Dr Tessa Roos
MBChB (UCT), DMH (SA), FCPsych (SA), MMed Psych (Stell), RCPsych (UK)
Dr Roos graduated from UCT medical school with distinction in 2007. After three years practicing in East London and Grahamstown, she spent time working in the United Kingdom at a private psychiatric hospital. She returned to South Africa to specialize in psychiatry at Stellenbosch University. On graduation she received the CMSA Novartis Medal for top psychiatry student in the national examinations. She concurrently completed specialist examinations in the United Kingdom and joined the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In 2021 she completed a two-year postgraduate training in mindfulness based interventions through the University of Stellenbosch and the Mindfulness Institute of South Africa (IMISA) and has served on the board of IMISA.
From 2017 to 2022 she worked at Valkenberg Specialist Psychiatric Hospital in Cape Town, focusing on general adult psychiatric conditions, in particular schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. She was a senior Lecturer in the University of Cape Town Department of Psychiatry and mental health; teaching medical students, trainee specialists and doing research.
Since 2022 she has been in private practice at UCT Private Academic Hospital. She remains an honorary lecturer at the University of Cape Town where she is involved in teaching and research.
Treatments include a combination of medical and psychological approaches tailored to the individual patient. She has particular interests in consultation Liaison psychiatry (the intersection of medical and psychiatric symptoms and illness) and psychotherapy, particularly psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness interventions.