Dr. Woltemade Hartman; Dr. Elzette Fritz; Joy Nel

Curriculum Vitae of Presenters

Woltemade Hartman Ph.D www.woltemadehartman.com

Woltemade Hartman (Ph.D) is a Clinical and Educational Psychologist, and psychotherapist in private practice in Pretoria, South Africa.  He received his training as an Ericksonian psychotherapist at the Ericksonian Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  Dr Hartman also trained as an Ego State therapist with Prof J.G. Watkins and Mrs H. Watkins in Missoula, Montana, USA.  He is the author of “Ego state therapy with sexually traumatized children” and “Einführung in die Ego-State Therapie”, as well as various articles on the topic of hypnosis and psychotherapy. Dr Hartman is the Founding Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institutes of South Africa (MEISA). He currently serves as Secretary and Treasurer of Ego State Therapy International (ESTI). Woltemade is an executive board member of the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH) and also serves as Chairperson of the Council of Representatives on this board. Dr Hartman is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg and lectures in South Africa, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. He has been a Keynote Speaker at various international congresses. Dr Hartman is the recipient of the 2009 Early Career Award for Innovative Contributions to Hypnosis from the International Society of Hypnosis and of the 2022 John and Helen Watkins award for Clinical Excellence in Ego State Therapy from Ego State Therapy International. He is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Eye Movement Integration (EMI), EdxTM (Energy Psychology), Impact Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Soma and Somatic Experiencing (SE)

Elzette Fritz D.Ed

Elzette Fritz (D.Ed) is a registered Educational Psychologist in private practice and research and teaching associate in the Department of Educational Psychology, at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She was the coordinator for the Masters Educational psychology programme with lecturing responsibilities in therapeutic interventions and counselling skills in the Department of Educational psychology, University of Johannesburg, for nine years. Elzette was a part-time lecturer at the South African College for Applied Psychology. She is a fellow director of MEISA (Milton Erickson Institute of South Africa) that provides training to professionals in Ericksonian hypnotherapy and ego state therapy and previous president of SAPSAC (South African Professional Society for the Abuse of Children). Elzette has been trained through the Milton Erickson Institute of South Africa in Ericksonian and ego state psychotherapeutic approaches and she is passionate about creative expressive arts in psychotherapy, acknowledging somatic experiences. She has presented at international and national conferences on the utilization of Ericksonian principles in conjunction with ego states therapy, especially utilizing creative expressive arts in psychotherapy. Elzette is an accredited Ego State Therapy therapist, supervisor and trainer with Ego State Therapy International (ESTI)

Joy Nel (M.Ed Psych)

Joy Nel is a Psychologist in private practice, Fairland Johannesburg, South Africa.  She is currently studying her Ph.D in Strategic Therapies and Self-Injury. She is involved in training fellow psychologists in Narrative Therapy and focusing on the utilization of stories and metaphors and art in guiding children and adolescents to cope with issues such as Divorce, Bullying, Trauma, Abuse, Low self-esteem and Self-Injury to mention a few. Joy received her training in Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis from the Milton. H Erickson Institute of South Africa (MEISA). Joy has presented workshops at international congresses for Psychologists in Germany, Switzerland and South Africa. Joy has written a few articles and internationally published chapters on the utilization of an Ericksonian-Narrative approach in therapy. She is currently in the process of writing and publishing therapeutic children’s stories as well as a manual to assist adolescents with Self-Injury.