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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders (Law, Sideridis, Prock, & Sheridan, 2014; Jacobs, 2014; Fabio, Castriciano, & Rondanini, 2015; Lerner & Johns, 2012).  It is a developmental disorder characterised by severe levels of attention-disorganised and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity beyond that observed in individuals at a comparable level of development (American Psychiatric Association, […]

“The term ‘violence against women’ means any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life” (United Nations General Assembly, 1993) Lené Witbooi, […]

Marleen van Rooyen is our cordial and friendly networker of GHSD (Good Hope Psychological Service) in Stellenbosch who since 2017 has been helping to raise awareness of the importance of emotional health and the service we provide. She is a good stakeholder networker and she also serves on the management of GHSD. Marleen is originally […]

Ally Franken is one of our psychological counsellors at Good Hope Psychological Service who works four days a week at our branch in Paarl. She is from the Eastern Cape – born and bred in Stutterheim where she also completed her school career. She has a soft spot for the countryside and tries to avoid […]

Good Hope Psychological Service is very privileged to have Peter Morris as chairman of the board. But who is this interesting man? Peter is a born Bolander; he was born as the second oldest of six children in Vlottenburg near Stellenbosch where both his parents were farm labourers on the farm, Digtebij. “In those years, […]

Carien de Klerk, CEO of Good Hope Psychological Service ( explains how to assemble an interim kit for your child; a document that serves as a guideline to parents and/or guardians as to what will be needed when a child goes missing. The document she talks about can be found HERE:

The staff of Good Hope Psychological Services (GHPS) are all wearing green ribbons during the National Child Protection Week and are also urging others to do the same. The green ribbon refers to life and growth! By wearing the green ribbon you: show support for the promotion of rights, care, and protection of our children. […]

During the coronavirus lockdown period and probably for the next couple of months, all of us will be starting our days feeling uncertain about the future. Some of us are still optimistic, maybe even excited about new opportunities, while others are struggling to adapt to the restrictions. Although we might react differently to the crisis, […]

In May Sara Van Tonder (From Paarl) and Carien de Klerk from Good Hope Psychological Service in Stellenbosch presented a workshop to doctors working in emergency care on burnout and compassion fatigue. On Friday, November 22, they worked with the same group of doctors and focused on the prevention and treatment of burnout. They also […]