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 Student Division – Psychology Live Q&A

Join the PsySSA Student Division on Thursday, 31 October 2019, for its first 'Ask Us Anything' session! Post your psychology-related questions on their social media pages (links below), or inbox PsySSA Student Division, and join them live on at 2pm on Instagram and...

Article & Resources on Suicide Research Ethics

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Evaluation of the Health System Costs of Mental Health Services

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) together with the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) released the full technical report of the Evaluation of the Health System Costs of Mental Health Services and Programmes in South...

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Psychotherapy Symposium Wednesday, 18 March 2020

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PsySSA Membership Section

Membership 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.
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CaSP

Community & Social Psychology Division

DRM

Division for Research and Methodology

SEPSA

Society for Educational Psychology of South Africa

DNFP

Division of Neuropsychology & Forensic Psychology

RCP

Registered Counsellors and Psychometrists

PiPS

Psychology in Public Service

SGD

Sexuality and Gender Division

SD

Student Division

SAACP

South African Association of Counselling Psychology

SASCP

The South African Society for Clinical Psychology

TVD

Trauma and Violence Division

PsySSA Publications and Resources

A benefit to PsySSA members is online access to the South African Journal of Psychology, as well as a range of other Sage psychology journals to keep up to date with research in the profession.
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Social Media

PsySSA has an active social media profile and regularly engages with the broader psychology community through its posts and social media updates. View the latest posts below.

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“We have so many problems in our country but a team like this, we come from different backgrounds, different races but we came together with one goal and we wanted to achieve it..... we can achieve anything if we work together as one.”
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Today, we bore witness to another transcendent moment for post-apartheid South Africa. The springboks were testimant to the fact that there is nothing we cannot achieve if we are unified.

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Whether you are an experienced psychologist or a student you may benefit from first visiting the Careers in Psychology page. We hope that you find the information useful and informative. Links to recently advertised psychology positions are listed here for your perusal. 

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Building a Unified, Relevant & Responsive Psychology

PsySSA 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. 

PsySSA Western Cape Branch NHI Discussion

On Saturday, 28 September, the PsySSA Western Cape branch hosted a discussion about the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system at the Cornerstone Institute in Cape Town. The speaker, Professor Sharon Kleintjies (University of Cape Town and...

Update on the Review of the Regulations Relating to the Scope of the Profession of Psychology

This communication serves to update the profession on progress made by the Professional Board in finalising the review of the Regulations defining the Scope of the Profession of Psychology. Please see attached relevant documents below: [gview...

Invitation: Public Service Reform through the Lens of Life Esidimeni

Through the Lens of Life Esidimeni Transforming the ‘state’ should not be limited to a focus on the executive as a key site of decision-making power. It must also encompass the public service – the bureaucracy that interfaces with the public and gives...

Judge Moseneke donates his Esidimeni arbitration fees to law students

Retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke presided over the Esidemeni hearings and in an act that can only be described as humbling, donated his arbitrtion fees to law schools whose students fight for the poor and vulnerable. Moseneke said: "[I] will...

LIFE Esidimeni: Relief and caution after Life Esidimeni ruling

Professor Anthony Pillay, past president of the Psychological Society of South Africa, spoke on POWERfm during the POWERBreakfast show regarding the latest outcomes of the Life Esidimeni Trial Arbitration Hearings.

Moseneke gives government 3 months to pay more than R1m each to Life Esidimeni families

The Life Esidimeni Arbitration Hearings Johannesburg - Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has given the South African government three months to compensate the families of those who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. The compensation is in...

Building an Effective Mental Health Defence Force to Serve SA Communities

Mental health issues have been on the rise in South African communities and we have a shortage of skills in the psychology profession to meet this overwhelming need.

PsySSA Comments on the Life Esidimeni Arbitration Hearings

The Life Esidimeni Arbitration Hearings With the rest of the nation, PsySSA follows the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings with great interest. Considering the death toll is now believed to be over 140 and some patients still unaccounted for, these are...

Undesirable, dehumanised and tortured – expert speaks of Life Esidimeni trauma

Johannesburg – A clinical psychologist has testified about the severe social stresses and trauma the Life Esidimeni patients would’ve faced after being transferred to a number of unlicensed NGOs, which resulted in the deaths of 143 people.

Congress 2020

...we are counting down the days to the launch of the theme for the 26th South African Annual Psychology Congress

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