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Psychoeducation Effectiveness on Expectations About Counseling for a Mental Illness Among the Youth: A Case Study of Teacher-Trainees in Kenya
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 57-63
Received: Jun. 10, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 20, 2017; Published: Sep. 21, 2017
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Eunice Jemalel Nyavanga, Department of Social and Human Development, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology, the Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya; Malel Bibwob Clinical Psychologists Consultancy (MICAP), Nairobi, Kenya
Ivy Mmbone Chebet, St. Vincent Private Hospital, Department of Nursing (Neuroscience), Melbourne, Australia
Mourice Barasa Wafula, M&E, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Africa Region, Nairobi, Kenya
David Musyimi Ndetei, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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Expectations are subjectively held statements that represent an individual’s estimate of likelihood that an event will occur. Several researches has explored on expectations about counseling in various populations globally related to a number of situations. This study aims to determine effectiveness of psychoducation on expectations about counseling for a mental illness among the youth in Kenya. Sampling of four colleges out of the existing twenty public teacher-training colleges was done. Participants were divided into two groups, experimental and control groups and presented with self-administered questionnaires at baseline. Psychoeducation was done to the experimental group and second assessment was done, the third assessment was done three months after the psychoeducation and a fourth assessment was done six months after the psychoeducation using same instruments. The control group was assessed three times, baseline, three months after and six months after. Ethics Committee followed ethical protocol from approval to informed consent from the participants. This study found out that psychoeducation improved expectations about counseling for at least six months and recommended that mental illness and expectations about counseling should be included in the teacher trainee curriculum.
Expectation, Counseling, Psychoeducation, Teacher Trainees, Effectiveness
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Eunice Jemalel Nyavanga, Ivy Mmbone Chebet, Mourice Barasa Wafula, David Musyimi Ndetei, Psychoeducation Effectiveness on Expectations About Counseling for a Mental Illness Among the Youth: A Case Study of Teacher-Trainees in Kenya, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2017, pp. 57-63. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20170604.12
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