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CURRICULUM VITAE

EMMERENTIE OLIPHANT

April 2009




CONTENT



  1. IDENTIFYING PARTICULARS 3



  1. QUALIFICATIONS 4



  1. EMPLOYMENT / POSITIONS HELD 5



  1. RESEARCH 8



  1. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 21



  1. PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP 23



  1. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE EXPERIENCE 24


1. IDENTIFYING PARTICULARS

NAME: Emmerentie Oliphant


ID NUMBER: 650621 0116 083

HOME ADDRESS: 4306 Ridgebrook Drive

Nacogdoches Texas

75965

USA


TELEPHONE NUMBERS: 001 936 468 5105 (W)

001 936 622 3814 (H)

E-MAIL: oliphante@sfasu.edu

CITIZENSHIP: South African

PRESENT POSITION: Associate professor

PRESENT EMPLOYER: Stephen F Austin State University

POSTAL ADDRESS Stephen F Austin State University

EMPLOYER: School of Social Work

P0 Box 524

Auckland Park 2006

Johannesburg, South Africa
HIGHEST DEGREE: D Litt et Phil (Soc.SC)


2. QUALIFICATIONS
2.1 Formal qualifications: Degrees


  • D Litt et Phil (Social Sciences)

Rand Afrikaans University (Current name: University of Johannesburg)

Johannesburg, South Africa

1993


  • M.A. (Social Work)

University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa

1990


  • B.A. (Social Work)

University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa

1988
2.2 Diplomas and Certificates
National Diploma in Assessment (Assessor Certification)

South-African Qualifications Association (SAQA)

Johannesburg

2004

National Certificate in Assessment and Treatment of Adolescent Youth Offenders

(1 year certificate course)


Juvenile Sex Offender Counselor Certification Program

University of Louisville: Center for Family Resource Development

United States of America

2000


Certificate in Family Counseling – Substance Abuse (Professional in Residence training – one week attendance)

Betty Ford Center

Palm Springs, CA

United States of America

1993
2.3 Training courses
Certificate in English Proof Reading (Attendance Certificate)

RAU


Johannesburg, South Africa

1999
Certificate in Zulu Culture (Attendance certificate)

UNISA

Pretoria, South Africa



1995

Cross-cultural issues: Dealing with families


Westchester Institute of Family Therapy

New York, USA

1993

Home based Family Therapy


Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic

Philadelphia, USA

1993

Letter writing in Family Therapy


Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy

New York, USA

1993

3. EMPLOYMENT / POSITIONS HELD
Current position: Associate professor: Full time

MSW Program, School of Social Work



Stephen F Austin State University

(Starting date: August 2006)


Responsibilities:

1. Teaching in MSW program:
Advanced Field Instruction II SWK 559

Advanced Generalist Practice II SWK 575

Advanced Practice with Groups – SWK 558

Applied Research methods SWK 500

Field Instruction I SWK 519

Research practicum SWK 530

Rural social policy analysis SWK 517

Seminar in advanced rural practice SWK 535

Social work in mental health SWK 528

Social work research process SWK 520

Thesis Research SWK 589
2. External examiner and liaison:
Social work practicum I SWK 470
Research supervision:

Responsible for research supervision of MSW students in

SWK 530
3. Committee involvement:





University-level

Program review committee member appointed by provost (undergraduate council: university level)


College level

Specialized and International programs

Promotion committee

FIPSE grant special committee

School level

Assessment and Evaluation committee – chairperson, 2007/8

Research committee – chairperson, 2006/7

MSW Admissions committee - chairperson, 2008/9

International committee member

Funding committee member

Re-affirmation committee member

Search committee member – Director and Associate-Dean, School of Social Work

Search committee member – Assistant-professor School of Social Work (2007, 2009)
4. Coordinator of International Certificate in Community Development

1994 – 2006 Rand Afrikaans University (University of Johannesburg)

Department of Social Work

Program Coordinator: MA (Soc.SC) Clinical Social Work

Full-time senior lecturer – level: senior assistant-professor (11/2000 – 08/2006)

Full-time lecturer: level – assistant-professor

(01/1993 – 10/2000)



Responsibilities:

  1. Management Portfolio:

    • Coordinator of BA (Soc.SC)Hons in Social Work and BA (Soc.SC) in Policy Management

    • Coordinator of international collaboration

    • Involvement in development of departmental strategic plan

    • Member of undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum committees




  1. Teaching portfolio:

I have been teaching the following courses over the 12 year period. The courses are all semester courses.
Undergraduate courses:


  • Community care and ecological perspectives

  • Community enrichment (empowerment and development)

  • Family and Child welfare

  • Populations-at-risk (women, children, the elderly, poverty, HIV/AIDS)

