About Prof. Kobus Maree

Employment

Professor at the University of Pretoria for 38 years, specializing in counseling for career construction. Supervised 54 doctoral theses and master’s dissertations since 2014.

Research

Focuses on integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in career construction counseling to foster people’s sense of meaning, hope, and purpose and clarification of their existential questions. Research aligns with SDG 8 and emphasizes inclusivity and indigenization of interventions.

Memberships

Active member of various national and international career counseling associations.

Awards

Received prestigious awards including the Stals Prize, IAAP fellowship, and UP Chancellor’s Medal.

Publications

Author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters, with significant citations and contributions to career counseling research.

Editorial activities

Editorial roles in prominent journals including the South African Journal of Psychology, Perspectives in Education, and various international scholarly journals as well as founding editor of the African Journal of Career Development.

Leadership roles

Editorial roles in prominent journals including the South African Journal of Psychology, Perspectives in Education, and various international scholarly journals as well as founding editor of the African Journal of Career Development.

Editorial activities

Editorial roles in prominent journals including the South African Journal of Psychology, Perspectives in Education, and various international scholarly journals as well as founding editor of the African Journal of Career Development.

Leadership roles

Holds key positions such as African member of the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network committees, Board of Directors of IAAP, and Registrar of SA Career Development Association. Holds honorary appointments and visiting professorships at various universities globally. Delivered keynote speeches at international conferences.

Private Practice

For the past 35 years, I’ve maintained a private practice focused primarily on career construction counseling, self- and career identity clarification, and self-efficacy enhancement. Additionally, I’ve utilized clinical hypnotherapy, particularly from an Ericksonian approach, to provide therapy to people when appropriate and beneficial.

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