2024

Speaker:  Prof Gerhard Grobler

Gerhard

Topic: Caring for transgender youth – what we know and don't know

Biography & Blurb

Closed

Speaker: Dr Ntombizanele Menze

Ntombizanele

Topic: African Spirituality

Bio & Abstract

Closed

Speaker:  Dr Jonathan Rogers

Topic: Catatonia  – guidelines and new directions

Bio & Abstract

Closed

Speakers: Razaan Galiel & Nicola Hartzer 

Razaan
Nicola

Topic: Easy-to-Read: The Golden standard for communication for and with persons with intellectual disability

Bio

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Marguerite Holtzhausen  

Marguerite

Topic: Breaking the Cycle of Violence in the context of the work of The Trauma Centre

Bio

Recording of lecture

Closed

2023

Speaker:  Prof Leigh van den Heuvel

Topic: Hair as a measure of mental health

Abstract

Closed

Speaker: Dr Victoria Mutiso

Victoria M

Topic: Bridging the Gaps through a Public mental health lens 

Biography

 

Closed

Speaker:  Prof Petrus J de Vries

Petrus

Topic: Towards socially responsive and contextually relevant research

Abstract

Closed

Speaker: Rowdah Hawtrey

Rowdah

Topic: Gardening as a meaningful and therapeutic Occupation

Blurb

Closed

Speaker: Prof Katherine Sorsdahl  

Katt

Topic: Zooming into the Division of Public Mental Health at the University of Cape Town: Capacity building, research and social responsibility

Abstract

Closed

Speaker:  Dr Stacey- Leigh Lintnaar

Topic: High profile cases in Forensics: Sensationalised in the media, a burden to clinicians?

 

 

Closed

Speaker: Ms Bernadine Bachar

Bernadine

Topic: Mental health challenges of women survivors of domestic violence

Biography

Closed

Speaker:  Prof John Joska

John

Topic: Research and Training in Behavioural Medicine: The Example of Ziphamandla?

Blurb

Closed

Speaker: Prof Linda Theron

Linda

Topic: Youth resilience to structural violence is not a DIY job

Recording of Lecture

Closed

Speaker:  Prof Crick Lund

Crick

Topic: Public mental health: recent developments

Abstract

Closed

Speaker:  Mr Waseem Hawa

Topic: Child Criminal Capacity Assessment Service: Exploring the Complexity of Criminal Capacity in Children

Abstract

Closed

Speaker: Professor Åsa Hammar

Asa

Topic: Are we giving enough attention to cognitive dimensions of serious mental illness? Implications for diagnosis, treatment and relapse

Recording of Lecture

 

Closed

Speakers: Mrs Babalwa Tyabashe-Phume & Ms Siphesihle Zihlazi

Babalwa
 
Siphesihle

Topic: Enabling People with Intellectual Disability to Self-Advocate

Abstract

Closed

Speaker:  Dr Scott Phelps

Topic: Brains, Dreams, and Battle Scenes: A History of Insight Turned Out

Abstract

Closed

Speakers: Lori Lake & Sharon Kleintjes

Child Gauge
 

Topic: Child and adolescent mental health: A catalyst for development

Recording of Lecture

Closed

2022

Speaker: Dr Jill Ryan

Jill

Topic: Family violence: A family-centred perspective

Biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr's Rene Nassen, Stella Mokitimi, Simphiwe Simelane

Topic 26 July 2022

TopicA proposal to strengthen Child and Adolescent Mental Health services in the Western Cape

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Prof Liz Pellicano

Liz

Topic: The Foundations of Autistic Flourishing

Recording of lecture

 

Closed

Speaker: Cynthia Rayner

Cynthia

Topic: The Systems Work of Social Change: How to Harness Connection, Context, and Power to Cultivate Deep and Enduring

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Emeritus Professor Anwar Suleman Mall

Anwar Mall

Topic: The Gut-Brain Axis: in relation to its structure, function, mucus secretion and microbiota

Biography & Summary

Closed

Speaker: Valerie Sinason

Valerie

Topic: Working with trauma in a country in trauma and a time of Covid: working through grief and loss to find resilience