  • Social work on micro- and macro-systems

  • Specialized fields in Social Work (Poverty, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Abuse, Family Violence, Substance Abuse, Mental Health)

  • Statutory interventions and therapeutic interventions & counseling children, individuals and families (including trauma counseling)


Postgraduate courses:
BA (Soc. SC) Hons Social Work


  • Assessment and Intervention in selected specialized fields

  • Social Welfare policy


MA (Soc. SC) Clinical Social Work

  • Advanced Research

  • Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation

  • Behaviour and Environmental Change

  • Human and cultural diversity

  • Professionalism and practice management

  • Theory Construction and Practice Model Development


Extra-curricular courses


  • Certificate in Assessment of Sexual abuse

  • Certificate in Family Therapy

  • Certificate in Trauma counseling

  • Certificate in counseling the child


Teaching in a multi-disciplinary context
Qualitative research methodology (Faculty of Law)

Nudist computerized data analysis (Department of Sociology)

Assessment and accountability practice (Faculty of Business – Human Resource Development)
Research portfolio


  • Research supervision of dissertations – MA(Soc. SC) Community Development and MA(Soc.SC) Clinical Social Work

  • Research supervision of doctoral dissertations – D Litt et Phil (Soc.SC)

  • External Examinations for other universities in South-Africa


Community service and development projects
I was involved in service delivery to the disadvantaged communities in South-Africa through the development and implementation of different empowerment projects and training programmes.

1992 – 1993 Department of Welfare

Senior Social worker

Pretoria (Head Office)

Responsibilities and areas of specialization:



  • Child and family welfare policy development

  • Employer Assistance Program (Acting supervisor)

  • International social services (South African correspondent)

  • Ministerial inquiries and liaison

  • Program development (Community development and financial planning)

  • Research co-ordination

  • Welfare funding


1989 – 1991 Department of Welfare

Social worker

Johannesburg (Service Office)

Responsibilities and areas of specialization:



  • Alcohol and drug abuse intervention

  • Child abuse intervention

  • Children’s court inquiries

  • Crisis intervention

  • Custody and control

  • Group therapy

  • Probation work within criminal justice system

  • Social work intake

  • Social work with families

  • Supervision


1988 – 1989 Department of Correctional Services

Social Worker


Responsibilities and areas of specialization:

  • Individual therapy with adult offenders

  • Group therapy with adult offenders

  • Family re-unification program development


1986 – 1987 Department of Correctional Services

Administrative worker (Deputy-officer)




4. RESEARCH


    1. Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Oliphant E and Holtzhausen, L. 2009. Migrant workers in South-Africa and the United Arab Emirates. The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Volume 8(5), 131-144.


Templeman, S and Oliphant, E. 2009. Promoting Multicultural Communication in the University Classroom. In C. Williams (Ed). Linguistice and ethnic revival in Russia: From Policy to Cultureal diversity (pp.228-238). Izhevsk: INTAS
Templeman, S and Oliphant, E. 2009. Promoting Multicultural Communication in the University Classroom. Journal of Public Administration and Communication (in press)
Oliphant E, Templeman S and Baranova Z. 2008. Faces of Children around the World: A Comparison of Child Welfare in Rural United States, Russia and South Africa. Journal of Public Child Welfare, Volume 1(4), 125 -144
Kasiram MI and Oliphant E. 2007. Indigenizing Family Therapy for South African Use: Challenges and Changes. Journal of Family Psychotherapy.Volume 18(2), 71-82
Oliphant, E & Coetzer, L. 2006. Die gebruik van gehaltekringe as metode van middel-bestuur in die SAPD. Social Work Practitioner-Researcher. (Accepted 2006)English version: The use of quality circles as a method of management in the South-African Police Department)
Roestenburg WJHR and Oliphant E. 2005. Diversity Unified – lessons from a training institution in transition. International journal of diversity in organizations, communities and nations. Volume 4,131-149
Kasiram, MI & Oliphant, E. 2005. Challenges and changes for family therapy practice in South-Africa. American Family Therapy Monograph Series: AFTA
Oliphant E & Tromp M. 2005. A description of Tswana families in Bapong. Social Work Practitioner-Researcher. Volume 17(1), 48-56
Oliphant E & Roestenburg WJH. 2004 Cross cultural and human diversity training. Social Work Practitioner-Researcher.Volume 16 (2) 200-215
Senekal A, Schurink W & Oliphant E. 2003. Violence and crime in a multi ethnic context: A South-African Case study. The International Scope Review. Vol. 5 (10).
Omar S, Snyman H, Oliphant E, Vermeulen A. 2003. Incest: Fathers as offenders. Social Work Practitioner-Researcher. Vol. 15(2), 212-218
Oliphant, E, Brown, J. Cambrou ML. and Yankeelov P. 2002. Children’s perspectives of the family in transition program. Journal of divorce and re-marriage. Vol. 37 (3/4), 157-164.
Oliphant E. 2002. Sexual abuse: A systemic perspective. Social Work Practitioner-Researcher. Vol. 14(3), 1-13
Oliphant, E & Venter, S. 2001. Die opleiding van "Reik na Herstel" vrywilligers gemoeid met mastektormie pasiente. The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher. 13(3): 66-84.

