Dr. Kruger obtained a BA (Ed) with specialization in school guidance degree in 1998 at the University of Pretoria. In 1999 she completed her BEd (Educational Psychology) honors degree at the Rand Afrikaans University. In 2001 she completed her master’s degree studies at the University of Pretoria. She completed her internship in Educational Psychology at a school for learners with physical and learning barriers. In 2005 she completed her Doctoral degree at the University of Pretoria and received academic honorary colors.

The topic of her master’s thesis focused on the analysis of the personality profile of the hearing impaired adolescent.

The topic of her doctorate dissertation was the appraisal and enhancement of resilience in adolescents within the school context. Dr. Kruger developed a resilience programme that can be used to identify, develop and enhance resilience in adolescents. She was invited to present her research at the University of Utrecht in Amsterdam and wrote an article on the topic for the South African Journal of Education.

Dr. Kruger has 23 years’ experience with working in private and government schools with learners who experience scholastic, emotional and behavioral difficulties. She has presented various training workshops for teachers, professionals and parents. Dr. Kruger worked closely with the drug unit of the SAPS in developing a program for schools on the dangers of drug use and procedures how schools can support learners with drug addiction. In collaboration with the Solution Focused Institute of South Africa Dr. Kruger developed ethical documents for professionals to be used in their practices. Dr. Kruger is also a trained Irlen screener. She is a Solution Focused therapist that has extensive training in this methodology. She has written articles for the “Vrouekeur” and “Huisgenoot/ You” and is a co-author of “Creative Solution Building in Southern Africa”. She was invited for an interview by ChaiFM 101.9 regarding anxiety in children.

Dr. Kruger is registered with the Health Professions Counsel of South Africa (HPCSA), the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), and the South African Council for Educators (SACE) as well as a member of the South African association for learning and educational differences (SAALED). Dr. Kruger works as a consultant for the Independent Examination Board (IEB).


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