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HPCSA Reg No PS0021938
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Membership TypeFull and Registered Member
Date Joined2014-07-23
Available as an Expert Witness?Yes
Available as a Medico Legal Attorney?No
Available as an Medico Legal Advocate?No
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Samla Verified Medical Mediator?No
Health Sector Commercial Mediator?No
Technical Medico-Legal Mediator (Personal Injury)?No
Technical Medico-Legal Mediator (Clinical Negligence)?No
Name of institution/s in which I was trained in mediation.
Name of authority that has (authorities that have) accredited me as a mediator.
I would like to be invited to observe Medical Mediations No
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Contact Details

Cellphone Number 0824470816
Web Address

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Work / Business Info

Work Tel No (012) 804 0146
Work Address 15 Manor Ridge 60 carol Avenue,
Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria 0081
City/Town Pretoria
Province Gauteng

Qualifications

Highest Education Level Counselling Psychology (Master's Degree)
Highest Education Level Psychology (Honours)
Highest Education Level Psychology(Diploma)

Professions

Healthcare
  • Counselling Psychologist

Additional Info ...

Fields of Interest Medico-legal assessment :eg: Medical negligence, RAF, Trauma.
Therapy with trauma patients
Family therapy including Marital and divorce Counselling.
Hospital work
Short CV  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karin Havenga

Counselling Psychologist

MA (Couns. Psych.)  UP

Pr. No 8615810

HPCSA registered

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

 

Name                                        :         Karin Theodora Havenga

Date of Birth                                :         6 May 1961

ID Number                                 :         610506 0028 082

Marital Status                              :         Divorced

Dependants                                :         One

Nationality                                  :         South African

Home Language                           :         English and Afrikaans

Other Languages                          :         Dutch and basic French

Occupation                                 :         Counselling Psychologist

Residential Address                       :         17 Manor Ridge

                                                          60 Carol Avenue

                                                          Lynnwood Manor

                                                          Pretoria

0081

Telephone numbers                      :         (C) 082 447 0816

(W) 012 8042133

Email                                         :         karin@healthbridge.za.net

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

1986                      :         MA (Counselling Psychology) University of Pretoria (cum laude)

1984                      :         BA (Hons) Psychology University of Pretoria

1983                      :         HDE University of Pretoria (cum laude)

1982                      :         BA University of Pretoria

 

MEMBERSHIP OF ASSOCIATIONS

 

  • Registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Registered with the South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association (SACNA)
  • Certified with American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (CAMAG)
  • Member of South African Medico-Legal Society (SAMLS)

 

POSITIONS HELD

 

November 2002 – November 2007   :         Family Counsellor at the Office of the Family

March 1991 – February 1999                    Advocate on an ad hoc basis

 

 

May 1997 – February 1999             :         Member of the International Board of Psychologists, Inc

 

 

September 1996 - November 1997   :         Chairperson of the Test Commission of South Africa

 

 

June 1995 - September 1996          :         Board of Directors:  Test Commission of South Africa

 

 

November 1995 - September 1997   :         Editorial staff of PsySignal

(The newsletter for the Society of Private Practitioners and Forensic Psychologists)

 

 

March 1997 - September 1997        :         Chairperson of the Executive Committee for the Society of

Private Practitioners and Forensic Psychologists: A division of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), as well as Portfolio Forensic Psychology

 

 

September 1996 - March 1997         :         Vice-Chairperson of the Executive Committee for the Society

of Private Practitioners and Forensic Psychologists: A division of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), as well as Portfolio Forensic Psychology

 

 

April 1995 – September 1996          :         Secretary of the Executive Committee for the Society of

Private Practitioners and Forensic Psychologists:  A division of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA).

 

 

SUMMARY OF CAREER

 

Trauma Counsellor (Individuals / Families / Groups)

November 2000 – Current

 

  1. a) Hospital Involvement

 

  • Intensive Care Unit
  • High Care Unit
    • Labour and Maternity Wards
    • Accident and Emergency Unit

 

Nature of Work         :        Polytrauma

Burn victims

Dog bite victims

Family violence

Terminal illness and bereavement

Support to staff

Interaction with other professionals

                                       Hi-jacking / armed robbery victims

Rape / molestation victims

Family violence

Motor vehicle accidents

 

  1. c) International Organisation for Migration (IOM)             November 2000 – 2004

- Referrals as needed

 

Counselling Psychologist

Private Practice

November 2000 – Current

December 1993 – January 1999 (Full-time)

November 1989 – December 1993 (Part-time)

Nature of Work

 

  • General
    • Forensic evaluations (see b, c and d)
    • Trauma counselling / Crisis intervention /PTSD
    • Marriage counselling
    • Divorce counselling and mediation
    • Family therapy
    • Evaluation of, and therapy with, children/adolescents
    • Evaluation of, and therapy with, adults
    • Guest lecturer at universities on forensic matters (until 2004)
    • Consultant to organisations regarding employee matters (until 2008)
    • Training and supervision of psychology interns / psychometrists (until 2005)

 

  • Custody and Access Evaluations (until 2005)

 

  • Psychometric evaluation of, as well as consultations with, family members
  • Psychometric evaluation of, as well as consultations with, relevant persons involved with the family
  • Consultations with experts and legal representatives
  • Preparation and compilation of a psychological report with regard to:
  • Personality functioning
  • Emotional functioning
  • Inter-familial relationships
  • Parental abilities
  • Recommendations
    • Expert witness in court

