Clinical psychologists treat people with relatively serious kinds of psychological distress, like depression or anxiety disorders. They hold Master’s Degrees in Clinical Psychology and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Dr Giada Del Fabbro obtained her Masters in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent (Canterbury) in 2001, after completing her BSc Hons (Applied Psychology) at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1999. She subsequently completed a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Psychology in 2006.
She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa in the category of Clinical Psychologist (Independent Practice) as well as with the British Psychological Society as a Graduate Member and American Psychological Association as an International Affiliate.
She has extensive clinical experience working as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at: •The Child and Family Unit, at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital •Tara H Moross Psychiatric Hospital (Child & Psychotherapy Wards) •Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital
Dr Del Fabbro is a specialist in the field of Forensic Psychology where she has worked extensively with the South African Police Services (SAPS) in criminal and legal matters involving sentencing recommendations for convicted criminals. She has numerous years of experience in her private forensic practice in the areas of civil matters such as custody assessments, divorce mediation and parenting plans, as well as third-party and medico-legal claims.
Dr Del Fabbro works from a predominantly psychoanalytic and attachment theory frame and has run workshops on dialectical behaviour therapy for adolescents and children. She is also involved in lecturing and training intern psychologists and psychiatry registrars in the areas of psychotherapy, child psychotherapy and personality disorders.
HPCSA Number: PS0097659
Practice Number: 0290122