(English version: The training of volunteers working with mastectomy patients)
Oliphant, E. 2001. Assessment and treatment of the youth sex offender. Social Work Practitioner-Researcher. The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher. 12(3), 166-173
Oliphant, E. 1994. Die gesin waarin dwelmmisbruik voorkom en die maatskaplike werker as ‘n terapeutiese sisteem. Welsynsfokus, 4(2), 33 -46

(English version: Substance abuse- the family and social worker as a therapeutic system)
4.2 Research reports (Sample)
Roestenburg WJH and Oliphant E. 2008. Children in Conflict with the Law. Department of Social Development, Gauteng Research Unit for Children Strategy. Johannesburg
Oliphant E in Roestenburg WJH. 2008. Self-Preservation Scale Manual. SPI: South-Africa (in review for publication)
Oliphant E and Templeman S. 2007. Evaluation of university preparation strategy for children from the Alabama-Coushatta reservation. Stephen F Austin State University: USA
Roestenburg WJH and Oliphant E. 2005. Conditions of street children in South-Africa. National Street Children Alliance: Department of Labour: Johannesburg, South-Africa
Roestenburg WJH and Oliphant E. 2004. Transformation in Child Welfare. Annual National Report: National Council for Child Welfare. Johannesburg, South-Africa
Roestenburg WJH and Oliphant E. 2004. Bronkhortspruit study on the needs of the aged. Afri.yze: Joahnnesburg
Oliphant E. 2003. A family empowerment programme for CMR (Family welfare organization).. Johannesburg, South-Africa
Roestenburg WJH and Oliphant E. 2003. Transformation in Child Welfare. Annual National Report: National Council for Child Welfare. Johannesburg, South-Africa
Oliphant E. 2002. A profile of substance abuse amongst youths in rural Mpumalanga. SACENDU: Witbank
Oliphant E. 1997 in Van Zyl, M.A. 1997. The Social Work Action Plan for the implementation of the White Paper on Social Welfare in South Africa. RAU: Johannesburg.
4.3 Chapter in book
Shurinck W, Senekal A and Oliphant E. 2006. The Rise and Crime in a Multi-ethic context. Germany: TSIR
4.4. Presentations and keynote addresses
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Oliphant E

Child welfare issues – An international perspective (Children as heads of households in South Africa)

Kentucky Cabinet Conference on Child Welfare Issues.

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

5 May 2000



Oliphant E

Assessment of youth sex offenders

National Conference Department of Correctional Services

Durban

July 2000



CONFERENCES



Oliphant E, Grobbelaar A and Roestenburg WJH

Wedge Gardens: A South African Model for Addiction Treatment

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 19th Annual Meeting & Symposium

December 4-7, 2008

Boca Raton, Florida


Oliphant, E

Families in Rural East Texas: Descriptions of Diversity

Annual Conference Modern family: Traditions and Innovations (Web presentation)

December 3, 2008

Votskink, Russia
Templeman, S. and Oliphant E (co-author only)

Do You see What I See?  Promoting Social Justice through Multicultural Education

UNESCO INTAS Project

May 2008


Russia
Oliphant E, Cordova, W and Vermeulen, A.

Developing relevant social work practice: technique of masks applied in two countries

34th Biennial International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference

Durban South-Africa

July 2008


Oliphant E & Holtzhausen L

Workshop: Cross-cultural education – lessons from the United Arab Emirates and South-Africa (Practical application)

34th Biennial International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference

Durban South-Africa

July 2008


Holtzhausen L and Oliphant E (author only)

Migrant workers in South-Africa and the United Arab Emirates

8th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations

Canada

June 2008


Templeman S and Oliphant, E (author only)

Linguistic and Ethnic revival in Russia: From policy to cultural diversity”

UNESCO INTAS

Izhevsk

May 20, 2008



Templeman S and Oliphant, E

If we invite them will they come?

