Life behind bars: An insider’s perspective on the psychology of, and in, South African prisons.
Zibeth Hansen is currently employed as the psychologist at the Brandvlei Maximum Male Correctional Centre, situated outside Worcester in the Western Cape. She began working full-time in the criminal justice system in 2014, but she has been engaged in the forensic field – including as a student volunteer at Pretoria’s C-Max prison – since 2008. Prior to her employment at Brandvlei, she worked at a private super-maximum facility in Bloemfontein.
A member of Mensa Winelands, Zibeth maintains an active academic interest in the field of psychology. She is enrolled for a Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Care at Stellenbosch University, and has co-authored several journal articles, as well as a book chapter on the application of a solution-focused therapeutic approach in South African correctional facilities.
Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening – further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.