Seminar Programme

The CPMH’s monthly seminar programme is an opportunity to share ongoing work and invite broader participation in the Centre.  The venue for the seminars alternate between UCT and SU, and are held monthly.

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Time: 11h30 – 12h30 (UCT) and 13h00-13h50 (Stellenbosch)


UCT: Room 7, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Building B, Red Cross Child and Family Unit, 46 Sawkins Road, Rondebosch (click for Map), Parking available across the road at Rondebosch Common

Stellenbosch: Room 3002, RW Wilcocks Building, Stellenbosch University

Upcoming CPMH Seminars

11 September 2017: The Teachable Moment Programme: The Road from Research to Implementation
By: A/Prof Katherine Sorsdahl, Co-Director of the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (Venue: SU)

15 September 2017: Unraveling the effect of mental healthcare plan inputs on primary care service utilisation for mental illness over time: a qualitative comparative analysis
By: Prof Corrado Barbui from the Cochrane Global Mental Health (Venue: UCT from 12:00 to 13:00)

Previous CPMH Seminars

4 August 2017: Comparing two approaches to integrating mental health services into chronic disease care: Project MIND
By: Prof. Bronwyn Myers from the South African Medical Research Council

24 July 2017: Unravelling the effect of mental healthcare plan inputs on primary care service utilisation for mental illness over time: a qualitative comparative analysis
By: Erica Breuer (Venue: SU)

12 June 2017: The development of two e-learning programs
By: Dr Mark Huthwaite from University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand (Venue: UCT)

9 June 2017: Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Strengthening the child protection system
By: Lucy Jamieson and Jenna-Lee Marco from the Children’s Institute (Venue: UCT)

26 May 2017: The Clinical Relationship and Care in Patients’ Medical Documentation: Psychiatric detention in Poland
By: Professor Dariusz Galasinski & Associate Professor Justyna Ziolkowska (Venue: UCT) Podcast (Audio)

3 April 2017:  Systematic review of the use of growth cure mixture modelling to identify trajectories of perinatal depressive symptoms and associated risk factors
By Emily Baron (Venue: UCT) Podcast (Audio)

13 March 2017:  Pharmacotherapy in Smoking Cessation Program in Out-patient Addiction Care Service
By Hermann Reuter & Tara Andrusiak (Venue: Stellenbosch)

17 February 2017: Nyamekela4Care: A feasibility study of an integrated training, empathic skills, case sharing and self-care programme for care providers.
By Dr Simone Honikman & Roseanne Turner (Venue: UCT). Video Presentation. PDF Presentation.

2 December: Global Mental Health and the Culture Problem: Ambivalent Notes from the Culture Wars
By Prof Leslie Swartz and Prof Jason Bantjes (Venue: UCT). Video | Podcast (Audio) | PDF Presentation

22 November (Alan J Flisher Memorial Lecture): Classification of Mental Disorders in the Context of Global Mental Health
By Prof Oye Gureje (Venue: Valkenberg Hospital). Video Presentation Podcast (Audio)

4 November: Safety and cognition in driving: Assessing vocational functioning in professional drivers with chronic conditions HIV and metabolic syndrome
By Hetta Gouse PDF Presentation Podcast (Audio) 

10 October (World Mental Health Day): Sexual harassment during field work: Powerful meanings and insights about child sexual abuse in Kroboland, Ghana
By Dzifa Attah (Venue: US)

19 September: Hard and soft medicine: Doctors’ framing and application of the disability category in their assessments of grant claimants’ fitness to work in South Africa
By Gabby Kelly (Venue: US)

12 August: The emergence of Global Mental Health: a paradigm shift for mental health?
By Dörte Bemme Podcast (Audio) 

25 July: Mzantsi Wakho – Improving ART adherence and sexual health outcomes amongst HIV-positive adolescents in South Africa
By Elona Toska PDF Presentation

3 June: Ziphamandla: A quest to treat depression and improve adherence in people living with HIV
By Lena Anderson PDF Presentation Podcast (Audio) 

9 May: Integrating Early Childhood Care and Development, HIV testing and treatment support, and nutrition into rural informal nursery care in Mokhotlong, Lesotho: A randomised control trial
By Marguerite Marlow PDF Presentation

1 April: “No one bothers about the confused people”: Care for people with psychosocial disabilities in rural South Africa
By Stine Braathen PDF Presentation

7 March: My Equitable Experience and Rural Mental Health
By Richard Vergunst

12 February 2016: Suicide Prevention in South Africa: Obstacles and Lost Opportunities
By Jason Bantjes Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation

4 December 2015: A process evaluation exploring the Community Health Worker experience of delivering a task shared
psycho-social intervention for perinatal depression in Khayelitsha
By Memory Nyatsanza Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation

6 November 2015: Applying the GRADE-CERQual Approach to Assess Confidence in the Findings of a Systematic Review of Qualitative Research
By Megan Wainwright Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation

