Professional

drlprofDr Lieuwkje van der Merwe (BA – RAU) / (HONOURS, MA & PHD – UP) is a registered counselling psychologist in South Africa and has been in private practice since April 2000.  

Registrations   

  • Counselling Psychologist at HPCSA (Health Professions Counsel of South Africa); Registration nr: PS 0070521
  • BHF (Board of Health Care Funders) in Private Practice; Practice nr: 0860 000 0041882
  • PSYSSA (The Counsel of the Psychological Society of South Africa); Membership nr: VDM003

Tertiary Education

Dr Lieuwkje van der Merwe completed her General and Christian Counselling certificate as well as her BA (Social sciences) degree at the University of Johannesburg (formerly known as Rand Afrikaans University).

Her BA Honours in Psychology, MA in Counselling Psychology and PhD in Psychology was obtained at the University of Pretoria.

She is in private practice since September 2000.

As part of her HPCSA requirements, Dr Lieuwkje attended Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses since 2007.

Further training and presentations

  • She was Involved in training of first and second year students in Christian based counselling (North-West University and Dutch reformed Moreleta Park Christian counselling base) – since February 2004 until 2011. (Eight years running). This included Personology, Developmental Psychology, basic therapeutic skills and Narrative therapy – theory and practice.
  • Dr Lieuwkje was also involved in training of Honours students and Intern teachers in a Beginners course in Narrative therapy at North-West University (July 2007), dealing with Narrative therapy – theory and practice – Basic counselling skills
  • She also trained teachers in a Beginners course in Narrative therapy at Krugersdorp for the Education department – Gauteng in September 2007, dealing with Narrative therapy – theory and practice – Basic counselling skills
  • She was involved in several CPD workshop presentations of Trauma in perspective course and narrative therapy course through the University of Northwest CPD programme – Pretoria, Gauteng and in Northwest in 2007 and 2008.  
  • Dr Lieuwkje is involved in Psychology forum in Pretoria as a member, presented and attended CPD courses for Continued Professional development since 2007 on a monthly basis. This includes Various CPD courses concerning Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychometric evaluation etc.

Research presentations, papers and articles

  • Paper presented at the 9th European Congress of Psychology, 3-8 July 2005, Granada, Spain.

- Van der Merwe, L. & Roos, V.  (2005). Coming out of the pantry:
co-constructing women's stories.

  • Paper presented at the Congress of Psychology, 6-8 July 2005, RAU, Johannesburg.

- Van der Merwe, L. & Roos, V.  (2005).  Coming out of the pantry:
co-constructing women's stories