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Applications Open For The University of Pretoria Counselling Psychologist Intern

Applications Open For The University of Pretoria Counselling Psychologist Intern. The incumbents will be responsible for rendering counselling psychology services to students/young adults to ensure academic success and emotional wellness. This will include the development and identification of training and guidance programmes to enhance the academic success of students/young adults.

The successful candidates will actively participate in the following areas:

  • Psychotherapeutic/counselling services to students/young adults to ensure academic and emotional wellness;
  • Group work and psychoeducation sessions for students/young adults;
  • Career assessment, report writing and counselling;
  • Development of training and therapeutic programmes in view of the identified needs of students/young adults;
  • Providing therapeutic services to a broader range of service users at other off-campus institutions as part of training;
  • Mandatory supervision as part of training;
  • Data analysing as part of research process.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven registration as a MA or MSc Counselling Psychology student at an accredited university/college;
  • Registration as an Intern Psychologist with HPCSA;
  • Completed course work as part of first year MA/MSc Counselling Psychology training;
  • Successful practical work as part of first year MA/MSc Counselling Psychology training.

Competencies

  • Knowledge of the following:
    1. Psychological intervention at a professional level;
    2. Short term and brief therapy techniques;
    3. A range of psychometric assessments;
    4. The Code of Ethics and Conduct for Psychologists (HPCSA);
  • Ability to diagnose psychological problems and psychopathology within the Scope of Practice for Counselling psychologists;
  • Liaise with external organisations in service delivery to students;
  • Flexibility as service demands require;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Efficient planning, organising and prioritising skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Professionalism, confidentiality and sensitivity towards the diversity of students;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Computer skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and e-mail;
  • Ethical insight and reliability;
  • Ability to manage crisis interventions.

How to Apply

Apply Online for the University of Pretoria: Counselling Psychologist Internship

In applying for this post, please remember to attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of registration as a current MA or MSc Counselling Psychology student;
  • Certified copy of registration as a current Student Psychologist with the HPCSA;
  • Certified copies of undergraduate qualifications;
  • Certified copies of academic results;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Self-evaluation.

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