2015-2016 Academic Year

GAC: L500, SM1 & SM2 List of Courses

SM1, L500

  1. GACG 5101: Psychometrics II – Nsamenang
  2. GACG 5102: Clinical Psychology and Helping Relationships – Ndongndeh
  3. GACG 5103: Micro-Counseling Skills and Client Assessment – Ndongndeh
  4. GACG 5104: Entrepreneurship Education – Fomba
  5. EDUG 5105: Educational Planning & Administration – Kongnyuy
  6. GACG 5106: Environmental Education & Community Psychology – Dohfon
  7. GACG 5107: Aptitudes and Cartography of Careers / Professions – Nkengla
  8. GACG 5108 : Psycho-pedagogical Guidance of Learners – Dohfon
  9. GACG 5110: Research Seminar in Counselling – Nsamenang, Lilian, Ngoran
  10. Research Seminar

 

SM2, L500

  1. GACG 5201 (10): Counseling Internship
  2. GACG 5202 (5): Dissertation Research Seminar
  3. GACG 5203 (15): Dissertation

 

SM1, L400

  1. GACG 4101: General Psychology
  2. GACG 4102: Fundamentals of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  3. GACG 4103: Educational Foundations & General Pedagogy
  4. GACG 4104: National Education Sector and Labor Force Analysis
  5. GACG 4105: Practicum: Service-Based Learning I
  6. GACG 4106 : Organizational Behaviour & Work Psychology
  7. GACG 4107:  Basic Methods/Issues in Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  8. GACG 4108: Statistics in Counselling & Psychology
  9. GACG 4109 : ICT/Computer Science and Online Research –
  10. GACG 4110: Parental Education and Family Therapy
  11. GACG 4111: Language (English/French) in Professional Communication –
  12. GACG 4112: Logical Reasoning and Critical Thinking

 

SM2. L400

  1. GACG 4201: Lifecycle Human Development & Adjustment
  2. GACG 4202: Adolescence and emerging adulthood
  3. GACG 4203: Theories/Techniques of Individual Counseling & Group Guidance
  4. GACG 4204: Organization of School Guidance & Counselling Services
  5. GACG 4205: Psychometrics I
  6. GACG 4206: Dissertation Research Methods
  7. GACG 4207: Vocational Development and Career Guidance
  8. GACG 4208: Psychopathology and Inclusivity Issues
  9. GACG 4209: Ethical and Legal Issues in Guidance & Counselling
  10. GACG 4210 : Social Psychology & Socio-Professional Insertion
  11. GACG 4211: Practicum: Service-based Learning II

 

SM1, L500

  1. GACG 5101: Psychometrics II
  2. GACG 5102: Clinical Psychology and Helping Relationships
  3. GACG 5103: Micro-Counseling Skills and Client Assessment
  4. GACG 5104: Entrepreneurship Education
  5. EDUG 5105: Educational Planning & Administration
  6. GACG 5106: Environmental Education & Community Psychology
  7. GACG 5107: Aptitudes and Cartography of Careers / Professions
  8. GACG 5108 : Psycho-pedagogical Guidance of Learners
  9. GACG 5110: Research Seminar in Counselling

 

SM2, L500

  1. GACG 5201 (10): Counseling Internship
  2. GACG 5202 (5): Dissertation Research Seminar
  3. GACG 5203 (15): Dissertation

 

Programme Development Resource Persons:

President Nsamenang Augustine Bame, PhD Professor, Psyclology, Guidance and counselingThe University of Bamenda
Vice President Rev. Dr. Ndongndeh Godlove Nkwain, PhD Senior Lecturer, Guidance and Counseling , Christian University, Bamenda
Member Fritz Ndiva Mbua, PhDProfessor, Educational Planning, University of BueaMartina Zinkeng, PhD Senior Lecturer, Educational psychology, Guidance and Counseling University of Buea

 

Nsamenang Augustine Bame PhDProfessor, Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, University of Bamenda

 

