The Brooklyn therapy Centre is situated in a relaxed atmosphere where families can feel comfortable to work on the issues they are facing. 

About the therapist and mediater

Inanda Bosman is a registered senior social worker with nearly 20 years experience. She has been in private practice since 2010 working in a relaxed, safe setting. With a BA degree in social work, a honours degree in Criminology, and a masters degree in play therapy, she is well equiped to offer guidance and support on a professional level. She completed numerous courses in therapeutic as well as mediation work. Having lived in the UK and Australia, she gained post graduate experience and training in the international field as well.

Inanda is happily married and is the mother of four boys. She is passionate about her work and goes the extra mile to support families in their journey. She provides therapy over a wide spectrum of behavioural issues, and has a special interest in children with sensory difficulties and high functioning autism. 

She is a fully accredited member of SAASSWIPP and SACSSP. She runs a cash practice and fees can be claimed from medical aid. 

 

 

Vision

Inanda Bosman views the client as part of a system (systematic approach) where more than one individual is involved. She therefore deals with the family system as a whole, and not with the client in isolation. 

Values
  • Empathetic
  • Non-judgemental
  • Objective
  • Honest
  • Committed

Sosio- emotional assessment

History-free evaluations are done as far as possible. This implies that the therapist have no information regarding the reason for referral, history of the child and/or family. This method is prefered as this ensures objectivity and neutrality of the evaluation process. With very young children (2-4-year-old) this process is however not always feasible and an intake interview with parents might be necessary.The evaluation is usually completed during a two-hour session with primary school age children. With pre-school children (age 3-5) it is sometimes necessary to do the evaluation over two sessions of 1 hour each.

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Interactional analysis

An interactional analysis is the process through which parent/caregiver-child interaction is observed and evaluated according to a theoretical framework.

An interactional analysis can be conducted in the following cases:

-where a child is too young (under 3) to enage in therapy without the parent/ caregiver present. The focus of therapy is then on feedback regarding the interactional analysis and parental guidance.

-where the attachment between a parent/ caregiver and child need to be evaluated for mediation purposes.

-Where the bond between parent and child need to be strenthened.

 

Therapeutic method

The method of therapy is semi-structured. This means that the therapist works in confluency with the client, but uses structured techniques.

The therapist works  from a CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) approach and incorporates Gestalt therapy in the process.  She is however flexible in adapting her working method to the unique nature of every client and family. 

Parental guidance

Guidance and support is provided in order for the parent to understand and deal with the child in a more constructive way. An interactional analysis is usually done as part on the parental guidance process.

As a parent herself, the therapist is passionate about parental guidance and support. When the bond between a parent and child needs to be strenthened, there is different treatment programmes that can be utilized, namely:

 ATTACHMENT THERAPY 

and/or

FAMILY THERAPY 

MEDIATION IN FAMILY MATTERS

Mediation is a process where both parties get together with the mediator to work on an arrangement for themselves and their children instead of handing over control of their affairs to a court. The process reduces conflict by helping couples consider looking at different options for the issues at hand. Mediation is a structured process where both parties need to be committed to work on an arrangement for their children. The best interest of the child is paramount in the mediation process and therefor as part of the process a sosio-emotional assessment of the child is conducted. 

When a suitable arrangement is put in place, a PARENTING PLAN is written and submitted for approval by Court

 

 

What is play therapy?

Playtherapy is a method of therapy using the ‘language’ of a child, namely PLAY. This is a non-threatening way for the child to deal with deep issues and inappropriate behaviour. In therapy the child can experiment with new, more appropriate ways of dealing with problems. 

Play therapy can be helpful for:

 

-Dealing with loss and trauma

-Dealing with seperation / divorce

-Socialization problems and/ or bullying

-Anger issues

-Children on the Autism spectrum and children with ADHD

-Anxious and stressed children

-Sibling rivalry

-Problem arising from a personality clash between parent and child

-and much more.. 

