Short Bio for Vice President (African Chapter):
Prof. Dr. Zelda G Knight (Ph.D)


I am a graduate of Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, where I obtained my undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Psychology, including a PhD degree in 1998.  I am a Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. I am also a registered Psychologist and licensed to practice as a psychotherapist.  I have been an academic for more than two decades, teaching, supervising and conducting research in the area of relational psychoanalysis, contemporary psychoanalytic theory and Self Psychology.  I also teach Group Therapy and Existential Psychotherapy.  I have published in numerous peer-reviewed journals as well as written several chapters in academic books.  I have recently written on the subject of Race in psychoanalysis, The psychology of prejudice, and The real relationship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy supervision.  I am working on linking The myth of Sisyphus to Nietzsche’s notion of the Eternal Return of the same in an exploration of transference, and The links between psychoanalysis, phenomenology and the psychobiography.  My research has been presented at more than 30 international conferences and I have been an invited keynote address speaker at several international psychotherapy conferences.  I am actively involved in the development of psychotherapy in Africa, and in this regard, I am the elected Vice-President of the World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP) (African Chapter).




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