College of Humanities

UKZN Clinical Sociologist Appointed to Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology

Clinical Sociologist in the School of Social Sciences, Professor Mariam Seedat-Khan, has been appointed as a board member to the prestigious Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS).

The Commission seeks to develop, promote, and support quality sociological education and practice through the accreditation of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in sociological practice (applied sociology, clinical sociology, engaged public sociology, translational sociology, and forensic sociology).

Seedat-Khan will serve on the Commission for three years. She said, ‘As one of only three board-certified clinical and applied sociologists and a woman of Africa, this appointment is only made possible by the great women that paved the path under extreme oppression. I am overwhelmed by the recognition bestowed on me by my peers and leading scholars across the globe. The College of Humanities is favorably positioned to advance Clinical Sociology and advance the Intellectual Project. UKZN is undoubtedly on track to establish Clinical and Applied Sociology Programmes at a master’s and doctoral level.

Seedat-Khan is an international board-certified licensed Clinical Sociologist and NRF-rated scholar. She studied at York University in Canada as well as the former University of Natal (now UKZN). She has worked at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Her field of expertise is intrinsic and extrinsic learning challenges.

Seedat-Khan is the creator and founding member of Simply Managing Academic Related Tasks (SMART. She is a visiting Professor at Taylor’s University, Subang Jaya, Selangor, in Malaysia. She is also the Vice-President of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology and a board member of the International Sociological Association RC46, Clinical Sociology. Her next two books are in press with Routledge and Frontpage which focus on Women, COVID-19, and Clinical Interventions.