All Professional Bodies, National Associations (e.g. Mental Health, School, Guidance, Addiction, Faith-based etc.) and Accrediting Organisations.
There is no available information on any counselling associations in Chad.
Universities and Other Education and Training Institutes
There is no available information on any universities that provide counselling programs in Chad.
Counselling Agencies, Services, Group Practices, Counselling Centres
Currently there is no available information on any counselling agencies and services in Chad.
Background & Context
In Chad, lack of information in talking about history or background of counselling. However, an article which done by Bou Khalil (2017) represented that in the harsh and dark circumstances of life in Chad, awareness of how modern societies define and manage mental disorders seems to be among the least important subjects for the Chadian people. However, some glimmers of light have appeared. In 1990, the Jesuits founded an integrated health program in Goundi, a small city in the south of the country, that contains a hospital and eight primary health care centers situated within a 30-km radius, with the aim of providing treatment for the largest number of persons in need of it, at the lowest cost.
Current Regulatory Status / Level of Recognition:
There is no available information on current regulatory status or level of recognition of Chad.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) might provide health projects and sometimes even temporary hospitals, which are not always aligned and sustainable with the government’s strategic plans and resources.
Challenges & Trends
This issue is of particular importance in a country like Chad as there is a lack of health systems research, particularly with regard to health workforce’s experiences and satisfaction.
Additional Information & References
For a deeper exploration of the counselling profession in the country, interested readers are recommended to read the following journal articles:
- Bou Khalil, R. (2017). On the Magical Thinking Related to Mental Health in Chad. American Journal Of Psychiatry, 174(5), 427-428. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2016.16101159