The aim of the programme is to prepare a competent professional to function in the field of psychology/counseling, providing safe cognitive practices to individuals, families and groups across the life span The student will be able to define and critique the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical and modern trends in psychology/counselling, as well as discuss how these are applied to solve individual and societal problems. Qualification could lead to jobs in the counseling field and mental health field.
- Minimum of five (5) subjects required – CXC/CSEC General Proficiency Grades I, II, III; GCE O’ Level Grades A, B, C; or CAPE Grades 1-4
- Preferred subjects including: Psychology, Sociology, Biology/Human and Social Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Statistics, Anthropology, Physics, Economics, Politics, Philosophy, Geology, Social Sciences
- We will not accept both grades in two (2) subjects where they appear to demonstrate the same ability.
- Mature students not having all the five subjects at the required grade will be required to take an Entrance Exam.
AREAS OF STUDY
- Physiological Psychology
- Theories of Growth and Development
- psychosocial processes,
- Theories and factors influencing development of personality.
- Coping mechanisms and stress management
- Learning and Motivation, conditioning, reinforcement, memory and motivation
- Aggression, punishment, theories, factors influencing aggression, effectiveness of punishment.
- Concepts and Factors influencing intelligence
- Group dynamics
- Advanced psychology such as: clinical psychology, criminology, education psychology, Child psychology, Health psychology and Gestalt theories.
- Modern cognitive therapies
- Relationships and sexuality
- Death and Bereavement
- Drugs, Alcohol and Financial Problems
- Counselling Ethics
DURATION : 4 years
COMMENCEMENT DATE: September 2016