Department of Psychology

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Contact Us

Prof MT Mashamba is the Head of Department of Psychology
Tel: 0159628533
Email: Tshilidzi.Mashamba@univen.ac.za

About Us

Historical information
The Department of Psychology came into existence in 1982 when the University of Venda started. It existed for 20 years in the School of Human Sciences (now Human and Social Sciences) before it was moved to the School of Health Sciences in 2002.

Programme history
It was established as a service department to other departments in Human Sciences and other schools. The department is also having academic Honours, Masters, and PhD programmes. In 2003, the department started with the first professional programme (Bpsych programme) which is aimed at producing competent, ethical and professional practitioners who will meet the needs of South Africa in order to make primary psychological services available in diverse settings thereby enhancing psychological well-being of the public. This qualification is critical in providing good quality psychological care at primary health care level. Qualifying practitioners are able to provide a variety of psychological services at the primary health care level. The qualification is aligned to the National Framework for Human Resources for Health in South Africa and is responsive to the psychological needs and care of the South African population in diverse contexts. The focus of the profession is on prevention, promotion and community based care. This professional training leads to registration with HPCSA as a Registered counsellor

Current situation

The Bpsych programme has produced graduates since 2005. Current staff situation (11 full time positions and 2 part timers

• Vision
To train and develop psychology professionals with appropriate skills to serve the mental health needs of rural and developing communities in Southern Africa

• Mission
The Department is committed to developing quality psychology professionals through problem based methodologies that are underpinned by innovative teaching, research and community engagement initiatives

Programmes

Bachelor of Psychology
BA (Honours)
MA
Doctor of Psychology

Admission Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL THE OFFERED QUALIFICATIONS
PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR’S DEGREE

All students registering for PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR’S DEGREE should:
• Be in possession of a Bachelor senior certificate
• Have at least a D symbol (Higher Grade ) for English and Life Sciences (Biology) in Standard 10/ Grade 12
• Be subjected to selection process (written and oral)
• Also fulfill other requirements laid by the University

HONORS
All students registering for HONORS DEGREE should:
• Have a Bachelor degree with Psychology as a major, with an average pass mark of at least 60% in all psychology modules from level one to three
• Be subjected to selection process (written and oral)
MASTERS
All students registering for MASTERS DEGREE should:
• Have an approved honors or Bpsych degree recognized by the university
• Have an average examination mark of 60% in all honors exam modules
• Be determined by the availability of a supervisor
• Be approved by the head of department

PHD
• Have an approved Masters degree recognized by the university
• Have an average examination mark of 60% in Masters results
• Be determined by the availability of a supervisor
• Be approved by the head of department

3.1 SCHOOL SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
• First entering students should have a minimum of 26 points to be admitted.
• The students are subjected to selection for a professional bachelor degree

3.2 QUALIFICATION SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
3.2.1 Foundation Programme (not applicable)
3.2.2 Higher Certificate (not applicable)
3.2.3 Advance Certificate etc (not applicable)
(For all the qualifications in the School)

Modules

BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

BPS1841         Learning Principles and LIFE skills

BPS1842         Introduction to Psychology

BPS1843         Introduction to Applied Psychology

ECS 1541       English Communication Skills

SOC 1541       Introduction to Sociology

SOC 1641       Social Institutions

ECS 1641       English Communication Skills

 

BPS2841         Child and adult development

BPS2842         Personality theories

BPS2844         Mental health promotion

BPS2843         Employee Wellness Programme

ISO 2541         Sociology of Organization

SOC 2641       Sociology of health and illness

 

BPS3841         Research Methodology

BPS3842         Community Psychology

BPS3843         Psychopathology

BPS3844         Psychological Counselling Theories

ISO 3541         Management Sociology

ISO 3642        Industrial Relations

 

 

IBPS4841        Psychopathology II

BPS4842         Psychological Assessment

BPS4843         Psychological Counselling Techniques

BPS4844         Ethics, professional practice and management

BPS4845         Psychological Counselling Practical

BPS4846         Research project

 

