PSYCHOLOGIST IN PRIVATE PRACTICE .
PRACTICE NUMBER 8626898
DR MICKI PISTORIUS
She is currently a private psychologist practitioner, an international lecturer, a psycho-legal psychology consultant and author of several books. In her psycho-legal capacity she is consulted in child-custody disputes, parental alienation cases as well as criminal cases, where she evaluates, submits reports and testifies in court. She has also consulted for the Medical Protection Society.
From 1994 to 2000, as Commander of the Investigative Psychology Unit of the South African Police Service, she spearheaded investigations into many of the most controversial criminal cases in South Africa and has extensive forensic psychological experience.
ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS AND TRAINING:
She has been trained in advanced interrogation, interviewing and statement analyses techniques by several accredited international experts such as Mr Avinoam Sapir of the Laboratory for Scientific Interrogation (SCAN) USA and Mr Nate Gordon of the Academy for Scientific Investigative Training, USA.
Her career features many firsts. Her time spent in the South African Police Services has been no exception. She was the first profiler to be appointed to the South African Police Services in 1994, specializing in serial homicide. She was the first person to initiate the Investigative Psychology Unit of the South African Police Service, founded to profile and investigate serial killers and sexual offenders. She was appointed commander of this unit, held the rank of deputy director, equal to full colonel in terms of rank. During her police career she dealt with more than thirty-five serial killers, several stalkers, serial rapists and other sexual offenders. She was often called upon to deliver expert testimony in the High Court and received several recommendations from judges.
She resigned in 2000 to pursue a career as an independent consultant, private psychologist practitioner, lecturer and author.
She has lectured extensively in South Africa and on international podia. She conducted training of European profilers for the Centre International de Sciences des Criminelles et Penales in Paris, France from 1998 to 2005.
She has lectured at the University of Liverpool's 5th Annual International Convention on Criminal Profiling in the UK.
In 2006 she was invited to present a two-week course on serial homicide and related crimes to the Namibian Police.
In 2010 she presented at the International MEISA congress at Sun City and she attended and presented at the APPAC congress in Athens, Greece.
She often writes articles for various South African magazines and newspapers and has been a reality crime tv presenter on several South African and international television stations.
Academic publications include: