Multi-stakeholder initiative to support South African health care workers (HCW)

We hope that we can also draw on your expertise and strength as we work collectively towards ensuring the best possible outcomes during this pandemic for the multiple service users and publics whom we serve. Please click on the link below to read more about this exciting initiative. 

SAJP: Special Section

The South African Journal of Psychology is planning a Special Section on the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly its impact on Africa, as well as the continent’s response to the disease given its vulnerabilities and multiple challenges. Review articles and data-driven manuscripts are welcome.

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All the questions you wanted to ask about Covid-19 and how you as a psychology practitioner can navigate through these difficult times while ensuring we honour our commitments to patients and clients.

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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.

COVID-19 Podcast Series...

Always ready to bring the latest information and updates in the psychology world to you…

PsyCast: COVID-19: Addiction & Recovery during COVID-19

Addiction & Recovery during COVID-19 By Chris Olivier and Daniel den Hollander Promentis Healthcare 

PsyCast: COVID-19: Championing child & adolescent resilience to COVID-19

Championing child & adolescent resilience to COVID-19 By Prof Linda Theron University of Pretoria - Faculty of Education 

PsyCast: COVID-19: How the lockdown has been a gift

How lockdown has been a gift By Prof Kopano Ratele - PsySSA Past President

PsyCast: COVID-19: Psychology, Public Health and COVID-19

Autonomy in the time of COVID-19 By Daniel den Hollander, Psychology in Public Service - Chairperson

PsyCast: COVID-19: Collective Trauma in the Wake of Covid-19

Collective Trauma in the Wake of Covid-19 By Marise Swart 

PsyCast: COVID-19: Confronting the politics of hope & health during Covid-19

Confronting the politics of hope & health during Covid-19 By Suntosh Pillay

PsyCast: COVID-19: Aspiring to the pinnacle of serving humanity: A call to action for psychologists

Aspiring to the pinnacle of serving humanity: A call to action for psychologists By Prof Garth Stevens - PsySSA President.As the PsySSA Presidency, we write to you again and trust that you and yours are well as we try to cope with the extended lockdown recently...

PsyCast: COVID-19: How essential are psychology teachers and postgraduate supervisors

How essential are psychology teachers and postgraduate supervisors By Prof Kopano Ratele - PsySSA Past President.

PsyCast: COVID-19: Adjusting to online learning

Adjusting to online learning By Mr Sipho Dlamini - South African Association for Counselling Psychology Executive Committee Member.

PsyCast: COVID-19: Mental Health Support to Communities. Outreach Psychosocial Support with COVID-19

Mental Health Support to Communities. Outreach Psychosocial Support with COVID-19 By Prof Sharon Kleintjies - Psychology in Public Service Executive Committee Member.

PsyCast: COVID-19: Addiction & Recovery during COVID-19

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

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PsyCast: COVID-19: Championing child & adolescent resilience to COVID-19

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

read more

PsyCast: COVID-19: How the lockdown has been a gift

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

read more

PsyCast: COVID-19: Psychology, Public Health and COVID-19

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

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Information for psychology practitioners

The current corona virus that is causing COVID-19 is new to the world.

Researchers did not have a chance to study this specific virus, the impact of the virus on people, the infection processes and the impact of infection before the outbreak started. They are learning from the pandemic as it unfolds. That means that health professionals around the globe must stay up to date in terms of: research findings as they become available, and what the important but unanswered questions at this stage are. Here are some important information sources for data about the pandemic around the globe and in South Africa, what the disaster response status in South Africa is, and credible information, advice and materials to support you when helping members of the public, frontline healthcare workers, and COVID-19 patients.

Also view information on our PsyTalk Special Edition page

Responding to a global crisis...

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. 

As the PsySSA Presidencywe want to assure our members that our service to you remains a priority. We are committed to navigating the current crisis, and implementing necessary plans in ways that allow us to continue to support you, engage with you, and uphold the Society’s vision and mission. We hope that we can also draw on your expertise and strength as we work collectively towards ensuring the best possible outcomes during this pandemic for the multiple service users and publics whom we serve.

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