Cape Verde

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Counselling Associations

All Professional Bodies, National Associations (e.g. Mental Health, School, Guidance, Addiction, Faith-based etc.) and Accrediting Organisations.

Psicóloga Areolina Delgado Duran

Africa Health Organization

Universities and Other Education and Training Institutes

Instituto Superior de Ciencias Juridicas e Sociais

Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde

University of Mindelo

University of Cape Verde

Universidade de Santiago

Counselling Agencies, Services, Group Practices, Counselling Centres

Background & Context

Current Regulatory Status / Level of Recognition:

An officially approved mental health policy exists (year of policy: 2017). Moreover, mental health is specifically mentioned in the general health policy. The existence of a dedicated authority or independent body to assess compliance of mental health legislation with international human rights doesn’t exist.

Practice Settings

Officially approved manuals on the management and treatment of mental disorders are not available in the majority of primary health care clinics.

Challenges & Trends

  • Communicable diseases (malaria, HIV/AIDS etc.)
  • Environmental issues
  • Limited healthcare resources

Additional Information & References

For a deeper exploration of the counselling profession in the country, interested readers are recommended to read the following journal articles:

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