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Psychological Services and Career Development



The Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD) provides psychotherapeutic, psychometric and career development services to students, staff and external clients at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

Psychological Services

Psychological Services essentially focuses on different forms of counselling. The aim of these services is to provide students with the tools to improve their personal and academic functioning.

 Services offered 

  • General therapy to individuals
  • Individual counselling
  • Psychoeducational counselling
  • Support groups
  • Advisory walk-in services

Disability Services 

The Disability Services Unit provides support to registered students with disabilities. 

Services offered

  • Confidential consultation sessions
  • Concessions application for tests/exams (e.g. extra time, use of assistive devices, venues, etc.)
  • Test and exam arrangements
  • Training, assistance and a advice regarding assistive hardware and software
  • Assitive devices and technology at PsyCaD offices and in the UJ libraries
  • Working with lecturers, residence, campus health, etc. to best support these students
  • Support with disability bursary applications
  • Access to study material in alternative formats (braille, audio, electronic text)
  • Support with accessible transport between campuses, residences and lectures

Career Services 

The Career Services Unit at UJ promotes career development (and related life planning skills).

Services offered

  • Services related to your career
  • Work readiness programme
  • Career consultation and counselling
  • Career resource centres
  • Meaningful engagement with prospective and enrolled students
  • Graduate recruitment programme/Career Fairs

Assessment Services 

In-house innovative, comprehensive, unbiased and affordable assessment services are offered to UJ staff and students as well as to the greater South African public. Through the use of valid, reliable methods and psychologically grounded, scientifically sound assessment tools, assessment services are provided in a broad range of assessment areas, at an individual as well as organisational level.

Office hours 08:00 – 16:00

Staff Member​Responsibility​Contact​Campus
​Ms Juliet Solomons​Team Leader​+27115592946
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​APK
​Ms Cynthia Pottier​Career Consultant​+27115592575
[email protected]
​APK
​Ms Liesl Scheepers​Graduate Recruitment​+27115592601
[email protected]
​APK
​Ms Winnie Makhwanya​Employee Relations​+27115593107
[email protected]
​APK
Ms Gugulethu NkosiAdministration+27115593333
[email protected]
APK
​Ms Lucy Chirwa​Career Consultant​+27115595035
[email protected]
​SWC
​Ms Melinda Tonono​Career Consultant / Disability Support​+27115596036
[email protected]
​DFC
​Ms Raeesa Mayet​Career Consultant / Psychological Assessments​+27115596540
[email protected]
​DFC/APB

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