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Prof Jonathan Campion

Topic: Public mental health: the case, challenges and opportunities

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Anusha Lachman

Anusha

Topic: Infant Mental Health Practice & Education: Perspectives from South Africa

Biography

Closed

2021

Speakers: Prof Soraya Seedat

Soraya Seedat

Topic: Scars that run deep: Pervasive and pathogenic impact of trauma and PTSD

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speakers: Dan Stein and Peter Smith

Dan

Problems of Living:  Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Cognitive-Affective Science

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Waseem Hawa

Topic: The Collaborative Counselling Strategy

Recording of Lecture

Closed

Speaker: Associate Prof Marc Hendricks

marc hendricks

Topic: Caring for children, adolescents and their families with chronic life-threatening health conditions

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speakers: Marc Blockman, Jantina De Vries, Olivia Matshabane

Topic: Ethics in Mental Health Research 

Programme

Closed

History Matters. A Symposium Exploring the Impact of Historical Racial Legacies on the Functioning of Institutions

History Symposium 2021

Recording of Symposium on YouTube Part 1 and Part 2

Closed

Speakers: Lisa Dannatt, Florencia Manns Fuenzalida, Vincent Zishiri

Topic: Drug use prevention and harm reduction among youth through peer-to-peer education

Programme

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Associate Prof Lionel Green-Thompson

Lionel

Topic: To whom shall we account

Recording of lecture 

Closed

Speaker: Ingrid Daniels (CEO of Cape Mental Health)

Ingrid Daniels

Topic: Social welfare consequences of the COVID -19 pandemic and its impact on    communities – finding some solutions

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Prof Michael Berk

Prof Michael Berk

Topic: Prevention of depression

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Dr Tahilia Rebello

Topic: Update on ICD-11

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Emeritus Prof Colleen Adnams

Colleen

Topic: Intellectual and Developmental Disability: a current international outlook

Biography

Closed

Speaker: Prof Katherine Sorsdahl and Dr Claire van der Westhuizen

Topic: Capacity building in the Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health: Our Past, Present & Future

Abstract

Closed

Speaker: Prof Heather Zar

Heather Zar

Topic: Vaccines for Covid-19

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Dr Sumaya Mall

Topic: Analysis of Traumatic Events (TE) in Rural South Africa: intersections of epidemiology and community based research

Recording of lecture

Closed

2020

Speaker: Prof Inge Petersen

Prof Inge Petersen

Topic: Implementing and scaling up integrated primary mental health care in the real world: Experiences from the frontlines

Lecture overview and shot bio

Closed

Speaker: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (WHO Director General) and others

Event details

Closed

Speaker: Crick Lund

Crick Lund

Topic: What Mental healthcare in South Africa should look like

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Professor Anthony Pillay, Prof Sean Kaliski, Dr Mo Nagdee, Dr Evah Mulutsi, Dr Peter Smith, Ms Sarah Ntaka, Justice VC Saldanah 

Topic: Legal and Ethical concerns regarding people with Intellectual Disability and the law

Recording of Lecture

Conference overview

Closed

Speaker: Dr Sean Baumann

madness

Topic: Madness: Stories of uncertainty and hope

Short bio and overview of talk

 

Closed

Speakers: Prof Bronwyn Myers & Dr Lisa Dannatt

COVID-19 and The Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, International and Local Perspectives

Short Bios and talk overview

Closed

Speaker: Janet Giddy

Topic: The 'unprecedented' pandemic - collateral damage

Short Bio 

Recording of lecture

Closed

Speaker: Nasera Cader-Makoa

Topic: Telehealth/telepsychology - psychotherapy during and after COVID-19

Short Bio

Closed

Speaker: Prof Relebohile Molesane

Relebohile Molesane

Topic: Nothing about us without us? Ethical Dilemmas in Disseminating Participatory Research with Girls in the Context of Sexual Violence in Rural Communities 

Abstract and Bio

 

Closed

Speaker: Prof Lori Lake 

Child gauge

Topic: South African Child Gauge 2019

Overview and short bio

Recording of Lecture


Closed

Mental Health Aspects of the Covid-19 Crisis in Africa. Free Webinar

Speaker 1: Prof Chiwoza Bandawe

Topic: Coping with anxiety and stress related to Covid-19

Chiwoza

Speaker 2: Prof Dixon Chibanda

Topic: Psychological and psychosocial care for people directly affected by Covid-19

