The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is the professional body representing psychology professionals in South Africa.
PsySSA was formed in January 1994, uniting the various bodies that existed until then. PsySSA was structured as a transformed entity to deal with the fast-changing dispensation and speaks authoritatively on behalf of the discipline on matters concerning the mental health and psychosocial well-being of all South Africans. PsySSA has since its inception been dedicated to making a significant contribution to solving the pressing human development problems in South Africa.
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PsySSA aspires to advance South African Psychology as a science and profession of global stature and to promote psychological praxis as relevant, proactive and responsive to social needs and well-being. This includes transforming and redressing South African Psychology to serve the needs and interests of all South Africa’s people
The mission of PsySSA is to actively represent and promote the collective interests of members and to develop Psychology nationally and internationally as a means of enhancing well-being.
As a professional association, the Society’s core purpose is to:
- Promote the common interests of the members of the Society – as practitioners of, or who are involved in, the field of Psychology.
- Be responsive to strategic, democratically identified needs and priorities, thus serving as a primary resource for all psychology professionals.
- Grow the visibility and influence of Psychology and PsySSA in contributing to human rights, health and well-being.
- Champion the recognition, relevance and application of Psychology to a wider audience.
- Be a continental leader and global partner in promoting and advancing the discipline to address individual, societal and global challenges.
PsySSA commits to its vision through a mission that is grounded in the following core values:
To maintain and encourage the highest standards of professional and scientific competence to ensure national and international best practice.
Integrity and ethics
To act with integrity, communicate respectfully, accept responsibility for our words and actions, and requiring ethical, professional behaviour by all persons associated with PsySSA.
To care about the interests and needs of our members, strive to empower and build the capacity of our members to realise their full potential, and support lifelong learning
Human rights and social justice orientation
To advance human rights and social justice, informed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and aligned to the South African Constitution; and to reconcile historically opposed groups. To ensure that members, Council, the Executive and staff are treated with dignity, equity and fairness.
Social relevance and responsiveness
To encourage a multiplicity of opinions and seek ways to incorporate the voices and experiences of all communities and avenues of Psychology in service of the public good.
Democratic, transparent and accountable governance
To conduct activities in a democratic, accountable and transparent manner; and to strive for efficiency and effectiveness in the management of PsySSA.
Non partisan and civil society based
To ensure that the Society remains an organ of civil society without any overt or covert loyalty to any political party.
More about Psychology
The discipline of psychology is concerned with mental processes (like learning, reasoning, motivation & emotion) and behaviour, and the relationship between these processes. The study of psychology is concerned with how people feel, think, learn, understand, perceive, act and interact with others. Read more…
PsySSA Membership SectionMembership of the Society is an integral part of being a psychology professional. Our different grades of membership cater for those who have accredited qualifications, or are pursuing an accredited psychology-training route, as well as those who have an interest in psychology, but have no applicable qualifications. Become a member
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Building a Unified, Relevant & Responsive PsychologyPsySSA advances South African psychology as a science and profession of global stature and promotes psychological praxis as relevant, proactive and responsive to societal needs and well-being.
Here you will find links to some of the broader issues affecting psychology practitioners.
Congress 2020...we are counting down the days to the launch of the theme for the 26th South African Annual Psychology Congress
PsySSA Congress 2020