Dr. Amanda Preston, PhD.

Specialization: Psychology

Clinics: Prague 6 – AFI

Language skills: English Afrikaans IsiXhosa


Curriculum Vitae

Specialisation – Pre-adolescent, adolescent and adult mental health.  Psychological assistance for individuals, couples, families and groups (business).

Brief description of specialisation

  • Assessment and therapy for full range of mental health problems in pre-adolescents, adolescents and adults.  Therapeutic intervention depends on the nature of the main problem; includes the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as well as integrative treatments.  See Relevant Courses below.

 

Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology (2011 – 2016). University of Fort Hare, South Africa (Nelson Mandela attended this university)
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology (2001 – 2002): Rhodes University, SA           
  • Honors Degree in Psychology (1994 – 1995): Rhodes University, SA            
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (1987 – 1992): Rhodes University, SA            

Other relevant courses and seminars:

  • Play therapy and training 
  • Executive Coaching skills
  • Integrative Problem-Centered therapy (short-term problem resolution)
  • Trauma Debriefing and Counselling
  • HIV/AIDS pre and post-test counselling
  • Mentor in mother-to-child transmission (HIV/AIDS) counselling 
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Sand play (children and adults)
  • Narrative therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Family systems therapy
  • Divorce mediation
  • Marriage counselling
  • Assertiveness training
  • Divorce recovery (adults and children)
  • Narrative therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Bereavement
  • Jungian dream analysis

 

Experience

  • 2002 – 2017: Private psychological practice, South Africa
  • 2002 – 2003: Acting Director of Psychological Clinic attached to Rhodes University, South Africa, serving the city residents with psychological services.  Part time lecturer in psychology.
  • 2001 - 2002 – Master’s in Psychology internship in psychiatric ward of government hospital, local junior school and practical experience at psychology Clinic.

 

Professional Memberships:

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF)

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