University of South Africa, UNISA
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
The purpose of the programme is to equip students with the necessary psychological and social knowledge, attitudes, skills and applied competence to be trained as counsellors on postgraduate level in various contexts.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Basic psychology

  • Psychology in society

  • The anthropological study of culture in a multicultural context

  • Critical reasoning

  • Understanding language usage: an African cultural perspective

  • English Studies: Approaching literature and writing

  • English Studies: Explorations in reading and meaning

  • English for academic purposes

  • Afrikaans today (Literature)

  • Basic text skills

  • Contemporary Afrikaans: Language studies and written communication

Second year subjects:

  • Personality theories

  • Child and adolescent development

  • Adulthood and maturity

  • Counselling skills

  • Community psychology: re-imagining community

  • Basic measurement and questionnaire design in Psychology

  • Marriage guidance and counselling

  • Research in the social sciences

Third year subjects:

  • Social psychology

  • Abnormal behaviour and mental health

  • Cognition: thinking, memory and problem solving

  • Psychological research

  • Interpersonal skills in diverse contexts

  • Community psychology: intervention strategies

Careers: health practitioner manager, health psychologist, counsellor, health facilitator, health educator.



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