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Lunchtime lectures

2018 Timetable being finalised


6th March 2018

Speaker: Dr Gosia Lipinska

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

Short summary and bio



2017 Lunchtime Lecture Timetable


28th November 2017

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

Speaker: Prof. L Simbayi 

Short biography


21st November 2017 

Title: Social media and the health care worker

Speaker: Prof Willie Pienaar

Talk abstract and short bio


14th November 2017 

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

Speaker: Rizwana Roomaney

Talk abstract and short bio

6th November 2017 

Title: Madness in the movies

Speaker: Dr Dave Swingler 

Talk abstract and short bio


12th September 2017 

Speaker: Dr Samantha Brooks

Title: 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


29th August 2017 

Speaker: Katherine Sorsdahl & Marinda Roelofse

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

Talk summary and short bio


22nd August 2017

Speaker: Jackie Hoare & Nicole Phillips

Title: The Cape Town Adolescent Antiretroviral Cohort (CTACC):
Mental health, cognition and neuroimagingfindings
iin HIV infected adolescents

Talk summary and short bio

15th August 2017

Departmental lecture: Division of Addiction 

Speaker: Dr Henk Temmingh

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

Short Biography and abstract


27th June 2017

Speaker: Shareefa Dalvie

Title: The Genetics of Trauma

Talk summary and biography


20th June 2017

Speaker: Bunmi Olatunji

Title: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Talk summary and biography


13th June 2017

Speaker: Dr Mark Huthwaite

Title: Redefining Post Natal Depression

Talk summary and biography


6th June 2017

Speaker: Dr Samantha Brooks

Title: 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


30th May 2017

Speaker: Dr John Parker

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

Talk summary and bio



23rd May 2017

Speaker: Catherine Ward & Inge Wessels 

Title: 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


9th May 2017

Speaker: Dr Joanne Keikelame 

Title: Traditional healers and epilepsy

Short biography


25th April 2017

Speaker: Julian Leff

Title: Film on Schizophrenia

Overview and short bio


4th April 2017

Speaker: Joe Starke 

Title: Mindfulness 

Abstract and short bio


28th March 2017

Speaker: Tuviah Zabow

Title: Ethical and Legal issues of Psychiatry and the Media

Abstract and short biography 


7th March 2017

Speaker: Prof Crick Lund

Title: Outcomes of the AFFIRM South African Trial

Short Biography



28th February 2017

Speaker: Abdul Kader Domingo

Title: An update on Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System

Short abstract and biography


21st February 2017

Title: Psychiatry in SA: Lessons for the Globe

Speaker: Prof Dan Stein

Venue: Valkenberg Hospital, Auditorium Education Centre

Abstract and Biography


14th February 2017

Speaker: Dr Lena Jelinek 

Title: Metacognitive training: Administration and new results

Short biography and abstract


7th February 2017

Speaker: Dr Simon Howells

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

Short biography & summary


22 November 2016

Speaker: Prof Oye Gureje 

Annual Alan J Flisher Memorial Lecture



1 November 2016

Speaker: Prof Steven Shoptaw 

Title: Novel medication for substance use disorders



18 October 2016

Speaker: Fleur Howells

Title: Understanding and managing academic bullying

Biography and summary

11 October 2016

Divisional Presentation: Psychotherapy

Speaker: Beverly Dickman

Title: Ethics in Psychotherapy

Short Biography


27 September 2016

Divisional Presentation: Neuropsychiatry

Speakers: Lena Andersen, Adele Marais, 
Corne Robertson

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

Short summary


20 September 2016

Town Hall Meeting

Facilitators: Dan Stein, Sharon Kleintjes,
John Parker

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


13 September 2016

Speaker: Jennifer Creek (international speaker)

Title: Professional reasoning: applications in 
mental health practices



6 September 2016

Speaker: Beth Engelbrecht

Title: The vision for mental health



30 August 2016

Speaker: Gabriella Kelly

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



23 August 2016

Speaker: Dr Mike West

Title: Ayahuasca: The Spirit Vine

Abstract and Biography


2 August 2016

Speaker: Dr Ashley Robbins

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



26 July 2016

Divisional Presentation: Public Mental Health

Speaker: Dr Faadiel Williams

Title Update and reflections from the
Division of Public Mental Health


Speaker: Prof Crick Lund

Title: Findings from the Emerald study

Brief abstract and biographies


19 July 2016

Speaker: Juliana Claassens

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

Abstract and biography


28 June 2016

Speaker: Dr Gary Collins

Title: New York court mandated outpatient behavioural treatment

Abstract and biography


14 June 2016

DIVISIONAL PRESENTATION: Intellectual Disability

Speaker: Charlotte Capri

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

Abstract and biography


7 June 2016

Speaker: Michael Onah

Title: Perinatal suicidal ideation and behaviour: Psychiatry
and adversity

Abstract and biography


31 May 2016

Speaker: Sean Kaliski

Title: The Psychopath in SA: From Antihero to Zero

Short Biography


24 May 2016


Speaker: Deirdre Pieterse

Title: Scars run deep: A review of factitious disorder

Abstract and biography


17 May 2016 

Speaker: Amanda Kottler

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

Abstract and biography


10 May 2016

Speaker: Prof Rob Kaplan

Title: Encephalitis Lethargica: Natures dangerous experiment

Abstract and biography

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26 April 2016

Speaker: Dr Eileen Thomas

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

Abstract and biography


19 April 2016

Divisional Presentation: Addictions

Speaker: Dr Lisa Dannatt

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

Abstract and biography


Speaker: Dr Henk Temmingh

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



12 April 2016

Speaker: Dr Taryn van Niekerk

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

Abstract and biography


5 April 2016

Speaker: A/Prof Sally Swartz

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

Abstract & biography


22 March 2016

Speaker: Professor Perminder Sachdev .

Title: Can we prevent dementia? Examining the evidence

Abstract & Biography: