Addressing the treatment gap for perinatal depression within an integrated primary health care model was the focus of a doctoral thesis. The work earned a PhD in Psychology for Dr Tasneem Kathree, Project Manager for the Southern African Research Consortium for Mental Health INTegration (S-MhINT) at UKZN’s Centre for Rural Health. Perinatal depression (PND) is a
The first cohort of students who enrolled for the Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (PGDIP) in 2019 has graduated from the School of Applied Human Sciences. The programme, which leads to registration as a professional psychological counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), is offered on the Pietermaritzburg campus. The 2019
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Criminology and Psychology) graduate Ms Sinenhlanhla Shange sold cow-head stew (iskopo) to fund her studies and support her family.
It was a time for huge celebration in the Arumugam family when father, Dane, and son, Jadrian, were awarded post graduate degrees together at UKZN’s 2020 virtual graduation ceremony.
Growing up in a small KwaZulu-Natal town, which had a shortage of health workers and no mental health professionals, influenced a young woman’s career choice.
Despite suffering a stroke that paraylsed the left side of her body, Ms Nokubonga Sithole graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree.
A video that deals with fear and anxiety during COVID-19 and can be viewed on YouTube is the product of a collaboration between UKZN’s Department of Psychology, an adult education specialist, and the Centre for Rural Health.
Masters students in Psychology at UKZN are offering free online support for three sessions over the Zoom platform that cover individual counselling, group support and support for healthcare workers, to deal with the stresses of lockdown and the traumatic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. All interventions take place online.
Psychology Honours students undertook a fieldtrip to Umsamo Institute, the healing village in Greytown owned by renowned healer, author and poet Dr Velaphi Mkhize. They gained practical experience of the work done in caring for patients who present with different mental illnesses and disorders, including the consultation procedure as well as the different people involved.