Study Applied Psychology
SACAP has been training students in psychology and counselling since 1997. Today, we are recognised as the leading provider of private higher education and training in this field.
Given the overwhelming need for psychosocial and emotional support in South Africa, there is a rapidly growing demand for psychology graduates and well-trained counsellors in a range of vocations and professions, who can provide counselling services and preventative mental health initiatives such as family strengthening, life skills training and social support services.
SACAP seeks to fill this demand through a unique approach to teaching and learning that combines a unique blend of rigorous academic theory, applied skills and experiential fieldwork. Our students undergo their own empowering process which gives them greater control of their lives and enables them to be responsive to the needs of individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
Over the years, SACAP graduates have become widely respected for their knowledge, high levels of competency and personal maturity.
Applied Psychology Courses
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Majoring in Psychology and Counselling)
Diploma in Counselling and Communication Skills
Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Psychology
Are you intrigued by people and why they do the things they do? Do you want to understand more about human behaviour and relationships?
What is psychology
Psychology is the scientific study of the multi-dimensional facets of the mind and human behaviour. It seeks to understand the developmental, psychosocial and environmental factors that influence experiences and shape individuals and groups. Psychology explores many fascinating concepts including perception, cognition, emotion, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behaviour and interpersonal relationships, among others.
The role of psychology
The study of psychology ultimately aims to benefit individuals and society in the enhancement of mental health as well as in understanding and solving problems in many other contexts and spheres of human activity.
SACAP graduates are equipped with knowledge, skills and experience that can be applied in numerous vocations and professions that require an understanding of psychology.