Presented by

Dr Serahni Semington (Ph.D Psych)
Hosted by the Department of Psychology, Cornerstone Institute


Date: Monday, 24 June 2019, 9:30 am–3:30 pm (registration starts at 9:00 am)                                                       

Venue: Cornerstone Institute, 4th Floor, 2 Roggebaai Square, Foreshore, Cape Town

Costs: The registration fee for the workshop is R800 pp. person. Light Lunch and refreshments will be served.

CPD points: 5 CPD points with HPCSA

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:  or call her at (021) 448 0050 ext. 2303


Serahni Semington started her studies at the University of Stellenbosch with BA degree, majoring in psychology and language. She completed her Honours Psychology thereafter and started teaching while doing a Post Graduate Certificate in Senior Phase Education. In 2008 she started with her Master’s Degree. She was awarded cum laude for her Masters and was accepted into the PhD Psychology programme at North-West University in 2010. Her research and dissertation focused on developing a psycho-education website for adolescents regarding safe internet use, which was completed by November 2013. Her PhD was awarded in May 2014.

Her passion with regard to research is in the fields of bullying, cyberbullying, adolescents and their development. She enjoys working from a Gestalt Perspective, but more so works holistically with people from all walks of life. She currently also lectures and facilitates modules in Family Counselling as well as supervises counsellors in training. She works with various emotional challenge including aggression, lying, stealing, low self-esteem, bereavement, trauma, loss, divorce care. illness, parent coaching, hospitalisation, school refusal, nightmares, attachment issues and a very focussed interesting in bullying and cyber-bullying (technology. She is registered as a counselling at HPCSA and holds a Masters Degree specialising in Play Therapy and PhD in Psychology.


  • Outcome 1: Understanding each phase of child development and how specific phases are influenced by the use of technology
  • Outcome 2: Demonstrate skills in navigating technology use and setting boundaries for the use of technology (for children and adolescents)
  • Outcome 3: Understanding the impact of technology, whether positive or negative, on the developing child and adolescent
  • Outcome 4: Apply knowledge acquired with regard to social skills to teaching/parenting practices
  • Outcome 5: Communicate Information with regard to the safe use of technology to relevant role players, such as parents, guardians and educators with regard to appropriate technology use

If you would like to attend, kindly complete the attached Registration Form and email it to by Friday, 21 June 2019.

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