Staff

JPCCC has a multi-disciplinary team which consists of psychologists, registered counsellors, social workers, and auxiliary social workers. We are fortunate to employ the skills of multiple professionals, who regularly collaborate to provide improved assistance to our clients. 

Claudine Ribeiro

Claudine is the Director at JPCCC, and is an experienced social worker. She is passionate about taking the organisation to new heights, and expanding our service provision to the community. 

Maki Ramasedi

Maki is a senior social worker, and leads the training courses and workshops presented at JPCCC. She is instrumental in the training of social work students from various universities. 

Gillian Berkowitz

Gillian is an Educational Psychologist with a long association with JPCCC. She supervises the Intern Educational Psychologists and volunteers at JPCCC, and has pioneered the School Counselling Service

Roy Jennings

Roy is one of the JPCCC board members, and assists with the financial management of the organisation.

Jessie-Anne Bird

Jessie-Anne Bird is an Educational Psychologist, who is involved in the JPCCC training progamme. Jessie-Anne works with children, adolescents, and adults - providing both therapy and assessment. She also focuses on online interventions.

Gabriela Völkel

Gabriela is an Educational Psychologist and fulfills the role of case coordinator. She works with a broad spectrum of clients, and focuses on empowering them to be assertive and self aware.

Zaheera Seedat

Zaheera is an Educational Psychologist. She completed her training at the University of the Witwatersrand. Zaheera is passionate about working with children, and has an interest in psychological assessments and early childhood development.

Mthandeki Zhange

Mthandeki is an Intern Educational Psychologist from the University of Pretoria. He has an interest in psycho-educational assessments and trauma & bereavement work.

Safwaanah Seedat

Safwaanah is an intern educational psychologist from Wits University. She has an interest in working with children and would like to focus on psycho educational assessment which assist in determining a child’s overall functioning so that they can perform to the best of their abilities

Ana De Pinho

Ana is an educational psychology intern at JPCCC, and is completing her training at the University of the Witwatersrand. Ana has a passion working with children and adolescents, with a particular interest in play therapy and early childhood development

Irene Chait

Irene is a Clinical Psychologist and psycho-analyst, who is a long serving consultant for the centre. She has a special interest in play therapy, and oversees the training of the Educational Psychology Interns. Irene has been a part of JPCCC for over 40 years.

Matseke Nkadimeng

Matseke is a social worker at SPCCC, and collaborates with staff members at JPCCC. She is well-known within the Soweto community who are assisted by SPCCC.

Jacqui Michael

Jacqui is a previous director of JPCCC, and maintains a close relationship with the organisation. She remains a senior consultant and supervisor for the organisation, and is involved in fundraising

Iris Ferrer

Iris is an Educational Psychologist at JPCCC, who is involved in the training of the Intern Educational Psychologists. She practices in both French and English, and has been with JPCCC for 15 years.

Mahlatse Diale

Mahlatse is a qualified social worker. She believes in advocating for the rights of children, and is experienced in providing support to clients from a multitude of backgrounds. She is passionate about child protection and working with families.

Samantha Campher

Samantha is a Registered Counsellor, who fulfills the role of School Counselling Service Coordinator. She uses empathy, compassion, and optimism in her work with both children and adolescents.

Kayleigh Luntz

Kayleigh is an Educational Psychologist who completed her training at the University of Johannesburg. She enjoys working with children and adolescents, and is passionate about early childhood development. 

Kerry du Plessis

Kerry is a psychology intern pursuing her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Kerry believes in helping children and adolescents cope with their daily life stressors so that their psychological wellbeing is not vulnerable when entering adulthood.

Lior Blumenthal

Lior is an Intern Educational Psychologist from the University of Johannesburg. She is passionate about education and overcoming barriers to learning. She also has a keen interest in assessments and working with adults and adolescents.

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