BSc Human Physiology, Genetics & Psychology (UP)
BSocSci Psychology Honours (UP) Cum Laude
MSc Clinical Psychology (UL - Medunsa)
Training and experience
As part of her training Christi completed internships at the Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa as well as the Medunsa Forensic Unit at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital. The completion of her Masters degree also required the completion of a dissertation entitled A preliminary standardisation of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) for Setswana-speaking university students. This research project was subsequently accepted for publication in the South African Journal of Psychology in article format.
On completion of her formal qualifications Christi completed her community service at 1 Military Hospital where she obtained experience in conducting psychotherapy and psychological assessment with a wide variety of clients. She was specifically responsible for assisting clients who had sustained brain- and/or spinal injuries during their processes of spinal- and/or neuro-rehabilitation.
After her community service year she obtained a permanent position at 1 Military Hospital where she remained responsible for the spinal- and neuro-rehabilitation ward but also coordinated the training programme of clinical psychology interns. She is specifically responsible for training interns in psychological assessment, neuropsychology and psychological report writing as well as conducting psycho-legal assessments.
During 2014 she lectured at the University of Pretoria on a part-time basis, where she trained aspiring clinical psychologists completing their Masters training - in psycho-diagnostics, psychological assessment and psychological report writing. She has also been involved in the supervision of Masters level research into the standardisation of psychological tests for a South African context at UNISA.
She is currently registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Clinical Psychologist in independent practice. She is a member of the South African Medico-legal Society (SAMLS), the South African Neuro Rehabilitation Association (SANRA) and the South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association (SACNA).
She is currently studying towards peer credentialing as a clinical-neuropsychologist by completing the requirements to become a Full-Member of SACNA.
She is in part time private practice in Faerie Glen, Pretoria, where her focus is on psychological and psycho-legal assessment.
SPECIAL INTERESTS AND EXPERTISE
- Conducting holistic psychological assessment of varying natures taking into account individual contexts of each client.
- Conducting integrated psycho-legal assessment of varying natures. She has deep experience conducting assessments for Road Accident Fund and other third party claims.
- Reviewing and integrating medico-legal and psycho-legal reports in order to assist legal professionals in forming a holistic picture of their clients.