Dixon

Speaker 3: Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos MD, PhD

Topic: Availability and provision of essential mental health services to allow continuity of care for those in need: Lessons from Spain

Ayuso-Mateos

Speaker 4: Dr Simone Honikman

Topic: Messages for Mothers” and other mental health responses to COVID-19 for mothers in South Africa

Simone

Biographies 

Recording of Lecture 

Closed

Speaker: Dr Cole Goldberg

Topic: Life's about choices, exploring the everyday occupational choices of young adults with intellectual disability in a community context of South Africa

Talk summary and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Dr David Rosenstein

Dr David Rosenstein


Topic: Introduction to CBT & Exposure Therapy and the Future of CBT and EBT

Talk summary and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Prof Asa Hammer

Asa Hammer

Topic: Impaired Memory after ECT - true or false?

Talk summary and short bio

Closed

2019

Speaker: Prof Dixon Chibanda 

Dixon Chibanda

Topic: The journey of the Friendship Bench: A move from research to implementation

Talk details and overview

Closed

Event: Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction Event Agenda

Speakers:

Dr Goodman Sibeko

Goodman Sibeko

Dr Andrew Scheibe

andrew scheibe

Mr Shaun Shelley

Shaun Shelley

Ms Tara Gerardy 

Tara Gerardy

Dr Lize Weich 

Lize Weich

Mrs Shaheema Allie

Shaheema Allie

 

Closed

Speaker: Prof Dan Stein

Dan Stein

Topic: Are we making progress in Psychiatric Science?

Short Blurb

Closed

Speaker: Dr Mariam Karjiker

Topic: Diverse models of success in academia

Closed

Speaker: Prof Shanaaz Mathews

shanaaz matthews

Topic: Child death reviews - A multi-agency approach to strengthen
healthcare and protection for 
children

Overview of talk and short bio

 

Closed

Department Research day: Research Stories

Guest Speakers: 

Associate Professor Laila Asmal 

Topic: The Clinician Researcher and the Pursuit of Reward and Happiness 

Laila

Dr Elona Toska

Topic: Researching Resourcefulness, Resilience and Risk: personal and professional trajectories in adolescent health research 

Elona

 

Research Day Programme

Closed

Speaker: Prof Roshan Galvaan and Ms Liesl Peters

Roshaan & Liesl

Topic: Revolutionising OT practice towards contextual relevance

Brief bio and talk overview 

Closed

Speaker: Prof Maretha de Jonge

Maretha de Jonge

Topic: Socially responsive research and care from the perspective of the orthopedagogy

Brief bio and talk overview

Closed

Speaker: Dr Tony Sam George

Dr Tony Sam George

Topic: Bridging gaps between mental health services and client outcomes in India: The challenge of access

Brief bio and talk overview

Closed

Topic: Caring for Carers of Persons with Intellectual Disability

Event Invite and Programme

Closed

Speaker: Prof Stephen Rollnick

Professor Stephen Rollnick

Topic: Motivational interviewing in practice: Substance Use Disorders, HIV and Mental Health 

Short bio and talk summary

Closed

Speaker: Prof Laila Asmal

Prof Laila Asmal

Topic: Rigidity, resilience and the self: Lessons I've learnt from Schizophrenia

Short bio and talk summary

Closed

Speaker: Prof Christer Allgulander

Prof Christer Allgulander

Topic: Telepsychiatry/Video-consultation in psychiatry - pro's and con's

Short bio of speaker

Closed

2018

Speaker: Prof Pim Cuijpers

Pim Cuijpers

Topic: Medication or Psychotherapy in the treatment of depression? Current evidence and public health implications

Biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Adam Carrico 

Topic: Targeting Neuroimmune Processes in Co-Occurring Methamphetamine Use and HIV

Talk summary

Closed

Speaker: Prof Lies Korevaar

Topic: Supported education for student with psychosocial disabilities

Talk summary

Closed

Speaker: Dr Jason Bantjes

Jason

Topic: Traditional healer talk about suicide and suicide prevention in South Africa

Short bio and summary

Closed

Speaker:

A/Prof Katherine Sorsdahl

Katt 2

Prof Bronwyn Myers

Bronwyn

Dr Tracey Naledi

Tracey

Topic: 'It's everyone's responsibility' - Integrating Mental Health Counselling into Chronic Disease Services 

