Brief Bio: J. G. (Kobus) Maree

Prof.  Kobus  Maree  (DEd  (Career  Counselling);  PhD  (Learning  Facilitation  in  Mathematics);  DPhil (Psychology))  is  a  full  Professor  in  the  Department  of  Educational  Psychology  at  the  University  of Pretoria. His main research interests are career construction (counselling), life design (counselling), emotional‐social  intelligence  and  social  responsibility,  and  learning  facilitation  in  mathematics.  He links research results to appropriate career choices and to life designing.

Past editor of a number of scholarly journals, for instance, the South African Journal of Psychology, managing  editor  of  Gifted  Education  International,  regional  editor  for  Southern  Africa:  Early  Child Development  and  Care,  and  a  member  of  several  national  and  international  bodies,  including  the Society  for  Vocational  Psychology  (SVP)  (USA),  the  International  Association  of  Applied  Psychology (IAAP)  (USA),  the  Psychology  Association  of  South  Africa  (SA),  and  the  Association  of  Science  of South  Africa  (ASSAf).  In  2009,  he  was  awarded  the  Stals  Prize  of  the  South  African  Academy  of Science  and  Arts  for  exceptional  research  and  contributions  to  Psychology.  In  June  2014,  he  was awarded the Stals prize for exceptional research and contributions to Education, and he received the Psychological  Society  of  South  Africa’s  (PsySSA)  Award  for  Excellence  in  Science  during  the  20th South  African  Psychology  Congress  in  September  2014.  Prof.  Maree  was  awarded  Honorary Membership  of  the  Golden  Key  International  Honour  Society  for  exceptional  academic achievements, leadership skills and community involvement in October 2014. He was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for Teaching and Learning from the University of Pretoria in 2010 and has been
nominated successfully as an  Exceptional Academic Achiever on  four consecutive occasions (2003‐ 2016). He has a B1 rating from the National Research Foundation (the highest rating in the history of the faculty).

Prof. Maree has authored or co‐authored 100 +  peer‐reviewed articles and 55 books/ book chapters on career counselling, research and related topics since 2009. In the same period, he supervised 30 doctoral theses and Master’s dissertations and read keynote papers at 20 +  international and at 20 + national conferences (e.g. Australia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Mauritius, Poland, South  Africa,  Turkey,  and  the  USA;  e.g.  one  of  the  State‐of‐the‐Science  speakers  (Division  16: Counselling Psychology) at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, the flagship event on the  international  psychology  calendar,  held  in  Paris  in  July,  2014.  Topic:  Connecting  life‐themes  to construct  self‐portraits.  He  has  also  presented  numerous  invited  workshops  at  conferences  across the world on a) integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches in career counselling, and b) the art  and  science  of  writing  scholarly  articles.  Over  the  past  seven  years,  he  has  spent  a  lot  of  time abroad.  For  instance,  he  accepted  invitations  to  spend  time  as  a  visiting  professor  at  various universities  where  he  presented  workshops  on  e.g.  contemporary  developments  in  career
counselling, article writing, and research methodology. Prof. Maree was awarded a fellowship of the IAAP at the ICAP Conference in Paris in July, 2014.

 

The African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (see the journal here ) .

Prof. Maree has been invited to present the following two workshops at the ICP2020, Prague, 2021-07-18-24:
  • i. How to Draw on ‘Stories’ and ‘Scores’ to Facilitate Career Construction Counselling to Individuals and in Group Contexts, and
  • ii. How to Integrate the Outcomes of the Career Interest Profile and the Maree Career Matrix: Practical Exercise

International Congress of Psychology

Prof. Maree has been invited to read a keynote at the International Congress of Psychology to be held in Prague, Czechia, in July 2021.
This important event on the Psychology calendar only takes place once every four years.

Coping with exams during a pandemic

 

Prof Kobus Maree of the Department of Educational Psychology offers lecturers advice on how to check in on their emotions during exam time in the midst of all the challenges brought about by COVID-19.

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The CIP assessment is now officially live on the JvR Online system

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JvR CPD courses
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Degree, diploma, or certificate which of these qualifications offers the students their ‘best’ chance in the occupational world? 

Prof Maree receives the PsySSA Award for Fellowship 2017

This prize is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to psychological science by a current or past scholar or team of scholars.

To read more :
http://www.psyssa.com/psyssa-congress/awards-2-years/

Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire

Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire in the Faculty of Education, University of Stellenbosh.

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of the African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) (2021)

Theme: Promoting career development: Managing challenges and exploiting opportunities associated with the Covid-19 pandemic

The Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) invites you to submit your latest research towards the latest special issue.

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The second Biennial South African Congress of Career Practitioners (March 2021):

“Operation Phoenix: A call for community first”

Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award

Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award in recognition of a person that has dedicated his life to Psychology in South Africa at the Pan African Psychology Congress in Durban on 19 September 2017

Latest news
NRF logo
Prof Maree has received B1 NRF rating valid from 1 January 2017.

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The Conversation
The article 'Why career counselling is more valuable now than ever before' has been published on The Conversation.

Read the article at the theconversation.com website!

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