HONOURS

PSY 5531 Research Methodology

PSY 5532 Developmental Psychology

PSY 5533 Personality Theories

PSY 5721 Research Project

PSY 5631 Psychopathology

PSY 5632 Psychotherapeutic Systems

PSY 5721 Research

 

Electives (1)

 PSY 5633 Social psychology

PSY 5634 Neuropsychology

PSY 5635 Gender and Psychology

Staff
Name

Designate:

Contact

Tell:

Email:

Area of Specialization:
Prof M.T Mashamba

(Senior Lecturer)

0159628533

Tshilidzi.Mashamba@univen.ac.za

 

IKS, HIV/AIDS,

Mental Health,

Epidemiology

Dr. M. Makatu

(Senior Lecturer/Psychometrist)

0159628359

makonde@univen.ac.za

 

Youth and Women

Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Dr. F.J Takalani

(Lecturer/Psychometrist)

0159628137

james.takalani@univen.ac.za

Indigenous Knowledge System

Psychopathology

Mental illness

Human Development

Psychological assessment

Dr. A. Maphula (Lecturer/Clinical Psychology) 015 962 8341

Angelina.maphula@univen.ac.za

Psychopathology

Psychotherapy

Human development

Neuropsychology

Mrs M. Mushwana

(Lecturer)

015 962 8356

mercy.mushwana@univen.ac.za

 

Mental Health

Same sex relationships

Gender-based violence

Health Promotions

Youth & women

 

Mr L. Manganye

(Lecturer/ Registered counsellor)

 

015 962 8667

Leslie.manganye@univen.ac.za

 

Human Development

Ethics in counselling,

Social psychology

Fatima Peters

(Lecturer/ Registered counsellor)

0159628497

fatima.peters@univen.ac.za

Violence, Gender, Sexuality,

Ethics in counselling, Ethics in research, Research methodology, Counselling.

Ms V. Baloyi

(Lecturer/Clinical Psychologist)

015 962 8518, valeria.baloyi@univen.ac.za Sexuality, Psychopathology, Social psychology
Mrs K.E Mphephu

(Junior Lecturer/ Registered counsellor)

0159628173

khathutshelo.semise@univen.ac.za

 

Personality Theories, Culture society and Human behaviour

Mental health

Mrs H.B Magadani

(Junior Lecturer/ Registered counsellor)

0159629197

hulisani.magwabeni@univen.ac.za

 

Social psychology

Developmental psychology

Koko M.B

Lecturer/Clinical Psychologist

Tel: 0159628241

beauty.koko@univen.ac.za

 

 

Psychopathology (child and adult)

Psychological assessment

Personality theories

Neuropsychology

Departmental publications
  • Mental health

Mudhovozi, P., Maphula, A. & Mashamba, T. (2012). Caring for children with mental

retardation:  The experiences of vhaVenda mothers. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, September (Supplement 2), 148 – 159

 

Mashamba, T., Mudhovozi, P. & Netshiombo, K.F. (2013). A Qualitative Study on

Shared Decision-Making in Health Care. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. December (Supplement 1:2), 326-338

 

Mudau, Z.D., Mashamba, T. & Thobejane, T.D. (2015). Psycho-social effects on the

bereaved families of police killed in the line of duty in Limpopo province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. December, (Supplement 1:1), 141 – 156

Maxwell, G.M., Radzilani-Makatu, M., & Takalani, J.F. (2016). Awareness of prevention of teenage pregnancy amongst secondary school learners in Makhado municipality. African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine. 8(2), 1-5.

Semise K.E. Radzilani-Makatu M., & Nkoana, S.E. (2015). Identification of Causes of Criminal Behaviour among Youth of Muledane Village, Vhembe District Municipality. Journal of Social Sciences, 44(1), 46-52.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2014). Coping with stress: Parents caring for children with special health needs. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2), 446-458.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2014). Perceptions of Tshivenda-speaking adolescents regarding parental support during their pregnancy. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:1), 119-129.

