Interest Group


Kempie van Rooyen ( or
Mthetho Tshemese (

Trauma and Violence Interest Group

The PsySSA Trauma and Violence Interest Group is an initiative of the PsySSA Executive. The eventual size and shape of a division will be decided by the members, but the current vision is simply to get the interest group formally established and working towards becoming a division. The present need is to establish a forum which can be used to formalize ideas around violence and trauma in South Africa as well as contextualize the role psychology professionals in responding to an ever growing need. This voice may eventually find itself in conversation with other professional groups and a salient part of the motivation is to eventually engage government directly.

The topic of Trauma and Violence is generating much interest from a variety of sectors (both public and private) yet it is interesting to note that not all working in the field necessarily agrees with the strategies currently being developed and implemented. The purpose of the interest group is to provide a collective voice for the profession and not oppress or discount preexisting contributions.

We need to to amplify what already exists.  We need your voice but we also need the silent supporters that are willing to cast their vote and support through their association with the ideas and purpose behind the Trauma and Violence Interest group.

If you are interested in joining the discussion around Trauma and Violence please complete the information by clicking on the link below. The information collected will record interest and intent to join which is needed to gauge the viability and feasibility of such a division, yet registering your interests doesn’t constitute any commitment on your part for formally joining a division.  We do appreciate your time.  If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact either of the conveners (see links on the left)

Please register your interest by completing the request for information below re the Trauma and Violence Group

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1 Comment

  1. Ewald Crause

    Trauma and Violence Interest Group? What are your thoughts?

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