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Continuing Education and Training

Programme in Counselling Chlidren and Adolescents

(Qualification  code: 7034-3)

Aim of the programme:  To equip adults with counselling and communication skills, as well as evaluation techniques, in order to enable them to assist young people with problems.

Target group:  Teachers, counsellors, psychologists, parents and anyone who would like to gain skills or enhance their skills in supporting children and adolescents.

Admission requirements: 
Senior certificate

Language medium: 

1 (One) year

Number of modules:
4 (Four)

Registration dates:  
1 December to 28 February

Full course fee:
R4 6LM00-00 (An additional fee per module to be paid by students living outside the borders of South Africa)
Fees for groups, depending on extra services required may be different

Module content:

Module 1: The Theory of Counselling:

  • (PCCA01F) Different personality theories and approaches with practical applications. An integrated model for  counselling young people.

Module 2: Parent Guidance:

            (PCCA02G) Skills to help parents in their relationships with children and adolescents.          

Module 3: Counselling in Problem Behaviour

  • (PCCA03H) Counselling in aggressive behaviour, depression, drug abuse and other family problems such as divorce and HIV AIDS.

Module 4: Skills for counselling children and adolescents:

  • (PCCA04J) Skills for assessment, using projection techniques, the interview, planning and report writing.

Nature of Assessment:
A theoretical examination will be written during October/November examination period and will be based on the content (PCCA04J)

Workshop/Video conference:
During this  workshop students will receive training in interviewing, counselling and assessment skills and the attendance of the workshop or video conference is compulsory.

The workshop usually takes place during June/July and will be held in Pretoria

Contact person:
Project Leader: 
Prof Kesh Mohangi 
Tel: (012) 429 2126 (w) 

Registration Enquiries:
Tel: 012 481 2731/ 2813 / 2816 / 2831
Fax: 086 6514772