Côte d'Ivoire



Counselling Associations

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

Association des Eglises Baptistes Evangeliques de Côte d’ivoire (AEBECI)

Universities and Other Education and Training Institutes

Universite de Cocody

Counselling Agencies, Services, Group Practices, Counselling Centres

International rescue committee 

 It is difficult to find information about counselling, and most counselling services or any related is only from external help

Background & Context

Historically they had better economies compared to other countries and good health care. However, because of the civil war they have faced it was set back. 

Current Regulatory Status / Level of Recognition:

Mental health policy exists. However, there is no detailed information.

Practice Settings

  • Government services
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Mental health centers
  • Private clinics
  • Psychological and social interventions are available only at tertiary hospitals

Challenges & Trends

  • Uses traditional medicine 
  • Current legislative practice fails to protects Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Additional Information & References

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

  • Maiga, D. D., & Eaton, J. (2014). A survey of the mental healthcare systems in five Francophone countries in West Africa: Bénin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and Togo. International Psychiatry, 11(03), 69–72. doi:10.1192/s1749367600004549  

Côte d’Ivoire
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