Dr Mariki Smith is a registered psychologist. She completed BA (Music), Hons and master’s degree in Psychology (UFS) as well as PhD Psychology (UP).
Apart from her full-time psychotherapy private practice, she is co-director of the Free State Institute for Mindfulness (fsmindfulness.com). Dr Smith organizes and presents various CPD-Workshops for psychologists and therapists. She completed an international Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course and attended a Mindfulness Course by Trish Bartley (Cognitive-Based Mindfulness Therapy). She presented Mindfulness and other courses for psychologists, healthcare professionals, teachers as well as the personnel of the UFS. She presents quarterly mindfulness groups to the public, weekly mindfulness groups at Bloemcare, and manage the Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy group for psychologists. Mindfulness, based on medical-scientific research, has increasingly become a mainstay or permanent feature in all of these.