You are invited to a book discussion of: PHEKOLO – An Afro-centric Healing Modality for Rape Survivors by Dr Palesa Makhale-Mahlangu

The book identifies that in the African perspective, the rape abuse that is inflicted on African women survivors is not limited to their physical being, but rather transcends to other multiple dimensions of their being; including the spiritual, emotional, cultural and social levels of their beingness. Phekolo (which means healing) is a book written primarily for psychologists, counsellors, therapists, and related professionals who are trained and licensed to provide interventions for African women rape survivors. Makhale-Mahlangu said psychologists had always been taught to desensitize rape survivors from environments that may trigger them
Date: 15 August 2023
Time: 14:00
Venue: Hybrid event – Nadine Gordimer Auditorium (Level 5), Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Library, University of Johannesburg
Facilitator: Prof Corne Davis
Panelist: Ms Althea Jacobs – Primary Health Care Nurse Clinician, Centre for Student Health and Wellness, UJ Thobeka Msengana – Counselling Psychologist and Manager: Student Counselling Unit, University of Fort Hare

August 15, 2023

Disclaimer: The University of Johannesburg encourages academic debate and discussion that are conducted in a manner that upholds respectful interaction, safety of all involved, and freedom of association as enshrined in the law, the Constitution, and within the boundaries of the University policies. The views expressed during events are expressed in a personal capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Johannesburg.

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