Practitioner – Helena Erasmus

Helena Erasmus – Practitioners

My motivation to join SaferSpaces:

I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Africa and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Research Psychologist. The focus of my doctoral study was on the development of youth violence within the South African context. From this, I developed the Theory of Thwarted Belongingness that contributes towards understanding the occurrence of youth violence.

I'm working in these sectors:
Research / Academia
I'm specialising in these topics:
Family / Parenting, Youth and violence
Expertise

Research design and implementation. Programme development, monitoring and evaluation. Theory development

Training

My training in psychology and as a Research Psychologist has equipped me to investigate issues of concern in a methodologically sound fashion. My doctoral study contributes towards understanding the occurrence of youth violence.