. The program meets integration, practitioner, psychometric and scholarly standards of practice in clinical psychology internationally!
INTEGRATION - PRACTITIONER - SCHOLAR MODEL
The PhD approaches psychology from a holistic integrative perspective. It hinges on Clinicals, Scholarship, Psychological Assessment/Psychometric Testing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Professional Ethical Standards in training integrated practitioners and scholars for the African Continent and the rest of the World. The trainees of this PhD are guaranteed international standards of competency in psychotherapeutic treatment, research, supervision and diagnosis among others
The PhD is a 3-year comprehensive evening program comprising a Total of 86 credit hours as follows: 8 General integration, 15 Research and Analysis, 18 Core Psychology, 9 Psychological Assessment tests including report writing, conceptualization and diagnosis, 12 Practicum, 18 Doctoral Dissertation and 6 Final Internship.
The facilitators of the PhD program are both regional and International. They are drawn from such psychology fields as Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Approach, Cognitive-Behavioral, Clinical and Experimental research, Neuropsychology, among other relevant specializations.
You can also pick the Application Forms at the receprion at Daystar University Valley Road Campus in Nairobi, or visit the School of Human and Social Sciences, Valley Road Campus for more details.
For other details, contact: Registrar’s office 020 2727271 (9am-5pm).
Admission is open to all who meet the requirements.