Wahbie Long, Ph.D
Associate Professor / Clinical Psychologist
Director: Child Guidance Clinic
Department of Psychology
University of Cape Town
Phone: +27 (0)21 650 3901
Wahbie Long, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology, the director of the Child Guidance Clinic and a deputy dean in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town. He has published widely on the history, theory and indigenization of psychology. He has held research fellowships at Harvard and Durham and is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Indigenous Psychology. He was also the 2016 recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award of the Society for the History of Psychology. His latest book, Nation on the Couch: Inside South Africa’s Mind (Melinda Ferguson Books, 2021), uses psychoanalytic theory to examine social issues in South Africa.