Psychology SIG Committee

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SASREG Psychology SIG Board

Mandy RodriguesChairpersonClinical Psychologist with a special interest in infertility, including all ART counselling, recipients, donors and surrogates as well as miscarriage and neonatal
Daksha HargovanVice-ChairClinical Psychologist with a special interest in PND Depression as well as assessments and counselling of Surrogates and Intended Parents as well as general infertility including known donors.
Cal VolksSecretaryCounselling Psychologist (currently completing PhD) trained with the British Infertility Counselling Association, worked as the senior infertility counsellor at IVF clinics in Cape Town, South Africa and Melbourne, Australia and provides counselling to recipient parents, donors and donor conceived persons via
Leanne van der WesthuizenPast ChairCounselling Psychologist with a special interest in Maternal Mental Health including infertility

SASREG Psychology SIG additional affiliated counsellors

Tanya RubinAffiliated CounsellorSocial Worker in private practice in Johannesburg with a special interest in
Dr Rizwana RoomaneyAffiliated CounsellorResearch Psychologist and registered Counsellor. She is a lecturer at Stellenbosch University Psychology
Lydia BatchelorAffiliated CounsellorClinical Psychologist based on Durbanville, Cape Town. She has a special interest in fertility- related matters and gamete donation
Penelope ChippsAffiliated CounsellorClinical Psychologist based in Claremont, Cape
Jeanne FreedAffiliated CounsellorClinical Social Worker in private practice and affiliated with HART Fertility