Who we are
Welcome to the Institute of Psychology & Wellbeing (IPW). We are a multi-disciplinary team, including psychologists, speech therapist and administrative personnel.
Head: Institute of Psychology & Wellbeing
Prof. Pieter Kruger C.Psychol., AFBPsS
We focus on a broad range of psychological aspects, from clinical assessments and intervention to preventative and performance services. Our aim is to make a meaningful difference by focusing on the psychological (cognitive, behavioural and systemic) aspects which will contribute to improving people’s quality of life, wellbeing and performance. We conduct on-going research in order to track the outcomes of the services we deliver and ensuring that we deliver high quality and effective intervention.
Our four main focus areas include clinical services; training & development; performance and preventative services and research.
News and Insights
Psychological impact of COVID-19
and what to do about it
Two psychologists from the NWU say that, against the background of the current situation regarding COVID-19, it is evident that different individuals respond to this crisis in different ways
If you log on to any social media platform in the early hours of the morning you are likely to find a lot of people online. Since the country went into lockdown due to Covid-19 a few weeks ago, South Africans have been struggling to fall asleep
Focus your mind to keep sane
during the lockdown period
With the recent announcement of a 21-day lockdown as a measure to tackle the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), individuals will most certainly experience a psychcological impact due to limited social interaction.
Intervention creates hope for
challenged families and children
The daily routines, activities, and socialisation of every family in South Africa are changing fast due to the Covid-19 pandemic.