The late Pieter Rossouw specialised in neuropsychotherapy and was an expert in anxiety and mood disorders. He had been involved in research and presented research papers at thirty international conferences.
Pieter was the director of the Master of Counselling program at the School of Psychology and the School of Social Work & Human Services at The University of Queensland. His research and teaching focused on neuropsychotherapy. Pieter was also the director of Mediros—a company that provides training in neurobiology and neuropsychotherapy.
Pieter had established a distinguished career as a clinical psychologist, lecturer, clinical consultant and supervisor. He had been in private practice for the past 25 years. He held Honours degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD. Pieter was a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. He provided mental health training for GPs and was accredited with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In this role he developed and facilitated a Clinical Audit for General Practitioners with over 600 GPs nationwide involved in the training.
Before relocating to Australia, Pieter was a Professor in Clinical Psychology for 11 years. He was a guest lecturer at universities in Canada, Netherlands and South Africa where he also instrumental in developing a Psycho-Therapeutic Assistance Program to support people being exposed to trauma. In Sydney he worked as Senior Clinical Psychologist at the NSW Department of Health’s Northern Beaches Adolescent Service and was Clinical Director of the St John of God Psychiatric Hospitals at Richmond and Burwood, as well as working in private practice. He provided clinical supervision to many Master’s and PhD students as Clinical Associate of the Universities of Sydney, New South Wales, Western Sydney, Macquarie, Wollongong and Newcastle. In his later years he was involved in full-time research in the fields of neurobiology and neuropsychotherapy as well as clinical training for clinicians, psychologists and general practitioners.