Humanitas Counselling Course South Africa

Learn. Grow. Prosper.
Graciously learning to serve

So many people are stuck with a degree or an honours; not knowing where to go from there. On the other hand, many are not accepted for honours or masters, especially not the first time around. Not only that; but we honestly believe that there is a huge gap between the theory in a degree, or honours degree; obtained at university and the actual application thereof in practice.

Vita Nova, together with some other experts (read more on our presenters at the bottom of this page) in the field of counselling, has compiled a highly detailed and thoroughly researched  training course aimed at bridging that gap between theory and practice, as well as enabling students to gain some experience – under supervision, in the field of counselling. Instead of giving up on your dream and passion; come and attend the HUMANITAS course. We offer students a solid theoretical basis as well as practical training on how to use that theory in practice. Then we send students out into the field, to go and apply this knowledge and practical training. Throughout your practical hours, you will receive weekly supervision and guidance.

The HUMANITAS course, is especially beneficial for psychology students who would like some practical experience before applying for either honours or masters, but is not limited to the psychology field.

  • Social workers
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Pastors
  • Youth workers
  • Child workers
  • Counsellors

are all welcome to register for this training course. Counsellors who are already practicing, who might need a refresher course or some support and guidance are also welcome to attend.

The HUMANITAS course is presented in Elarduspark, Pretoria and will be available in Pietermaritzburg soon, as well.

The basic requirements for registration is a degree obtained at a university or college. Certain diploma’s will also be considered.

People who have completed a diploma or has a degree or honours degree in:

  • counselling
  • psychology
  • social work
  • criminology
  • nursing
  • teaching

As well as:

  • pastors
  • child workers
  • youth care workers

are welcome to apply. Given the tempo and content of this course, you will definitely need this background knowledge and/or qualification/experience in order to attend.

The HUMANITAS course is especially beneficial for psychology students who would like some practical experience before applying for either honours or masters, but is not limited to the psychology field.

Counsellors who are already practicing, who might need a refresher course or some support and guidance are also welcome to attend.

Please note that The HUMANITAS course, is not a free training course. The basic requirements for registration is a degree obtained at a university or college. Certain diploma’s will also be considered.

The first month (4 weeks) will consist of your theoretical and practical training Mondays to Fridays from 8h30 – 16h00. Attendance of these 4 weeks is compulsory.

Week 5 – to completion will consist of your practical placements at various institutions, as well as your supervision sessions. Please note that some of your practical hours will be flexible and you will be able to schedule those around your other commitments. Supervision will take place in a group setting as well as on a one on one basis and is compulsory. You will be required to obtain 280 practical hours under supervision, to successfully complete this training course.

Module 1 – (5 days) Counselling

  • different theoretical approaches
  • ethics in counselling
  • practical skills
  • transference and cross transference

Module 2 – (3 days) Child development 

  • different theoretical approaches
  • practical application and case studies
  • attachment

Module 3 – (2 days) Loss and grief counselling

  • theory
  • practical

Module 4 – (3 days) Trauma counselling and Crisis management

  • theory
  • practical
  • suicide, neglect, sexual/physical abuse, domestic violence
  • legal aspects and reporting
  • when to refer
  • crisis intervention techniques

Module 5 – (2 days) Basics of abnormal psychology

  • theory
  • understanding the DSM 5
  • personality disorders
  • when to refer

Module 6 – (3 days) Counselling the adult survivor

  • theory
  • case studies

Module 7 – (1 day) Self-Care

Assessment (1 day)

Electives – Choose 1 – 

Module A (2 days) Basic couples counselling OR

Module B (2 days) How to start and run your practise successfully – business module OR

Module C (2 days) Working with the child-client 

PLEASE NOTE: Module 1 – 7 is compulsory and will run from week 1 to week 4. Your elective will be presented separate from the basic course; dates and times will be communicated with each group.

We have secured placements for a limited number of students at various organisations in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg, students are also encouraged to arrange their own placements with institutions or organisations of their choosing.

All supervision will be offered by either registered social workers, specialist counsellors or psychologists. Group supervision will take place once a week. The specific day and time on which supervision will take place, will be decided on in either week 2 or 3, with the group; so as to try and accommodate as many as possible. Please remember that supervision is compulsory.

Individual supervision sessions will be scheduled with each student and his/her supervisor.

The course cost for 2019 & 2020 is R14 999 and includes:

  • Theoretical and practical training (including manuals, exclusive access to online resources)
  • Placements (where possible)
  • Supervision – Group and individual

R4 999 is payable as a non-refundable deposit when you register, the balance is then payable over the next two months; R5000 per month.

Register for any 2020 Humanitas course before 15 July 2019 and receive a 15% discount. R4 999 is payable as a non-refundable deposit when you register, the balance is then payable over the next two months after the commencement of the course; R3875 per month. 

To register for The HUMANITAS Course, please complete the electronic enrolment form below or alternatively download and complete the PDF form and send that, together with your proof of payment of your deposit, to: anri@vitanova.co.za.

Any questions? Please contact us

anri@vitanova.co.za

082 541 4357

HUMANITAS 2019:

2 September 2019

HUMANITAS 2020:

3 February 2020

4 May 2020

3 August 2020

4 October 2020

Our team will assist those of you who qualify, to register with the C4CSA or the ASCHP. You will then be able to counsel confidently as a lay counsellor or be able to open your own practice. To find out if you will qualify to register with one of these two governing bodies, please visit their respective web sites. Please note that this training course does not automatically lead to any registration with the HPCSA.

Do I Qualify?

Please note that The HUMANITAS course, is not a free training course. The basic requirements for registration is a degree obtained at a university or college. Certain diploma’s will also be considered.

People who have completed a diploma or has a degree or honours degree in:

  • counselling
  • psychology
  • social work
  • criminology
  • nursing
  • teaching

As well as:

  • pastors
  • child workers
  • youth care workers

are welcome to apply. Given the tempo and content of this course, you will definitely need this background knowledge and/or qualification/experience in order to attend.

The HUMANITAS course is especially beneficial for psychology students who would like some practical experience before applying for either honours or masters, but is not limited to the psychology field.

Counsellors who are already practicing, who might need a refresher course or some support and guidance are also welcome to attend.

COURSE PRESENTERS

Anri van den Berg
Anri van den BergOwner and founder of Vita Nova Counselling Centre
Anschel Pieterson
Anschel PietersonPlay Therapist and Child Counsellor at Vita Nova PTA
Heske Sangster
Heske SangsterForensic Social Worker at Vita Nova in PTA
Louann Shuttleworth
Louann ShuttleworthCounsellor and Social Worker in private practice at Vita Nova PMB
Roelien Wiesner
Roelien WiesnerCounsellor and Social Worker in private practice at Vita Nova PMB
Mariska van der Meulen
Mariska van der MeulenOwner of Meraki Counselling