Malawi: Consortium Introduces Online Courses to Address Shortage of Psychosocial Support Providers


In an effort to fill a gap in mental health and psychosocial services in Malawi, a consortium of Ticia Counseling Center, DMI-St John the Baptist University and the Ministry of Health have established online counseling and counseling courses. psychotherapy and HIV testing and counseling.

Institutions have also introduced weekend courses at their training campuses.

Malawi is one of the countries suffering from a severe shortage of psychosocial support providers.

Ticia Counseling Center executive manager Patricia Singini said their training aims to provide candidates with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies on best counseling and psychotherapy practices and that participants will receive certificates upon completion of the course. Training.

“The training attracts candidates from a variety of backgrounds ranging from nurses of all settings, HIV and AIDS providers and counselors, police officers, social workers, pastors, teachers, clinicians and all related fields. We started yesterday for weekday and online classes and we’re ready to start weekend classes, ”Singini said.

She reiterated that the minimum qualification for entering college is the Malawi School Education Certificate (MSCE) and a relevant professional qualification in a related field.

Application forms can be obtained for the cost of MK5000.00 from DMI St John the Baptist-Campus Blantyre Admission Liaison Officer (MW).

“The tuition fee is MK 200,000.00, payable in installments and the certificate processing fee is MK 30,000.00. The tuition fee should be deposited into MyBucks Bank A / C No: 9072476605018 , A / C Name: Ticia Counseling Center, ”she said.

The structure of the program includes one month of theory and two months of practical work. The program will be offered face-to-face and online.

In the meantime, Singini revealed that properly completed applications, including copies of certificates and letters of reference, should be submitted to: DMI-ST. UNIVERSITY Jean-Baptiste (Blantyre Campus). Box 5806, Blantyre, Malawi.

Phone: 0995917737/0994522097/0881250414

E-mail: [email protected]

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