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Date: Thursday, 25 July 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (registration starts at 9:00 am)
Venue: Cornerstone Institute, 4th floor, 2 Roggebaai Square, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8000
Costs: The registration fee for the workshop is R 800.00 pp. person. Light Lunch and refreshments will be served.
CPD points: 5 CPD points with HPCSA

If you would like to attend, kindly complete the attached Registration Form and email it to jackiew@cornerstone.ac.za by Monday, 22 July 2019.

Registration Form

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Presented by

Sharon Melrose (Counselling Psychologist & Psychology Lecturer)
Hosted by the Department of Psychology, Cornerstone Institute


  After pursuing my studies on a part-time basis while raising my children, I enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Stellenbosch in 2004. In 2006, I registered as a Counselling Psychologist after obtaining my Master’s degree (cum laude).

I completed my internship with an NGO in 2005 in both clinical and counselling settings and remained in the employ of the NGO after qualifying as a Counselling Psychologist.  The NGO offered counselling services at a number of schools in the area and worked very closely with the local social workers. At the same time, I rendered services at our local FAMSA branch, gaining rich and diverse experience in dealing with family-related matters while building up my private practice. I qualified as a mediator with FAMAC and am very actively involved in the drafting of parenting plans to guide parents going through the process of divorce and separation. I offer an emotional assessment to cooperative parents to determine effective care and contact schedules and work very closely with members of the legal fraternity in this regard.

I am currently a faculty member at Cornerstone Institute where I lecturer in Family Psychology and Psychometric Assessment. I also act as a supervisor for students in their post-graduate programs, in addition to offering supervision to Registered Counsellors and fellow psychologists.

I have been in private practice for more than 10 years. Over the years, I have developed a diverse multi-disciplinary network, and thoroughly enjoy engaging with a variety of professionals to ensure the best approach for each client and each situation.


The emphasis of this workshop will be experiential learning of genograms from a family play therapy perspective.  Techniques and application of therapeutic tools will be addressed to allow participants to enrich their assessment of their client and practically guide their therapeutic insights and interventions. The following areas will be addressed:

  • Systems Theory – inter-relatedness of relationships
  • Different Approaches – Family of Origin; Structural Approach
  • Developmental stages – understanding reasoning from different developmental levels
  • Genogram – what all it can tell us
  • Family Play Genogram – practical application

PLEASE NOTE THAT CPD POINTS IS WITH THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA (HPCSA). Spaces are limited please book early to avoid disappointment, for further information email: jackiew@cornerstone.ac.za  or call her at (021) 448 0050 ext. 2303

If you would like to attend, kindly complete the attached Registration Form and email it to jackiew@cornerstone.ac.za by Monday, 22 July 2019

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