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ELAINE BING (egbing@global.co.za)

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Elaine completed her MA (Counselling Psychology) at UFS in 1989 and registered as a counselling psychologist with the HPCSA (PS 0028533). She completed a DLitt et Phil through Unisa in 2009 with a thesis entitled “Unmaking of the torturer: Re-establishing meaning and identity after committing atrocities.”

She has post qualification training in eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing and hypnotherapy.

Work Experience

She worked at the Department of Labour before and after qualification as a psychologist. She did career counselling and developed psycho-education programmes. In 1993 she started a practice in Sunnyside with Jacqui van Staden and has worked in private practice since them.

She is involved with Vista Clinic and has worked with them to change their group programme. She also presents workshops for them on the treatment of trauma (such as complex trauma and acute trauma), mood and anxiety disorders (using cognitive behaviour therapy). She serves on Discovery Medical Scheme’s psychology panel.

Interests

Her interests include working with the effects of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder, perpetration, depression and anxiety disorders. She works mainly with adults and is interested in the effects of childhood emotional, physical and sexual abuse on adults. She is also interested in working with relationship problems, as well as self-esteem and identity issues. She has presented on perpetration nationally and internationally.

She has published a book with a colleague Erica de Lange titled: Practice success: A practical guide for the psychologist. She, Erica and Ken Pettey published Practice success: A practical guide for the veterinarian. It is now prescribed as a text book at Onderstepoort. Lapa published her book: Unmaking of the torturer/Ek het gemartel in 2013.

Therapeutic Approaches

She is strongly influenced by evidence-based interventions. These are interventions that have good research support for their efficacy. She often uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) as well eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), as well as the work by John Gottman on relationships.

Languages

She works in English and Afrikaans.

JACQUI VAN STADEN (javast@mweb.co.za)

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Jacqui completed her MA (Clinical Psychology) at UPE in 1975 and completed her internship at Weskoppies Hospital in 1976. She is registered as a Clinical psychologist with the HPCSA (PS 0004405).

She has post qualification training in eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing and hypnotherapy.

Work Experience

She worked at the Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children as principal psychologist and was part of the team that started the first child abuse unit in South Africa, a topic that she has internationally presented papers on. In 1979 she went into private practice. She worked for a short period at the Department of Labour developing psycho-education programmes. In 1993 she started a private practice again this time in Sunnyside, Pretoria with Elaine Bing and has worked in private practice since them.

Interests

Her interests include working with the effects of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety disorders as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in both children and adults. She also does psycho-legal work.

Therapeutic Approaches

She uses evidence-based interventions in her work. These are interventions that have good research support for their efficacy. She mostly uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) as well eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR).

Languages

She works in English and Afrikaans.

CHRISTIE ROODE (croode@iafrica.com)

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Academic Qualifications and Registration

Christie received the B.A., B.A. Hons. and M.A. degrees in Psychology (all cum laude) at the Potchefstroom University and his Ph.D degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa in Canada (cum laude).
Christie is registered with the HPCSA as a Clinical Psychologist with practice number 8645310.

Work Experience

Christie held an academic teaching position at the Potchefstroom University (now the North West University) and professorships at the University of Ottawa in Canada and at the Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg) where he was the first professor in Clinical Psychology and the head of the department. He resigned his position to go into full time consultation and private practice where he has been consulting organisations in all spheres of the industrial context in South Africa. At the same time he also ran a private practice consulting individual clients with problems ranging from career related issues, personal problems related to stress, marital problems, depression and anxiety to behavioural and educational problems in children suffering from ADD or ADHD.

Special interests

All aspects related to optimisation of human potential in the industrial context, team building, work-related stress, career development, diagnostic assessment of clients claiming compensation from the Road Accident Fund after serious car accidents, personal stress-related problems, relationship problems, diagnostic assessment of young children suspected of suffering from ADD or ADHD and concerns about personal growth and unfulfilled potential.

