Staff - Psychology

  Mrs Alicia Le Grange

  +27 18 285 2570
  Building E8, Room G26, Potchefstroom
  BSc Health Sciences, BSc Honours in Psychology, MSc in Counselling Psychology, PGCE (Senior & FET) 

  Prof Caroll Hermann

  Associate Professor
  018 389 2496
  Building A17, Room 135, Mahikeng
  BPsych, MS (ClinPsych), PhD
  Ecopsychology, social media studies

  Ms Cheryl Petersen

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

  Prof Choja Akpovire Oduaran

  Professor; Subject Group Deputy Leader
  +27 18 389 2901
  Building F3, Room 3.1, Potchefstroom
  Phd Counselling And Human Services, Msoc Clinical Psychology
  Community, Family, Gender, Communication, Work Life & Intergenerational Relationships Research

  Dr Christiaan Bekker

  Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director: School of Psychosocial Health
  +27 16 910 3418
  Gebou A13, Kamer 119, Vanderbijlpark
  PhD Psychology, BA, BA Hons Theology, BA Hons Psychology, MA Positive Psychology
  Academic boredom, Well-being, Positive Psychological Interventions, LGBTQI+

  Dr Daniel Letsoalo

  Primary Researcher and Supervisor
  Ipelegeng Child and Family centre, Building F3, Mahikeng
  B.A. (Social Sciences)
B.A. Hons (Psychology)
M.A. Clinical Psychology and DLitt et Phil/Ph.D
  Mental Health, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Sexuality and African Psychology

  Prof Elmari Deacon

  Deputy Director: School of Psychosocial Health, Acting School of Psychosocial Health Director
  +27 18 299 1728
  Building E8, Room G19, Potchefstroom
  PhD, MA (Clinical Psychology), Hons (Psychology), BComm (Industrial Psychology)
  Child therapy, Positive Psychology, Adjustment to diabetes management

  Prof Esmé van Rensburg

  Full Professor and promoter
  +27 18 299 1727
  Building E8, Room K15, Potchefstroom
  PhD (Child Psychology)
  Child Psychopathology, Child Psychotherapy, Psychological Evaluation of children, families from divorce and Ethics.

  Mr Hershel Meyerowitz

  +2718 285 2569
  Building E8, Room G27, Potchefstroom
  Bsc Behavioural Genetics, Hons Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology
  Psychology, Identity, Social media, Non-verbal Communication.

  Dr Ingrid Opperman

  Primary Researcher and Supervisor
  +27 18 299 2698
  Building E8, Room G16, Potchefstroom
  MA Research Psychology (Wits), PhD Psychology (Wits)
  Research methods, psychometrics, and cognitive psychology, neuropsychology

  Prof Johan Potgieter

  +27 18 299 1731
  Building E8, Room 131, Potchefstroom
  BSc (Psychology and Physiology), MSc (Clinical Psychology), PhD (Psychology
  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

  Prof Karel Botha

  Full Professor, NRF Researcher and Promoter
  +27 18 299 1726
  Building E8, Room 125, Potchefstroom
  BA (Psychology)
BA (Hons) Psychology
MA (Clinical Psychology)
PhD (Psychology)
  Clinical Psychology, specifically self-regulatory and adaptive behavioural systems.

  Mrs Lelanie Malan

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 285 2571
  Building E8, room G25, Potchefstroom
  MSc (Clin Psych) (Cum Laude); MSc (Research Psych) (NWU Potchefstroom); PGCE (Cum Laude) (Stellenbosch University) BSc (Hon Psych); BSc (Psych)
  Interested in Neuropsychology and Research methodology

  Ms Mianda Erasmus

  Doctorandus, Supervisor and Psychology Programme Leader
  +27 18 389 2334
  Ipelegeng Centre, Room 1.1, Potchefstroom
  BMUS (UFS) – 2005; BMUS HONS (UFS) – 2008; BA HONS in Psychology (UFS) – 2006; BA HONS in Language studies, French (UFS) – 2009; MA in Psychology (Research) (UFS) – 2007; MA in French (Teaching French as a Foreign Language) (UCT) - 2015
  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: supporting first years, large classes, use of technology, excellent teaching on tertiary level.

  Mrs Nikiwe Kwaeng

  Temporary Lecturer
  018 389 2367
  Building A17, Office 124, Mahikeng
  M.SocSci in Clinical Psychology
  Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychopathology

  Dr Petro Erasmus

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2386
  Building A17, Office 143, Mahikeng
  PhD(Educational Psychology), MEd, Masters (Guidance and Counselling)
  Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neuropsychology of Maths Achievement

  Prof Ruan Spies

  Associate Professor and Promoter
  +27 18 285 2388
  Building E8, Room 121, Potchefstroom
  PhD Psychology (2015) VU Amsterdam
M.A. Clinical Psychology (2009) NWU
Hons. B.A. Psychology (2008) NWU
B.A. Communication Studies (2006) NWU
  Adult Psychopathology and Attachment Theory

  Mrs Shaheda Khota

  016 910 3504
  Building A13, Room 112, Vanderbijlpark
  MA Clinical Psychology, Hons. Psychology, B.A. Psychology
  Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychopathology Substance Abuse

  Dr Shanaé Theunissen

  +2716 910 3420
  Building A13, Room 121, Vanderbijlpark
  BA in Psychology, Sociology and Languages, MA in Clinical Psychology, PhD in Psychology
  Gender-based violence, Trauma Fortology, Intervention research

  Dr Tamlynn Jefferis

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3414
  Building A13, Room 122, Vanderbijlpark
  PhD Psychology; MA Research Psychology; Hons Psychology; BA Psychology and English
  Social Research

  Ms Tebello Mabusela

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

  Dr Tertia Oosthuizen

  Primary Researcher and Supervisor
  +27 18 299 2132
  Building E8, Room 128, Potchefstroom
  Higher Diploma in Education; BA; BA (Hons) Industrial Psychology; MA (Industrial Psychology); MA (Counselling Psychology); PhD (Psychology)
  Positive Psychology, Trauma Intervention, Violence against women and children

  Prof Werner de Klerk

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

  Prof Vicki Koen

  Associate Professor
  018 299 1745
  Building E8, Room G122 , Potchefstroom
  PhD Psychology
MA Research Psychology
MA Positive Psychology
MA Psychology
  Research Psychology; Positive Psychology