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Fatima Omar

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Practice Number: 0568260

Fatima Omar teamMy Story

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My journey as a clinical psychologist begins with me initiating a degree in Psychology. During this time my passion for helping people led me to volunteering as a lay counsellor at the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). I also volunteered my services at the Teddy Bear Clinic, assisting and catering for the needs of abused children.

I graduated with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. I am a member of the Golden Key International Society, a society honouring academic excellence. I was also privileged enough to present an academic paper at the International Congress of Psychology in Cape Town in July 2012. I serve as a member of the South African Psycho-Analytic Institute (SAPI) and the Psychological Society of South Africa (PSYSSA).

As a student psychologist, I trained at the University of Witwatersrand Emthonjeni Centre. During my time at the Centre, I trained in various aspects of psychotherapy and psychiatric diagnosis along with assessment techniques.

I began my internship, at the Tara H Morris Institute (Ward 4and Ward 5) in Sandton where I worked in a specialised inpatient unit. The unit had a set programme that helped individuals to foster coping skills and to assist them in understanding their emotions. I trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) whilst at this unit.

I completed my internship at the Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital in Soweto where I worked in an acute psychiatric unit providing individual and group therapy for individuals with various psychiatric disorders including bipolar mood disorder, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety disorders.

I also completed my community service year at the Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital in Soweto. A highlight for me during my community service year was having the opportunity to play an instrumental part in developing and implementing a coping skills group in Ward 46 (female inpatient) to assist patients struggling with poor coping skills. My repertoire of therapeutic skills increased during this year as I trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I am passionate about helping individuals with difficulties and I am committed to providing a warm, supportive,

empathic and confidential environment tailored to suit each and every client.


My Qualifications

Clinical Psychology

B.A Psych (Wits), B.A. Hons Psych (Wits - Cum Laude), M.A Clin Psych (Wits)

My Clinical Experience

 

T.A.R.A. Hospital

January 2013 – June 2013 (6 months)

  • Wards 4 and 5, Individual psychotherapy and group therapy for inpatients.
  • DBT.
  • Family interventions.
  • Family therapy.
  • Art therapy.
  • Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment.

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

July 2013 – December 2013 (6 months)

  • Adult Psychiatric Out-patient Unit and wards 45 and Zebra.
  • Individual psychotherapy with in-patients and out-patients diagnosed with severe mental illness.
  • Family Therapy.
  • Psychological Assessment.
  • Group therapy for in-patients.
  • Suicide Assessments.

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

January 2014 – December 2014 (1 year)

  • Adult Psychiatric Out-patient Unit and wards 46 and 55, Individual psychotherapy with in-patients and out-patients diagnosed with severe mental illness.
  • Group therapy for inpatients and outpatients.
  • Family therapy.
  • CBT.
  • Suicide Assessments.
  • Couples therapy.

Head Office

37 Homestead Road,
Corner 12th Avenue
Block F, Homestead Park
Rivonia, Sandton
060 961 7882
Tel: (011) 234 0741

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