26th Annual “Protecting Our Children” National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Minneapolis

US

April 22, 2008


Oliphant E and Kasiram M

Families without borders: Examples from South-Africa and the United States

The XVI World Family Therapy Congress

Porto Portugal

March 29 , 2008
Cordova W & Oliphant E

Developing learning techniques through art to enhance multicultural content

Council for social work education (CSWE)

October 2007

San Francisco, California

USA
Oliphant E

Families and substance abuse – a systems perspective

Mission Impossible Conference

April 2007

Texas USA
Simbi P and Oliphant E

Preparing students for international social work

The Learning Conference

26-19 June 2007

Johannesburg South-Africa
Joubert I and Oliphant E

Excellence in social work management

ASASWEI (Association for South African Social Work Educations Institutions)



18-20 September 2006

Venda
Kasiram M and Oliphant E

Challenges and Changes to Family Therapy Practice in South Africa

International Family Therapy Conference

21- 24 June 2005

Washington USA
Roestenburg W, Oliphant E, Kasiram M & Gourie-Suraj G

Training social workers in accountable assessment practice

ASASWEI Conference

Stellenbosch

6 – 7 September 2005

Nel H & Oliphant E

Mother Africa forgotten: The dilemma of professionalization of social work

6th Pan African Conference

April 2005

Kenya
Holtzhausen L, Oliphant E & Roestenburg W

Training in offender treatment: Suggestions for the way forward

National Conference for Social Service Professions

Pretoria

25 – 27 October 2004


Roestenburg W & Oliphant E

Challenges within the South-African Welfare System

National Conference for Social Service Professions

Pretoria

25 – 27 October 2004


Roestenburg W & Oliphant E

Diversity unified – lessons from a training institution in transition

Cultural diversity Conference

Anaheim, Los Angeles

5- 9 July 2004


Vermeulen A & Oliphant E

Diversity Dilemmas in South African Families

Parent Child 2004: Family futures – changing families, changing world

Westminster, London

17-18 June 2004


Oliphant E & Roestenburg W

A Family Indicator Intervention Model

4th International Conference on Mental Health and Social Work

Quebec City, Canada

22-27 May 2004


Oliphant E and Roestenburg

Assessment Issues in Chemical Dependency, Current Trends

SANDF International Conference on Military Health

Sun City

October 2002


Oliphant E and Roestenburg

Should Social Work Students receive training in Assessment Technology?

Joint Universities Committee Conference

Potchefstroom, NorthWest

8 September 2002


Oliphant E and Roestenburg

Attitude and Action in the MA Research Class

Joint Universities Committee Conference

Potchefstroom, NorthWest

8 September 2002


Roestenburg W and Oliphant E

Cross Cultural and Human Diversity Training.

Conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work

Montpellier, France

15 – 18 July 2002.


Roestenburg W & Oliphant E

From indicators to intervention: A leap into the unknown

Joint universities committee conference

Gabarone, Botswana

21 – 24 September 2001


Oliphant E and Roestenburg

The use of qualitative methods in a disadvantaged community in South Africa

Joint universities committee conference

Gabarone, Botswana

21 – 24 September 2001


Oliphant E and Roestenburg

Cross-cultural and human diversity training

Joint universities committee conference

Gabarone, Botswana

21 – 24 September 2001


Oliphant E & Roestenburg W

Indicator Intervention Model

Conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work

Montpellier, France

15 – 18 July 2002.


Oliphant E

Substance abuse amongst youth in Mpumalanga * INVITED SPEAKER

SACENDU

Nelspruit

5 April 2001


Oliphant E & Roestenburg W

A Family Indicator-Intervention Model.

Fourteenth Annual Empowering Families Conference

Organizer: University of Iowa

New Orleans, LA, USA

November 30 - December 2, 2000 (Co-author: Dr. Roestenburg)
Oliphant E & Roestenburg W

The use of qualitative methods in a disadvantaged community in South Africa


Joint Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

July 29 - August 2, 2000

Roestenburg W and Oliphant E

Integration of human diversity and cross-cultural training in Academic Programs

Joint Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

July 29 - August 2, 2000


Oliphant E, Brown JH & Roestenburg W

Qualitative research in a disadvantaged community - A case study

Institute for Qualitative Research

Banff, Alberta, Canada

April 1 - 4, 2000


Oliphant E

Family therapy from a South African perspective

International Family Therapy Conference

Kentucky Marriage and Family Therapy Association

Louisville, KY, USA

9 March 2000

Oliphant E

Community-university collaboration – A South African example


Universities and the Health of the Disadvantaged – A Global Conference

United Nations, World Health Organization and University of Arizona

Arizona, USA

July 1999



Oliphant E & Brown JH

Trauma in South Africa: Treatment intervention for survivors


CRIMSA

East London

May 1999
Oliphant E & Faul A

Integration of human diversity and cross-cultural training in academic programs

JOINT UNIVERSITIES COMMITTEE CONFERENCE

Bloemfontein, SA

September 1999


Oliphant E

A treatment program for victims of trauma

South African Association for Christian Counselors

Johannesburg, SA

February 1999


Oliphant E

Violence in South Africa - A look at theory and context


National Sociology Conference

Johannesburg, SA

1 July 1998

Fouché CB & Oliphant E

Sexual abuse in the South African context

International Association of Schools of Social Work.