Short bio and talk summary

Closed

Speaker: Dr Tania Swart

Tania Swart

Topic: Attachment styles in forensic populations and risk of recidivism

Short bio and summary

Closed

Speaker: Prof Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins

Topic: THE HANNAH-REEVE SANDERS LECTURE:
Affect and Problems Assessing Decisional Capacity

Talk summary and bio

Closed

Topic: Mental Health Advocacy Training

Workshop flyer and short description

Closed

Speaker: Prof Petrus de Vries

Petrus

Topic: From Bench to Bedside to Bonteheuwel - a journey with tuberous sclerosis-associated  neuropsychiatric disorders (TAND)

Lecture summary

Closed

Speaker: Mark J Goldblatt

Topic: The Therapeutic Alliance with Suicidal Patients 

Lecture summary

Closed

Speaker: Dr Gosia Lipinska

Topic: Do sleep difficulties in PTSD contribute to memory disruption and emotional dysregulation?

Short summary and bio

Closed
Closed

2017

Speaker: Prof. L Simbayi 

Topic: HIV related stigma and discrimination
in South Africa: Theory, research and practice

Short biography

Closed

Speaker: Prof Willie Pienaar

Topic: Social media and the health care worker

Talk abstract and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Dr Rizwana Roomaney

Topic: Psychosocial predictors of symptoms of depression in a sample of South African women diagnosed with endometriosis

Talk abstract and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Dr Dave Swingler 

Topic: Madness in the movies

Talk abstract and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Dr Samantha Brooks

Topic: Repeat after me: working memory, prediction and the emergence of transient cognitive control in anorexia nervosa, versus substance use disorder for the benefit of therapeutic intervention

Talk summary and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Prof Katherine Sorsdahl & Marinda Roelofse

Katherine Sorsdahl

Topic: The Teachable Moment Programme: The Road from Research to Implementation

Talk summary and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Prof Jackie Hoare & Dr Nicole Phillips

Jackie
nicole

Topic: The Cape Town Adolescent Antiretroviral Cohort (CTACC): Mental health, cognition and neuroimaging findings in HIV infected adolescents

Talk summary and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Dr Henk Temmingh

Henk

Topic: 'Addiction and psychosis: Epistemology, diagnosis and aspects
of treatment - preliminary findings from four studies conducted at
Valkenberg and further afield'
.

Short Biography and abstract

Closed

Speaker: Dr Shareefa Dalvie

Shareefa Dalvie

Topic: The Genetics of Trauma

Talk summary and biography

Closed

Speaker: Prof Bunmi Olatunji

Bunmi O. Olatunji

Topic: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Talk summary and biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Mark Huthwaite

Topic: Redefining Post Natal Depression

Talk summary and biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Samantha Brooks

Topic: Repeat after me: working memory, prediction and the emergence
of transient cognitive control in anorexia nervosa vs substance use disorder
for the benefit of therapeutic intervention

Talk summary and bio

Closed

Speaker: Dr John Parker

John Parker

Topic: Climate change and mental health in South Africa - What can we expect?
What can we do?

Talk summary and bio

Closed

Speaker: Associate Prof Catherine Ward & Inge Wessels 

Catherine Ward

Topic: Implementing parenting programmes for violence prevention
in low- and middle income countries: the case of the
Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme for parents of children aged 2-9

Abstract and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Dr Johannah Keikelame 

