Current Doctorate Students:

Prof Pierre Joubert

Emotionally triggered involuntary violent behaviour: conceptual criteria and their reliability

Mr Cobus Coetzee
Meanings of loneliness: the subjective experience of loneliness among psychiatric patients

Dr Rita Sommers

Information that patients want to be captured in a consent document for participating in research on cancer and diabetes mellitus medication.

Mr Rory du Plessis 
A critical discourse analysis of the casebooks by Dr T.D. Greenlees from the Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum, 1890-1907.  

Ms Bronwyn Wood
A phenomenological exploration of subjective experiences of mental healthcare workers as inflicted by current intersubjective encounters with persons suffering from schizophrenia.

Ms Isabelle Swanepoel
The effect of psychological resilience and vulnerability on the impact of adverse life events on fatigue, motor dysfunctions and paraesthesiae in multiple sclerosis

Ms Carol Lotter
Qualitative affordances of music therapy techniques in major depressive disorder and schizophrenia spectrum psychotic disorders 


Prospective Doctorate students (PhD and MD) are welcome to contact Prof Werdie van Staden at [email protected] for more information.             

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