Dr Elmari Mulder Craig


Internationally Certified Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist

Dr Elmari Mulder Craig is one of South Africa’s best-known sexologists and is, with 27 years experience, a globally recognised authority in the fields of sexuality and relationship wellness and has studied extensively both locally and abroad.

She was one of the first South Africans to obtain the prestigious qualification of European Federation of Sexology (EFS) and European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) certification, the highest attainable, internationally recognised qualification in Sexology.

Dr Craig also studied under the renowned Prof Domeena Renshaw at the Stricht School of Medicine: Sexual Dysfunction Clinic, in Chicago, USA and received both her Masters and PhD degrees Cum Laude.

She is a former Scientific Advisory Board Member of The African Society for Sexual Medicine (ASSM) as well as former Section Editor (Sexual Health) of The African Journal for Primary Health Care & Family Medicine (AJPHCFM).

She chaired sessions and presented scientific papers at numerous international conferences and is a sought-after speaker who travels nationally and internationally to present talks and training on sexual and relationship health and wellbeing.

In 2017 she was nominated for The Shine Project as an important and interesting woman in the field of sexual health, empowerment and pleasure in South Africa, shining collective light on sex positive messaging and sexual empowerment.

Dr Craig is the author of two books and two DVD’s and has contributed to 26 other books. She contributes extensively as an expert in her field to online, print and broadcast media. Seks en Jy, a series of 13 talks on the radio station, RSG, was her brainchild and was presented by Martelize Brink with Dr Craig as expert. This show was awarded a Media Veertjie in 2017.

She is also a psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist, couple’s therapist, Trauma Incident Reduction Therapist, Emotionally Focussed Therapist and she completed a diploma in Neuropsychology.

She has a special interest in sexual pain disorders, previous trauma (the mind-body connection), couples therapy as well as in assisting couples to reinvent their sexual relationship to enhance connection and intimacy. Her motto is: ‘Love better, Live better!’

Her private practice is situated in Pretoria East, at the state-of-the-art Cintocare Hospital, the first five-star rated, green hospital in Africa. She also consults nationally and internationally, online.

 

Qualifications:

  • Social Worker – MA (MW) – University of Pretoria, South Africa
Additional Sexual Health Related Courses / CPDS:
  • European Federation of Sexology and European Society for Sexual Medicine. Certified Psycho-Sexologist – ECPS – EFS/ESSM. Turkey.
  • PhD Sexology Cum Laude – Bircham University. Spain.
  • MA(MW) Cum Laude – University of Pretoria.
  • Clinical Training in Sexology – Loyola University Medical Centre. Sexual Dysfunction Clinic. Chicago. USA.
  • BA (MW) – University of Pretoria.
  • Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification – The Wellness Institute. USA.
  • Neuropsychology Diploma – Centre of Excellence. United Kingdom.
  • Brain Mechanism of Sexual Desire. Prof Jim Pfous. MSH.
  • Sexual and Gender Diversity. Delene van Dyk. MSH.
  • The Ethics of Sexual Health Practice. Dr Elna Rudolph. MSH.
  • Dementia. Dr Heather Rauch. SAASWIPP.
  • Low Libido Masterclass. SASHA.
  • Sexual Medicine Workshop. WAS & ISSM – Online. Ethical Considerations in the Business of Private Practice. SAASWIPP.
  • Sexual Consent. SASHA.
  • Contemporary Issues in Transgender & Gender Diverse Healthcare. SASHA.
  • Sexual Health in the public sector. SASHA.
  • Treating Sexual Pain – A course for professionals. Dr Elna Rudolph. MSH.
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse & Female Sexual Dysfunction – Research Update. Dr Elna Rudolph. MSH.
  • Narcissism: Origins, Formulations & Therapeutic Milestones. Christine Laidlaw. Vista Academy.
  • Gender Based Violence. Dr Elna Rudolph & Ms Alica Allison. MSD.
  • Busting COVID Myths. Dr Michael Mol. Duxah Healthcare Academy.
  • Sexual Rights at the Core of Sexual Health Intervention. International Webinar. ISSM & WAS.
  • Sex on the mind. SASHA.
  • Life’s better when you are healthy. Duxah Healthcare Academy.
  • Continuing Conversations on Ethics. Dr Kwinda. Duxah Healthcare Academy.
  • Grief. Dr Nelia Drenth & Ms Malamba. SAASWIPP.
  • Psychosomatic Impact of the COVID-19 Lockdown. MSD.
  • Telehealth Sex Therapy. SASHA.
  • Grief Intervention: Applying the Dual Process Model of coping with Bereavement. Dr Nelia Drenth.
  • Conducting Psychiatric Impairment Assessments. World Psychiatry Association Workshop.
  • Staying in the game. Sexual Addiction. Sorika de Swardt.
  • Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Hypersexual Disorders. Dr Robert Weiss. USA.
  • Sexual Evolution: The effect of digital and Social Media on Relationship Intimacy and addiction. Dr Robert Weiss. USA.
  • European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS) Sexual Medicine Course. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy (Level E). Kathryn De Bruin International EFT trainer.
  • Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR). Yvonne Retief. International TIR Trainer.
  • Women’s Health Symposium. MSD.
  • The use of Images, Quotes and Metaphors in Sex Education and Therapy. Dr Etienne Kok. Vista.
  • Divorce guidance in the post-divorce phase. Prof AH Alpaslan.
  • ‘Enneagram’ Gift to Vital Relationships. Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition. David Daniels (MD) & Suzette Fischer.
  • Substance Dependence. Stabilis Treatment Centre.
  • Sexual Pain, HIV and Fertility Symposium. MSD.
  • Mindfulness Training. Hannelie Schaefer.
  • Imago Therapy. Elanor Bubb & Reyana Seedat.
  • Advance Clinical Hypnotherapy Accreditation. The Wellness Institute. USA.
  • Sandplay in Africa: Becoming whole: Sandplay and individuation in East and West. Dr Martin Kalff (Switzerland).
  • Hypnotherapy Level 1. The Wellness Institute. USA.
  • SATS. AIDS Training.
  • Qualitative Research. University of Pretoria.
  • Sex Therapy Course. Prof Domeena Renshaw (USA) at FAMSA.
  • Politics of the Prostate and Penis. Prof Roger Kirby (UK), Pfizer.
  • Transactional Analysis. Yvonne Retief.
  • Family Rapture and Sex. Prof Domeena Renshaw (USA).
  • Training: Loyola University Stricht School of Medicine. Chicago USA.
  • Pillow Talk. Dr Marlene Wasserman.
  • HIV/Aids Certification. University of Durban Westville.
  • Sexual Trauma Workshop. Technikon Pretoria.
  • Sexual Education and Life Skills Training. Department of Health and Population Development.
Official Registration:

SASHA 323 SAASWIPP 10-16582 BHF – 8908486

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