Manchester University KAPC Collaboration

We regret to inform all our students and prospective students that the KAPC’s collaboration with the University of Manchester for the validated BA and MA in Counselling Studies courses is coming to an end.read more

Upcoming Courses in 2017

The following are the upcoming courses:-

  • Certificate in Counselling studies-13th March - 7th April 2017- closed
  • Diloma in Counselling studies (Evening Class)-21st  March 2017- March 2018
  • Diploma in Counselling Studies - 20th  March 2017- March 2018

KAPC installs new wireless Internet

KAPC has installed several wireless access Internet points at the Nairobi Parklands offices that students and members can use for free to browse the net with their laptops without requiring a cable connection.

 

Diploma in Counselling Studies

 

The course is open to people who are interested in developing a solid foundation in counselling to prepare them for higher learning and/or professional practice. It is one year part-time course delivered on the basis of either, one-day-per week or, four two-week blocks together with one-day-per-month meetings.

 

The course is designed to respond to the needs of those working therapeutically with clients in schools, primary health care, pastoral care, social work and related disciplines providing psychosocial services. The course forms a bridge between KAPC’s Certificate and KAPC’s Higher Diploma in Counselling Studies. The use of the internet is an integral part of the course and participants will be provided with their own web space.

 

 

 

CONTENT 
The participants gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become competent and reflective counsellors capable of working in a variety of contexts. This is achieved through 4 modules that are taught concurrently:

 

  • Personal development and self awareness
  • Psychological theories of counselling
  • Counselling in context
  • Process and practice of counselling

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY
Learning is participatory and experiential, encouraging participants to reflect on their own values, assumptions, beliefs and prejudices about human nature and the process of change. Psychological theories of counselling are presented through a combination of lectures, group discussions, case studies, individual and group presentations. Practical training is based upon counselling skills introduced through role-plays and monitored through video and audio recordings. Tutorials are an integral part of the course when participants have the opportunity of discussing their personal development and their academic work with tutors.

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT
Participants are assessed during the course by the submission of 4 written assignments and a case study. The practical skills are assessed at the end of the course by submission of a video recording of a counselling session together with a written commentary describing how the theories of counselling are employed. There are also a number of non examinable components that participants are expected to satisfy.

 

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Minimum KCSE C- (Division 3 or equivalent)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies from a recognized institute
  • Counselling work experience is an added advantage

 

 

 

KAPC gets a commendation from The University of Manchester

In September 2010 KAPC received a 5-person team from The University of Manchester to review our Institutional organization and MA programme .

Read more: KAPC gets a commendation from The University of Manchester