Simthandile Lisakhanya Witbooi

  • University of Cape Town, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
 

Biography

Simthandile Witbooi is an aspiring clinical psychologist pursuing a clinical psychology master’s degree at the University of Cape Town, from which she obtained her BA and her B.Soc.Sci Honours in Psychology. With a focus on increasing accessibility to mental health support, she was a research assistant in an intellectual disabilities intervention in Khayelitsha and is a lay counsellor at Just Grace NPO and Lifeline Western Cape. She would like to contribute to the relevant training of future clinical psychologists and to the development of context-based research grounded in understanding and effectively addressing the unique mental health challenges within Southern Africa.