Sharon Margaretta Auld

Sharon Margaretta Auld


Discipline Psychology
Contact Number 031-260-1572
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address B24 (Psychology Clinic, MTB Basement)
Last Updated 1 year ago

Degrees Held

  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Natal, Durban)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology (Rhodes University)
  • Master of Arts in Psychology (University of Natal, Durban)
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban) Dissertation: Identity, PTSD & Psychotherapy with policemen during the transition from apartheid to post-apartheid South Africa

Research Interests

  • Psychoanalytical theory & practice and its relevance to the South African context
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapeutic skills
  • Psychoanalytic research methods
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Teaching Interests

Psychodynamic psychotherapy

Journal Articles

  • Auld, S.M. & Cartwright, D.J (2019). The social construction of PTSD: The case of the ‘old guard’ policemen after South African democracy, Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry,
  • Auld, S.M. & Cartwright, D.J. (2018). Hiding behind culture: Using social defense systems to explore the malaise of the “old guard” in post-apartheid South Africa, Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. 56, 23-45.

Community Involvement

  • UKZN Psychology Clinic
  • Long-term individual psychotherapeutic work
  • Clinical supervision of community casework.

Teaching Expertise

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC101 & PSYC102)
  • Counselling & Psychotherapeutics (PSYC342)
  • Neuropsychology (PSYC322)
  • Counselling & Therapeutics (PSYC703)
  • Morrison’s “The First Interview” (PSYC806)

Student Supervision


  • Clinical casework supervision