Jerusalem, Israel

July 1998


Oliphant E

A treatment program for victims of trauma


National Conference on police officials as victims of trauma and crisis

Johannesburg, SA

25 February 1998
Oliphant E

Ekuseni - bridging gaps between family therapy and community development

South African Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Sixth International Conference.

Johannesburg, SA

July 1997


Oliphant E

Through the eyes of a South African family therapist

Australian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. International Conference. Adelaide, Australia

September 1997
Nel H & Oliphant E

A Cross-cultural study of social work training in the East Rand townships

Council for Social Work Education

Washington DC, USA February 1996
Oliphant E

A cross-cultural perspective for community based family therapy

South African Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. National Conference

Pretoria, SA

August 1995


4.5 Published conference proceedings (sample)
Oliphant, E. 2008. Families in Rural East Texas: Descriptions and Diversity. Conference Proceedings: Modern family: Traditions and Innovations Annual Conference on Pedagogic, psychology and social technologies. December 3, 2008.
Oliphant, E & Faul, A. 2000. Integration of human and diversity and cross-cultural training in academic programs. Conference Proceedings: Joint Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work. September 2000.
Oliphant, E & Roestenburg, W. 2000. The use of qualitative methods in a disadvantaged community in South Africa. Conference Proceedings: Joint Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work.

Oliphant, E & Brown, J. 1999. Trauma in South Africa: Treatment intervention for survivors. CRIMSA International Conference Proceedings. University of the North: Pietersburg.

Oliphant, E. 1999. Community-university collaboration - A South African example. Universities and the Health of the Disadvantaged: A Global Conference. Conference Proceedings. United Nations & University of Arizona: USA.




    1. Grants and funding for research




  • Proposal for collaboration between SFA (School of Social Work) and the Alabama-Coushatta tribe in Texas – in collaboration with Dr. Templeman ($19 000). $500 received

2007


  • Recipient : The development of a rehabilitation programme for substance abuse

Wedge Gardens Rehabilitation Center

2006



  • Recipient: Grant for the investigation of living conditions of street children in South-Africa for the National Street Children Alliance: Department of Labour.

2005


  • Recipient: Grant for the development of a marital satisfaction scale for Muslim couples

South-African Muslim Welfare Society

2005



  • Recipient: Grant for the development of a comprehensive wellness scale managers

Self-Preservation Institute in South-Africa

2004



  • Recipient: Grant for investigating working conditions of social workers

South-African National Council for Child Welfare

2003, 2004




  • Initial Principal Investigator and developer (co-developer Prof. J Brown University of Louisville Kentucky USA) on Family Empowerment in Bapong

USAID

1999



  • Recipient: Grant for the Development of a teachers training manual on counseling of children

South-African National Department of Education

1999



  • Recipient: Grant from South African Policy Force to develop and present a training program on assessment of child sexual abuse

1997



  • Recipient of funding to develop a family and community integration programme for the Ekuseni Youth Correctional Facility in rural KwaZulu Natal

Joined Education Trust

1996



  • Recipient of funding to develop a street law programme for the Ekuseni Youth Correctional Facility in rural KwaZulu Natal

Joined Education Trust

1995



  • Recipient: Human Research Council grant for research on family therapy. (For D Litt et Phil (Soc. Sc) study)

1993


  • Recipient: Department of Welfare grant for research on family therapy and systemic assessment. (For D Litt et Phil (Soc. Sc) study)

1993


  • Recipient: Lion’s International grant for research on alcohol and drug abuse in the USA. (For D Litt et Phil (Soc. Sc) study)

1993


  • Recipient: Human Research Council grant for research on the prevention of drug abuse. (For MA (Soc. SC) Study)

1990


  • Recipient: Department of Correctional Service funding. (For BA (Social Work) Hons study)

1987 - 1988
4.7 Current research activities
Local projects (in USA)


  • Community-based cemetery Interpretation: linking Heritage, preservation, GIS, Curriculum and Web Services. (Main Evaluator on interdisciplinary project)




  • A description of Families in East Texas (project in collaboration with MSW Students)




  • Participatory Action Research Project: Evaluation of university preparation workshops for Alabama-Coushatta (Native American) youth (In collaboration with Dr. Sharon Templeman and Mr. Walter Celestine) this is part of a community outreach project to the reservation)




  • Preparing graduate students for international social work – needs assessment for curriculum enhancement (In collaboration with Dr. Peter Simbi)