Therese M.S. Tchombe PhDProfessor, Psychology, University of Buea
George Epah Fonkeng PhDAssociate Professor, Educational Administration, University of Yaoundé I
Moses Einstein Anyi PhDAssociate Professor, Counseling, University of Buea
Rev. Euphresia Yuh PhDAssociate Professor, Educational Psychology and counseling, University of Buea
Jacqueline Lum Dohfon PhDAssistant Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Buea
Joseph Lah Looh PhDSenior Lecturer, Educational Psychology, University of Buea
Patrick Shey PhDSenior Lecturer, Special Education, University of Buea
Hannah Kolle PhDSenior Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Buea
Martina Zinkeng PhDAssistant Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Buea
John Nkengla PhDAssistant Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Buea
Kate Ndoh Tande PhDAssistant Lecturer, Educational Psychology, University of Buea
Emmanuel Tlou PhDProfessor, Counseling Psychology, University of Buea
Bonda J. PhDAssistant Lecturer, SocialPsychology, University of Yaoundé 1

                                                               

  • MISSION STATEMENT

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour, mental processes and the interrelation between the two. The Department of Guidance & Counselling will offer a BEd, DIPCO II and MEd in Counselling Psychology from developmental science and career development perspectives. It will provide the basic academic training required for those wishing to pursue qualification as a professional psychologist, who shall be grounded in major areas of psychology, including social and developmental psychology, perception, learning psychology, biological bases of behaviour, personality and individual differences, cognition, individual and group counselling, research methods, statistics and psychopathology. Students will explore how people behave, act and interact, both as individuals and as members of groups in domestic spaces, workplaces and the thoughts and feelings that underlie human behavior in different settings in health and illness. Psychology contributes to an understanding of many of the day-to-day problems faced today by people in the family, community and the world at large. In its study, we shall use a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, tools, techniques and service settings to investigate human behaviour and obtain reliable evidence which can form the basis for potential interventions and applications in counselling and “talk therapy”.

 

  • GENERAL VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT

Psychology in general and Counselling Psychology in particular can be applied to a wide range of careers, both in the psychology profession and in associated professions such as education, health, social welfare, agriculture, etc. as our counselling graduates will possess a range of transferable skills, including research, guidance and counselling, verbal/written communication, which are highly valued by employers and members of their communities.  Throughout the programme, students will consider both theory and empirical evidence and try to give a new vision to psychological views that considers the African perspectives derived from African worldview and philosophy. The emphasis is on real-world applications of psychological theory and research and service based learning (SBL) in a wide range of service agencies and facilities.

 

  • OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

By the time a student earns her/his BEd (Counselling Psychology), she/he should be able to:

  1. Explain the basic concepts and processes of psychology, counselling and the philosophical, behavioral, biological, social, and cognitive foundations of human abilities, functioning and dysfunction.
  2. Provide a perspective on the changes that take place during an individual’s lifespan and inherent developmental tasks in general and in selected environments: the family, the school, the workplace, the community, the global marketplace.
  3. Possess objective techniques and skills to monitor and measure human abilities and behavior in healthy and unusual life conditions and of work or service performance.
  4. Demonstrate how different psychological principles, theoretical perspectives and ideologies affect or determine the research and counselling applications that follow from them.
  5. Analyze reasons for personality disturbances or sources of behavioral difficulties and disorders and counselling and psychotherapeutic strategies to handle them.
  6. Demonstrate monitoring, evaluation and test use skills in simulation and real-life.

 

 

  • SKILLS TO BE ACQUIRED
  1. To sharpen students’ observational and evaluative skills so that they can examine human behavior and functioning more objectively.
  2. To teach specific skills that will help students in various professions. For example, those who plan to continue in the social or behavioral sciences may need help understanding statistical packages and scientific analyses; those in education may need to strengthen their ability to interpret stages of development so that they can respond appropriately to learners; those in counselling and nursing need to understand the effects of the interaction of the family and professionals on the physical and emotional wellbeing of the individual.
  3. To enhance students’ cognitive-processing ability by focusing on careful reading, clear written expression, and concise oral communication.
  4. To develop students’ study skills, including listening and attention, careful reading, time use and management, and note-taking.
  5. To foster critical thinking, especially in the analysis of controversial behavioral issues, life or work circumstances and discursive subject matter.
  6. To develop in students skills in psychological testing for diagnosis in counselling or educational settings, referral and remediation
  • VALUES
  1. To connect psychology to and generate psychological knowledge from the local context.
  2. To enhance students’ awareness of the ways in which social, political, ideological, and cultural trends affect the individual and how the “group” affects the individual.
  3. To help students appreciate people of all ages, ethnicities, races, cultures, and backgrounds, and to gain insight into individual similarities, differences and implications.
  4. To help students develop responsible personal values with regard to such important issues as drug use, sexuality, family roles, work ethic and worthy character.

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