Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Clinical Ηead, Lentegeur Hospital
Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University
Rene is a Fellow of the South African College of Psychiatrists and a registered child and adolescent psychiatrist. She is the clinical head of the child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) at Lentegeur Hospital. She was recently appointed as provincial coordinator for CAMHS and leads a project to strengthen CAMHS in the Western Cape Province.
She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, at Stellenbosch University where she conducts teaching, training and research. She is currently convenor for the subspecialist training in child psychiatry (certificate in Child Psychiatry with the Colleges of Medicine South Africa (CMSA) as well as the M Phil degree in child psychiatry and participates in exit examinations for the CMSA . Rene holds a M Phil in child psychiatry and is registered for a doctoral degree in the field of paediatric HIV neuropsychiatry. Other interests are public mental health, and support of the arts therapies within child and adolescent mental health services.