SACAP has been training students in psychology and counselling since 1997 and today, we are acknowledged as South Africa’s leading provider of higher education and training in the field of Applied Psychology.
Given the overwhelming psychosocial and emotional needs in South Africa, there is a rapidly growing demand for psychology graduates in a range of vocations and professions and for well-trained counsellors in providing supportive counselling services and in 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 counselling 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
What is Counselling
Counsellors use empirically supported interventions and specialised interpersonal skills to facilitate change, including: a change in perspective, new insights, new ways of thinking about situations, new awareness of feelings, enhanced capacity to tolerate and regulate feelings, new actions or behaviours, and new decisions about life.