BACHELOR OF COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY (B.CP)
The world today is faced with diverse social challenges. The challenges include, among others, HIV and AIDS, psychosocial support, child counseling and orphanhood. Malawi being part of the global community is not immune to these challenges. Blantyre International University`s Counselling Psychology programme strives to provide students with professional qualification in counselling. The programme is unique in that the courses focus on the complex social new challenges faced by counseling practitioners. The programme`s courses are delivered with a strong emphasis on experiential learning, supervised practice and self reflection.
The aim of this programme is to develop students who can deliver psychological services in multi-cultural and multinational environment effectively and efficiently.
By the end of this programme, students should be able to:
a) Demonstrate a broad understanding of the field of counselling.
b) Execute ethical sensitive services.
c) Apply appropriate counselling skills and principles in therapeutic services.
d) Conduct research related to the field of counselling psychology.
Malawi, like any other country, is impacted adversely by today`s social changes which include among others HIV and AIDS, Orphanhood, Person and drug abuse, Juvenile delinquency. To circumvent these challenges there is need for competent counselors to equip affected people with the relevant skills to cope or manage the problems. It is against such backdrop that the counseling programme was introduced at Blantyre International University.
Graduates can work in/for the following institutions; NGOs, Respite Centres, Education, Colleges, Universities, All Human Service Organisations, Faith Based ,Organisations, among other human service organizations.
1 JRN 111 Communication Skills 1
2 GC 111 Contemporary Social Problems
3 GC 112 Introduction to Counselling Psychology
4 GC 113 Ethical Considerations in Counselling Psychology
1 GC 121 Counselling Theories and Practices
2 IT 112 Software Applications
3 GC 122 Counselling People with Disabilities and their Families
4 GC 123 Assessments Methods in Guidance and Counselling Psychology
5 JRN 112 Communication Skills 2
1 GC 211 Counselling People Living with HIV and AIDS
2 GC 212 Child Counselling
3 GC 213 Multi-Cultural Counselling
4 GC 214 Vocational and Career Counselling
1 GC 221 Community Psychology
2 GC 222 Psychobiology
3 GC 223 Stress and Stress Management
4 GC 224 Drug, Substance and Person Abuse
1 JRN 221 Research Methods
2 GC 312 Marriage Counselling
3 GC 313 Personality and Personality Development
4 GC 314 Practicum
1 BBA 421 Strategic Management
2 GC 321 Counselling of Special Populations
3 Entp 222 Entrepreneurship
4 GC 322 Psycho-Social Support for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children
1 GC 412 Practicum ii
2 GC 413 Counselling The Dying and Bereaved People
3 GC 414 Human Learning, Motivation and Performance
4 BBA 321 Human Resource Management
1 GC 421 Programme and Project Evaluation
2 GC 422 Gender and Inequality
3 GC 423 Human Development
4 BIU 400 Research Project