Dr Johannah Keikelame

Topic: Traditional healers and epilepsy

Short biography

Closed

Speaker: Prof Julian Leff

Professor Julian Leff

Topic: Film on Schizophrenia

Overview and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Dr Joe Starke 

Joe Starke

Topic: Mindfulness 

Abstract and short bio

Closed

Speaker: Prof Tuviah Zabow

Prof Tuviah Zabow

Topic: Ethical and Legal issues of Psychiatry and the Media

Abstract and short biography 

Closed

Speaker: Prof Crick Lund

Crick Lund

Topic: Outcomes of the AFFIRM South African Trial

Short Biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Abdul Kader Domingo

Dr Abdul Kader

Topic: An update on Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System

Short abstract and biography

Closed

Speaker: Prof Dan Stein

Dan Stein

Topic: Psychiatry in SA: Lessons for the Globe

Abstract and Biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Lena Jelinek 

Dr. Lena Jelinek

Topic: Metacognitive training: Administration and new results

Short biography and abstract

Closed

Speaker: Dr Simon Howells

Dr Simon Howells

Topic: Wie's tjy en waarvan kom tjy:
Gangsterism in the post-apartheid milieu

Short biography & summary

Closed

2016

Speaker: Prof Oye Gureje 

Prof Oye Gureje

Topic: Classification of Mental Disorders in the Contect of Global Mental Health

Biography

Closed

Speaker: Prof Steven Shoptaw 

Steve Shoptaw

Topic: Novel medication for substance use disorders

Biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Fleur Howells

Fleur Howells

Topic: Understanding and managing academic bullying

Biography and summary

Closed

Speaker: Dr Beverly Dickman

Beverley Dickman

Topic: Ethics in Psychotherapy

Short Biography

Closed

Speakers: Dr Lena Andersen, Dr Adele Marais, Corne Robertson

Topic: Psycho-therapy research in the HIV
Mental Health Research Unit

Short summary

Closed

Facilitators: Prof Dan Stein, Prof Sharon Kleintjes, Dr John Parker

Topic: Transformation Conversations in the Dept. of Psychiatry and Mental Health: Next Steps

Closed

Speaker: Dr Jennifer Creek (international speaker)

Jennifer Creek

Topic: Professional reasoning: applications in 
mental health practices

Biography

Closed

Speaker: Prof Beth Engelbrecht

Beth Engelbrecht

Topic: The vision for mental health

Biography

Closed

Speaker: Gabriella Kelly

Gabriella Kelly

Topic: Contested notions of disablement and
deservingness in disability grant assessment in SA

Abstract

Closed

Speaker: Dr Mike West

Mike West

Topic: Ayahuasca: The Spirit Vine

Abstract and Biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Ashley Robbins

Ashley Robins

Topic: Reflections on my 51 years in clinical psycho-pharmacology

Closed

Speaker: Dr Faadiel Williams

Faadiel Williams

Topic: Update and reflections from the
Division of Public Mental Health

&

Speaker: Prof Crick Lund

Crick Lund

Topic: Findings from the Emerald study

Brief abstract and biographies

Closed

Speaker: Prof Juliana Claassens

Juliana

Topic: Resisting the Violence of Rape: The Role of Biblical Rape
Narratives in Transforming a Rape Culture

Abstract and biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Gary Collins

Gary Collins

Topic: New York court mandated outpatient behavioural treatment

Abstract and biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Charlotte Capri

Charlotte Capri

Topic: Residents’ voices raise implications for ethics of care
on adult psychiatric intellectual disability wards

Abstract and biography

Closed

Speaker: Michael Onah

Michael Onah

Topic: Perinatal suicidal ideation and behaviour: Psychiatry
and adversity

Abstract and biography

Closed

Speaker: Prof Sean Kaliski

Sean Kaliski

Topic: The Psychopath in SA: From Antihero to Zero

Closed

Speaker: Dr Deirdre Pieterse

Deirdre

Topic: Scars run deep: A review of factitious disorder

Abstract and biography

Closed

Speaker: Amanda Kottler

 

Topic: The psychology of being human:
Kohut's twinship studies

Abstract and biography

Closed

Speaker: Prof Rob Kaplan

Robert Kaplan

Topic: Encephalitis Lethargica: Natures dangerous experiment

Abstract and biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Eileen Thomas

Eileen Thomas

Topic: Frozen - just let it go - a case discussion of pelvic
inflammatory disease and chronic pain

Abstract and biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Lisa Dannatt

Topic: Defeating the Dragon: experiences from an
Opiate Substitution Treatment Service

Abstract and biography

 

&

Speaker: Dr Henk Temmingh

Topic: Psychosis and addiction moving from
evidence-synthesis to service development

Biography

Closed

Speaker: Dr Taryn van Niekerk

Topic: Social Representations of intimate partner violence and gender 
in Cape Town

Abstract and biography

Closed

Speaker: A/Prof Sally Swartz

Sally Swartz

Topic: Homeless Wanderers: Movement and Mental Illness
in the Cape Colony in the nineteenth Century

Abstract & biography

Closed

Speaker: Prof Perminder Sachdev

Perminder

Topic: Can we prevent dementia? Examining the evidence

Abstract & Biography: 

Closed