Department of Social Work

Dr RP Mbedzi

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Social Work
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 8628


  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (Unisa, 2001)
  • Master of Arts in Social Science [Mental Health] (Unisa, 2011)
  • DPhil (Social Work) (Unisa, 2018)

Fields of academic interests

  • Divorce
  • Marriages and families
  • Children and youth
  • Person Centred approach
  • Qualitative research
  • Social work counselling
  • Social work education

Field of Specialisation

  • Therapeutic work
  • Case and group work methods
  • Working with children and families
  • Couple counselling
  • Person Centred Facilitation
  • Module leader for SCK3704: Case and Group Work Practical
  • Supervisor for postgraduate students


  • Person centred facilitation: Theory and Practice. 4th edition. (2013). Cape Town: Oxford  (Five Chapters)
  • Introduction to social work in the South African context. (2015). Cape Town: Oxford (One Chapter).