The Clinical Psychologist in Court

by Dr. Lynette Roux The concept of the psychologist playing a role as an expert witness in the court is not a new one.  For decades psychologists have been viewed both positively and negatively by the courts. More recently, the psychologist has been recognised as being able to assist the court and being able to provide insight into the psychological functioning of people.  This includes providing ... »

Take care with the care you offer

Dr Simon Strachan MBChB(UCT)FCPaed(SA) It appears to me that the prevalence of psychosocial illnesses and complaints in the child and adolescent age groups has increased over the last 20 years that I have been in general Paediatric private practice. I am confronted on a daily basis by a child who has some or other psychological symptom. This may be related to anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, se... »

On Schizophrenia

By Dr. Shane Pienaar As clinical psychologists we are trained to understand various psychopathological conditions from differing theoretical perspectives, which universities adhere to. In our internships we are more or less exposed to psychotic patients, depending on the population of the institution. Thereafter some psychologists who work in hospital settings may from time to time come across sch... »

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