Mr. Charl Davids holds a MPsych from UWC and is a registered Counselling Psychologist (HPCSA).
Mr. Davids is also a former Youth Programme Manager at Selfhelp Manenberg; Training Department Manager (Trauma Centre for the Survivors of Violence and Torture, CPT) and Principal Psychologist (South African Police Services, CPT). He started his private practice in 2003. He joined UWC's Psychology Department in 2006, where he lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In, 2013 - 2015 Mr. Davids held the position of Deputy Head of the Department of Psychology. He is currently the Deputy Director at the Centre for Student Counselling and Development at Stellenbosch University.
He is involved in a number of NGO’s where he served on various boards with different portfolios. He is the founder of the NGO, Youth Development Specialist Services (YDSS). Mr Davids is also a director of Social Development Practitioners – Pty/Ltd. In addition, he also pursues his own research, with a focus related to substance abuse, sport psychology and issues around identity.