JÉNINE SMITH

 

Education and Training

I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Stellenbosch University. I received my clinical training from the Departments of Psychiatry at Groote Schuur, Valkenberg and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP). I also completed a year of community service at Alexandra Hospital, which specialises in the treatment and care of Adults with Intellectual Disability.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)- PSY 0119822.

I cover a broad range of mental health issues and work with a range of psychological problems including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Substance dependency
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Life-stage issues (Transitional challenges of adolescence, the emotional impact of retirement, adjusting to life after a divorce, midlife challenges, etc.)
  • End-of-life issues (Aging, terminal illness, and dying)
  • Acculturation issues (Assistance with the challenges of integrating cultural issues)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Body image issues (including disordered eating)
  • Parental guidance
  • Learning difficulties (ADHD, ADD)
  • Childhood disorders
  • Autism (which involves assistance for families on how to manage challenging behaviour)
  • Intellectual disabilities (which involves family therapy and support)
  • Crisis intervention (debriefing after a traumatic event, mobilizing psychiatric resources)
  • Psychometric Assessments (determining strengths & weaknesses, intellectual & adaptive functioning)