Certificate in HTC

More details regarding this course will be placed here shortly.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum KCSE C-
  • At least a certificate in counselling.
  • Interest to learn and understand counselling in relation to HTC
  • Work experience in the area of HIV/aids
  • Counselling work experience is an added advantage

 

Participants who successfully satisfy the course objectives are awarded the National AIDS/STI. Control Programme (NASCOP) HTC certificates.

Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counselling

WHO
The course is open to people who are interested in to train professionally in HIV/AIDS field and, developing professional counselling skills. The course is either one-month full-time or 3-months part-time held in the evenings. Each course has a group of twelve participants facilitated by 2 professionally qualified trainers. The use of the internet is an integral part of the course and participants will be provided with their own web space.

 

CONTENT & METHODOLOGY
This HIV/AIDS counselling certificate course is both theoretical and practical. The theoretical aspects are based upon the psychological theories that form the foundation of counselling. Theories are explored and then related to the personal experiences of the participants. These personal experiences then serve as the basis for developing a broad theoretical foundation for counselling. This eclectic approach allows the counsellor to respond to the individual needs of their clients. In the HIV/AIDS area this will help the participants to understand the psychological theories of counselling in relation to behaviour change and knowledge on HIV/AIDS. To explore pre-, post-test and supportive counselling. To understand the cultural practices, beliefs and decision-making processes in matters of sexuality. To explore difficult issues in living with HIV/AIDS.

 

The practical aspects focus on self-exploration and self-awareness. Participants reflect upon their life experiences in order to gain a better understanding of ‘who they are’. This is one of the exciting parts of the course, where participants support each other and make a contribution to the group’s learning.

The practical skills of counselling are developed in small groups of three. These small groups give ample opportunity for participants to learn and practice-counselling skills with emphasis on HIV/AIDS related issues. They video record their sessions and the videos are used to allow participants to observe, analyse and improve their own counselling skills.

 

The therapeutic factors of counselling are investigated and discussed using the evidence found in the literature. This investigation becomes the foundation upon which participants assess and evaluate their own counselling skills in HIV/AIDS.

During the course the participants are encouraged to actively contribute to the learning environment and share their experiences on how HIV/AIDS has affected them. At the end of the course participants submit a video recording of a counselling session, which gives evidence of their practical skills. A written commentary accompanies the recording, describing how the theories of counselling are utilised during the session.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum KCSE C-
  • Interest or work experience in a helping field
  • Interest to learn and understand oneself
  • Counselling work experience in the HIV/AIDS is an added advantage

Participants who successfully satisfy the course objectives are awarded the Association’s Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counselling.

Employee Assistance Programme

The goal of our Well-being programme is to promote positive personal development through work and help employees to achieve their highest potential in the workplace. Work is an essential ingredient of life and provides meaning and structure in our lives.

But sometimes the balance between work and other life events is disrupted, and re-establishing the balance becomes an urgent objective. The well-being programme is delivered to ensure the welfare of employees. Implicit in their personal sense of well-being is a need for them to feel that their families are safe and secure. This programme therefore will also cover the spouse of employees, together with their children.

The programme can sometimes extend to customers and clients. There are some emergency occasions when customers or clients are caught up in organizational trauma and need counselling. We have already provided therapeutic counselling to customers who have been caught up in violent circumstances and the customers appreciated this trauma counselling. This can be an additional component to the programme. In addition, other groups have been included at the specific request of management.

We have also provided counselling services to policemen who have been shot, also bereavement counselling to families when one policeman died. The point of entry into the programme is by self-referral or by management. Contact can be through either, a 24/7 dedicated telephone line or contacting one of KAPC’s offices. The first session establishes the reason for contact and an assessment is made and an individual response given. The programme delivers:

  • Personal development counselling
  • Stress management
  • Crisis counselling
  • Trauma counselling
  • Dependency addiction counselling
  • HIV/AIDS testing, counselling and medical services

It is delivered through:

  • 24 hour telephone counselling
  • Face-to-face counselling
  • Group Counselling

It is delivered to:

  • Employees
  • Spouse and children
  • Customers and Identified Individuals

It is delivered by:

  • Chartered Counsellor®

It is delivered at: The services will be delivered at the Association’s offices in either Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa or Eldoret depending on which office is closest. In addition, convenient personal contacts can be arranged with our counsellors nation wide. The venue should be a suitable place given the need for confidentiality, comfort and security.

