SAPC Executive and Committees 2018

Dain Peters
Secretary &


Candice Dumas


Nicky Jordan
National Group Representative
Irene Chait
Kamal Naran
Website Michelle Scott Michelle.Scott@wits.ac.za
Member without Portfolio Francois Rabie frpsych@gmail.com
Ethics Sub Committee
 Sheri Hanson

Chair: Dain Peters

Dain Peters is a qualified musician, Clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst. Dain has a long history of NGO involvement and community development projects, working particularly with trauma and marginalisation. He is also interested in the relationship between Psychology and contemplative traditions and has facilitated many programmes at retreat centres throughout the country. For a number of years he has served actively on the executives of SAAJA (South African Association of Jungian Analysts) and the SAPC (The South African Psychoanalytic Confederation). He is also a member of the CTPSPG and the CTSPP groups.

Treasurer: Nicolette Jordan

Nicolette Jordan has been practicing as a clinical psychologist since 1996. In 2004, she completed a post graduate diploma through the Institute for Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy, in association with the Tavistock Clinic (UK), which formalised her special interest in child and adolescent work. She currently works with children and adults in psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy both in private practice and at a children’s home for refugee children in Cape Town. Nicolette has served on the SAPC executive committee for the last two years.

As treasurer of the SAPC, I am responsible for the management of the SAPC bank account and work closely with the SAPC administrator/book-keeper, Lynda Blanchard, who records all the fees paid by in by SAPC group members, as well as any expenses incurred during the year.

Secretary & Communication: Candice Dumas

Candice Dumas is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Cape Town. She has a special interest in working with personality disorders. She lectures and supervises for the International Masterson Institute. She is also an adjunct lecturer for the Azusa Pacific International. Candice currently serves on the SAPC executive committee and holds the portfolio of secretary as well as the PEPWeb coordinator.

For any inquiries related to PEP Web please contact her on sapcpepweb@gmail.com

For any administrative/secretary related queries please contact her on sapccontact@gmail.com

For any events to be added to the calendar please email sapcyearcalendar@gmail.com

National Group Representative: Irene Chait

Irene Chait is in private practice in Johannesburg as a clinical psychologist, Wits trained in the 1970 ͛s, and more recently as an IPA qualified psychoanalyst. She has a special interest in work with children and was a child therapist at the Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Centre (JPCCC) for many years, and is now consultant at JPCCC. She runs the Introduction to Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy course and is clinical tutor for the Institute of Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy (IPCP). Irene is past Chair of the SAPC and currently SAPC National Group Rep.

As National group rep I look forward to working with the psychoanalytic community and in expanding the psychoanalytic outreach and membership. The SAPC, as a national body, wants to work collaboratively with Psychoanalytic groups in all the different cities across South Africa. As group rep I look forward to being actively involved in this endeavour.

Media: Kamal Naran

Kamal Naran is an artist, Community Art Counsellor and Mindful Art Facilitator. He attended The University Of Pretoria, obtained his BA Honours Degree in Fine Arts, specializing in painting. He attended Lefika La Phodiso – Community Art Counselling & Training Institute where he completed the Community Art Counselling training course under Dr Hayley Berman and Luke Lamprecht in March 2013. He has done counselling courses with Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Center (JPCCC) and Intec College. Apart from a number of Community Art Counselling groups that he facilitates, Kamal works at Lefika La Phodiso as a Senior Community Art Counsellor and trainer and their volunteer and social media manager.


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