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.
Currently I am working at Riverview Manor Specialist Clinic as part of a multidisciplinary team. Riverview Manor offers an evidence based therapeutic program which incorporates the best of traditional and modern approaches. The focus of the intensive program is on equipping our clients with life skills vital to a sustained recovery. Extensive attention has been given to continually updating the program to ensure its standard of excellence and to maintain its relevance in changing times. Our therapeutic program has been designed to effectively incorporate dual diagnosis.
At Riverview Manor our groups are practically orientated, interactive and use small group discussion and experiential learning techniques. This gives our clients an opportunity to share their experiences and to practice new behavioral styles in our safe environment.
There is a focus on interpersonal learning and self-development. Daily group therapy sessions are facilitated and our clients are given thorough exposure to relapse-prevention training.