 

 

Advanced certificate in Couselling Supervision

WHO
The course is open to people who are interested in to train professionally in HIV/AIDS field and, developing professional counselling skills. The course is either one-month full-time or 3-months part-time held in the evenings. Each course has a group of twelve participants facilitated by 2 professionally qualified trainers. The use of the internet is an integral part of the course and participants will be provided with their own web space.

 

CONTENT & METHODOLOGY
This HIV/AIDS counselling certificate course is both theoretical and practical. The theoretical aspects are based upon the psychological theories that form the foundation of counselling. Theories are explored and then related to the personal experiences of the participants. These personal experiences then serve as the basis for developing a broad theoretical foundation for counselling. This eclectic approach allows the counsellor to respond to the individual needs of their clients. In the HIV/AIDS area this will help the participants to understand the psychological theories of counselling in relation to behaviour change and knowledge on HIV/AIDS. To explore pre-, post-test and supportive counselling. To understand the cultural practices, beliefs and decision-making processes in matters of sexuality. To explore difficult issues in living with HIV/AIDS.

 

The practical aspects focus on self-exploration and self-awareness. Participants reflect upon their life experiences in order to gain a better understanding of ‘who they are’. This is one of the exciting parts of the course, where participants support each other and make a contribution to the group’s learning.

The practical skills of counselling are developed in small groups of three. These small groups give ample opportunity for participants to learn and practice-counselling skills with emphasis on HIV/AIDS related issues. They video record their sessions and the videos are used to allow participants to observe, analyse and improve their own counselling skills.

 

The therapeutic factors of counselling are investigated and discussed using the evidence found in the literature. This investigation becomes the foundation upon which participants assess and evaluate their own counselling skills in HIV/AIDS.

During the course the participants are encouraged to actively contribute to the learning environment and share their experiences on how HIV/AIDS has affected them. At the end of the course participants submit a video recording of a counselling session, which gives evidence of their practical skills. A written commentary accompanies the recording, describing how the theories of counselling are utilised during the session.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum KCSE C-
  • Interest or work experience in a helping field
  • Interest to learn and understand oneself
  • Counselling work experience in the HIV/AIDS is an added advantage

Participants who successfully satisfy the course objectives are awarded the Association’s Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counselling.

Certificate in Play Therapy

 WHO

This is a course intended for trained counsellors who have an interest in working with children.

 

WHAT IS PLAY THERAPY

Play Therapy is the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process in which the therapist uses the therapeutic powers of play to help children prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. Thereby achieving optimal growth and development.

Generally play therapy is used for children ages 3 to 10. Play provides a way for children to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children's’ experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others.


Play therapy is often used as tool of diagnosis. A play therapist observes a child playing with toys (play-houses, pets, dolls, etc) to determine the cause of the disturbed behaviour. The objects, patterns of play and the willingness to interact with the therapist can be used to understand the underlying rationale for behavior both inside and outside the session. By the end of the course the participants will have greater knowledge of play, how it develops and how as adults trained therapists they can adopt their model of working with adults to working with children, through play.


AIM OF THE COURSE

After completion of the course the participants will have a greater knowledge of play and how it develops. The participants will have learned how to adopt their model of working with adults to working with children through the incorporation of play.


The duration of the course is one month in combination with fieldwork. The fieldwork will be the subject of a written assignment.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Minimum K.C.S.E. C-
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies from a recognized institute
  • Interest in working with children would be an added advantage

 


Participants who successfully satisfy the course objectives are awarded the Association’s Certificate in Play Therapy.

Contact Us

Kenya Association of Professional Counsellors,

Parklands 2nd Avenue, off Limuru Road,
P.O. Box 55472 -00200 Nairobi,
Tel: 254(20)-3741051, 254(20)-3741056
Mobile 254-721296912, 254-733761242
Telefax: 254(20)-3741123.

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