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Zaakirah Mohamed Educational Psychologist

I am an Educational Psychologist and a qualified educator. I have been practising since 2014. In 2013 I created my own internship which was approved by the HPCSA which I received valuable training and exposure to working in a multi-disciplinary team. 

 

I have published an on “Primary school teachers’ perceptions of learning difficulties” for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

I then presented my writing at the 16th Annual Congress of Psychology held by the Psychological Society of South African Association.

Furthermore, I enjoy empowering educators by giving them the tools to deal with learners. The medium in which I deliver this is through educator workshops. In addition, I was employed by an NGO on behalf of the Department of Social Health to create a learner workbook to promote psychosocial skills and I conducted educator workshops for GDE. I have lectured at the South African College of Applied Psychology on the module “trauma and crisis counselling” to undergraduate students. I have supervised the Masters of Educational Psychology students at the University of Witwatersrand on their assessment module. I was also invited as one of the speakers invited at the University of Witwatersrand to present at learning difficulties master class. I have done various television and radio shows on learning disabilities and issues such as bullying, studying skills, school readiness and anxiety. I have also worked for numerous years for Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator whereby I helped young work seekers enter the world of work by helping them through interview skills, assessing them and at times therapy was needed for these candidates. In terms of therapy, I work with the age 5 years to adults. My passion lies in trauma work and I am trained both with Brain Work Recursive Therapy and Trauma Inductive Reduction. I also work with anxiety and I have training in both with cognitive behaviour therapy and solution focus therapy.

Her areas of specialty include:

  • Psycho-educational Assessments
  • Subject Choice Assessments
  • Career Counseling
  • Parent Guidance
  • Learning Support
  • Play therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Child, Adolescent, Parent and Teacher Workshops

 

Her understanding in her field has been enriched by working in private practice, mainstream and remedial schools as well as being part of a corporate environment, whereby the focus is empowering young people with skills in order to gain employment.

 

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