 

 

-Dealing with loss and trauma

-Dealing with seperation / divorce

-Socialization problems and/ or bullying

-Anger issues

-Children on the Autism spectrum and children with ADHD

-Anxious and stressed children

-Sibling rivalry

-Problem arising from a personality clash between parent and child

-and much more.. 

 

General information

Please send an email to inanda.bosman@gmail.com to receive relevant documentation.

  • Inanda Bosman function on a cash basis. I do not issue accounts, I do not claim back for medical aid and therefore sessions are payable in advance.
  • I do not handle any medical aid claims, but I will provide you with a statement for your medical aid once payment has been received.
  • No reports are provided to parents as standard practice after an evaluation.
  • Reports are only provided to lawyers, welfare organization and/or other professionals.
  • Reports need to be requested in writing by the requesting party (lawyer, social worker), clearly stating the purpose of the report.
  • Please take note that there are certain costs involved in the writing of a report and this is payable in advance. No reports will be made available until all outstanding accounts are settled.
  • Please take note that no reports outside the purpose of the evaluation will be written nor will any recommendations outside the purpose of the evaluation be made.
  • Please take note that the socio-emotional evaluation of a child does not constitute a care and contact investigation. Care and contact investigations are a specialized investigation in to the best placement option for children.
  • I am under and ethical and legal obligation (Children’s Act & Sexual Offence Act) to report any disclosures and/or reasonable belief that a child is being abused to authorities.
  • According to the Children’s Act both parents need to give permission for any intervention and/or evaluation of their minor child. We cannot continue with the evaluation of your child if both parents have not signed the necessary documentation.
  • I cannot assess children on request of any other party than the biological parents and/or legal guardians of a child.
Socio-emotional assessment information

I would like to explain to you what the socio-emotional evaluation of your child entails and the process I will be following.

 The purpose of the socio-emotional evaluation of the child is to evaluate different systems in the child’s world as well as the child’s socio-emotional functioning and emotional experience of these systems. The evaluation further aims to identify and understand different factors that contributes to the child’s current experiences, in order to make the necessary recommendations in the best interest of the child (Webb, 2011:61). The evaluation process is conducted from a systems viewpoint that recognizes that the child is influenced by the system it belongs to, just as the system is effected by the individuals that belongs to it.

 The socio-emotional assessment process can be outlined as follows:

  1. a) History free socio-emotional assessment sessions with the child;
  2. b) Collateral interview with parents
  3. c) Persual of collateral information in the form of questionaires completed by parents and the school
  4. d) Feedback session to parents.

 History Free Socio-Emotional Assessment of the child

During the evaluation I will be taking a holistic look at your child’s functioning in all areas. Areas that will be evaluated during the evaluation will include amongst others:

 School and peer relationships;

  • Relationship with parents and siblings;
  • Child’s experience of marital relationship of parents;
  • Other significant people;
  • Relationships in which the child might be experiencing discomfort;
  • Attachment;
  • Broad screening of perceptual and motor functioning;
  • Screening for possible exposure to trauma including physical and/or sexual abuse;
  • Personality functioning and temperament.

 I do history-free evaluations. This implies that I have no information regarding the reason for referral, history of your child and/or family. I prefer to do history free socio-emotional evaluation as this ensures objectivity and neutrality of the evaluation process. With very young children (2-4-year-old) this process is however not always feasible and an intake interview with parents might be necessary.

 The evaluation is usually completed during a two-hour session (either once off or over two sessions of 1 hour each) with primary school age children. With pre-school children (age 3-5) it is sometimes necessary to do the evaluation over three sessions of 1 hour each.

 If a follow-up evaluation session is scheduled, please note that the therapist will not give any feedback between the different sessions in order to complete the evaluation in a history free manner.

 

Collateral Investigation

During the evaluation you will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding your child. Please complete this as honestly and thoroughly as possible, as it provides us with valuable detail. I also require a questionnaire to be completed by your child’s school. Both these forms will be emailed to you after your appointment has been scheduled. Please hand in the completed questionnaire prior to your scheduled feedback session with the therapist.

 Upon completion of the evaluation I will arrange a collateral interview with you during which thorough information regarding your concern and reason for the referral will be gathered.

