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Mr Duane Booysen

 Duane Booysen  

Lecturer in Psychology

Clinic Coordinator

Telephone: +27(46) 603 8507

MA (Clinical Psych. & Comm. Counsel.) (SU); MA (Psychology) (NMMU); B. Psych. (Counsel.) (NMMU)

Registered with the Professional Board for Psychology (HPCSA) in the category Clinical Psychology

Teaching Areas

  • Mental illness / Psychopathology
  • Cognitive Therapies (Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD)
  • Cognitive Screening Assessments
  • Individual & Group Psychotherapies

Research Interest

  • Evaluating and adapting evidence-based trauma therapies for PTSD in South Africa
  • Single-case experimental designs
  • Public mental health
  • Clinical Psychology as a profession in South Africa

Current Research Projects

  • Implementing a Brief Trauma Treatment Programme for Survivors of Trauma: A Pilot Study (Doctoral research project)
  • Exploring the experiences of trauma counsellors working in violent contexts in South Africa

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

  • Booysen, D. D., & Naidoo, A. V. (2016). On becoming a Clinical psychologist: The experiences of initially unsuccessful applicants. New Voices in Psychology, 12(1), 23–39.

Unpublished Manuscripts

  • Booysen, D. D. (2014). Klapmuts community report. An unpublished community report, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch.
  • Booysen, D. D. (2012). A psychobiography of Friedrich Nietzsche. An unpublished master’s   dissertation. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.

Conference Presentations

  • A brief trauma treatment programme for survivors of trauma and torture: A pilot study Symposium Presentation at the 1st Pan-African Psychology Congress held in Durban, South Africa, 18 - 20 September 2017      
  • Psychobiographical research. Paper presented at the South African Association of Counselling and Development in Higher Education (SAACHE) held in Cape Town, South Africa, 7 September 2015




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