 Languages

Christie speaks both English and Afrikaans.

EVELYN NAGEL-MALATJI (evlynnagel@gmail.com)

evelynnagelAcademic Qualifications and Registration

Evelyn completed her MSc (Clinical Psychology) at MEDUNSA in 2004 and registered as a clinical psychologist with the HPCSA (PS 0087521). She is trained and practices within the systems approach to psychotherapy which assumes a holistic client centred approach to client treatment and management.

Work Experience

She worked at the Department of Health in both Gauteng and Limpopo and before after qualification as a psychologist. She later joined the SAPS where she worked in the employee assistance programme as a psychologist, specialising in trauma debriefing and training of police officers on various subjects. In 2007 she joined the University of Pretoria where she worked extensively with students rendering career counselling and psychotherapeutic services. She joined the practice in Sunnyside in 2013 and continues to provide a part-time service to the University of Pretoria.

Evelyn in a co-founder and vice president South Africa, of an international NGO ONEHEART, which aims to develop proactive and treatment programmes for adolescents faced with addiction and behavioural difficulties amongst others. She furthermore has been extensively involved in team development activities for both private and public sector companies since 2007 and has done psycho-legal work (RAF) work for various attorneys.

Interests

Her interests include working with a broad spectrum of psychological disorders ranging from adjustment to post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety disorders. She works mainly with young adults, children and is interested in relationship therapy (pre-marital and marriage counselling, romantic relationships). She does assessments (school readiness, subject choice and career assessment). Evelyn’s masters’ study was based on HIV/AIDS and psychological adjustment and she has extensive knowledge in this field.

Therapeutic Approaches

She is strongly influenced by the work of Carl Rodgers, humanistic theorist and systems approach, always assuming a client centred approach and assisting clients to self-actualisation. She uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), rational emotive therapy (RET) and various therapeutic techniques guided by individual client needs and presenting difficulty.

Languages

She works in English, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho and IsiZulu 

NEO PULE (npule555@gmail.com)

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Neo Pule is a registered counselling psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She has obtained a M.Sc. Counselling Psychology from the University of the Free State. She is currently registered with UNISA to complete her doctoral studies.

Work Experience

Neo has worked in private practice, in the education sector as well as in organisational consulting. In private practice, Neo has worked mostly in the area of relationships, career counselling, grief as well as employee wellness consulting and psychological assessment. In the education sector, Neo has been actively involved in the area of student development. The experience Neo has gained in organisational consulting includes assessments in general, competency assessments, leadership and management consulting, research consulting in the HIV sector, human trafficking and ethics.

Interests

Neo enjoys intervening at the individual, group or organisational level. In the context of individual intervention, Neo is interested in relationships and relationship dynamics. This includes conflict between people, counselling for dating couples, pre – marital or married couples. Neo is interested in assisting people to live well together and work with the circumstances at hand. Neo likes doing team building and working with group dynamics. Organisationally, Neo has an interest in diversity and transformation work, system dynamics, coaching, leadership and management projects as well employee wellness (and burnout).

Therapeutic Approaches

Neo’s approach to therapy is motivated by emotional intelligence work as well as theories of development.

Languages

She works in Setswana, Sepedi, Sesotho and English.

NKATEKO NDALA-MAGORO (nkateko.ndala-magoro@up.ac.za)

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Nkateko completed her MA (Counselling Psychology) at the University of Pretoria and registered as a counselling psychologist with the HPCSA (PS 0118141). Her dissertation entitled “Experiences of HIV + pregnant women in a structured support group” introduced her to working with groups/support groups and HIV research. Since then, she has more than 10 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS research.

Work Experience

She worked as a consultant for G4S (Integra Pty Ltd) and KAYA (A.K.A the associates) during her under-grad and post-grad studies. She is currently and associate consultant with KAYA consulting. In her work as a consultant, she did security vetting, risk profiling for numerous cooperates and government institutions such as ABSA, G4 security and South African Reserve Bank. As an associate consultant, she runs workshops for graduate and young talent management programs. She facilitates workshops including, but not limited to; EQ, Personality Assessment, Career Assessments and various Life Skills workshops.

