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Dr. Joan Swart, Psy.D.

Dr. Joan Swart, Psy.D.

Understanding fosters health

Joan is a Forensic Psychologist who specializes in behavior assessment and modification, especially pertaining to criminal behavior, radicalization, and mental illness. By examining the intersection between psychology, law, justice, and criminology a deeper understanding is formed of personality and situational factors that influence maladaptive behavior, which further informs policy, response, intervention, and rehabilitation initiatives. In addition to various professional presentations and articles, Joan has authored a book titled "Homicide in Armed Conflict: A Psychological Perspective" and is currently working on projects pertaining to the community reintegration of political detainees, necrophilia in armed conflict, and mindfulness therapy as prevention and treatment of PTSD. Joan was born and resides in South Africa.

Primary Interests:


  • MBA

    North-West University
  • M.S., Forensic Psychology

    Walden University
  • Psy.D., Forensic Psychology

    Eisner Institute for Professional Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology

Work Experience

  • Forensic Psychologist

    June 2011 - present

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Psychology Society of South Africa (PsySSA)
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
  • International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA)
  • International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP)
  • South African Medico Legal Society (SAMLS)

Languages Spoken

  • English

    Native speaker
  • Afrikaans

    Native speaker

Psychology Mentors, Inspirations, and Influences

  • Dr. Eric W. Hickey
    Alliant International University, Forensic Studies
    Writing a chapter titled "Mutilation of Bodies in Armed Conflict" for a book on Necrophilia that Dr. Hickey is editor of.
  • Dr. Jack Apsche
    Walden University
    Graduate advisor and lecturer. Researching for publication on "Mindfulness in Contextual Therapy".

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Dr. Joan Swart, Psy.D.
58 Foxglove Street
7646 Paarl
South Africa

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