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.
I have a specialist, Masters of Arts in Neuropsychology (University of the Witwatersrand) degree, which allows me to perform this highly specialised work for people experiencing neuropathology, including traumatic brain injuries, stroke, tumours, dementia and other neurological diseases/deficits.
I have also worked for four years in a Neuropsychology practice, performing clinical, medico-legal and insurance/disability assessments, writing the relevant reports and providing treatment for neurological conditions for both in- and out-patients, as well as psychoeducation for patients and their families. This gives me practical experience in clinical and forensic work.
Additionally, I have a certificate from the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) on the Proficiency in the American Medical Association (AMA) Guides 6th edition.
Further, I hold a Master of Science in Psychology (University of the Witwatersrand). I am also a registered Clinical Psychologist, having undergone training in the understanding, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, including short- and long-term individual and group psychotherapy, of severe psychopathology, personality disorders, and serious psychological distress in both the in- and out-patient settings, and I can apply my skills and knowledge to assist people with psychiatric problems in diverse settings. I also have two years of clinical psychological experience in the public psychiatric healthcare setting.
I have published, or co-authored, more than ten journal articles and/or book chapters on matters relating to clinical psychology and neuropsychology in local and international journals and text books (my maiden name is Fry), with notable reference to:Fry, J., & Greenop, K. (2010). The Effects of Fatigue on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test in Traumatic Brain Injury. Gesondheit Health South Africa, 15(1), 541-549. Fry, J., Greenop, K., & Schutte, E. (2010). The effects of fatigue and the post-concussion syndrome on executive functioning in traumatic brain injury and healthy comparisons. Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 15(1), 1-8. Greenop, K., & Fry, J. (2013). KABC and KABC II in South Africa. Cockroft, K., & Laher, S. (Eds.), Assessment in South Africa. Wits: South Africa. Myers, J.E., Fine, J., Ormond-Brown D., Fry, J., Thomson, A., & Thompson, M.L. (2009). Estimating the Prevalence of Clinical Manganism from a Cascaded Screening Process in a South African Manganese Smelter. Neurotoxicology, 30, 934-940. Rice, J., Ferriera-Correia, A., & Schutte, E. (2014). Attention and Concentration Functions in HIV-Positive Adolescents who are on Anti-Retroviral Treatment. South African Journal of Psychology, 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/0081246314540141. De Sousa, D., Greenop, K., & Fry, J. (2010). Simultaneous and sequential cognitive processing in monolingual and bilingual children in South Africa. South African Journal of Psychology, 40(2), 165-173. Fry, J., Greenop, K., Turnbull, O., & Bowman, C. (2009). The Effects of Education on Emotion-Based Decision-Making. South African Journal of Psychology, 39(1), 122-132.
Thus, the areas that I serve include a blend of Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology.
In terms of Neuropsychology, I provide specialist neuropsychological assessment of patients that have suffered neurological injury/insult, including traumatic brain injuries, stroke, tumours, dementia, and other neurological diseases for the purposes of insurance assessments, medico-legal reports and therapy. I also provide psychoeducation for patients and families, as well as specialist neuropsychological rehabilitation.
In terms of Clinical Psychology, I provide psychological services, including psychological assessments, and individual and group psychotherapy to patients with a range of psychiatric and personality disorders. I formulate my patients psychodynamically, and I typically provide short-term Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic, or supportive psychotherapy to patients.
Thus, I can blend these two diverse fields in order to assess and treat clients more fully.