Counselling Associations

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 Gabon.

Universities and Other Education and Training Institutes

Private Virtual University of Gabon (UNIVGA)

Counselling Agencies, Services, Group Practices, Counselling Centres

Currently there is no private counselling practices available at Gabon’s capital and no information is officially placed on the websites.

Background & Context

There is no available information about history or background of counselling in Gabon.

Current Regulatory Status / Level of Recognition:

Currently there is no available information about regulatory status of counselling in Gabon.

Practice Settings

The country does not have disability benefits for persons with mental disorders. However, NGOS, are involved with mental health in the country. They are mainly involved in promotion and prevention. In addition, Gabon has specific programmes for mental health for indigenous population. Due to a lack of technical people and resources, it is not possible to have services for all special groups of population.

Moreover, the majority of primary health care doctors and nurses have not received official in-service training on mental health within the last five years. Officially approved manuals on the management and treatment of mental disorders are not available in the majority of primary health care clinics.

Challenges & Trends

A challenge present for counselling and the mental health field in general is that Gabon has yet to establish and acknowledge a standardized mental health policy.

Additional Information & References

There is no additional information or resources on counselling in Gabon.

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