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Dr Sally Swartz

Ph.D. (UCT)

Background and research interests

  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalytic practise in South Africa
  • History of psychiatry
  • Psychology and colonialism.

Teaching responsibilities

Presently, all my teaching is at the M.A. Clinical level.  I am the director of the Child Guidance Clinic, and I teach on both the M.A. Clinical I and Clinical II years.

Selected publications

Swartz, S. (2000). Narrating the body: emerging perspectives on mind-body relationships in self and intersubjective psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Psycho-analytic Psychotherapy in South Africa 8, 21-35.

Swartz, S. (1999). Lost Lives: gender, history and mental illness in the Cape, 1891-1910. Feminism & Psychology 9, 152-158.

Swartz, S. (1999). Using psychodynamic formulations in South African clinical settings. South African Journal of Psychology, 29, 42-48.

Swartz, S. (1999). "Work of mercy and necessity". British rule and psychiatric practice in the Cape colony, 1891-1910. International Journal of Mental Health, 28, 72-90.

Swartz, S, and Ismail, F. (2001) A motley crowd: The emergence of personality disorder as a diagnostic category in early twentieth-century South African psychiatry. History of Psychiatry, 12, 157-176.

Louw, J. and Swartz, S. (2001). An English asylum in Africa: Space and order in Valkenberg Asylum. History of Psychology, 4, 3-23.

Contact Details

Tel: +2721 650 3425
Room Number: 18 - Child Guidance Clinic
Email Address: Sally.Swartz@uct.ac.za