Portfolio of the Vice President

Ute Sinkala

Clinical Psychologist

M.A. Clinical Psychology, UNAM.

 I am a clinical psychologist. I went into private practice as a psychological counselor in 2008. After completing my Master’s degree at the University of Namibia (UNAM) in 2011, I worked at the Ministry of Health’s Psychiatry Department for 2 years. I went into private practice as a clinical psychologist in 2013. My vision is to help shape Namibia into a nation with confidence. I have a passion to help individuals build happy, confident and strong relationships with themselves and others.  I particularly enjoy working with teenagers and their families as well as young adults. My approach is psychodynamic and I value ego state-therapy. I am currently a Phd candidate at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in the field of forensic psychology, correctional services. This is fuelled by my passion for forensic psychology. Since 2016, I am involved at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) as part time lecturer and moderator in the Department of Social Sciences.  



Ψ Aim: To assist the president in tasks and provide leadership.

Ψ Tasks

  1. Shall perform his/her duties in accordance to the President’s recommendations.
  2. Work with the President to ensure association projects are organized and effective.
  3. Shall advise the President on matters that concern the association.
  4. Shall serve as Acting-President in the absence of the President.
  5. Shall report to the Executive Committee about her operations.
  6. Encourage attendance and participation of committee members.
  7. Elect and establish the PAN Ethics Committee (early in 2011).
  8. Putting together working groups in accordance with the President, if required.
  9. Support the current co-ordinator for the PAN constitution revision.
  10. Support the current co-ordinator for the Social Work and Psychology Act revision
  11. Establish and manage PAN Professional Committee / Ethics Committee.