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Erica Munnik

Erica Munnik

Clinical Psychologist/ Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology/ Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape
I am a clinical psychologist, registered since 2001 at the HPCSA. I teach and supervise on post graduate level, Honnors and Masters. My teaching are in the areas of psychological assessment and psychopathology. My Phd was done on the construction of a contextually appropriate screening tool to establish if preschoolers are emotionally and socially ready to enter formal education (Gr.1). I have received NRF grants to conduct research for the past 6 years. My fields of interest are psychological assessment, burnout and coping in higher education, early childhood development, school readiness, bereavement, trauma, depression, anxiety and emotional and social adjustment challenges in children.

How academics in health sciences cope with stress

May 20, 2020 15:34 pm UTC| Health

Higher education is becoming a stressful occupation, research shows. And academics in health professions experience additional sources of stress related to clinical training. Yet these academics, working in fields like...

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