 

  • Criminal Case Referrals (April 1989 - current)

 

  • Support and guidance in matters with juvenile offenders and families
  • Support and guidance of victims and families
  • Support and guidance of perpetrators and families
  • Psychometric evaluation of and consultations with accused (in and/or outside prison)
  • Consultations with significant / relevant others
  • Consultations with experts and legal representatives
  • Preparation and compilation of a psychological report with regard to:
  • Clinical presentation of the accused
  • The emotional state of the accused
  • Background history and how it reflects on the accused’s current functioning
  • Intellectual level of functioning
  • Interpersonal relationships and style
  • Prognosis of the accused
  • Recommendations
  • Expert witness

 

  • Third party Evaluations

 

  • Psychometric evaluation of, and consultations with, client/s
  • Consultations with significant / relevant other
  • Consultations with experts and legal representatives
  • Preparation and compilation of psychological report with regard to:
  • Personality functioning
  • Emotional functioning
  • Social functioning
  • Occupational functioning
  • Cognitive /Neurocognitive functioning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Recommendations
  • Expert Witness   

 

Psychologist / Teacher

St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls (Part-time)

July 2000 – June 2001

Nature of Work

 

  • Play therapy with children on an individual basis
  • Psychotherapy with children on an individual or group basis
  • Individual and group therapy for parents
  • Therapeutic support to school and staff
  • Training of staff members
  • Interaction with external institutions and schools
  • The organising and presenting of seminars appropriate to the needs identified among staff and parents
  • English/Life Orientation

 

Counselling Psychologist

UNICA School for autistic children

January 1991 - December 1993

Nature of Work

 

  • Head of school’s multi-disciplinary team
  • Continuing evaluations of pupils regarding emotional, behavioural, and intellectual progress
  • Member of a multi-disciplinary team for child psychology at Weskoppies Hospital and the Transvaal Memorial Institute
  • Preparation of evaluations, diagnoses, placements and referrals of children with psychiatric problems
  • Play therapy with children on an individual basis
  • Psychotherapy with children on an individual or group basis
  • Individual and group therapy for parents
  • Therapeutical support and training of staff
  • Training of staff members
  • Interaction with external institutions and schools regarding referrals and placements
  • The organising and presenting of seminars appropriate to the needs identified among staff and parents at UNICA
  • Involved at UNICA clinic for training of MA (Psychology) students with children with psychiatric problems

 

Psychologist / Teacher

Capital College

January 1990 - December 1990

Nature of Work

 

  • Psychotherapy with children on an individual or group basis
  • Individual and group therapy for parents
  • Therapeutic support/ Training of staff
  • Training of staff members
  • History /English/Life Skills teacher

 

Psychologist

Career Orientation Centre (Pretoria)

November 1989 - May 1990

Nature of Work

 

  • Career counselling and subject choice
  • Psychotherapy for career related problems
  • Psychotherapy for scholastic and study related problems
  • Parental counselling for the above

 

Diplomat in Europe (France)

August 1987 - October 1989

 

Psychologist

Transvalia School : School for Children with  Epilepsy and Learning Disorders

January 1987 - Aug 1987

Nature of Work

 

  • Member of Multi-disciplinary Tam in School Clinic
  • Internal and external psychometric evaluation of pupils
  • Therapeutic services to pupils, parents and staff
  • Interaction with external institutions and schools for referring and placing
  • Administrative work or psychology department
  • Life Orientation: Grades 8 and 9

 

Internship

Staanvas Clinic for Alcohol- and Substance Abuse

Christian Welfare Board – Family Unit

January 1986 - December 1986

Nature of Work

  • Screening and admittance of patients
  • Individual and group therapy with patients
  • Marriage and family guidance
  • Team discussions with psychiatrist and medical staff
  • Follow-up on patients
  • Interaction with employer

 

Practical experience during studies for Masters Degree

One Military Hospital

Eersterust Clinic

Red Cross

Manpower

January 1985 - November 1985

 

Teacher

Transvalia School

January 1984 - December 1984

Nature of Work

 

  • Languages/Life Orientation/History/Sport

 

WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS

 

-         Attendance and participation in the International Test Commissions' workshop for the drawing up of criteria for psychometric testing

-         Attendance of, and participation in, various Psychology Congresses (National and International)

-         Attendance and presentation of various workshops and seminars (National and International) on subjects, which include but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Psychological Evaluation of Custody Disputes
  • Gender- and sex-role identification and the father as custodian parent
  • Surviving the single-parent status
  • Forensic Psychology and related topics
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Neuropsychology
  • Teenage Depression, bullying and other school-related issues
  • Psychometric assessments

 

RECENT COURSES

 

-         Understanding the Neurological Examination (participation course – April 2014) (SACNA)

-         Anatomy and Physiology for Psychologists (February 2013) (SACNA)

-         American Board of Independent Medical Examiners certificate of proficiency in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition (October 2011)

-         Basic CNS Pharmacology for Psychologists (February 2015) (SACNA)

-         American Board of Independent Medical Examiners certificate of proficiency in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition (Follow up course – April 2015)

-         Expert Witness Testimony (2015) (SAMLS)

-         Working with brain injury (August 2016) (SACNA)

-         Malingered Cognitive Deficits, Neuropsychological Detection Methods (June 2018) (Mindmuzik Media)

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