Training at Universities

M Psychology Students, University of the Free State

In 2016 – 2018 I have been a visiting lecturer teaching a three days module on Narrative Therapy in the Department of Psychology as part of the program for the master’s students. 

M Clinical Psychology Students, University of Cape Town

I have collaborated with the Child Guidance Clinic where the master students of clinical psychology receive their training between 2005- 2013 by teaching seminars to introduce students to narrative therapy or through them attending introduction workshops.

M Ed Psych Students, University of Stellenbosch

I have been involved in teaching and supervising Narrative Therapy practices with the M Ed (psych) students of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch from 1999 – 2011. My involvement with these students who are often connected to a diversity of communities through their work within the Education Department and other institutions concerned with working with children and their families enriched my practice.

MTh Clinical Pastoral Care, University of Stellenbosch

I have been contracted by the Department of Practical Theology at Stellenbosch University from 2007- 2013 to teach a narrative therapy course in the MTh (clinical pastoral care and HIV counselling) programmes.

MTh Programme in Pastoral Therapy, Institute for Therapeutic Development, Unisa

The Institute for Therapeutic Development (ITD), which was established to offer therapeutic training on a variety of levels and in various contexts, presented courses in pastoral therapy in collaboration with the Department of Practical Theology of the University of South Africa (Unisa). Prof Dirk Kotzé from ITD approached me to assist with the training and supervision of the M Th and D Th students in the Western Cape. In 2000 I started working with the first group of students. Four groups of students had subsequently completed their internships in the Cape. Both my work as a therapist and as a trainer has benefited richly from my association and collaboration with my ITD-colleagues, Prof Dirk Kotzè, Dr Elmarie Kotzè and Dr Johann Roux. The contract that ITD had with Unisa came to an end in December 2006.

The publishing division of ITD, Ethics Alive, has been responsible for the publication of some of the work done by their students and staff members. These publications provide very accessible reading on the application of narrative ideas and practices within the South African context and about the way in which the students take the theoretical ideas to their practices.