Dr Tasneem Kathree.

PhD Study Addresses the Treatment Gap for Perinatal Depression

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

Together here are some of UKZN’s first Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling graduates.

First Cohort of Psychological Counselling Graduates

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

Dr Dane Arumugam and his son, Jadrian.

Father and Son Celebrate Graduation Together

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.

Masters students in Psychology

Masters students offer counselling at UKZN Psychology Clinic during COVID-19

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.

Highlights of the visit to the Umsamo Institute

UKZN Psychology students visit healing village in KZN

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.