Staff Profiles

Dr Dan-Bush Bhusumane

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Faculty of Education

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PhD. (Counsellor Educ. & Supervision) Duquesne University, USA ( 2007)

M.Ed. (Adult Career & Higher Educ.) University of Alberta, Canada (1993)

Dip. in Faculty of Education (Postsecondary) University of Alberta, Canada (1991)

B.A. (Hum) (1985)  + PGDE (University of Botswana) (1986)

Taught Counselling in different institutions for over 23 years. Trained in Counsellor Education, supervision, Marriage and Family Counselling as well as teaching of adult learners and in Higher Education. A counsellor educator, clinical supervisor and professional counsellor. Worked with individual clients and couples, and has extensive experience running groups, and clinical supervision in Counselling. He ran several training activities (9 years) for Guidance and Counselling for sub-Saharan Africa under the auspices of UNESCO. Trained as trainer-of-trainers in mental health facilitation, in NVivo, SPSS, and management. Presented several papers in conferences and seminars both at local and international level. Trained in programming and curriculum planning. Was Guidance officer, Senior Education officer and headed Guidance and Counselling Division in the Ministry of Education (1994-1996) in Botswana. Headed Counselling section at University of Botswana. Head of Department of Educational Foundations and Management at University of Swaziland. He taught and provided clinical supervision in counselling at University of Botswana, University of Swaziland, Duquesne University, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), USA. Was in Board of Advisors of the National Board of Certified Counselors-International. Chaired the technical working group for the Guidance, Counselling and Youth Development Centre for Africa. Been member of ACA, ASGW, AAGC, IAC, BCA, ACES.

Psychological Testing and Assessment/Appraisal techniques, Multicultural Counselling, Measurement and Testing, Indigenous Counselling Approaches, Seminars: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Africa, Qualitative Research, Academic and Career Counselling, Group Counselling, Marriage/Couples and Family Therapy, Practicum and Internship, Consultation in Schools and Community, and Programme Development.

  1. Counselling services in Africa
  2. Structural, Motivational and societal influences on participation in occupational roles
  3. The power of faith in the intervention and the therapist in the healing process and recovery
  4. Distress causation and perceived metaphysical forces on people’s lives
  5. Interconnectedness and interdependence as major factors on personal wellbeing
  6. Integrating environment as a critical factor in counselling in a non-Western setting: Lessons from indigenous heal systems

Supervised over 35 postgraduate research (both doctoral and master’s thesis/dissertations) in different institutions.

  1. Levers, L. L., Kamanzi, D., Mukamana, D., Pells, K., & Bhusumane, D-B. (2006). Addressing urgent community mental health needs in Rwanda: Culturally sensitive training interventions. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 16, 261 – 272.
  2. Stockton, R., Nitza, A., & Bhusumane, D-B. (2010). The Development of professional counseling in Botswana. Journal of Counseling & Development. Winter Vol. 88. 9 – 12.
  3. Stockton, R., Terry, L. J., & Bhusumane, D-B. (2006). Fundamentals of Group Work. In Jocelyn Gregoire and Chrissy Jungers (Eds.). Counselor’s Companion: Handbook for Professional Helpers, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers
  4. Bhusumane, D-B. (April 2007).  (contributor). “A call for cultural differences”. In Jonathan Rollins (Ed.). Calling for a shift in strategy. Counseling Today. ACA publication
  5. Authored and co-authored 9 books for schools.

In pursuit of academic excellence