NWU academic elected as fellow in World Council for Psychotherapy

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:31

NWU academic elected as fellow in World Council for Psychotherapy

Prof Erhabor Idemudia, a North-West University (NWU) academic in the Faculty of Humanities in the campus in Mahikeng, has recently been elected into the fellowship of the World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP) for his outstanding services to the science and profession of psychotherapy.

The WCP is a non-governmental organisation with consultative status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It was founded in 1995, has its headquarters in Vienna and holds a world congress every three years, with more than a thousand participants.

The main objectives of the association are the promotion of psychotherapy on all continents to improve the conditions of patients, to cooperate with national and international organisations to improve crisis management and peacekeeping, and to unify world training standards.

Members of the council are psychotherapists and clinical psychologists, both in research and practicing organisations.

Fellowship of the WCP is only awarded on the basis of recognised psychotherapy training, research outputs and aims to encourage mobility within the profession.

“I am truly honoured by and thankful for this recognition,” said Prof Idemudia.

Prof Idemudia also serves on several boards of the WCP and is currently the secretary-general of the WCP’s African chapter.  

Prof Erharbor Idemudia is now a fellow of the World Council for Psychotherapy.