Professor Charles Young
Head of Department
Associate Professor & Counselling Psychologist
BA (Natal), BA(Hons) cum laude (RAU), MA (Counselling Psychology) cum laude (Natal), DCounsPsych (Essex), DipCounsPsych (BPS), CPsychol
Registered Counselling Psychologist, Health Professions Council of South Africa (PS 0071889)
Charted Psychologist, British Psychological Society, and full member of the Division of Counselling Psychology
Telephone: +27 (0)46 603-8541
I trained at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg (1999-2000) and then worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, UK. There I was involved in the development of the low-intensity, brief cognitive therapies for common mental disorders, which was an early part of the pioneering developments in the National Health Service (NHS) to increase access to psychological therapies. I regsistered as a chartered psychologist with a diploma in counselling psychology from the British Psychological Society (2005), followed by a doctorate in counselling psychology from the University of Essex (2006).
I returned to South Africa at the beginning of 2007 to Head the Rhodes University Counselling Centre and then joined the Department of Psychology towards the end of 2009. I was for some years the academic coordinator of the professional training programmes in clinical and counselling psychology. More recently, in keeping with my registration category, I have focussed on the counselling psychology programme. I am currently the head of the department.
I am also a member of the Professional Board for Psychology of the HPCSA (2015 - 2020).
- Cognitive Therapy (Masters)
- Psychological Aspects of HIV Infection (Honours & Masters)
- Counselling Psychology Professional Practice (Masters)
- Posttraumatic Stress (Honours & Masters)
- Personality Psychology (First Year)
- Student mental health and wellbeing
- Alcohol use and alcohol-exposed pregnancies
- Trauma and posttraumatic stress
- Counselling psychology professional practice
Goodyear, R. K., Lichtenberg, J. W., Hutman, H., Overland, E., Bedi, R., Christiani, K., … Young, C. (2018). A global portrait of counselling psychologists’ characteristics, perspectives, and professional behaviors. In R.K. Goodyear & J.W. Lichtenberg (Eds.), A global portrait of counselling psychology. New York: Routledge.
Bantjes, J., Kagee, A., & Young, C. (2018). Counselling psychology in South Africa. In R.K. Goodyear & J.W. Lichtenberg (Eds.), A global portrait of counselling psychology. New York: Routledge.
Young, C. (2017). An introduction to coping with panic (2nd Ed.). London: Constable & Robinson.
Hogan, B., & Young, C. (2017). An introduction to coping with health anxiety (2nd Ed.). London: Constable & Robinson.
Campbell, M., & Young, C. (2016). A Xhosa language translation of the CORE-OM using South African university student samples. Transcultural Psychiatry, 53(3), 654-673.
Goodyear, R. K., Lichtenberg, J. W., Hutman, H., Overland, E., Bedi, R., Christiani, K., … Young, C. (2016). A global portrait of counselling psychologists’ characteristics, perspectives, and professional behaviors. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 29(2), 115-138.
Bantjes, J., Kagee, A., & Young, C. (2016). Counselling psychology in South Africa. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 29(2), 171-183.
Young, C., Bantjes, J., Kagee, A. (2016). Professional boundaries and the identity of counselling psychology in SA. [Invited Editorial] South African Journal of Psychology, 41(1), 3-8.
Young, C. (2014). Some old problems with the new guidance on counselling people of African ancestry. [Review of the book Counseling people of African ancestry, by Mpofu, E (Ed.)] Psychology in Society, 46, 82-84.
Young, C., & Strelitz, L. (2014). Exploring patterns of Facebook usage, social capital, loneliness and wellbeing amongst a diverse South African student sample. Communicare: Journal for Communication Sciences in South Africa, 33(1), 57-72.
Young, C., & Campbell, M. (2014). Student wellbeing at a university in post-apartheid South Africa: A comparison with a British University sample. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 42(4), 359-571. (Special Issue: Counselling and Guidance in Africa)
Young, C. (2013). South African counselling psychology at the crossroads: Lessons to be learned from around the world. South African Journal of Psychology, 43(4), 422-433.
Clüver, F., Elkonin, D., & Young, C. (2013). Experiences of sexual relationships of young black women in an atmosphere of coercion. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 10(1), 8-16.
Young, C., & Edwards, D. (2013). Assessment and monitoring of symptoms in the treatment of psychological problems. In S. Laher & K. Cockcroft (Eds.), Psychological Assessment in South Africa: Research and Applications (pp. 320-335). Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
Edwards, D., & Young, C. (2013). Assessment in routine clinical and counselling settings. In S. Laher & K. Cockcroft (Eds.), Psychological Assessment in South Africa: Research and Applications (pp. 307-319). Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
Young, C., & de Klerk, V. (2012). Correlates of heavy alcohol consumption at Rhodes University. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 24(1), 37-44.
de Klerk, V., & Young, C. (2012). Changing the message from 'Don't' to 'Do': Awareness-raising strategies for responsible alcohol use at a South African university. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 2(2), 224-232.
Edwards, D., Rossouw, J., Drake, B., & Young, C. (2012). CBT in South Africa. In F. Naeem & D. Kingdon, Cognitive behaviour therapy in non Western cultures (pp. 137-148). Hauppauge NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Campbell, M., & Young, C. (2011). Introducing the CORE-OM within a South African context: Validation of the CORE-OM using a South African student population sample. South African Journal of Psychology, 41(4), 488-502.
Young, C. (2011). Understanding HIV-related posttraumatic stress disorder in South Africa: A review and conceptual framework. African Journal of AIDS Research, 10(2), 139-148.
