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The Riverview Manor Specialist Recovery Team

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Vernon Goss

Vernon Goss

M.I.Kkt.M/M.I.Sc.S Chairman

The development of Riverview Manor is my own vision and based on my personal life experience. We consider Riverview Manor to be an extension of the referring practitioner’s practice and keep the practitioner informed of the clients progress.

Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young

General Manager

Malcolm joined Riverview Manor and Choose Life as General Manager in May 2016. He has 17 years of management experience. Malcolm’s main priority is to ensure our clients receive the best treatment, care and attention and ensures that the clients focus is on themselves and their recovery to give them the best chance of success. 

 Felicity Oates

Felicity Oates

Nursing Unit Manager. Registered General Nurse and Midwife, Dip Intensive Care, Ba Cur Education and Community Health, Dip Nursing Administration

Felicity has 43 years nursing experience. During her nursing career Felicity, has overseen various specialist units such as Urology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery before taking charge of Olivedale Clinic in Randburg as the Nursing Service Manager for 5 years. Felicity accepted three contracts spaced over three years to work with Netcare, the NHS in both Portsmouth and Manchester. Felicity worked for a busy practice of GP’s in Bryanston before moving onto Saudi Arabia for 4 years as the Director of Nursing of a specialised clinic in Riyadh. The call of teaching and nursing remains strong in her work ethos so even now in her supposed retirement years, is now dedicating herself to client care and nursing development at Riverview Manor.

Gert J v Rensburg

Gert J v Rensburg

Clinical Psychologist. BA (Cum Laude) Hons Psych (UP) MA Clin Psych (UP)

Gert started his career in Addiction Treatment at an Inpatient facility in the mid 1990’s. He worked in various settings including Outpatient Services, Day Programs, Long Term Residential Rehabilitation, Low Secure Services and Independent Practice. Gert spent 7 years abroad gaining experience in the treatment of dual diagnosis and severe and enduring mental illness. He developed a special interest in co-morbidity and the spectrum of Psychotic Disorders being guided by principles of Need Adapted Treatment specifically the Open Dialogue Approach. Gert has recently introduced and runs the Equine Therapy programme based on the EAGALA Model.

Samukelisiwe Mthembu

Samukelisiwe Mthembu

Clinical Psychologist

This world is nothing short of a dualistic dilemma; as humans, we are faced with navigating through a personal and external experience along with having to balance learning from pain, overcoming challenges, and developing the ability to ask for help when it all starts to become overwhelming. Understanding human nature and contributing to the improvement of human life is my passion. Early exposure to trauma counselling during my academic training allowed me to develop a passion for Clinical Psychology. Trained in various therapeutic modalities, I enjoy exploring different eclectic ways that are best suited for each client. I have worked with clients recovering from addiction, children with learning difficulties and life trauma, as well as clients suffering from depression and anxiety. The different environments I have worked and trained in include the South African Military, and one of the busiest hospitals in Johannesburg central (Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital), as well as a rehab facility in the North West province. On a part-time basis, I have also enjoyed lecturing (University of Johannesburg, St Augustine College) and engaging in psychoeducational media appearances and features.

André Brink

André Brink

BA Psych Hons (Stellenbosch) MA Clin Psych (Rhodes)

André started at Riverview at the beginning of 2002 and after a sabbatical from 2007 onwards, rejoined the team again in 2010. He draws from a wide variety of approaches including CBT, Systemic work, and Psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Caryn Coles

Caryn Coles

Assistant General Manager

Caryn joined Riverview Manor in 2004 as an admissions coordinator. In 2011 Caryn left Riverview Manor and returned in 2012. Through hard work and her dedication to the clients and Riverview Manor has worked her way up to Assistant General Manager. 

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