Nataly Woollett

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Dr. Nataly Woollett is a South African therapist and researcher, trained and registered in the fields of psychology, play therapy and art therapy.  Her clinical expertise is in trauma and traumatic bereavement; as well as the intersection of mental health, HIV and violence.  She has worked with and studied multiple traumatized populations both locally and internationally and has a particular interest in the wellbeing of children, adolescents and their caregivers. Nataly received her doctorate in Clinical Medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and her Masters in psychology and art therapy from Lesley University, USA.

Nataly has clinical expertise with child witnesses of domestic violence, gender based violence, bereaved children and adolescents, immigrant/refugee mental health, HIV positive child and adolescent mental health, and managing the issues of orphans and vulnerable children and youth.  She has trained, lectured and supervised clinicians and students in these areas of individual and group treatment.

Nataly has experience in conducting research with vulnerable populations, including child and adolescent victims of violence, pregnant women in violent relationships, and HIV infected adolescents.  She has published peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these subjects.

She is a cofounder and serves on the board of an organization called Lawyers Against Abuse (LvA) that seeks to provide integrated legal services to victims of gender-based violence in Diepsloot, an informal settlement in Johannesburg.