5 October 2015: Using Theory of Change to Plan and Evaluate Complex Health Interventions: Results from a systematic review and lessons from the programme for improving mental healthcare
By Erica Breuer

18 September 2015: How does intimate partner violence influence the mental health of pregnant and postpartum HIV-positive women?
By Abigail M Hatcher

14 September 2015: ‘You know the African thing …when you’re sick’: Challenging our assumptions – the voices of women family cancer caregivers in Nairobi
By Jennifer Githaiga

18 August 2015: On Being a Parent
By Prof Astrid Berg (Annual Alan Flisher Memorial Lecture) Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation

7 August 2015: PRIME Pilot Intervention: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programme for Service Users with Schizophrenia
By Carrie Brooke-Sumner, Programme for Improving Mental Health Care, University of Cape Town Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation

24 July 2015: Depression Treatments for Women
By Dr Jeanne Miranda, UCLA Health Services Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation

12 June 2015: Prevalence and correlates of high suicide risk among pregnant woman with depressive symptoms in Khayelitsha, South Africa
By Emily Baron

4 May 2015: Intentionally injured male adolescents’ and young adults’ views on violence within their communities: a qualitative study protocol
By Dr Claire van der Westhuizen, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town

24 April 2015: Voices from the Edge: Mental health in Nepal and South Africa (Documentary Film)
By Amit Makan, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town

2 March 2015: Mental Health Disorders and Disability
By Dr Margie Schneider, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town

13 February 2015: The Integration and Scale-Up of Mental Health Services in South Africa: Economic Costs, Health Impact and Financing Strategies
By Sumaiyah Docrat, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation

5 December 2014: Rethinking mental health care – bridging the credibility gap
By Prof Vikram Patel, Centre for Global Mental Health Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation

7 November 2014: Mental disorders and violence-related injuries: prevention opportunities in emergency centres
By Dr Claire van der Westhuizen, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation

30 September 2014: ANNUAL ALAN FLISHER MEMORIAL LECTURE – Mental health research in Ethiopia
By Prof Atalay Alem, Addis Ababa University Invitation PDF Presentation

23 September 2014: Community-based psychosocial interventions for children affected by HIV
By Sarah Skeen, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Stellenbosch University PDF Presentation
01 August 2014: Assessing maternal depression in Khayelitsha: Preliminary formative findings from the AFFIRM RCT, and practical experiences of field work in Khayelitsha
By Thandi Davies, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation
29 July 2014: Measuring mental health: getting the questions right
By Dr Margie Schneider, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation
06 June 2014: Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment and Intervention in Africa
By Dr Lauren Franz, Centre for Developmental Epidemiology, Duke University Medical Center Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation
06 May 2014: A randomised control trial to assess the effectiveness of the Perinatal Mental Health Project’s integrated mental health service
By Emily Baron, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town PDF Presentation
04 April 2014: Where does intellectual disability fit into mental health efforts? The start of a conversation. 
By Dr Judith McKenzie, Disability Studies Programme, University of Cape Town Podcast (Audio) PDF Presentation
07 March 2014: Traditional Healers and Mental Health Care in the South African Context
By Dr Katherine Sorsdahl, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health PDF Presentation
06 December 2013: The Evaluation Design of the PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME)
By Erica Breuer, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health
04 October 2013: Mental health and HIV Prevention
By Prof Kathleen Sikkema, Duke University Global Health Institute PDF Presentation
06 September 2013: Mental illness and health-seeking of adults and children: a critical ethnography of Karamoja, North-Eastern Uganda
By James Wasike, African Doctoral Academy Scholar, Stellenbosch University PDF Presentation
02 August 2013: The Effectiveness of Two Brief Interventions to Reduce Substance Use Among Patients Presenting for Emergency Services in South Africa: A Randomized Control Trial
By Dr Katherine Sorsdahl, Brain and Behaviour Institute Podcast (Audio), PDF Presentation
0 7 June 2013: Results for NIMH Project Accept: A cluster-randomized trial for HIV Prevention in entire communities
By Dr Heidi van Rooyen, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Podcast (Audio), PDF Presentation 
03 May 2013: Human Capabilities,Disabilty and Mental Health 2013
By Dr Sumaya Mall, Centre for Public Mental Health Podcast (Audio), PDF Presentation
01 Mar 2013: Stakeholder Narratives On Alcohol Governance In The Western Cape: The Socio-Spatial ‘Nuisance’ Of Drink
By Dr Claire Herrick, Kings College London Invitation Podacast(Audio), PDF Presentation
07 Dec 2012: A Systemic Approach to Improving Mental Health Care: Khayelitsha District Level
By Dr Tamara Boers Podcast (Audio), PDF Presentation
02 Nov 2012: An ecological approach to working in an environment of Continuous Trauma
By Lane Benjamin, Community Action towards a Safer Environment (CASE) Audio-Visual Presentation