The Neuropsychotherapist is honoured to have Dr Pieter Rossouw on the Advisory Board. Pieter specialises in neuropsychotherapy and is an expert in anxiety and mood disorders. He has published five scientific books and twenty scientific articles. He has been involved in research in extensive clinical trials and has presented research papers at thirty international conferences worldwide.
Pieter is 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 focus on neuropsychotherapy. Pieter is also the director of Mediros—a company that provides training in neurobiology and neuropsychotherapy.
Pieter has established a distinguished career as a clinical psychologist, lecturer, clinical consultant and supervisor. He has been in private practice for the past 25 years. Pieter holds Honours degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD. Pieter is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. He provides mental health training for GPs and is accredited with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In this role he developed and facilitated a Clinical Audit for General Practitioners (a 30 PD-point activity), 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 spearheaded 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. Currently he is involved in full-time research in the fields of neurobiology and neuropsychotherapy as well as clinical training for clinicians, psychologists and general practitioners.
Pieter is a member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the International Association for Family Therapy and the Professional Association for Drug and Alcohol Workers. He also facilitates a Global Neuropsychotherapeutic Interest Group through its e-Journal Neuropsychotherapy in Australia and local specialist research and discussion groups. The Interest Group has an active membership of over 2,500 clinicians and academics in the field of neuroscience.
Pieter has developed three 2-day APS, specialist-endorsed workshops—The Brain and Anxiety: Utilizing Neurobiological Information as a Psychotherapeutic Tool, The Neuroscience of Depression: New Opportunities for Effective Treatment, and The Developing Brain and the Neuroscience of Memory and Trauma. He also runs neuropsychotherapy applied skills classes. To find out more about these Australian-based workshops in neuropsychotherapy, please visit Mediros Clinical Solutions.