Psychology

Mrs Baaqira Kays Ebrahim

Lecturer
MA (Psychology)
  +27 16 910 3424
  baaqira.ebrahim@nwu.ac.za
  Building 7, Room 118, Vanderbijlpark Campus

Ms Cheryl Petersen

Lecturer
M.A. Research Psychology; M.A. Counselling Psychology; HDE (P/G)
  +27 18 299 1482
  Cheryl.Petersen@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room K11, Potchefstroom Campus
Interests in various aspects of Developmental Psychology, Psychological assessments, Career counselling and psychotherapy.

Prof Choja Akpovire Oduaran

Professor; Subject Group Deputy Leader
Phd Counselling And Human Services, Msoc Clinical Psychology
  +27 18 389 2901
  +27 18 389 2577
  22590110@nwu.ac.za
  Building F3, Room 3.1, Mahikeng Campus
Community, Family, Gender, Communication, Work Life & Intergenerational Relationships Research

Mr Christiaan Bekker

Lecturer; Subject Group Leader
BA, BA Hons Theology, BA Hons Psychology, MA Positive Psychology
  +27 16 910 3418
  christiaan.bekker@nwu.ac.za
  Building 7, Office 121, Vanderbijlpark Campus
Academic boredom, Well-being, Positive Psychological Interventions, LGBTQI+

Prof Elmari Deacon

Deputy Director: School of Psychosocial Health
PhD, MA (Clinical Psychology), Hons (Psychology), BComm (Industrial Psychology)
  +27 18 299 1728
  +27 18 285 2213
  Elmari.Deacon@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 122, Potchefstroom Campus
Child therapy, Positive Psychology, Adjustment to diabetes management

Prof Esmé van Rensburg

Professor
PhD (Child Psychology)
  +27 18 299 1727
  +27 18 285 2213
  Esme.VanRensburg@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room K15, Potchefstroom Campus
Child Psychopathology, Child Psychotherapy, Psychological Evaluation of children, families from divorce and Ethics.

Mrs Heleen Coetzee

Senior Lecturer
BA (Hons) Psychology; MA (Clinical Psychology); MA (Communication Studies); B.Bk; NGOS.
  +27 18 299 2294
  +27 18 285 2213
  Heleen.Coetzee@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 124, Potchefstroom Campus
Child Evaluations, Therapy and Pathology, Developmental Psychology, Positive Psychology: Meaningfulness of Adolescent Therapy and Pathology.

Dr Ingrid Opperman

Senior Lecturer
MA Research Psychology (Wits), PhD Psychology (Wits)
  +27 18 299 2698
  ingrid.opperman@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room G16, Potchefstroom Campus
Research methods, psychometrics, and cognitive psychology

Prof Johan Potgieter

Professor
BSc (Psychology and Physiology), MSc (Clinical Psychology), PhD (Psychology
  +27 18 299 1731
  +27 18 299 1730
  johan.potgieter@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 131, Potchefstroom Campus
Optimal functioning of individuals, groups and communities. I have a specific focus on the facilitation of resilience and psychological strengths by means of Adventure or Nature-assisted Therapy.

Prof Karel Botha

Subject Group Deputy Leader
BA (Psychology); BA (Hons) Psychology; MA (Clinical Psychology); PhD (Psychology)
  +27 18 299 1726
  +27 18 285 2213
  Karel.Botha@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 125, Potchefstroom Campus
Clinical Psychology, specifically self-regulatory and adaptive behavioural systems.

Mrs Lelanie Malan

Senior Lecturer
MSc (Clin Psych) (Cum Laude); MSc (Research Psych) (NWU Potchefstroom); PGCE (Cum Laude) (Stellenbosch University) BSc (Hon Psych); BSc (Psych)
  +27 18 285 2571
  +27 18 285 2213
  Lelanie.Malan@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, room G25, Potchefstroom Campus
Interested in Neuropsychology and Research methodology

Ms Mianda Erasmus

Lecturer: Programme Leader
BMus; BMus Hons; BA Hons (Psychology); BA Hons (Language studies: French); MA (Research Psychology); MA (French: Teaching French as a Foreign Language)
  +27 18 389 2334
  Mianda.Erasmus@nwu.ac.za
  Ipelegeng Centre, Room 1.1, Mahikeng
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: supporting first years, large classes, use of technology, excellent teaching on tertiary level.

Dr Petro Erasmus

Senior Lecturer
PhD Educational Psychology
  +27 18 389 2386
  +27 18 389 2424
  Petro.erasmus@nwu.ac.za
  Ipelegeng 1.5, Mahikeng
Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Dr Ruan Spies

Senior Lecturer
BA (Communication Studies); BA (Hons) Psychology; MA (Clinical Psychology); PhD (Developmental Psychology)
  +27 18 285 2388
  +27 18 285 2213
  Ruan.Spies@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 121, Potchefstroom Campus
Adult Psychopathology and Attachment Theory

Mrs Shaheda Khota

Lecturer
MA Clinical Psychology
  +27 16 910 3504
  shaheda.khota@nwu.ac.za
  Building 7, Office 112, Vanderbijlpark Campus
Psychological Assessment, Child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy, Parenting programmes for behavioural disorders

Ms Shanaé Theunissen

Lecturer
BA Psychology, Sociology and Languages, Hons Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology
  +2716 910 3420
  22329390@nwu.ac.za
  7, 108 C,, Vanderbijlpark Campus
Gender-based violence, Trauma Fortology, Intervention research

Dr Tamlynn Jefferis

Senior Lecturer
PhD Psychology; MA Research Psychology; Hons Psychology; BA Psychology and English
  +27 16 910 3414
  tamlynn.jefferis@nwu.ac.za
  Building 7, Office 122, Vanderbijlpark Campus
Social Research

Ms Tebello Mabusela

Lecturer
B. Social Work, B. Soc. Sc (Hons) Psychology, MA Counselling Psychology
  +27 18 299 2610
  Tebello.mabusela@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room G28, Potchefstroom Campus
Psycho-social resilience, positive well-being & successful adaptation of individuals, groups and communities.

Dr Tertia Oosthuizen

Senior Lecturer
Higher Diploma in Education; BA; BA (Hons) Industrial Psychology; MA (Industrial Psychology); MA (Counselling Psychology); PhD (Psychology)
  +27 18 299 2132
  +27 18 299 1730
  Tertia.Oosthuizen@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 128, Potchefstroom Campus
Positive Psychology, Trauma Intervention, Violence against women and children

Prof Vicki Koen

Associate Professor; COMPRES Research Coordinator
PhD Psychology, MA Research Psychology, MA Psychology, MA Positive Psychology, B Psych Practicum, Honours Psychology, BA Psychology & Communication
  018 389 2237
  12976121@nwu.ac.za
  Ipelegeng (F3), Room 1.4, Mahikeng
Research Psychology; Positive Psychology

Prof Werner de Klerk

Associate Professor / Research Psychologist
BA (Human Movement Sciences and Psychology); BA (Hons) Psychology; MA (Research Psychology); PhD (Psychology)
  +27 18 299 1725
  +27 18 285 2213
  12998699@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room G24, Potchefstroom Campus
Qualitative Research Methodology; Well-being of schools (school climate from Psychological perspective)

Mr Xander Flemming

Lecturer
M.Soc.Sc; B.Psych (Counselling Psychology)
  +27 18 299 1621
  xander.flemming@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room G23, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom Campus
Gender & Sexuality, HIV/AIDS, Community Psychology