Cognition & Co recently had the pleasure of being invited to the SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) Johannesburg campus to celebrate SACAP’s 25th Anniversary.
Managing Director of Cognition & Co, Dylan Benyon, was privileged to be shown around the beautiful campus by the current Academic Dean, Dr Jaclyn Lotter. As they walked around the facilities, they discussed the incredible work SACAP is doing in the field of Psychology and how far they have come in recent years.
Importantly, SACAP is one of the only higher education institutions offering the BPsych Equivalent programme that leads to HPCSA registration as a Registered Counsellor. To find out more about the work SACAP is doing, read the media statement below.
This BPsych Equivalent is a professional programme that leads to registration with the HPCSA as a Registered Counsellor. This is an 18 month professional programme, meaning that it cannot be done part-time or via distance. Included within this programme is both the academic and practical components required to write the HPCSA board exam. This practical component includes the 720 hour supervised practicum, aligned to the professional training standards of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974.
The practicum cannot be done separately to the academic components as candidates will need both the practicum portfolio and degree certificate in order to qualify to write their board exam.
For more information on this programme, admission requirements, and application forms, please visit the UKZN Postgraduate Webpage.
CLICK HERE to listen to our free podcast on the topic of becoming and being a Registered Counsellor
Our world of work is changing so rapidly that many young people wonder whether their chosen career might exist once their studies are completed and they are ready to enter the workplace. Social work is one of those in-demand careers in South Africa. Across the globe the focus on social justice, climate crisis impacts and economic inequality is only intensifying, and the world’s need for people with relevant skills and abilities to help change lives for the better is increasing all the time. It makes sense then that there’s a significant need to intensify social sciences education and training to effectively respond to the changing socio-economic and environmental contexts.