I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Kensington (eastern area of Johannesburg, near Eastgate, Befordview).
I received my PhD degree from The University of the Witwatersrand. I obtained my Clinical Psychology Masters degree from The North West University and my Research Psychology Masters degree from The University of the Witwatersrand.
Additional qualifications that I hold are a BSc with Honours.
I have worked at an NGO as well as an academic at the University of the Witwatersrand.
I did my clinical psychology internship at Sterkfontein Hospital where I did rotations in the forensic unit as well as the male and female units. I worked with chronic and acute cases. I also did psychotherapy in the West Rand community clinics. Thereafter I worked at a general hospital where I worked with a vast variety of clients with different difficulties/challenges. I have obtained a lot of experience in various factors of psychometric/psychological assessment.
I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Afrikaans.
On this page you will find a selection of my publications, conference presentations and professional body membership
Membership of professional bodies
Chair of the executive of the PsySSA
Division of Research and Methodology (2008 – 2010)
Member of the executive of the PsySSA
Division of Research and Methodology (2004 – 2006)
Silva, A. S. F. (2012). Document Analysis. In C. Wagner, B. B. Kawulich & M. Garner (Eds), Doing
social research (pp.140-149). London: McGraw-Hill.
Silva, A. S. F. (2011). Open learning, educational development and empowerment: The case of the Open Learning Systems Education Trust (OLSET). Saarbrücken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
Silva, A. S. F. (2011). Personality of adolescents predisposed to developing eating disorders. Saarbrücken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
Silva, A. S. F. (2005). Book Review: The Psychologist’s Companion: Scientific Writing for students and researchers (4th Edition). South African Journal of Psychology, 35 (3), 598-599.
Reviewer of a chapter of the textbook manuscript; Duncan, D., Bowman, B., Naidoo, A., Pillay, J. & Roos (Eds.). (2007). Analysis, context and action: An introduction to community psychology. Wetton: UCT Press/Juta.
Potter, C. S.& Silva, A. S. F. (Editors). (2002). Teachers in Action: Case studies of Radio learning in South African Primary Schools. Johannesburg: OLSET.
Editor (with Charles Potter) of a book, in resource file format, containing some thirty evaluation reports on the nine year ethnographic multi-method evaluation of “English in Action”. Johannesburg: OLSET.
Articles in DE/ISI/ISIN Accredited Journals
Silva, A. S. F. & Laher, S. (2011). Religious orientation and personality styles in psychology students. Ife Psychologia, 19 (2).
Kiguwa, P. & Silva, A. (2007). Teaching and learning: Addressing the gap through learning styles. South African Journal of Psychology, 37 (2), 354-360.
Silva, A. S. F. (2007). The relationship between personality traits and eating pathology in adolescent girls. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 10, 285-292.
Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals
Laher, S. & Silva, A. S. F. (June, 2002). Evaluation report: Muslim Aids Programme. Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of South Africa, 9 (3), 70-78.
Silva, A. S. F. (2001). The Effectiveness of Communicating Using the Global Village to Conduct Qualitative Evaluations of a Radio Learning Programme. Journal of Educational Evaluation, 10, 37-47
September 2006, PsySSA Annual Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa. Using Programme Evaluation
September 2009, Children and the Law Conference, Prato, Italy.
Paper presented with S. Errington and E. Errington: Less talk, more action: The efficacy of alternative therapies in the rehabilitation of youth sex offenders
August 2009, SVRI Forum, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Poster presented with S. Errington and E. Errington: Less talk, more action: The efficacy of alternative therapies in the rehabilitation of youth sex offenders
August 2008, PsySSA Annual Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Paper presented with L. Letsela: Socio-cultural controversies: Masculine man vs. thin women disordered eating patterns
PRESENTATIONS DONE AT PSYSSA
September 2006, PsySSA Annual Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Paper presented: Personality traits and body dissatisfaction of males with a tendency towards developing eating disorders
September 2004, PsySSA Annual Conference, Durban, South Africa.
Paper presented with P. Sithole: The effects of Anti-retroviral therapy and locus of control on the level of depression of women living with HIV/AIDS
September 2004, PsySSA Annual Conference, Durban, South Africa. Paper presented with S. Maistry: Personality and body perceptions of students with a predisposition to developing binge eating.
September 2003, PsySSA Annual Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Paper presented: Personality traits, self-esteem and body-image-disturbances of high-school girls in Johannesburg with a propensity to developing eating disorders.
Reviewer of the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends InPACT 2012 – 2021
Journal article reviewer for Archivers of Women’s Mental Health