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Prof. Gertina J. Van Schalkwyk  

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)

Room: Humanities and Social Sciences Building E21-3058
Telephone: +(853) 8822 8363

E-mail: GJVS@umac.mo

 
Academic Qualifications
  • DPhil (Psychology), 1999; University of Pretoria, South Africa [Music Psychology, Systems Theory, Social Constructionism]
  • MA (Psychology), 1991; University of Pretoria, South Africa [Music Psychology, Phenomenology]
  • BA Hons (Psychology), 1989; University of Pretoria, South Africa [Social Psychology]
  • BMus, 1974; University of Pretoria, South Africa
 
Academic Distinctions
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of School & Educational Psychology (Taylor & Francis), 2011 to present.
  • Associate Fellow of the Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counselling, 2013
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Collage Life-story Elicitation Technique, Oxford Symposium in School-based Family Counseling, 2012
  • Review Board, Health SA Gesondheid, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000 每 present
  • Manuscript Review Excellence, Health SA Gesondheid (International Journal), University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009 & 2012
  • Distinguished Leadership in Education Award, The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, 2010
  • Faculty Teaching Award 2007-2009, University of Macau, 2010
  • Associate Fellow TAOS Institute, The TAOS Institute, 2007
  • Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award, The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, 2006
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer: Australian Journal of Psychology (2012 每 present); International Journal of School-based Family Counseling (2012 每 present); Journal of Gambling Studies (2008 每 present); Asian Journal of Social Psychology (2008 每 present); South African Journal of Psychology (2000 每 present)
 
Professional Affiliations
  • International Family Therapy Association (IFTA): Member 2014 每 present
  • American Psychological Association (APA): Member of Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology) 2012 每 present; Member of Division 24 (Theoretical Psychology) 2005 每 present; Member of Division 43 (Family Psychology) 2012 每 present
  • International School Psychology Association (ISPA) 2011 每 present
  • Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counseling: Member 2009 每 2012; Associate Fellow 2012 每 present
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS): Member 2004 每 present
  • TAOS Institute for Social Constructionism and Appreciative Inquiry: Member 2000 每 present, Associate Fellow 2007 每 present
  • International Institute for Advanced Systems Studies and Cybernetics (IIAS): Member 2000 每 present; Associate Fellow 2005 每 present
  • Psychology Society of South Africa (PsySSA): Research Division 1999 每 present
 
Research Interests
  • Human Development across the Lifespan (Focus areas: Women; Adolescents; Multiple Identities; Third Culture Kids; Positive ageing)
  • Family Systems and School-Based Family Counselling (Focus areas: School Counselling)
  • Teaching of Psychology (Focus areas: Outcomes-based and Collaborative Teaching and Learning; Ethnically Diverse Students; Asian students)
  • Philosophy of Science and Theory in Psychology
  • Person-music interactive systems (no current projects active)
  • Epistemological and theoretical frameworks: Postmodernism, Systems Theory and Cybernetics, Social Constructionism, and Narrative
  • Methodology: Qualitative methods including narrative analysis, discourse analysis, and others.
 
Selected Publications (past 10 years)
  • Lijadi, A. A., & Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2014). Narratives of Third Culture Kids: Commitment and reticence in social relationships. The Qualitative Report, 19(49), 1-18. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR19/lijadi49.pdf

  • Zaroff, C. M., Wong, H. L., Ku, L., Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2014). Interpersonal stress, not depression or hopelessness, predicts suicidality in university students in Macao. Australasian Psychiatry, 22, 127-131. DOI: 10.1177/1039856214527139

  • D*Amato, R. C., Van Schalkwyk, G. J., Zhao, B. Y., & Hu, J. (2013). Understanding the development of school psychology in Mainland China. School Psychology International,34(2), 131-144.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2013). School-based counselling and psychological services in Macao. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 1(3), 207-216. DOI: 10.1080/21683603.2013.8228-40

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J., & D*Amato, R. C. (2013). Providing psychological services and counselling in Pacific Rim countries: Where is school psychology in Asia School Psychology International, 34(2), 123-130. DOI:10.1177/0143034312453389.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J., & Sit, H. H. Y. (2013). Evaluating school-based psychological and counselling services in Macao using a qualitative approach. School Psychology International, 34(2), 154-165. DOI:10.1177/0143034312453395

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2013). Assessing Individual or Family Dynamics through the Collage Life-story Elicitation Technique (CLET). In B. Gerrard & M. Soriano (Eds.), School-Based Family Counseling: Transforming Family-School Relationships (Chapter 24, pp. 419-439). San Francisco: Institute for School-Based Family Counseling.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2013). School Counseling and Family Services in Southeast Asia: Towards the Development of School-Based Family Counseling. In B. Gerrard & M. Soriano (Eds.), School-Based Family Counseling: Transforming Family-School Relationships (Chapter 51, pp. 792-805). San Francisco: Institute for School-Based Family Counseling.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2011). Face and hierarchical positioning of parents in the family-school relationship in Macao. International Journal of School-based Family Counselling, III, 1-12.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2011). Remembered persons and the self-defining memories of adolescents. In P. Steiner et al., (Eds), Theoretical Psychology: Global Transformations and Challenges (pp. 133-144). Canada: Captus University Publications.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2011). Multi-Tasking. In J. S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca & B. Caplan (Eds), Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology (pp. 1685 每 1686). New York: Springer.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2011). Scholastic Aptitude Test. In .S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca & B. Caplan (Eds), Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology (pp. 2214 每 2217). New York: Springer.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2010). Collage Life Story Elicitation Technique: A representational technique for scaffolding autobiographical memories. The Qualitative Report, 15(3), 675-695. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR15-3/vanschalkwyk.pdf

