Sinethemba completed her first degrees at UKZN before proceeding – via a Fulbright Scholarship – to complete a Master’s degree in drama therapy at New York University. She has worked as a lecturer in applied drama, drama therapy,
Drama in Education, and acting at Wits University and the University of Pretoria. She is currently doing her PhD in medical humanities and Psychology at WISER. Her PhD explores the construction of mental health by traditional healers. She is well positioned as she is trained in both psychology and traditional healing. Sinethemba has published an article in The Arts in Psychotherapy titled “The missing links: A South African perspective on the theories of health in drama therapy”. She later published a book chapter Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing titled “From the traditional to the theatrical: Forms and Performances of treating depression in South Africa”. She has worked as an applied drama facilitator at Themba Interactive, an organisation that utilises applied drama and participatory methods to tackle complex issues related to HIV and AIDS within correctional centres, with orphaned and vulnerable children as well as their caregivers, high school students and their teachers.

This profile was last updated on February 20, 2020

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