  • Development of a multicultural model to use masks as expressive technique in social work education (In collaboration with Ms. Wilma Cordova and Ms. Antoinette Vermeulen)



International projects


  • Research on children in conflict with the law for the Gauteng Department of Social Development (South-Africa) (In collaboration with Dr. Wim Roestenburg)




  • The realities of transnational migration workers ( United Arab Emirates and South-Africa (book chapter) (In collaboration with Dr. Leon Holtzhausen)




  • Evaluation of a rehabilitation program for substance abuse for Wedge Gardens Rehabilitation Center (South-Africa) (In collaboration with Ms. Adele Grobbelaar)


4.8 Research supervision
Acted as research supervisor for the following students who completed their research:
Doctoral dissertations - D Litt et Phil (Soc. SC)
Joubert I. 2006. The development of a business excellence model for South-African Welfare Organizations (translated title). University of Johannesburg: South-Africa
Delagete B. 2006. A model for volunteerism in trauma counseling. D Litt et Phil (Soc. Sc). Unpublished dissertation: Johannesburg.
King E. 2005. Life skills development for adult illiterate persons. (translated title). University of Johannesburg: South-Africa
Holtzhausen L. 2003. Social work competency requirements in correctional services. D Litt et Phil (Soc. Sc). RAU: Johannesburg.
Du Toit, MM. 1999. Die assessering van gevangenes se gesinne. D Litt et Phil (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg. (Translated title: The assessment of the families of incarcerated offenders)

MA(Soc. SC) Dissertations
Gounder, K. 2006. MA (Soc.Sc). The evaluation of a treatment programme for adolescent victims of sexual abuse. University of Johannesburg.
Ntsunsvana, V. 2006. MA (Soc.Sc). Perceptions of care-givers regarding HIV/AIDS volunteers. University of Johannesburg: Johannesburg
Kganyago, L. 2006. MA (Soc.SC). Description of risk factors in foster care failure. University of Johannesburg: Johannesburg
Ngomane, S. 2005. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). Impact of environmental violence of family well-being. RAU: Johannesburg.
Louw, H. 2005. Gesinsmoord in Suid-Afrika. M.A. (Soc. Sc.).University of Johannesburg: Johannesburg. (Supervisor) (Translation: Family murder in South-Africa)
Mathumba 2004. Bereavement counseling for African children. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Olewagen, AR 2004. Transgenerational patterns of substance abuse. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Rakitla P. 2004. African children in foster care. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Lekgyanye, G. 2003. Teenage pregnancy and motherhood in South Africa. RAU: Johannesburg
Richards, V. 2002. Children’s experiences of play therapy. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Mthembu, G. 2001. A group work program for mothers of sexual abuse victims. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Tromp, M. 2001. Die funksionering van gesinne in Bapong. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg. (Translation: The functioning of families in Bapong)
Gam, BA. 2001. The role of the family system in the rehabilitation process of substance abuse. . M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Robbertze, S. 2000. Opleiding vir reik na herstel vrywilligers. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg. (Translation: Training of cancer volunteers)
Ntlailane, GB. 2000. A literature review of family therapy. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Trümpelman, CM. 2000. ‘n Beskrywing van intensiewe gesinsbehoudprogram. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg. (Translation: A description of an intensive family preservation programme)
Mashamba, VJ. 1999. Guidelines for family therapy with Tsonga families. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Ngobese, AS. 1999 The needs of a squatter settlement in Kwa-Zulu/Natal. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Rapodile, KJ. 1999. Guidelines for social work with cerebral palsy patients and the parental system. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Liss, A. 1998. Adult victims of sexual abuse. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Botha, L. 1998. Riglyne vir die implimentering van ‘n werknemershulpprogram in die SAPD. RAU: Johannesburg. (Guidelines for the implementation of Employee Assistance Programs in the South African Police Services) (Translation: Guidelines for the implementation of an employee assistance programme in the South- African Police Services)
Nicholas, P. 1997. Die rol van die gesin in terugval voorkoming. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg. (Translation: The role of the family in relapse prevention)
Van Wyk, L. 1997. ’n Groepwerkpogram vir die ontwikkeling van vaardighede by jong lede van die SAPD. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg. (A group work program for the development of skills amongst young South African Police Service members)
Roux, J. 1996. Riglyne vir die bemiddeling van beheer en toesig tydens die ontbinding van die gebruiklike huwelik. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg. (Guidelines for the mediation of custody matters related to customary marriages in Africa)
King, E. 1996. Kennisinhoude vir ‘n opleidingsprogram oor die aanvaarding van doofheid. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg. (A knowledge framework for the acceptance of deafness)
Rautenbach, H. 1995. Die invloed van stres op die blanke Suid-Afrikaanse huweliksisteem. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg (The influence of stress on the South African Marriage system)

