CPF Meeting Presentation.

admin Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:58

At the next meeting of the CPF (20th August, 2019 at 7pm in the library Hall) there will be a presentation by Prof Leon Holtzhausen on “The interplay between trauma, substance abuse and appetitive aggression and its relation to criminal activity among high-risk males in South Africa”

Leon Holtzhausen holds a Bachelor of Social Work, a Master’s of Social Work (with Specialisation in Community Development) and a PhD (with Specialization in Criminal Justice Social Work). After graduating, Holtzhausen practiced clinical social work in a Super Maximum Prison for more than six years. Here he specialized in offender profiling, assessment and mental health treatment of male adult and juvenile offenders and their families. Treatment and rehabilitation services included, amongst others, a broad range of psychosocial and mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, psychosis, suicide, interpersonal relationships, life crises, incarceration adjustment issues, substance addiction, victimization, trauma, and family conflicts. He is currently employed as an Associate Professor of Social Work, by the Department of Social Development; University of Cape Town, South Africa where he lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.