Gigaba, Sithabisile Gugulethu

Gigaba, Sithabisile Gugulethu

Lecturer

Discipline Psychology
Email gigabas@ukzn.ac.za
Contact Number 031-260-7425
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address UKZN Psychology Clinic
Last Updated 2 months ago

Degrees Held

  • Master of Social Science (Psychology), UKZN, 2012
  • Bachelor of Social Science Honors (Psychology), UKZN, 2010
  • Bachelor of Social Science (General and Industrial Psychology), UKZN, 2009

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma/Transgenerational trauma
  • Global mental health
  • Healthy systems strengthening

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Community Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Selected Publications

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • (2021), Providing Rape Survivors with Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Psychological Support to prevent long term HIV Acquisition

    The project is led by Prof Naeemah Abrahams from the South Africa -Medical Research Council. It involves adapting a psycho-social intervention developed by the WHO to be administered by lay workers to women that have experienced sexual trauma. I contribute to the material adaptation process as well as providing emotional support to the lay counsellors

  • (2019 – current), Southern African Research Consortium for Mental Health Integration

    The project is led by Prof Inge Petersen from the UKZN Centre for Rural health. I am one of the consultants on the programme and support capacity building interventions geared towards equipping Department of Health Stakeholders with skills integrate evidence-based task-sharing mental health interventions into routine practice in primary health care facilities. We also develop psycho-education material and training resources for the public and for healthcare workers specifically.

TEACHING EXPERTISE

  • PSYCH 342 – Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 703 –    Counselling and Therapeutics
  • PSYC 810 –    Community interventions in Psychology   
  • PSYC 806 –    Psychological Interventions
  • PSYC 807 –    Theory and Practice of Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 818 –    Theory and Practice of Counselling Psychology

Selected Publications