MA(Soc. SC) Research Dissertations – as a full time research course
Wolfaardt, J. 2004. The use of filial therapy in counseling children. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Pires, C. 2004. Parent’s experiences of filial therapy. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Rudd, L. 2003. Experiences of rape victims. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Cloete, C. 2002. 'n Beskrywing van seksuele misbruik. M.A. (Sociology). RAU: Johannesburg. (A description of sexual abuse).
Van der Walt, MJ. 2002. The psychosocial impact of divorce on the primary school child. M.A. (Soc. Sc.). RAU: Johannesburg.
Coetzer, L. 1998. Gehaltekringe as metode van deelnemende bestuur in die SAP. RAU: Johannesburg (Verhandeling).

5. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
5.1 Community development with indigenous people in South-Africa
The following is a sample of projects which were implemented in disadvantaged communities in South-Africa (Examples: Communities of poverty, squatter camps, informal settlements and rural areas):


  • Presentation of community-based workshops for volunteers and professionals on working with children, community issues (poverty and HIV/AIDS) and family strengthening

(Current)


  • Developer and trainer of a family strengthening programme for the Association for Self Help Actions (ASHA) – a programme for community empowerment and family strengthening in Gauteng

2005


  • Co-developer of a family strengthening programme in Bapong (Squatter camp and settlement)

1999


  • Developer and trainer of a family and community integration programme for the Ekuseni Youth Correctional Facility in rural KwaZulu Natal

1996


  • Developer and trainer of a street law programme for the Ekuseni Youth Correctional Facility in rural KwaZulu Natal

Joined Education Trust

1995



  • Founder and manager of the Tygerpoort Family Clinic – a family clinic which provided family preservation services on a community based level.

1993 – 1999


  • Coordinator and facilitator of the Street Law Project in Katorus (Katlehong, Tokoza, Vosloorus and Paula Park Squatter Camps). Practical field placement and community development project for Second year students

1995
5.2 Welfare Organizations and national departments (sample)
The following projects were presented at welfare organizations serving the disadvantaged communities:


  • Curriculum developer for the South African Council for Social Service Professionals (SACSSP). Curriculum included modules related to populations at risk modules, social problems and research

2006 -2007


  • Curriculum developer and presenter of a capacity building programme to re-train social workers across South-Africa in (1) research and (2) assessment and intervention strategies –presented in all nine provinces (rural and city)

2005


  • Presenter and consultant of a project in programme design and development for the Department of Correctional Services

2005


  • Developer and trainer of a family strengthening project for CMR – a Christian based organization in South-Africa

2000


  • Trainer of assessment and conduct for Anglogold Mining company in rural South-Africa

1998


  • Consultant for the Family Advocates Office in Johannesburg in mediation of custody and control cases and consultant to children’s homes, welfare organizations, commissioners of child welfare and hospitals regarding family and children services.

1994

6. PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP
6.1 Leadership on a national level
Board member of the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)

2004 – 2006


Member of the Standard Generating Body for Social Work SAQA (the national accreditation body in SA). Elected for two consecutive terms

First term: 2001 – 2003

Second terms: 2004 - 2006
Elected member of the Gauteng Department of Welfare Research Action Committee.

1999 –2006


6.2 Achievements and Awards
Recipient of merit / salary award for achievement as RAU employee and academic staff member – selected by Rector of RAU (lifelong award)

2002
Paper entitled: The use of Qualitative Methods in Disadvantaged Communities in South Africa" was selected as one of six best posters at the IASSW Conference in Canada. (Co-author: Dr. Roestenburg) 2000


Identified by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Division for social policy and development as an international family expert.

1998
Selection as first representative from Africa to receive family therapy training at the Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower, Palm Springs, CA, USA

1993


    1. Leadership and involvement within the university context

Appointed by Stephen F Austin State University Provost to Program review committee (Undergraduate council)

2007/2008
Presenter of workshops to RAU/UJ staff on (1) Cultural Diversity and (2) Balancing family and work life

2001
Member: RAU Committee addressing the needs of people with disabilities within the University context.

1998 - 2004
Member of committee on the Development of Gender Studies curriculum (Department Sociology and Anthropology)

2000.


