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JACO ROSSOUW

Jaco Rossouw
, clinical psychologist, has been in private practice in Cape Town, South Africa for the last 18 years. He consults with children, adolescents, adults and families, from a cognitive-behavioural therapy approach. Jaco is a founding member of the Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He is internationally certified as a cognitive behaviour therapist and is an Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. He is involved in developing and providing training in CBT to other mental health professionals. A longstanding interest in the CBT treatment of PTSD has culminated in a research project on treatment of adolescents with PTSD. Jaco is also involved in other research projects as a member of the Centre for CBT.

Areas of Interest:

  • Anxiety disorders in Adults and Children (PTSD, panic disorder, OCD, social phobia, GAD, phobias)
  • Anxiety specific to Children (childhood fears, excessive worrying, exam and test anxiety)
  • Sleeping Disorders in Children
  • Depression
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling, nail biting and skin picking)
  • Tic Disorders (Including Tourette's Disorder)
  • Eating disorders
  • Behavioural problems of children
  • CBT management of ADHD in Children
  • Relationship problems
  • Alcohol abuse and addiction

Formal Academic Qualifications:

MSc Clinical Psychology (1994)
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
BSc (Hons) Psychology (1991)
University ofStellenbosch, South Africa
BSc (1986-1988)
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Additional Training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy:

  1. Supervisory Program in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA (2012)
  2. Intensive Training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Centre for the Study and Treatment of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania, USA (2011)
  3. Associate Fellowship Program in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA (2009)
  4. Advanced Practicum in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA (2008)
  5. Primary Practicum in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA (2008)
Professional Memberships
  1. Health Professions Council of South Africa, Clinical Psychologist (1994 - date)
  2. Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, (2010 - date)

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