Professor Christopher R. Stones

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Clinical Psychologist  ?

HPCSA Number: PS 0014206
Practice Number: 8605742

Works with: Adolescents, adults, couples, families, and individuals.

Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, chronic medical conditions, depression, family difficulties, life changes, loss/grief, neuropsychiatric disorders, personality disorders, relationships, self development, and trauma.

Working in: English.

Working in the following modalities: Cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, couples therapy, and systemic therapy.

Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Management Specialist



Professional Society Membership:

  • International Academy of Behavioural Medicine, Counselling and Psychotherapy (USA)
  • The International Academy of Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy, Inc. (USA)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) (Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow)
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist (BPS)
  • Psychological Society of South Africa (Executive Council member for 5 years)
  • South African Society for Clinical Psychology
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research (UK)
  • South African Institute for Psychotherapy (Consultant Psychotherapist)

Professional Board Registration:

Registered with the ‘Professional Board for Psychology’, under the auspices of the ‘Health Professions Council of South Africa’ (HPCSA) as a Clinical Psychologist (active) and a Research Psychologist (dormant).

Ethics: As a registered Clinical Psychologist, my professional behaviour and practice are governed by the ‘Code of Practice’ as set out by the ‘Professional Board for Psychology’ and the ‘Psychological Society of South Africa’.

Management and Organizational Experience:

  • Head of the Department of Psychology at Rhodes University for 12 years;
  • Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (RU) for 5 years;
  • Involved in the organizational establishment of the ‘MTN Centre for Crime Prevention Studies’ (attached to the Psychology Department at Rhodes University). The MTN sponsorship was for a five year period, from 1999 to 2004;
  • Head of the Postgraduate Research programme (Psychology) at the University of Johannesburg for 5 years;
  • ‘Behavioural Management Specialist’ at the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) - from 2006 to 2014;
  • Visiting Professor: Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg – 2015 onwards;
  • Clinical Case Supervisor at Midrand Graduate Institute

Each of these positions entailed working with large groups of people and with a range of stakeholders, with specific organizational parameters, goals and deliverables.

In this regard, I also have post-graduate certificate courses (from the Department of Management and Investec Business School, Rhodes University) in three domains: ‘Human Resource Management’; ‘Strategic Management’; and ‘Financial Management’.

Outside the university context, my ongoing engagement with the organizational sector since 2006 has occurred at various levels and within a variety of organizations, primarily the Special Investigating Unit (HR and Internal Integrity Unit) and by way of secondment, from 2009 to 2011, the Asset Forfeiture Unit (Johannesburg Office). Additionally, over the years I have, from time to time, worked on a commissioned basis with Pasco Risk Management (Bryanston).

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Tel: 011 801 5616
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Skype: chris_stones

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