The Institute of Christian Psychology was founded in the year 2001 with the purpose of equipping people to help others, and many courses have been developed in order to educate people to counsel others on both a lay- and professional level.
The Institute of Christian Psychology started as an initiative of Prof Nicolene Joubert to present a BA Psychology with specialization in Christian Psychology. Christian Psychology is an approach to psychology that emphasises a holistic approach to the scientific study of human behaviour. A holistic approach includes the critical studying of human behaviour on an intra-psychological, interpersonal, socio-economical and spiritual level.
The Institute of Christian Psychology is a site of delivery of Die Afrikaanse Protestantse Akademie, a registered private higher education institution (DoE Registration Certificate Nr 1999/HE08/001). The Institute of Christian Psychology offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Psychology degree. The BA and Bachelor of Psychology degrees are awarded by Die Afrikaanse Protestantse Akademie and are accepted nationally as BA and BPsych degrees for further studies.