MSoc Sci (cum laude) (UKZN); BSoc Sci- Hons (UKZN); BPsych (UNP); Dip Bus Mang. (UNISA)
After obtaining her Masters in Psychology (Cum Laude) from the University of KwaZulu Natal, she completed an internship at the child and family centre in Pietermaritzburg , which included rotations at Greys hospital, Fort Napier Psychiatric Hospital, a children’s home and student counselling. Charlene worked as the head psychologist at a remedial school, where she developed a wide range of skills and played an active role in developing a department that offered psychological services to the family members of the students (in addition to the students themselves) and the broader community. During these years she was actively involved in running internship programs that trained other psychologists.
In 2016, she joined a private practice and has nurtured an interest in health psychology especially in pain management, and bariatric processes especially the psychological side of the bariatric process.