Radzilani-Makatu, M., & Nemathaga, E. (2013). The experiences of mothers of deaf children in a rural area of Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2), 378-390.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2011). Coping with mentally handicapped sibling in the family among the Tshivenda-speaking community of South Africa. AJPHERD, Supplement 2(1), 258-269

Peltzer, K., Pengpid, S., McFarlane, J. & Banyini, M. (2013). Mental health            consequences of             intimate partner violence in Vhembe district, South Africa. General

Hospital Psychiatry/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.04.001

 

  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems

 Mashamba, T.M. (2007). The Role of Indigenous Healers in Suicide Prevention.

            Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies, 17(1), 52 – 68

Mashamba, T. (2009). Traditional healer’s views on fertility. Indilinga: African Journal

of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 8(1), 12-23

Mashamba, T. (2010). Traditional treatment of childhood sleep disorders.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (pp. 233-237). University of Cambridge, UK, February 23-25, 2010. Recent Advances in Clinical Medicine, WSEAS Press

Mashamba, T. M. (2011). Challenges faced by traditional healers in promoting

African Traditional Medicine, Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies 21(1), 1-14

Sodi, T., Mudhovozi, P., Mashamba, T., Radzilani-Makatu, M., Takalani, J. &

Mabunda, J. (2011). Indigenous healing practices in Limpopo Province of South Africa: A qualitative study. International Journal of Health Promotion & Education, 49(3), 101-110

Madzhie, M., Ramuhashi, AG, Nkwinika, G. & Mashamba, T. (2014). Traditional

healers Perception of HIV/AIDS and its treatment in Thulamela Municipality. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. December, (Supplement 1:1) 20, 235-243.

Madzhie, M., Mashamba, T. & Takalani, FJ. (2014). African traditional healers’

perception and diagnosis of mental illness. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. December, (Supplement 1:2) 20, 319-328

Madzhie, M., Mphephu, K.E., Mashamba, T.M., Raselekoane, NR., Tshifhumulo R,. &

Mulaudzi, TP. (2015). Traditional healers’ methods of treating HIV/AIDS and strategies against being affected during treatment in Vhembe district, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. December, (Supplement 1:1), 1 – 10

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2015). Multiple Losses and Gains: Tshivenda-Speaking Widows’ Accounts in the Context of the Death of a Husband. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 6(4), 493-500.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2015). Construction of Socio-culturally Situated Identities and Relationships within the Context of Widowhood and Bereavement Rituals. Journal of Social Sciences, 44(1), 34-39.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2013). Tshivenda speaking widows’ construction of the nature of bereavement rituals. Southern African Journal for Volklore Studies, 23(1), 106-121.

Sodi, T., Mudhovozi, P., Mashmba, T., Radzilani-Makatu, M., Takalani, J., & Mabunda, J. (2011). Indigenous healing practices in Limpopo Province of South Africa. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 49(3), 101 – 110.

Radzilani-Makatu, M. (2011).The construction category of gender in relation to bereavement rituals among the Tshivenda speaking community.US-China Education ReviewA, 1 (2), 289-295.

Makatu, M.S., Wagner, C., Ruane, I., & Schalkwyk, G.J. (2008). Discourse Analysis of the Perceptions of Bereavement and Bereavement rituals of Tshivenda Speaking Women. Journal of Psychology in Africa. 18(4), 573-580.

  • HIV and AIDS

Boer, H. & Mashamba, M.T. (2005). Psychosocial correlates of HIV Protection Motivation among Adolescence in Venda, South Africa. AIDS Education & Prevention, 17(6), 590-602

Ndhlovu, L., Sivhaga, K., Rupcic, S., Takalani, J., Mashamba, T., Mulaudzi, M. & Sodi, T. (2007). A situational analysis of gender-based violence and HIV in the Thulamela Municipality of Limpopo Province. Population Council. Ford Foundation.

Mashamba, T., Peltzer,K., Maluleke,T,. & Sodi T. (2011). A controlled study of an HIV/AIDS/STI/TB intervention with faith healers in Vhembe district, South Africa. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary & Alternative Medicine. 8(S): 83-89

Mudhovozi, P. Mashamba, T & Takalani, J. (2012). HIV voluntary counselling and

Testing: Knowledge, beliefs, concerns and practices among students. Journal of Human Ecology, 38(3), 245 – 256

Matshidze, P. & Mashamba, T. (2015). Challenges faced by South African royal family

in preventing the spread of HIV. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. December, (Supplement 1:1), 11 – 21

Peltzer, K., Simbayi, L., Banyini, M. & Kekana, Q. (2012) .HIV risk reduction         intervention among medically circumcised young men in South Africa: a          randomized control trial”. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Sep; 19 (3): 336-41 .

