OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAMME
The Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg Campus) is equivalent to an Honours degree. The primary purpose of this Diploma is to enable working professionals, particularly those working with children and youth, to develop their skills in psychological counselling, assessment, community development and research.
The Postgraduate Diploma covers the following modules: Developmental Psychology and Applied Psychopathology, Fundamentals of Psychological Assessment, Community Interventions, Psychological Counselling: Theory and Practicum, Research Methodology, Short Research Project.
The duration of the programme is 18 months and it is offered on a full-time basis. The theory component of each module is taught in block sessions (1 week per month) however, students are required to be on campus for the completion of practical work for modules that comprise of this additional component. All modules are taught during the day and attendance is compulsory. All lectures and seminars for this programme are conducted in English. Similarly, all learning material and assessment activities are presented in English.
To qualify for consideration applicants will be expected to possess an undergraduate degree with a Psychology major and relevant experience. Applicants must provide evidence of experience in the field of psychosocial support. They must meet the minimum standards and requirements for admittance to UKZN Post-Graduate Programme (Recognised undergraduate degree accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority); International students must apply for this accreditation. It is important that are committed to complete the course. If an applicant is employed, a letter of support from the applicant’s current employer will be required agreeing to release the students for residential block and internship.
Please note: All details and documentation regarding the application process below can be downloaded.
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ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE EMAILED TO
Ms Leonie Kok
Psychological Counselling Administrator
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling Coordinator
Miss Sanelisiwe Y.N. Cele
Psychological Counselling Coordinator