About us - Ipelegeng Child and Family Well-Being Centre

FACULTY OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Ipelegeng Child And Family Well-Being Centre

About us

Ipelegeng Child and Family Well-Being Centre is a multidisciplinary post-graduate training centre and a service point for the provision of multi-disciplinary psycho-social services. It was established in 1988/9 with a broader clientele of people from the greater Mafikeng and the surrounding towns and villages. It is situated on the northern boundary of the main campus, near the public transport facilities.

The Centre is at present a teaching unit of the Department of Psychology with students’ training ties to the Department of Social Work, both departments located in the School of Social Sciences under the Faculty of Human And Social Sciences. It is registered with the Health Professions Council of SA as an intern-training institution for the professional training of clinical psychologists. There are at present on the staff, full-time psychologist, full-time clinical psychologist lecturers, full-time educational psychologist lecturer, research psychologist lecturers, full-time social worker lecturer, supervisors and lecturers from the University, part-time audiologist and speech therapist, part-time occupational therapist and remedial therapists. Hospitals and private practice clinicians as well as visiting lecturers from the sister campuses of the North West University (Potchefstroom and Vaal) teach in their areas of specialty. The intern-psychologists work full-time and other post-graduate students work makeshifts at the Centre.

The Centre enjoys adequate auxiliary administrative infrastructure and state of the art high-tech video facilities, observation rooms, equipped play therapy room, occupational therapy room, computers-equipped educational remedial therapy room, seminar room and psychometric test library.

The Subject Coordinator and Centre Director is Dr. Sammy Thekiso and the Masters –Program Coordinator is Ms. Lenmarie Stanton.