The Department of Student Counselling and Health is composed of a number of services. These include Counselling and career information assistance from out Career Resource Centre housed in Student Counselling. For more detailed information of the services offered please see the list below.

 

CAREERS RESOURCE CENTRE

(Lower Library Complex, Steve Biko Campus, inside Student Counselling Centre)

  • Information on different career choices.
  • Company profiles, addresses and annual reports.
  • Information on educational institutions locally and internationally.
  • Information on bursaries.
  • Economic and job market information.
  • Job search information.
  • Assistance with CV writing.
  • Interview Skills and preparation.
  • Access to computer for CV writing.

 

STUDENT COUNSELLING

(Lower Library Complex, Steve Biko Campus, next to financial Aid)

  • Individual counselling for personal and relational issues.
  • Individual supportive counselling for chronic illness.
  • Individual career counselling.
  • Individual study skills counselling.
  • Psychological crises/ emergency.
  • Life skills and personal development workshops.
  • Academic study skills and workplace preparation workshop.
  • Leadership development.
  • Peer Helper and mentor training.
  • Academic advocacy.
  • Time concessions.
  • Food Security Program.
  • Self Help information brochures.

NB: SCC services are limited to psychotherapy and supportive counselling. Forensic/psycho-legal work is beyond our scope at DUT.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

Confidentiality means that all information collected about a client is kept private (not discussed with anyone else). In an emergency situation there are some limits to confidentiality, but these will be discussed with clients when they see their psychologist. Psychologists are governed by the ethical principles laid out by the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa).

 

CONSULTATION, TRAINING & COSTS

Consultation

Sessions are usually 50 to 60 minutes long.

Costs

Most services offered by our centre for our registered students are free of charge. This includes individual therapy and group therapy. For a prospective students who are needing career guidance sessions are free. However, if you wish to have a career assessment (Career decision making profile) the cost is R1300.

Training

Workshops are provided by Student Counselling to all students. These are usually requested by the departments but students could also suggest to his/her department what his/her needs are. The aim of these workshops are to provide information to students on various topics and to make him/her aware of our services offered.

Internship

Student counselling is an accredited training site with HPCSA, for Counselling Psychologist interns who have completed his/her Masters 1 year. Please email candicel@dut.ac.za for more information.