Dr Derine Louw

Clinical Psychologist
Van Riebeeckshof ,   Bellville
Western Cape ,   South Africa
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The bulk of Derine’s experience was gained in the Western Cape Department of Health in secondary/tertiary level psychiatric care – in the Psychogeriatric Unit, Out-patient Department and Therapeutic Unit (Intlalo Clinic). She was jointly appointed as a lecturer at Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Campus. Her work opportunities have allowed her to develop skills in a range of areas, including psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, working closely within multi-disciplinary teams, in- and out-patient individual and group psychotherapy, psychometric and neuropsychological assessment and report writing, student and colleague supervision and training, as well as lecturing, research and coordination of academic programmes. Derine obtained her PhD in 2019, which focused on cognitive training as an intervention for patients with hair-pulling disorder. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were employed, as she believes that the patient’s experience of mental illness – their story, is just as important as the statistical information gathered during research. This study paved the way for her interest in Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (hair-pulling, skin-picking, nail-biting etc). In 2020 she moved to private practice in Van Riebeeckshof, Bellville. Currently, major interests are trauma, anxiety and depression teenagers and adults.

Completed Courses
BWRT® Level 1BWRT® TeenagersBWRT® Level 2