Faculty

Willem de Jager,

MA (ClinPsych), is a senior clinical psychologist in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, and a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. Willem coordinates, teaches and facilitates the theoretical component of the Intermediate Programme and facilitates the Educators’ Programme.

Monica Spiro,

MA (ClinPsych) PhD (Psychotherapy), Group Analysis (IGA), is a group analyst and psychoanalytically oriented clinical psychologist in private practice. She works with groups, couples and individuals, and provides group psychotherapy supervision to students and colleagues. She completed her PhD examining processes of transformation in group psychotherapy for single mothers. Monica is the convener of the programmes, and an experiential group facilitator and supervisor of the Intermediate Programme.

Lily Becker,

(MSocSc)(CSW)(UCT), Group Analysis (IGA), is a group analyst and psychoanalytically oriented clinical social worker in private practice. She is a former senior lecturer in the Department of Social Development, University of Cape Town, and past principal lecturer in Postgraduate Programmes in Group Therapy and Clinical Practice. She teaches, facilitates and coordinates the theoretical component of the Intermediate Programme.  She provides group psychotherapy supervision to students on the Intermediate Programme, and is a conductor of the Median Group. She is an Honorary Research Associate (UCT), and Editor of ‘Working with Groups’ (Oxford).

Monica Robertson,

MSocSc(SW), is a clinical social worker who has worked with children, adolescents, teachers and parents in various school settings. She currently works with adolescents in a high school setting. Monica facilitates the experiential group on the Educators Programme.

 

Madeleine Duncan,

MSc (OT) DPhil (Psych), is associate professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. Madie coordinates and presents the workshops for all the programmes.

 

Pat Mayers,

MScMed (Psych) DPhil (Psych), is a senior lecturer associate professor in the Division of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Cape Town and convener of the MSc in Nursing programmes. Pat coordinates and presents the workshops for all the programmes.

 

Vincenzo Sinisi,

MA, is a group analyst (IGA), psychoanalyst (IPA / SAPA) and clinical psychologist (HPCSA) in private practice. He provides group psychotherapy supervision to students on the Intermediate Programme and co-conducts the median / large group. See www.vincenzosinisi.co.za.

 

 

Thabile Zondi-Rees,

MA (Couns Psych), is a counselling psychologist in private practice.  She works with individual children, adults, couples, families and groups. Thabile facilitates on the Introductory Programme.

 

 

Lindy Ackermann,  

Lindi AckermannHDE, MPsych, is an Educational Psychologist in private practice.  She uses her 16 years’ experience in the field of education together with her training in group analytic studies to teach the theoretical component of the Educators’ Programme.  She also works with the group analytic perspective in corporate settings; and runs groups for women.

 

Henk Eichhorn,

MA Clin Psych, is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, working with adolescents and adults, individually and in groups. He facilitates the Wise Counsel small-group peer supervision programme for school counsellors and the ProTeen seminar series for school counsellors. Henk has facilitated therapeutic groups in the UK and Cape Town. He consults to a range of schools, and facilitates the work discussion component of the Educators’ Course.

 

Angela Hough-Maxwell,

MEd (Psych), BA Hons (Psych), HDE, is an Educational Psychologist.  Angela is the experiential group facilitator for the Introductory Course for CGAS.  She also teaches at SACAP and Constantia Waldorf School and works in private practice. Angela values holding space for deep authentic dialogue.