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

Curriculum Vitae of Presenters

Woltemade Hartman Ph.D www.woltemadehartman.com

Woltemade Hartman is a Clinical/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 professor J.G. Watkins and the late 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.   He is the founding director of the Milton H. Erickson Institutes of South Africa (MEISA). Dr Hartman lectures in South Africa, Europe, Australia, Canada, USA, Scandinavia and China.  He is currently teaching on an annual basis for the Milton H. Erickson Society of Germany (MEG), and the Milton Erickson Society of Austria (MEGA). Dr Hartman has been a keynote speaker at various international congresses and is an invited keynote speaker at the 1st World Parts Therapy Congress in Heidelberg Germany (2011). He is also co-organiser of this congress. Dr Hartman has been accredited by Danie Beaulieu Ph.D and the Académie Impact in Québec, Canada, to conduct training in Eye Movement Integration (EMI) internationally. Dr Hartman is the recipient of the 2009 Early Career Award for Innovative Contributions to Hypnosis from the International Society of Hypnosis. He is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Eye Movement Integration (EMI), EdxTM (Energy Psychology), Impact Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques and Somatic Experiencing (SE).  

Elzette Fritz D.Ed

Elzette Fritz is an Educational Psychologist and psychotherapist in private practice. She is a research and teaching associate in the Department of Educational Psychology, at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a co-director of the Milton H. Erickson Institutes of South Africa (MEISA). She is the Past-President of the South African Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (SAPSAC). She has presented at international and national conferences on the utilization of Ericksonion principles in conjunction with ego states therapy, especially utilizing creative expressive arts in psychotherapy. Dr. Fritz has published various articles and chapters on the topic of ego-states therapy and creative expressive arts.

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.