She is an academic at the University of Pretoria where she is involved in post-graduate teaching and supervision. She specialises in community psychology which includes the development, implementation and evaluation of community intervention programs. Her research focus is HIV/AIDS, vulnerable communities and families.

She has produced a number of technical reports with a number of publications under review in academic journals emanating from her research both in South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa. Her published work features in international academic resources published under information age publishing.

She joined Pretoria Psychologists in private practice in 2012.

Interests

Her interests include pre-marital, relationship and marriage counselling, parental guidance, HIV/AIDS counselling, information and management of families living with HIV/AIDS, bereavement, effects of childhood/adult sexual and physical abuse, trauma, work and home/family related stress and anxiety disorders.

Therapeutic Approaches

She offers both brief and long-term systemic oriented psychotherapy. As a Christian, she uses Christian counselling interventions for clients who prefer to be seen by a Christian therapist.

Languages

Nkateko can understand Portuguese and French. Having grown up in a multi-lingual township she is fluent in English, Sotho, and Xi-Tsonga. She is also conversant in isiZulu and Afrikaans. 

RAMODUNGOANE TABANE (dungoane@gmail.com)

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Ramodungoane completed his MEd (Educational Psychology) at University of Pretoria in 2005 and registered as an Educational Psychologist with the HPCSA (PS 0170240). He completed a Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) through University of Pretoria in 2010 with a thesis entitled “Integration and learners’ feelings of belonging in a desegregated former House of Delegates school”

He has post qualification training in eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing.

Work Experience

He worked in various capacities at the University of Pretoria and entered private practice after qualification as a psychologist. He worked as a consultant to various departments and private businesses including the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development as a researcher. He has developed his practice into the training and motivation field where he addresses issues such as HIV and AIDS; learner motivation; parenting skills; research and development. He has worked as a senior lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa) training undergraduates and supervising both masters and doctorate students.

He has worked as a researcher on “the development or identification of a mental health screening tool” for the National Department of Health and Department of Basic Education under Health Advance Institute (HAI). He was a principal investigator on the USAID funded project under the auspices of BroadReach Health Care (BRHC) entitled: “an exploratory study of how Traditional Health Practitioners in South Africa communicate the concepts of disease risk and prevention to their patients”. He is at current developing a research project on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with colleagues in the University of Southampton, UK.

He has written various academic articles and chapters on issues including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other childhood behavioural challenges; qualitative research methodology; cross-cultural research and psychology; school violence; school integration/ inclusion and traditional health practitioners (THP). He has presented his academic work both nationally and internationally.

Interests

His interests include working with learning and behaviour. He is interested in research on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other childhood behavioural and emotional challenges; cross-cultural research and psychology. He is interested in childhood development and resilience. He works mainly with children, adolescents and adults (in particular parents, teachers, and district officials) in the learning, development, identity, self-esteem and sense of belonging in the environment they find themselves.

Therapeutic Approaches

He is influenced by evidence-based interventions which are interventions that have good research support for their efficacy. He often uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Solution Focused Therapy.

Languages

He works in English; Sepedi; Setswana; Sesotho; isiZulu (minimal); isiXhosa (minimal) and Afrikaans.

LETHABO POO  (lethmab@yahoo.com)

vistaCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

MA Clin Psych (UP)

Academic Qualifications and Registration

Lethabo is registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and Board of Health Care Funders (BHF) as a clinical psychologist. She completed her MA (Clinical Psychology) at University of Pretoria in 2003. She further completed an advanced programme in Organisational Development at Unisa. She attends continuous development courses on a regular basis so as to keep abreast with recent psychological developments.

