“I’m living my childhood dream of being involved in sports psychology, particularly at this age. I thought it might take longer to become established as it’s a niche field in South Africa,” says Koketjo Tsebe. Since obtaining her PhD in psychology, Tsebe has established herself as an expert in the field of sports psychology. She is a practicing clinical psychologist and works at Unisa as a lecturer, providing leadership and supervision to postgraduate students pursuing a career in sports psychology, with specific focus on family and relationship therapy, psychological assessment and neuropsychology. Tsebe is also the team psychologist for South Africa’s national softball team and serves as a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee High Performance Psychology Working Group. She hopes to raise awareness about the importance of mental health in sports.
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