Department of Psychology

Mr DJ Kruger

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 8044
Fax: 012 429 3414
E-mail: Krugedj@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • MA Psychology (University of Pretoria, 1996).

Fields of academic interests

  • Open methods research, journey research methods, narrative enquiry.
  • Psychometric Assessment and statistical research analysis.
  • Systems and structural change (transformative change).

Field of Specialisation

  • General applications of psychology, health, cultural and educational psychology.
  • Reflective and reflexive research and inquiry.
  • Auto-ethnographic inquiry. Narrative inquiry; Narrative Psychology.
  • Energy psychology and health, wellbeing, cultural trauma, C-PTSD & PTSD.
  • Community psychology: sustainable systems & ecologies, and social compacts.

Books

  • Kruger, J., Lifschitz, S., & Baloyi, L. (2007). Healing practices in communities. pp.323 - 344 in Duncan, N., Bowman, B., Naidoo, A., Pillay, J., & Roos, V. (Eds.). Community psychology: Analysis, context and action. Cape Town: UCT Press.
  • Potter, C. & Kruger, J. (2001) Social programme evaluation. pp. 189 - 211. In Community psychology: Theory, method and practice. South African and other perspectives. Seedat, M., Duncan, N. & Lazarus, S.  (eds.) Johannesburg: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.
  • Butchart, A. & Kruger, J. (2001) Public health and community psychology: a case study in community based injury prevention, pp.215- 241. In Community psychology: Theory, method and practice. South African and other perspectives. Seedat, M., Duncan, N. & Lazarus, S.  (eds.) Johannesburg: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.

Journal articles

  • Fiona, F. & Kruger, D.J. (2004). Volunteers at risk! Experiences of lay counsellors at a support centre for abused women. New Voices in Psychology, 2004 (30), pp. 97 - 109.
  • Butchart, A.; Kruger, J. & Lekoba, R. (2000) Perceptions of injury causes and solutions in a Johannesburg township: implications for prevention. Social Science and Medicine. 50 (3), pp. 331 - 344.
  • Nell, V., Yates, D. & Kruger, J. (2000) An extended Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS E) with enhanced sensibility to mild brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 81 (5) May 2000 pp. 614 - 617.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • SAIDE NADEOSA courseware award in 2008
  • Executive Committee of the Division for Research and Methodology of the Psychological Society of South Africa from 1998 to 2001.
  • Member of the Critical Methods Collective since 2002: http://www.criticalmethods.org

Projects

  • The poetics of education in post-apartheid South Africa: a depth psychology inquiry.
  • Learning ecologies, teaching and hosting ‘eductive’ encounters in higher education.
  • Unpredictable large-scale climate & ecological change; and systems adaptation.

Other

Dissertation supervision (list of completed dissertations):

  • Jonathan P. Y. Gilberg (2016) Young black men’s psychological experience of surfing in post-apartheid South Africa.
  • Sfiso Emmanuel Mabizela (2015) Experiences of student peer helpers in an open distance learning institution.
  • Stephanie Terre Blanche (2014) Liminal Spaces: Therapeutic Encounters Between Horses And Adolescents.
  • Beatrice Khaile (2014) Skills Development Learning Programmes And The Development Of Emotional Intelligence Competencies.
  • Jaco Crous (2014) Group Soulwork As A Context For Fostering Narrative Agency Among Men During Midlife.
  • William Solomons (2013) Facilitating Innovative Youth Encounters For Well-Being And Healing.
  • Mosa Moremi (2012) Volunteer Stress And Coping In Hiv And Aids Home-Based Care.
  • Werner Wichman (2012) Systems Theory Training As A Context For Healing – An Autoethnography.
  • Thanda Mtetwa (2011) Growing Up With Violent Fathers: Conversations With Daughters.
  • Deborah Ashdown (2005) “Dancing with change”: Evaluating an ecosystemic substance abuse intervention programme for youth.