Kurt Dixon is a clinical psychologist who is experienced in working with adolescents and adults, in both a therapeutic inpatient unit and a community-setting. His areas of interest include mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBL), and group therapy. Kurt is also involved in conducting psycho-educational assessments for children and has an interest in using alternative interventions, such as using drumming, to facilitate well-being and teambuilding.
Prior to joining FSRI, he spent four years at Stikland Psychiatric Hospital in South Africa, dividing his time between the Therapeutic Ward and the Outpatients Department. He also has experience working with forensic patients and adolescents recovering from psychosis. Kurt has also completed Intermediary Training in Group Analytic Psychotherapy, and a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. He uses his experience, education, and training to drive his passion towards community health clinics, actively conducting mindfulness sessions, lecturing on DBL, and participating in community health initiatives.
Kurt received a B.A. and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in Research Psychology from the University of The Western Cape in South Africa, and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Masters in Clinical Psychology, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
- Masters in Research Psychology, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Intermediate Certificate in Group Analytic Psychotherapy
- Certificate of Attendance for Fundamental Training Program in Eye Movement Integration Therapy
- Certificate of Attendance in Djembe Drum Facilitation course, intermediate level
- Health Professions Council of South Africa
- Board of Health Care Funders, South Africa