Pieter Rossouw Interview
Pieter J. Rossouw
MClin Psych; PhD; MAPS; CCLIN.
Pieter is the Director of the Master of Counselling Program at the School of Psychology and the School of Social Work and Human Services at The University of Queensland. His research and teaching focuses 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 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 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 GP’s and is accredited at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In this role he developed and facilitated a Clinical Audit for General Practitioners (30 PD point activity) with over 600 GP’s 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, Holland 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 Northern Beaches Adolescent Service – Department of Health, he was the Clinical Director of the St John of God Psychiatric Hospitals – both Richmond and Burwood Hospitals as well as worked in Private Practice. He provided clinical supervision to many Masters 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 specialises in neuropsychotherapy and is an expert in anxiety and mood disorders. He has published 5 Scientific Books and 20 scientific articles. He has been involved in research in extensive clinical trials and presented research papers at 30 International Conferences worldwide.
Pieter is a member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies ans well as the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Board of the Neuropsychotherapist with fellow researchers Allan Shore, Louis Cozolino, Todd Feinberg and Georg Northoff.
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