Work Experience

She has worked at SAPS, Investigative Psychology Section; South African National Defense Force’s 2-Military Hospital and Potchefstroom Area Military Health Unit; Department of Health, Primary Health Care clinic as well as in the retail sector (Edcon) as a clinical psychologist. Her passion, which has been honed during her years’ experience in this profession, is working with her clients to develop their potential for optimal health, productivity and fulfillment. She has further gained experience regarding psychologically motivated crimes as well as forensic assessments while in the SAPS.

Interests

Her work ranges from assessing and assisting people with managing everyday mood, anxiety and stress, to those facing a sudden crisis, through to assisting those struggling with psychological difficulties of a more serious nature.

In her work with clients, she aims to explore those internal conflicts, past traumas and unhelpful life scripts which hamper them in fully understanding their personal wants and needs, attaining a sense of personal well being, and achieving satisfying relationships with self and others.

Typical presenting problems she has interest in include: life adjustments, family and marriage related work with couples, adults, young adults and children. She further deals with work-related problems, traumatic life experiences, self-harm, medical conditions impacting on psychological well-being (gynecological conditions and other chronic conditions), religion-related issues and other more serious psychopathology. She also does psychometric assessments of clients; these include intelligence, personality, psychological tests for different purposes. i.e. forensic risk assessments and competency assessments.

Therapeutic Approaches

She uses an integrative approach which is based on the different therapeutic approaches she has been exposed to such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Solution-Focused Therapy, Systems theories, psychodynamic theories etc.

Languages: English, Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho. She also understands Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans.

Assessments, psycho-legal reports

Assessments are generally done for a specific purpose, such as assessing in whose primary care a child should be placed, for education purposes or whether someone is suitable for placement in a particular post.

Children

Adolescents

Adults

Road Accident Fund claims Jacqui van StadenEvelyn NagelRamodungoane Tabane Jacqui van StadenEvelyn NagelRamodungoane Tabane Jacqui van StadenEvelyn Nagel
Family Advocate Jacqui van Staden Jacqui van Staden Jacqui van StadenHannie Belsten
Employers Evelyn Nagel Evelyn Nagel Jacqui van StadenEvelyn NagelNkateko Ndala-Magoro

Neo Pule

School / Tertiary (including school readiness, scholastic assessments, emotional assessments) Jacqui van StadenEvelyn NagelNkateko Ndala-Magoro

Ramodungoane Tabane

Neo Pule

Jacqui van StadenEvelyn NagelNkateko Ndala-Magoro

Ramodungoane Tabane

Neo Pule

Evelyn NagelNkateko Ndala-MagoroRamodungoane Tabane
Career counselling Evelyn Nagel Evelyn NagelNkateko Ndala-MagoroHannie Belsten Evelyn NagelNkateko Ndala-MagoroHannie Belsten

Ramodungoane Tabane

Therapeutic interventions

Individual psychotherapy

Relationship therapy

Family therapy

Group therapy

Children

Adolescents

Adults

Jacqui van Staden

Nkateko Ndala-Magoro

Evelyn Nagel

Ramodungoane Tabane

Elaine Bing

Jacqui van Staden

Hannie Belsten

Nkateko Ndala-Magoro

Neo Pule

Evelyn Nagel

Ramodungoane Tabane

Lethabo Poo

Elaine Bing

Jacqui van Staden

Hannie Belsten

Nkateko Ndala-Magoro

Neo Pule

Evelyn Nagel

Lethabo Poo

Elaine Bing

Jacqui van Staden

Hannie Belsten

Nkateko Ndala-Magoro

Neo Pule

Evelyn Nagel

Lethabo Poo

Elaine Bing

Jacqui van Staden

Hannie Belsten

Nkateko Ndala-Magoro

Neo Pule

Ramodungoane Tabane

Lethabo Poo

Nkateko Ndala-Magoro

Neo Pule

Ramodungoane Tabane

Lethabo Poo

 

Workshops

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EQ Time-management Stress management Conflict management Financial management ( from an emotional perspective)
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Setting-up private practice Preparing for board exam Ethics for psychologists