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Saths Cooper

Sathasivan Cooper

Psychologist


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 11-06-1950 in Durban South Africa

Sathasivan Cooper is a Psychologist who has played numerous public roles. Cooper is Vice President of the International Social Science Council and President of the International Union of Psychological Science.

Contact details

O: 0114863322


Web presence

Business Address

60 Riviera Road, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2193


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Honorary Professor | Psychology, School of Social Sciences | University of Limpopo
Polokwane, South Africa | January 2014 - present

Academia, Education and Training


President | Pan-African Psychology Union (PAPU)
Johannesburg, South Africa | September 2014 - present

Academia, Education and Training


Extraordinary Professor | Psychology, | University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa | August 2013 - present

Academia, Education and Training


Vice President | International Social Science Council
Paris, France | October 2013 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Information & Communications


President | International Union of Psychological Science
Montreal, Canada | July 2012 - present

Academia, Education and Training


Director | Kenako Consulting Pty Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1999 - present

Other


Previous Position(s)

Chair: SA ICSU Board | National Research Foundation
Pretoria, South Africa | 2011 - 2017

Academia, Education and Training


Director | Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2009 - December 2010

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


President | 2012 XXX International Congress of Psychology
Cape Town, South Africa | 2006 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training



President | Psychological Society of South Africa
Johannesburg | 2006 - 2007

Chair | Medicover Medical Scheme
Bedfordview | 2005 - 2009


Chair | Road Accident Fund
Pretoria | 2004 - 2005

Vice-Chancellor & Principal | University of Durban-Westville
KwaZulu-Natal | 2002 - 2003

Vice Chair | Health Professions Council of South Africa
Pretoria | 2001 - 2004

Executive | International Union of Psychological Science
Montreal, Canada | 2000 - 2004

Chair | Professional Board for Psychology
Pretoria | 1999 - 2004

Chair | National Committee on Psychology
Pretoria, South Africa | 1997 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training


President | Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)
Johannesburg | 1996 - 1999

CEO | The Family Institute
Johannesburg | 1992 - 1995

National Director | Institute for Multi-Party Democracy
Johannesburg | 1991 - 1992

Got Political Parties to engage pre-Codesa


Senior Lecturer | University of the Western Cape
Bellville | 1990 - 1992

Director | Centre for Health & Development
Boston, United States of America | 1989 - 2002

President | Southern Africa Education Center
New York, USA | 1989 - 2002

Assistant Director | Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center
Boston, USA | 1988 - 1989

Lecturer & University Fellowship | Boston University
Boston, USA | 1987 - 1999

President | South African/Azanian Students Movement
New York, USA | 1987 - 1988

Lecturer | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | 1986 - 1986

Intern Psychologist | Tara Psychiatric Hospital
Sandton | 1985 - 1985

President | Azanian People's Organisation
Johannesburg | 1985 - 1986

Founder & Convenor | Steve Biko Foundation
Johannesburg | 1984 - 1986

Founder & Convenor | National Forum
Johannesburg | 1983 - 1986

Deputy President | Azanian People's Organisation
Johannesburg | 1983 - 1985

Political Prisoner |
Robben Island Prison | 1976 - 1982

Banned & House Arrested |
Durban | 1973 - 1978

Founder Member & Publicity Secretary | Black People's Convention
Johannesburg | 1971 - 1973

Executive & Founder | Black Arts Studio
Durban | 1970 - 1973

Founder Member | South African Students Organisation (SASO)
Durban | 1969 - 1973

Executive & Founder | Theatre Council of Natal (TECON)
Durban | 1968 - 1973

Key Black Theatre Player


Executive & Founder | Natal Drama Foundation
Durban | 1966 - 1969

Educational history

Secondary

Sastri College (1967)

Tertiary

Health Professions Council of South Africa

Completed 1989

Clinical Psychologist

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1983

Bachelor of Arts

National Guild of Hypnotists

Completed 1988

Diploma in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy


Boston University

Completed 1987

Master of Arts

Boston University

Completed 1989

Louis Lowy Diploma in Gerontology

Gerontology

Boston University

Completed 1989

Doctor of Philosophy

Massachusetts Department of Health & Hospitals, United States of America

Completed 1989

Certificate of Violence Prevention


Completed 1982

Bachelor of Arts

National Guild of Hypnotists

Completed 1987

Diploma in Hypnotherapy


Achievements

Awards

Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of International Psychology | 2014

American Psychological Association

Fellow | 2008

National Academy of Psychology - India

Inaugural Achievement Against the Odds Award | 2012

International Union of Psychological Science

1st Fellow | 2002

Psychological Society of South Africa

Honorary Fellow | 2013

British Psychological Society

International Humanitarian Award | International Festival Comm

Nominated as International Man of the Year 1992 | International Biographical Centre

Int'll Order of Merit | International Biographical Centre

Grand Ambassador Achievement | American Biographical Institute

American Presidential University Fellowship | Boston University

Violence Prevention Award | Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Centre

American Psychological Assoc Fellowship | American Psychological Assn

Graduate Fellow | Boston University

Fulbright Scholar | US Information Agency 1986

Merit Undergraduate Bursary | Unisa

media exposure

Psychology and Apartheid | IBR | 1990

Co-Editor

150 Articles and Keynote Addresses | 2014

Author

Activities

Memberships

International Association of Applied Psychology

Member, 2006 - present

Institute for Black Research, Durban

Director, 1985 - 1999

Psychological Society of SA (PsySSA)

Fellow, 2002 - present

International Biographical Centre

Life Fellow

community

Conquest for Life

Chair, 2005 - present

Youth empowerment PBO

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