Our president Gaston Byamugisha launches the revised Counsellors Code of ethics and has called on all the counsellors in training and practice to follow the ethical consideration in order to upkeep the quality of the profession.
Here are some of the recent Updates from Uganda Counselling Association
Dear Counselling Colleagues, We wish to show our solidarity and support to all those working to alleviate suffering as a result of the spread of the coronavirus/covid-19 outbreak worldwide. We hope our colleagues will stay safe. We recommend close monitoring of factual information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and reputable media organisations. We know that our colleagues around the world are thinking of all those affected and send their support to all healthcare staff fighting this virus. Rolling WHO updates
Telehealth services, driven by the pandemic, has certainly expanded to extraordinary levels, with more and more counselors using technology to connect with clients, mentors and colleagues. Colleges, universities, and other institutions with counselors on staff have stepped up in many instances and provided extensive training in the use of technology like Zoom and Blackboard’s ‘Collaborate Ultra’. In turn, large numbers of counselors and other professionals have embraced the technology change and have completed training in order to effectively use Telehealth resources. To be frank, having been one of the ‘tech’ guys wherever I worked, I am truly astonished by the number of professionals who have recently completed training in and are affectively employing virtual meeting apps like the aforementioned, especially Zoom. To those who have completed such trainings, congratulations on investing your time. I believe you will quickly see it was well spent time and the Telehealth programming is a true asset. Now… keep learning
Dear Friends, Colleagues, Members and Supporters,
Greetings from Uganda Counselling Association (UCA). As many countries go on partial and/or complete lockdown as one of the measures to Flatten The Curve of new COVID-19 infections, it’s inevitable that lives in Uganda and elsewhere continue to change in ways we had never seen before