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Phone: +27 82 706 8568

Email: dungoane@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications and Registration

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.