 Feedback Session

After the collateral interview, and I have had the opportunity to integrate all the available information, a feedback interview will be scheduled during which verbal feedback regarding my findings, and recommendations will be provided.  Feedback is provided to both parents simultaneously. If parents request separate feedback appointments, a 2nd feedback session will be added at an additional consultation fee.

If you would like me to provide verbal feedback to a school and/or other professional, please inform me. Please sign the necessary forms providing me with permission to provide feedback as per your request.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Inanda Bosman is a senior social worker with 18 years experience in working with children and families in the welfare and private work sector. She is a happily married mother of four boys. She finished her Bachelors Degree in Social Work (Cum laude) and her Honneurs Degree in Criminology (Cum laude) in 1999. She completed her Masters Degree in Social Work with focus on Play therapy in 2007.

Having worked as social worker for two years in the UK (London) she returned to South Africa and worked at the CMR Moreletapark. During this time she completed numerous courses pertaining to children and families. Between 2009 and 2011 she lived in Melbourne, Australia where she completed a course in Cognitive behavioural therapy with children and adolescents. Upon returning to South Africa she opened her own private practice specializing in play- and family therapy. She has been in private practice for nine years and gained extensive knowledge from working with children and families from all walks of life.

Inanda Bosman has a passion for parental guidance, and is as a result the presenter of parental guidance courses and training for educators between 2011 and 2020.

Inanda is a fully accredited member of:

  • South African Society of Social Workers in Private Practice (SAASWIPP)
    • South African Council of Social Service Professions

She is a member of the following professional groups:

  • Pretoria East Playtherapy supervision group
  • SAASSWIPP Pretoria support group

 

The most recent courses completed (between 2018 and 2020) are the following:

INTERACTIONAL ANALYSIS: ASSESSING PARENT CHILD INTERACTION (FACT Network)

INTRODUCTION TO CHILD ASSESSMENT & SOCIO-EMOTIONAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN (FACT Network)

ATTACHMENT SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT GROUP (Video course: Nancy Thomas)

Psycho legal support group in care and contact (Presented by Sarie Nel)

INTERACTIONAL ANALYSIS – Presented by I. Schutte and Dr R Duchen

MEDIATION – Presented by I. Schutte and Dr R Duchen

CHILD VOICE TOOLKIT – Presented by I. Schutte and Dr R Duchen

 

She also completed the following courses pertaining to THERAPEUTIC work:

Mending the broken bond – attachment disorder in South African children

Parenting plans: Presented by Irma Schutte

Anger in children: Presented by Elsa Struwig

Encopresis and enuresis – The silent dilemma: Presented by Elsa Struwig

The worry monster: Anxiety in South African children: Presented by Elsa Struwig

 

Fee structure for mediation

                           

Two hour socio-emotional assessement of the child (more time will be needed if evaluation can not be completed in 2 hours)

R1500

Individual consultation with each parent 120 minutes

R1500 per parent

Joint consultation sessions (al least 2 sessions)

Session is sceduled for 120 minutes

R1500 per session

Writing of Parenting Plan (minimum of 4 hours)

R750 per hour

 

 

     

      

    Fee structure for therapy

    Two hour socio-emotional assessement of the child (more time will be needed if evaluation can not be completed in 2 hours)

    R1000

    Parents need to complete a series of questionnaires regarding the child’s development, temperament, as well as attachment.

    Report from the school.

    Feedback session with parents

    One hour joint feedback

    One hour seperate feedback

     

    R500

    R1000

    Comprehensive report

    Motivational report for school

    Short report / letter

    R500 per hour

    R500

    R250

     

    Report will be issued within 2 weeks of feedback session.

    The sessions are scheduled not later than 11h30 for children due to cognitive and emotional considerations

    Contact us

    Inanda Bosman

    Brooklyn Therapy Centre

    480 Alexander Street

    Brooklyn

    Pretoria

     

    Contact Info

    Tel: 0845143173
    Email: inandabosman@gmail.com

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