Kekana, Q., Banyini, M., Jooste, S., Simbayi, L. & Peltzer, K. (2011) Adaptation of            an        HIV behavioural disinhibition risk reduction           intervention for recently          circumcised South African men. Gender and Behaviour. 9(1):3479-3494.’

Peltzer, K., Simbayi, L., Banyini, M. & Kekana, Q. (2011) HIV risk reduction          intervention among traditionally circumcised young men in          South Africa: a            cluster randomized control trial. Journal of the Association of Nurses in   AIDS Care. 22 (5): 397-407.

Peltzer, K., Simbayi, L., Banyini, M. & Kekana, Q. (2011) HIV risk reduction          intervention among medically circumcised young men in South Africa: a          randomized control trial”. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. June:   online

Peltzer, K., Kanta, X. & Banyini, M. (2010) Evaluation of a safer male circumcision           training programme for Ndebele traditional surgeons         and nurses in Gauteng,           South Africa. African Journal of Traditional complementary and    alternative       medicines 7 (2):153-159.

Peltzer, K., Banyini, M., Simbayi, L. & Kalichman, S.(2009).Knowlegde, attitudes   and beliefs       about male circumcision and HIV by traditional    and medical    providers of male        circumcision and traditionally and medically circumcised            men in Mpumalanga, South Africa.   Gender and Behaviour. 7(2):2394-2429.

Setwse , G., Peltzer, K., Banyini, M., Skinner, D., Seager, J., Maile, S., Sedumedi, S., Gomis.,    &  Van der Linde, L. ( 2007). Report and policy   brief: 4th Africa Conference on Social            Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research: Innovations in access to prevention, treatment and         care in HIV/AIDS, Kisumu, Kenya. 29 April-03 May 2007. SAHARA Journal. 4 (2): 640-  651

  • Sexual health

 Radzilani-Makatu, M. & Mahlalela, R. (2015). Perceptions of Dating Violence by   Undergraduate Students at a South African University. Journal    of Psychology             in         Africa. 25(1), 25-31.

  • Youth & women

Mushwana, M & Ngonyama, M.G. (2015). Psychological effects of obesity among           married women in Malamulelel area of Limpopo             Province, South Africa.          African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation & Dance,        Supplement(1:2), 313-322

Mushwana, M & Ngonyama, M.G. (2015). Factors associated with multiple sexual            among students of the University of Venda, South           Africa. African Journal for      Physical, Health Education, Recreation & Dance, Supplement(1:3), 539-549

Phaswana-Mafuya, N., Shisana, O., Davids, A., Tabane, C., Matseke, G., Banyini,           M.,       Kekana, Q. (2014). Perceptions of Sugar Mommy practices in South    Africa. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 4: 24 (3) 257-263

  • Gender-based violence

 Peltzer, K., Pengpid, S., McFarlane, J. & Banyini, M. (2013). Evaluation of the       effectiveness of protection orders for female victims of intimate partner             violence in Vhembe district, South Africa. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 23,        (3), 489-494

Departmental projects

Staff members in the department are engaged in several research projects which include the following:

  1. A study of indigenous healing practices in Limpopo Province (Completed)
  2. Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) of Alcohol problems focusing on the University of Venda community, South Africa: a randomized control trial (In progress).

Community engagement

Mashamba, T., Mudhovozi, P., Manganye, L. & Madzhie, M. (2012).  Knowledge, attitudes, practices and management of sexual and gender based violence against children. (A commissioned research by Save the Children – Limpopo Branch) project completed.

Radzilani-Makatu, Development of an empowerment programme towards promotion of responsible citizenship amongst in-school youth in Vhembe District. PROJECT NO:  SHS/16/PSYCH/08/1710

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