Counseling Psychology has an increasingly important role to play in helping shape the future agenda. Counseling can make a profound impact on the lives of individuals, families and communities. This service helps people navigate difficult life situations, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, natural disasters, school stress and the loss of a job. It provides the tools and insights to manage mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. Ultimately, counseling empowers people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
Social Work and Community Development: Through their commitment to locally-based intervention, community centres keep people at the centre of development. In doing so, they provide an institutional link between governments, people, and various coalitions of private stakeholders that make up the communities in which they are located. Community centres also engage in a broad range of social change activities, including advocacy with and on behalf of the community for reform of the underlying social, political, and economic conditions that undermine human dignity.
The programs offered in the department include: Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology, Diploma in Counseling Psychology and Diploma in Social Work and Community Development.
Career path for these program are as follows: -
ii.Work/ Occupation Pathways
Some are employed in: -
i)Colleges and universities as teachers, researchers and service providers (e.g., in university counseling centers).
ii)Independent practice, providing counseling, assessment and consultation services to individuals, couples, families and organizations.
iii)Community mental health centers,
iv)Hospitals and other medical facilities,
v)Rehabilitation agencies, and
vi)Business and industrial organizations
Counseling psychologists complete: -
4 years of under graduate course - Bachelor’s degree,