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Ms Sarah Uren
Department of Psychology

Contact Details
C Ring 439
011 559 2209

Sarah is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She obtained her Master of Arts in Community-based Counselling Psychology at University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), completing her internship on the Johannesburg Hospital Circuit. She initially worked in EAP-based counselling, and started working in private practice. She has worked as a lecturer at University of South Africa (UNISA) and Pearson Institute of Higher Education.

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate and postgraduate


Research Interests

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Psychotherapy supervision
  • Transference and countertransference
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Community Psychology
  • Palliative care



Uren, S.A., & Graham, T.M. (2013). Subjective experiences of coping among caregivers in palliative care. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18(2).

Uren, S.A., & Graham, T.M. (2012). Contextual elements of palliative caregiving in a low income community. South African Journal of Psychology, 42(1), 51-70.

Graham, T.M., Gordon, K., Uren, S.A., Fitchet, L., Hall, V., & Langa, M. (2012). Merging professional psychological training and community engagement agendas: A case study. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 22(4), 545-552.


Conference presentations:

Uren, S.A., Gordon, K.J., Reeves, M., & Mitchell, G. (2015). South African tertiary students' constructions of sexuality. 21st South African Psychology Congress, 15-18 September, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Reeves, M., Mitchell, G., Gordon, K.J. & Uren, S.A. (2015). South African students' constructions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex and asexual sexualities. 21st South African Psychology Congress, 15-18 September, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Gordon, K.J. & Uren, S.A. (2014). Exploring the experiences of psychotherapy supervisors in South Africa. World Congress of Psychotherapy, 25-29 August, Durban, South Africa.

Uren, S.A., & Gordon, K.J. (2013). Supervisors experiences of psychotherapy supervision. 19th South African Psychology Congress, 24-27 September, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Panel presentation. (2013). An academic, a researcher and a clinician walk into a bar… . 2013 Southern African Students' Psychology Conference, 24-28 June, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Graham, T.M., & Uren, S.A. (2012). Experiences of palliative caregiving in a community setting. 30th International Congress of Psychology, 22-27 July, Cape Town, South Africa.