Psychology is needed general practice and health service–provision specialty in mental health. Therefore, this PhD in Psychology programme is intended to prepare a student to function as psychologist, a trainer and/or as a researcher. It focuses on personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span and on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental and organizational concerns. Psychology centers on typical or normal developmental issues as well as atypical or disordered development as it applies to human experience from individual, family, group, systems, and organizational perspectives. Psychologists help people with physical, emotional, and mental disorders improve well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, and resolve crises. In addition, practitioners in this profession provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychopathology.
Within the Psychology Programme the psychologist’s role is conceptualized as that of a professional scientist-practitioner who works within a shared care model of multidisciplinary health service delivery. The psychologist as a professional is guided by codes of ethics and practice such as those laid down by the Uganda Council of Psychologists and Uganda Counselling Association.
In addition to this programme offers variety of alternatives in the field of psychology which include Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Industrial/organization Psychology, Neuropsychology, Educational Psychology, Applied Psychology and Environmental Psychology.