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About Me

About Me

Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

The WIEBGE acronym stands for Will I Ever Be Good Enough? and signifies level I certification in Dr. Karyl McBride’s five-step recovery model for treating adult children of narcissistic parents

Craig M. Traub

Clinical psychologist & Criminologist

I am a UK Chartered and HPCSA registered Clinical Psychologist & Criminologist. I qualified with a BSocSc (Psychology & Philosophy) in 2006 from the University of Cape Town (UCT), and a BAHons (Psychology) (cum laude) in 2007 from Stellenbosch University (SU). I obtained an MPhil (Criminal Justice) in 2009 from UCT, & an MA (Clinical Psychology & Community Counselling) in 2010 from SU. I completed my internship at Lentegeur & Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospitals in Cape Town. I completed my community service in the Department of Defence: South African Military Health Service (SAMHS), at the Heidelberg Military Sickbay in Gauteng. I then worked for Akeso: Specialised Psychiatric Clinics at Crescent Clinic, Randburg. Also, I have worked previously as a trauma & HIV/AIDS counsellor for the South African Police Service (SAPS) & the Department of Correctional Services at several South African prisons.

My Experience

  • Sandton Wellness Centre | Morningside Manor, Sandton, Gauteng: Private Practice (Current)
  • Akeso: Specialised Psychiatric Clinics | Crescent Clinic Randburg, Gauteng: Centre Of Psychotherapy Excellence (COPE): Dual Diagnosis Unit (DDU), General Psychiatric Unit, Young Adult Programme (YAP), Eating Disorder Unit (EDU), Dual Diagnosis Adolescent Programme (DAP)
  • Department of Defence (DoD) | South African Military Health Service (SAMHS), Heidelberg Military Sickbay, Gauteng: Military psychologist for the entire East Rand for members and dependants
  • Department of Health (DoH) | Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital, Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town: Intellectual Disability Services (IDS), Therapeutic Unit, Forensic Units, Child & Family Unit (CFU), Daily Patient Unit (DPU), Out-Patients Department (OPD), Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre (CHC)
  • New Start: Voluntary Counselling & Testing (VCT) | HIV/AIDS Counselling, Cape Town: Pollsmoor Prison, Drakenstein Prison, and Community Out-Reach in underdeveloped / impoverished areas
  • Milnerton Medi-Clinic | Community Intervention Centre (CIC): Trauma Counselling, Cape Town: South African Police Service (SAPS), Milnerton Medi-Clinic, Blaauwberg Netcare Hospital, and in personal residences

My Registrations / Certifications

  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol): British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Certified Traumatic Stress Consultant (CTSC), New York, USA
  • Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF): 086 001 0486841
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA): PS 0117480

My Formal Qualifications

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology & Community Counselling Stellenbosch University (SU)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Criminal Justice University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BAHons) in Psychology (cum laude) Stellenbosch University (SU)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) in Philosophy & Psychology University of Cape Town (UCT)

My Publications


  • Sesay, A., & Traub, C. M. (2008). Audit of police oversight in central African countries: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, and the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe. Cape Town, South Africa: Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town Press.

Journal Article(s)


  • Traub, C. M. (2014). Can you have too much of a good thing? Is compulsive over-eating a ‘real’ eating disorder? [Online Newsletter]. Retrieved from the website:
  • Traub, C. M. (July 22, 2014). Cutting in adolescence. Retrieved from the Parenting Hub Online Magazine website:
  • Traub, C. M. (2013). Do you remember? Retrieved from the South African Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (SAMSOSA) website:


Newspaper(s) / Magazine(s) / Radio / Television


  • Ngxekana, V. (December, 2014). Male (Sexual) Abuse [Television]. Morning Live (SABC 2 / DSTV Channel 404).
  • Ferguson, M. (July, 2014). Men who kill. True Love Magazine, 425, pp. 122-126.
  • Parish, S. (July, 2014). The anatomy of addiction. Longetivity Magazine, V, pp. 52-55.
  • Taylor, T. (April 9, 2014). For the thrill: Is serial killing an addiction? The Star Independent Newspaper, p. 11.