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2010). The crown prince and the frog-prince: characterisation in the identity construction of firstborn males. South African Journal of Psychology, 40(3), 282-291.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2010). Mapping family systems: A multiple-case study of Chinese families in Macao regarding parental involvement in educational settings. The Journal of School-Based Family Counselling, II.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2010). Ethical Concerns for Psychological Services in Macao. In G.E. Lasker (Ed.), Acta Systemica, Volume X(1), (pp.27-32). Ontario: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J., & Hoelson, C. N. (2009). Workshopping Life Skills: Collaborative Life Coaching. In E. Van Niekerk & J. Hay (Eds), Handbook of Youth Counselling (2nd ed.), (Chapter 13, pp.405-432 (total 504 pages)). Johannesburg: Pearson/Heinemann.

  • Makatu, M. S., Wagner, C., Ruane, I., & Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2008). Discourse analysis of the perceptions of bereavement and bereavement rituals of Tshivenda speaking women. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 18(4), 574-580.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2007). Choreographing learning in developmental psychology utilising multigenerational genograms and reflective journal writing [On-line at http://iej.com.au]. International Education Journal, 8(1), 127-138.

  • Grobler, I., Van Schalkwyk, G. J., & Wagner, C. (2006). The application of critical psychology to facilitate reflective clinical practice in Orthotics/Prosthetics. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 30(3), 237-245.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J., Tran, E., & Chang, K. (2006). The Impact of Macao Gaming Industry on Family Life: An Exploratory Study. China Perspectives, 64 (March-April), 2-12.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2005). Explorations of Post-divorce Experiences〞Women*s Reconstructions of Self. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 26(2), 90-97.

 

 
Selected Presentation (past 5 years)
  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2014). Perceptions of school counselling in Macao. Paper presented at the 12th Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counselling, Robert Black College, University of Hong Kong, 22-27 June 2014.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2013). Connectedness and Socio-Cultural Exchange in an Experiential Learning
    Experience
    . Paper presented at the 48th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Cairns, Australia, 8-12 October 2013.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J., & Lijadi, A. A. (2013). Connectedness and alienation in the relationship patterns of Third Culture Kids. Paper presented at the 11th Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counselling, Brasenose College, Oxford, 4-9 August 2013.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J., & Sit, H. H. Y. (2013). School-based counselling in Macao. Paper presented at the Eighth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS8), Venetian Macao, 24-27 June 2013, Macao (SAR).

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2013). Connectedness and alienation in the Collage Life-story Elicitation Technique of adults in Macao. Paper presented at the ACP2013, 28-31 March 2013, Osaka, Japan.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2012). Quality assurance in higher education: Revisiting course design for accreditation. Invited speaker at GAES Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Venetian, Macao, 16-17 December 2012.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2012). School-based Counselling in Asian Countries. Paper presented at the 10th Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counselling, Brasenose College, Oxford, 5-10 August 2012.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2012). Adult Narratives 每 Application of Collage Life-story Elicitation Technique with Non-Clinical Adults in Macao. Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology 2012 conference, 22-27 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2011). Collage Life-story Elicitation Technique 每 An Experiential and Collaborative Workshop. Presented at the 9th Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counselling, Robert Black College, University of Hong Kong, 19-24 June 2011.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2011). Children*s Perceptions of Family Life. NASP Convention, San Francisco, California, 22-25 February 2011

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2011). Dialogic Possibilities of Person-Music Interactive Systems: A Performative and Experiential Playshop. Conference on Play with Purpose: Relational and Performative Practices in Everyday Life, Galveston, 5-10 February 2011

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2010). Barriers and Obstacles in Constructing a Family-School Relationship. Paper presented at the 8th Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counselling, Oxford, 8-13 August 2010.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2010). Ethical Concerns for Psychological Services in Macao. Keynote address presented at the 22nd International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, 2-6 August 2010, Baden-Baden, Germany.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2010). Is the future of education in Asia? Paper presented in the special focus Symposium and Workshop on Global Education and the Technological Frontiers V at the 22nd International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, 2-6 August 2010, Baden-Baden, Germany.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2009). Remembered Persons and the Self-Defining Memories of Emerging Adults. Paper presented at the Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, Nanjing, 15-19 May, 2009.

  • Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2009). Mapping Family Systems for Collaborative Life Coaching in Educational Settings. Paper presented at the Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counselling, Barcelona, 12-17 July 2009.
 
Courses taught (Undergraduate & Graduate)

MSS Research Thesis (supervision)
Senior Thesis (supervision)
Self-discovery and Leadership (Honours College)
Qualitative Research Methods
Psychotherapy with Families
Personality Psychology
Health, Wellness & Human Diversity
Psychology of Children and Adolescents
Psychology of Adulthood and Ageing
Life-Span Developmental Psychology
Learning, Memory and Cognition
Personal and Social Competence
Psychology of Aging