Established January 1994
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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.
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PsySSA Webinar Series
PsySSA will launch a webinar platform featuring interactive talks and presentations over the next couple of days. Updates to follow soon.
Webinar Series Psychology of Racism in the Light of the Black Lives Matter Movement Racism is a shapeshifter. Elusive, material for comedians, banal and brutal all at once, it is everywhere and apparently a figment of the psyche. Coloured by specificities of local...
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COVID-19…Extraordinary and Challenging Times…
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…
Invitation to Participate: The COVID-19 Pandemic: An Online Survey of Non-Specific Psychological Distress During the South African National Shutdown
Dear Participant This is an invitation to participate in a study entitled: The COVID-19 Pandemic: An Online Survey of Non-Specific Psychological Distress During the South African National Shutdown [Ethical Clearance Number: H20-HEA-PSY-006]. The study aims to explore...