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Piko Jon Wycliffe Yako

Senior Clinical Psychologist & Lecturer

Panellist: Young Plato

Piko Jon Wycliffe Yako is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer based at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital & the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, UCT. He has a special interest in cross-cultural parenting practices, neuropsychological functioning in children as well as anxiety disorders in young people. He is currently undertaking a PHD that is examining the developmental goals and parenting practices of Xhosa speaking families in Cape Town. Mr. Yako is a member of the High-Performance Psychology Working Group (South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee: SACSOC), that looks after South Africa’s Olympic and super athletes.