​​Department of Psychiatry

​Staff​

Clinical Psychology 

Heads of Sections


Principal Psychologist: Tygerberg Hospital​

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Dr. Christina van de Merwe

BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD (Child Psychology)


Tel: 021 938 9455 | ​​9445

Fax: 0​21 938 9611

Dr. van der Merwe is the Head of Clinical Psychology at Tygerberg Hospital, Principal psychologist, and Senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry. She has a special interest in child and adolescent psychiatry, specifically, the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders.

Principal Psychologist: Stikland Hospital  

Melany L Hendricks

BA, HDE, BA Hons (Psychology), MA Clin Psychology, MPhil Applied Ethics, LLB


Tel: 021 940 4451

Fax: 021 940 4443


Melanie is Head of Clinical Psychology at Stikland Hospital, a principal clinical psychologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry. She has a special interest in biomedical ethics and psycho-legal practice.


Principal Psychologist: Lentegeur Hospital  

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BA, BA Hons (Psychology), M Psychology

Tel: 021 370 1326

Fax: 021 371 7359