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Ilze van der Merwe

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Ilze van der Merwe

Ilze joined the dynamic team of psychologists at Erasmustherapy in 2014.� Currently Ilze works as educator and school psychologist at Pretoria School for Cerebral Palsied learners.� Beyond school hours she works as Educational Psychologist at Erasmustherapy.

Ilze completed her B.A. (Tourism, Recreation and Psychology) as well as Higher Education Diploma (HED) at PU for CHE (currently known as North West University) in 2001.� She furthermore completed B.Ed and M.Ed. (Educational Psychology) degrees at the University of Johannesburg.� Her internship was conducted at Sparrow Foundation School, a special school with learners presenting challenges that include medical, physical, social and other learning problems.

Ilze has performed as educator at secondary and tertiary level at various private and government institutions and is an expert presenter representing UJ at a PSYSSA conference as early as 2008.� Ilze has received extensive training in the Educational Psychology field and specialises in performing the following services during her psychological therapy sessions:

  • Eye Movement Integration Therapy (EMI) � a neuropsychological therapy for trauma.
  • Integrated Learning Therapy (ILT) � a neurodevelopmental therapy approach that assists in disorders such as ADHD, Autism and Learning Disorders.
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Bereavement therapy
  • Intellectual, scholastic and emotional assessments
  • Parental guidance
  • Career and subject choice assessment and guidance
  • School Readiness Assessment
  • Psychotherapy

Ilze is happily married and the mother of 3 beautiful children.� She has a passion for music and has received numerous awards in singing and performing in musical theatre.� She enjoys cooking and sports. �Ilze treasures her time with family and friends.

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