EEG NEURO-IMAGING
& NEUROPSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY

ABOUT DR. JOACHIM F.L. MURERIWA

BSc (Psychol) Hons, MSc (Clin Psychol) (Univ Zim), PhD (Psychol) (UNISA), BCIA-EEG Postdoctoral MSc (Clinical Psychopharmacology) (Alliant Int. Univ- USA)

Dr. Mureriwa is a clinical psychologist in private practice at the Louis Pasteur Private Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. Prior to full time private practice, Dr. Mureriwa worked as a lecturer/ senior lecturer at the Universities of Zimbabwe, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (formerly MEDUNSA), and UNISA.

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PRACTICE FOCUS

The Focus of the Practice is on Assessment and/or Psychophysiological Treatments for Neurological Disorders. The practice does not offer counselling or psychotherapy for psychosocial problems

CONDITIONS ASSESSED AND TREATED:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Epilepsy
  • ADD/ ADHD
  • Autism
  • Stroke
  • Alcohol & other drug induced disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Brain disorders associated with other medical conditions, e.g. kidney, liver, etc.
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders
  • Behavioural disorders with suspected neurological origins.
  • Brain function assessment pre and/ or post medical interventions including surgery, drug therapies, psychotherapy, trauma, and others.

Services:

ASSESSMENT METHODS

  • EEG Tests and Neuro-imaging.
  • Other Laboratory Tests as Needed.
  • Neuropsychological tests
  • General Psychological Tests and Assessment Inventories

TREATMENT METHOD

SERVICE NOT OFFERED

This practice does not offer counselling or psychotherapy services for psychosocial problems.

Persons who need counselling or psychotherapy for relationship problems (e.g. marriage problems) should contact counselling or clinical psychologists.

Clinical social workers also offer similar services.

TREATMENTS

Note about the meaning and scope of the word "treatment"

Treatment is the provision of an intervention to cure or manage a medical disorder. It means the same thing as the word "therapy".

Treatment is not the same thing as a cure. Current medical treatments for many disorders, including hypertension, diabetes, kidney problems, HIV, and many other chronic conditions, are controlled rather than cured by medications.

The treatments offered at this practice are not alternatives to medications or other conventional medical treatments. They may be the primary (main) treatment in some conditions, e.g. anxiety-based behavioural problems, or whenever administered alone.  More often than not, however, the treatments at this practice are adjunctive treatments, which work alongside other primary treatments, and contribute to control of disease.