Department of Social Work

Dr AG Adlem

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Social Work
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 4169


  • PhD Social Work (NWU, 2011)

Fields of academic interests

  • Sexual abuse intervention
  • Trauma related issues
  • Group work
  • Prevention bully behaviour

Field of Specialisation

  • Family and children
  • Trauma
  • Sexual abuse
  • Statutory work


Trauma counselling principles and practice in SA today (Herbst, A. & Reitsema, G.) – 2016

  • Chapter 2 – Basic understanding of trauma counselling
  • Chapter 5 – Trauma incidents in the family context

Journal articles

  • In process – submitted this article recently for review: The psycho-social impact of sexual abuse on adolescents: Findings from a narrative sand play process


  • Anti-bullying project (prevention work in schools)