Institute for Psychotherapy and Counselling
The three main functions are:
- Training of intern psychologists (Clinical as well as Counselling) in the I.P.C. and Witrand Hospital;
- Research, especially in terms of the Tomatis method, and research relating to the enhancement of psychological well-being;
- Service to the student community and general public within the context of a section 54a company, known as Du Plessis and Kirsten incorporated.
Children, teenagers and adults from the student community and general public.
Nature of service delivery: A multi-disciplinary, team-oriented approach.
Forms of Service Delivery
- General clinical services:
Play therapy, psychotherapy, group therapy, marriage guidance and counselling
- Specialised services:
Psychological services: psychological and neuropsychological assessments;
Speech therapy and audiological services: consultations in respect of speech-, hearing- and language development disorders between gr. i and xii;
Psychiatric consultations: a visiting psychiatrist diagnosis and prescribes medication for psycological or psychiatric problems;
The Tomatis method of sensory-neural integration training and therapeutic support: the function of active listening is regarded as the basis for communication and learning. For that reason, the various techniques of this approach are applied to improve listening- and communication problems underlying a wide variety of related dysfunctions and potential problem areas. Likewise, psychological well-being can be improved over a wide spectrum of problem areas associated with perinatal complications, emotional-, learning–, behaviour- and relationship problems. Performing artists, such as musicians, actors and vocalists can also benefit significantly from this type of intervention.