Young, C., & Mayson, T. (2010). The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Scale (AUDIT) normative scores for a multiracial sample of Rhodes University residence students. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 22(1), 15-23.
Young, C. (2009). The transportability and utility of cognitive therapy in South African contexts: A review. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 19(3), 407-414.
Young, C. (2009). The CORE-OM intake norms of students attending a South African university counselling service: A comparison with UK counselling service data. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 37(4), 473-483.
Young, C., & de Klerk, V. (2008). Patterns of alcohol usage on a South African university campus: The findings of two annual drinking surveys. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, 7(2), 101-112.
Young, C. (2007). The psychological effects and experiences of waiting for cognitive therapy, Research, Involvement and Changing Practice (pp. 9-10): Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
Young, C. (2007). An introduction to coping with panic. London: Constable & Robinson. [Link]
Hogan, B., & Young, C. (2007). An introduction to coping with health anxiety. London: Constable & Robinson. [Link]
Young, C. (2006). What happens when people wait for therapy? Assessing the clinical significance of the changes observed over the waiting period for clients referred to a primary care psychology service. Primary Care Mental Health, 4(2), 113-9.
Young, C. (2006). The personal experiences and views of waiting for cognitive therapy in the NHS: A qualitative account. Counselling Psychology Review, 21(2), 19-26.
Young, C., Brosan, L., Shelfer, L., & Beazley, P. (2006). Guided self-help versus waiting-list controls: A reply to Mead et al. (2005). (Correspondence). Psychological Medicine, 36(5), 725-728.
Completed Postgraduate Supervision
Graham Kingma. (2015). Minding your own game: Self-regulation and psychological momentum among golfers. (Co-supervisor: Dr Carla Meijen, University of Kent).
Melissa Boulind. (2014). “I felt that I deserved it”. An investigation into HIV-related PTSD, traumatic life events, and the personal experiences of living with HIV: A mixed-method study.
Megan Campbell. (2013). The adaptation of the ‘Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation- Outcome Measure’ (CORE-OM) from English into a valid Xhosa measure of distress.
Charlotte Wylde (2018). The experiences of recently diagnosed HIV-positive individuals, as shared on an online forum (Masters in Counselling Psychology).
Tessa Deane. (2017). A survey of the professional identity of clinical psychologists in South Africa (Masters in Clinical Psychology) (As co-supervisor; Primary supervisor: Professor Lisa Young, Rhodes University).
Sipho Dlaminin. (2017).The role of psychosocial factors in academic performance of first year psychology students at a historically white university (Masters in Counselling Psychology).
Tamara Mayson. (2016). The relationship between the alcohol use patterns and cognitive and symptomatic functioning of Rhodes University students (Masters by Thesis). (Co-supervisor: Professor Ann Edwards, Rhodes University).
J. Maphisa Maphisa. (2015). University students’ drinking motives: Relationships with alcohol use and alcohol related consequences (Masters in Clinical Psychology).
Naaheeda Ally. (2015). Exploring problematic experiences: An IPA study of 'internet addiction' (Masters in Clinical Psychology).
Khuselwa Jurie. (2015). Experiences of women recently diagnosed with HIV (Masters in Clinical Psychology).
Jessica Oosthuizen. (2015). Understanding how students' relationships with their cellphones inform their experience of social participation online and offline (Masters by Thesis).
Thobeka Msengana. (2014). The lived experiences of HIV positive young women living in poverty (Masters in Counselling Psychology).
Tasara Mazorodze. (2012). HIV/AIDS stigma among service staff in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa (Masters by Thesis).
Ronald Davies. (2011). A case study illustration of sudden gains in depression treated with CBT (Masters in Clinical Psychology).
Frances Clüver. (2010). Negotiating sexuality in Grahamstown East: Young black women’s experiences of relationships in the context of HIV risk (Masters by Thesis).
Graham Kingma. (2010). The integration of self through self awareness: an individual case study within a Schema Mode Therapy framework (Masters in Counselling Psychology).
Clayton Arendse. (2010). A case study of a one session treatment for spider phobia (Masters in Clinical Psychology).
Carmela Bonito-Attwood. (2010). The effectiveness of Schema Focused Therapy on a person with Borderline Personality Disorder: a case study and literature review (Masters in Clinical Psychology).
International Conference Presentations
Young, C., & Strelitz, L. (2015). Exploring patterns of Facebook usage, social capital, loneliness and well-being among a diverse South African student sample. Paper presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Grahamstown, 14 July 2015.
Young, C. (2015). The professional identity of counselling psychologists: Lessons from around the world. Paper presented at the 2nd Australian Psychological Society’s College of Counselling Psychologists Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 27 February 2015.
Young, C., & Boulind, M. (2012). Negative appraisals reported by HIV-positive South African participants: Implications for the practice of cognitive therapy in South Africa. Symposium Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), Leeds, United Kingdom, 27 June 2012.
Young, C., & Boulind, M. (2011). Negative appraisals associated with HIV-related PTSD. Open Paper presented at the 7th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Istanbul, Turkey, 4 June 2011.
Young, C. (2009). The transportability and utility of cognitive therapy in South African contexts: A review. Poster Presentation at the 37th Annual Conference of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Annual Conference, Exeter, United Kingdom, 17 July 2009.
- NRF Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers, 2016-2021
- Beck Institute scholarship competition, 2012
- Cognitive therapy for fear, worry, panic and obsessions
- Psycho-legal assessment of emotional injury and trauma, and expert testimony for the Eastern Cape High Court and Magistrates’ Courts
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