Department of Psychology

Ms C Laidlaw

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Tel: 012 429 8294
Fax: 012 429 3414


  • MA Clinical Psychology, cum laude (NMMU, 2010)


Fields of academic interests

  • Development of Psychotherapists
  • Sandplay
  • Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders and Personality Assessment
  • Cinematic portrayals of psychology

Field of Specialisation

  • Sandplay
  • Personality development, psychopathology
  • Psychotherapy


  • Laidlaw, C. (2015). Chapter 15: Abnormal Behaviour. In W. Weiten’s Psychology: Themes & Variations, South African Edition (pp. 414-449). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
  • Laidlaw, C. (2016).  Chapter 8: Eating Disorders. In D. Barlow & M. V. Durand’s: Abnormal Behaviour: An Integrated Approach, South African Edition (in press). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Journal articles

Laidlaw, C. (2013). Being a Hopper: Research-practice-training synergy: Society for Psychotherapy Research 44th International Annual Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, July, 10-13, 2013: Going the distance: From psychotherapy research to practice and back: conference report, Christine Laidlaw, New Voices of Psychology, 9(1&2), 134-138.

Laidlaw, C., & Heusser, S. L. (2014). Encountering Ehrenberg: Tracing the development of psychoanalytic therapy at the intimate edge, American Journal of Psychotherapy, 68(1) 1-18.

Laidlaw, C., & Howcroft, J. G. (2015). Encountering a cartwheeling princess: Relational psychoanalytic therapy of a child with attachment difficulties and ADHD, Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 27(2), 1-19.

Long, E. L., Segalo, P., & Laidlaw, C. (2016). Windows of (in)equality: Gender reflections in Information Technology (IT), Gender & Behaviour, 14(2), 7347-7355.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • HPCSA registered clinical psychologist


  • Career development of psychotherapists