Consulting Psychology Conference 2021

Speakers

Keynote Address Day 1: Dr Kerry Frizelle 

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Dr Kerry Frizelle (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Kerry Frizelle is a critical educator at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the discipline of Psychology where she teaches on several modules that are informed by the assumptions of critical psychology, including community psychology and gender and sexuality.  She is a creative and innovative educator who is the recipient of two teaching awards, one being the Distinguished Teachers Award, awarded by UKZN in 2009.  Kerry recently graduated with a PhD in education. Her dissertation explored the under-researched nexus between critical psychology and critical pedagogy.  Kerry published five peer-reviewed journal articles from her dissertation, and all five aim to contribute towards the development of critical (African) psychology in the South African higher education context. Kerry is a registered Counselling Psychologist who works with schools to develop anti-racism and social justice interventions in the pursuit of inclusive educational contexts. Kerry also has specialised expertise in working with gender and sexually non-conforming individuals to improve their psychological well being and equip them to challenge the wider systems of oppression that they may be embedded in.

(Re)imagining a critical praxis of hope: A Freirean and African feminist perspective

In this presentation I aim to disrupt taken-for-granted understandings of ‘work’.  I propose that two types of work occur in organisations: paid work and ‘normative work’.  Using an intersectional lens, I will encourage participants to consider how alongside our paid work as employees, managers, and consultants, we engage in ‘normative work’. That is, through our everyday practices and engagements, albeit mostly beyond our awareness, we are at risk of reinforcing the status quo while marginalising certain individuals. This occurs because we are all situated in what Sylvia Tamale refers to as 'truth frameworks', that is, normative matrices, socially and historically produced, but naturalised and experienced as 'normal'. These ‘truth frameworks’ inform our social positioning and interactions and drive power, privilege, and inequality; invisible to some yet glaringly obvious to those it marginalises. Unless we become aware of these normative matrices, we cannot address how they present in our everyday perspectives, practices, and policies. In this presentation I propose that the theories of radical educator Paulo Freire and African feminism offer a critical praxis of hope that recognises that it is possible to act to bring about change and transformation. A praxis of critical hope can inspire and frame the 'work' needed to address power, privilege and inequality in pursuit of personal, interpersonal, and organisational well-being.

Keynote Address Day 2: Professor Itumeleng Khumalo

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Professor Itumeleng Khumalo

Professor Itumeleng P Khumalo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Free State (UFS), and a Clinical Psychologist, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He obtained his PhD (NWU, 2011) in the area of quantitative measurement of (psychological) well-being and positive mental health. His research interest is cross-cultural and cultural studies of well-being in Africa. He teaches Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences. As a registered Clinical Psychologist, he maintains a small practice, and supervises clinical psychology students. He has supervised Master’s and PhD students, and authored and co-authored a number of journal articles, and book chapters, mainly in the studies of well-being. He has contributed to a teaching textbook on Positive Psychology.

Relational well-being: A Positive Psychology and Afrocentric perspective

 

Speakers

Name and Surname

Job Title

Organisation

Registration

LinkedIn Profiles

Dr Keith Lequay

Consultant the Caribbean and USA.

Caribbean Group Relations Consulting

Social and Organisational Psychologist

https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-lequay-15137a16

Dr Michelle Madurai

Organisational Development Consultant

Investec

Industrial Psychologist

https://za.linkedin.com/in/michelle-madurai-1641b85b

Dr Henriette Malherbe

Executive coach & Organisational Behaviour Specialist 

Industrial Psychologist

Industrial Psychologist

https://za.linkedin.com/in/henriette-malherbe-phd-93b036b

Dr Inette Taylor

Artist for the conference

Private Practice

Clinical Psychologist

 


Panellists

Name and Surname

Job Title

Organisation

LinkedIn Profiles

Dr Dieter Veldsman

Acting Group Human Capital Executive

Momentum Metropolitan Holdings

https://www.linkedin.com/in/candice-booysen-phd-2737a343/

Mr Mooketsi Maphane

Managing Consultant

MyHRspace (Pty) Ltd Botswana

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mooketsi-maphane-54661532/


Facilitator: Breakaway sessions

Facilitator

Registration

Alumni

Dr Michael Cloete  

Industrial Psychologist

PhD Consulting Psychology

Dr Sriya Govender 

Industrial Psychologist

PhD Consulting Psychology

Dr Maureen Mongale  

Clinical Psychologist

PhD Consulting Psychology

Dr Nontu Shongwe-Makhambeni

Clinical Psychologist

PhD Consulting Psychology


Other facilitators of breakaway sessions - Doctoral consulting psychology students 2021

  • Ms Manisha Dinna
  • Mr Denis Haley
  • Ms Sonia Hill
  • Ms Chantal Latchigadu
  • Mr Mooketsi Maphane
  • Mr Grant Strong
  • Mr George Temane 

Last modified: 2021/07/21