Message from the founder Chair

FMPSY87202 Welcome to the DECP website! This website presents a concise overview of the department, admission procedure,   news, events and facilities for the students as well as others looking for psychological services. Currently, DECP offers one year professional master’s (MS) and two years master’s of philosophy (M Phil) degree in educational psychology and counseling psychology.  Additionally, the department organizes various skill training and workshops for the counseling psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists and mental health professionals.

DECP is committed to maintain high professional standard and ethics in teaching, training, research and practice. Our graduates have to go through extensive training, institutional placements and direct practice experience before they have been awarded degree. From October 2013, DECP initiated professional psychological services such as individual counseling/psychotherapy, group therapy, workshop, child assessment and intervention, psychological assessment. Interested individual or organization can contact with the department to access any of these services.

Our vision is to take psychological service at the doorstep of the unreachable. We welcome any national and international collaboration with our efforts in developing professional psychologists. We live up to our mission of  meeting the unlimited cry for balance psychological state in rapid changing national and global social, economic and political context.


Professor  Shaheen Islam, PhD
Founder Chairperson
Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology
University of Dhaka