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I obtained my Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where my practical training at the UCT Child Guidance Clinic included providing psychometric assessment and individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults. My clinical training and community service was completed in the Department of Health at the following hospitals and clinics:​

 

Groote Schuur Hosptial

  • Department of Psychiatry: G22 Medical & co-morbid psychiatric conditions

  • Department of Psychiatry: Outpatient Department

  • Department of Psychiatry: Neuropsychology Testing

 

Valkenburg Hospital

  • Outpatient Department

  • Acute Female Admissions Unit

  • Neuropsychology Testing

 

Stikland Hospital

  • Outpatient Department

  • Therapeutic Inpatient Ward (indiviudal and group work)

  • Inpatient Ward for Alcohol Abuse/​Dependence

 

Clinics

  • Lady Michaelis Community Health Clinic

  • Ruyterwacht Community Health Clinic​​

 

I'm the founder of Educating Athletes, a non-profit organisation aimed at assisting aspiring young athletes with the opportunity to complete their secondary education through holistic intervention. Educating Athletes has assisted numerous athletes in completing their secondary education while ensuring they received appropriate guidance and support. The work of Educating Athletes received recognition from Her Royal Highness the Queen of England.

 

Publications & Conferences:

 

Published (2013) cervical cancer research in the Journal of African Primary Healthcare and Family Medicine. http://www.phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/492

 

Published (2015) in South African Family Practice “The influence of gender roles and traditional healing on cervical screening adherence amongst women in a Cape Town peri-urban settlement”.

http://www.safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/search/authors/view?firstName=Chantelle&middleName=&lastName=De%20Abreu&affiliation=University%20of%20Cape%20Town&country=ZA

Presented at:

  • 2012 European International Academic Conference-Rome, Italy.

  • 2012 30th International Congress of Psychology -Cape Town, South Africa.

  • 3rd Southern African Student’s Conference, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • 13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP 2013)-Stockholm, Sweden.

  • 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS 2013)- Bordeaux, France.

  • 8th Annual International Conference on Psychology, Athens, Greece (2014).

 

Courses

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for processing trauma.