Dr Kerryn Armstrong

Dr Kerryn Armstrong is a specialist psychiatrist committed to providing holistic care to individuals and their families, with the aim of healing and enhancing lives. Her particular interests include anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and trauma-related disorders,  depressive and bipolar disorders, eating disorders and personality disorders. She has special expertise in cognitive-behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, brainworking recursive therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy, which she uses in combination with psychopharmacology to promote personal recovery in the fullest sense.

Psychiatrist Cape Town | Dr Kerryn Armstrong

University of Cape Town

MBChB (cum laude)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

2004 – 2009

University of Cape Town

MMed (cum laude)
Psychiatry Residency Program

2013 – 2017

Colleges of Medicine of South Africa

FC Psych (SA)
Psychiatry Residency Program

2013 - 2017

Continuing Professional Development

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP Course) 2011

Advanced Neonatal Life Support (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) 2011

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support 2012

Lentegeur Child and Adolescent Service 3 Day Teaching Programme 2014

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Course 2014

Lentegeur therapeutic unit psychotherapy study group 2014

SASOP’s Biological Psychiatry Congress 2015

Autism Navigator for Primary Care Course 2015 (Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction Course 2015

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Course 2016

AfCNP Congress 2016

WPA Congress 2016

5th SAAMS Congress 2017

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Course 2017

SASOP’s Biological Psychiatry Congress 2017

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfullness Course 2018

Personality Disorders Course 2018

World Maternal Mental Health Day Event 2018

Adult ADHD Seminar 2018

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Specialized Evidence Based Strategies Course 2018

Demystifying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Course 2018

Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Primary Practicum 2019

5th Annual Psychiatry Focus Meeting 2019

Practice-based Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Course 2019

Valkenberg Depression Symposium 2019

Professional Minds "Tapping into our Teens and Tweens" Conference 2019

Child and Adolescent Ethics Workshop 2019

SASOP/PsychMg Workshop 2019

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia Workshop, Biological Psychiatry Congress 2019

The Self in Practice, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Course 2019

Lundbeck Focus Day 2019

Sexual Health Masterclass 2019

BrainWorking Recursive Therapy Course 2020

Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Advanced Practicum 2020.

Bellavista Trauma Informed Practice Course 2020

BrainWorking Recursive Therapy Advanced Course 2020

DBT Distress Tolerance and Emotional Regulation Tools for Clients Course 2021

Applied Psychoneuro-Immunology, Expanding Consciousness Course 2021

Psychiatrist Cape Town | Dr Kerryn Armstrong