Academic Committee RAU TRAUMA Centre: Representative – training of volunteers. 1998 – 1999.
Steering Committee RAU Trauma Centre: Representative – training of volunteers. 1998 – 2000.
Member of committee for the Development of a Cross-Cultural Training Model for the Rand Afrikaans University. 1998.
RAU Departmental Representative on interdisciplinary committee of JET and Ekuseni community development

1996
6.4 Professional memberships


Registered member of South-African Council for Social service Professionals SACSSP (10-11461) 1989 – 2006
Registered member of the Council for Social Work Education – CSWE (USA). 1995, 2007-2008
Member of SACENDU (South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use) Forum. 1998 - 2003
Registered at NASW Texas – 2006-2007
6.5 Private Practice and Comsultation
Private practice and voluntary consultation to private practitioners. 1993 – 1999, 2003-2005
Co-establisher of Afri.yze in 2000. The company provides opportunities for young social workers and social scientist researchers to become involved in consultation, community service and research in Southern Africa. Research and training is done for local governments and private organizations in South Africa and neighboring countries.

7. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE EXPERIENCE

7.1 Lecturing and research in US
On an international level I have been invited to guest lecture in the USA on three occasions (1 October 1995 - 15 February 1996, 1 January - 11 July 2000 and1 June – 9 August 2001) at the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky.

University of Kentucky : College of Social Work

Hazard Campus, Hazard, Kentucky, USA

Period : 1 June – 9 August 2001

Position : Visiting Associate Professor (International faculty)


Responsibilities

Teaching of post-graduate course SW720 (Cultural diversity & Social services)

Research on cultural diversity – a comparison between UK and RAU students

University of Kentucky : College of Social Work


Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Period : 1 January - 11 July 2000

Position : Visiting Associate Professor (International faculty)
Responsibilities:


  • Formal lecturing in SW125 Introduction to Social Work.

  • Guest lecturing in postgraduate programme in Lexington, Hazard, Morehead and Prestonsburg campuses.

  • Presentations at seminars, conferences and workshops for the University of Kentucky. Topics were related to Social work in South Africa.

  • Initiating of international collaboration including student exchange and research development.



University of Louisville : Kent School of Social Work


Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Period: 1 January - 11 July 2000


Responsibilities:

  • Family therapy supervision (individual and group) to post-graduate students in the Family Therapy Program.

  • Family therapy guest lectures in classes.

  • Formal lecturing in the joint UK and UofL Doctoral Programme on Qualitative Research.

  • Acted as an initial principal investigator in the planning and presentation of the proposed Bapong community project.

  • Acted as consultant to the Families-in-Transition programme in terms of evaluation of children’s perspectives – main researcher on the perspectives of children regarding the programme.

  • Acted as consultant to doctoral students in family therapy and forensic social work (informal).



University of Louisville : Kent School of Social Work


Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Period: 1 October 1995 - 15 February 1996


Responsibilities:

  • Supervision (individual and group) to post-graduate students in the Family Therapy Program and Social Work Program.

  • Family therapy and social work guest lectures in classes.

  • Presentations on South-African Welfare System to the community.



7.2 Workshops presented (sample)
Roestenburg W and Oliphant E

Research in social work practice

Department of Social development

Johannesburg, South-Africa

July, 2007


Oliphant E

Families and substance abuse

Nacogdoches safe and drug free

Nacogdoches TX

April 2007
Oliphant E and Roestenburg W

Social policy – development and implementation

Department of Social Development

Johannesburg, South-Africa

August, 2006


Oliphant E and Roestenburg W

Assessment and accountability in social work

Department of Correctional Services

Durban, South-Africa

March, 2006


Roestenburg W and Oliphant E

Family indicator-intervention workshop

College of Social Work, UK

Lexington KY, United States of America

December 2000


Oliphant E and Roestenburg W

Family indicator-intervention workshop

Family Therapy Program

Louisville KY, United States of America

22 March 2000


Oliphant E

Violence in South Africa - A systemic look

Seven Counties

Louisville KY, United States of America

21 March 2000


Oliphant E

Social Work in South Africa - A look at the context

University of Kentucky

Prestonsburg Campus

10 April 2000


Oliphant E

The influence of the cultural background on the family therapist (bridging gaps between community development and family therapy)

Families First Organization

Louisville KY, United States of America

5 February 1996


Oliphant E

Facing the challenges in Social Work in a changing community

St. Paul’s Methodist Church

Louisville KY, United States of America

10 February 1996


Oliphant E

Social work in South Africa

Social Work Student Association

University of Louisville KY, United States of America

12 February 1996


7.3 Establishment of formal collaborations (Examples)
Organizer of international exchange program for Prof. Marie-Antoinette Sossou, visiting professor from the University of Kentucky, USA

2005
Organizer of programme for Prof. Joe Brown, visiting professor from the University of Louisville, USA.

1999
Organizer and developer of University of Louisville tour to South Africa for M.A. (Soc. Sc.) students from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, USA.

1997
Coordinator of international exchange programmes – USA, Belgium, Sweden, UK, Netherlands

1997 –
Supervision of international student - University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

1995


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