Established January 1994

Building a Unified, Relevant, and Responsive Psychology

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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. 

Upcoming Webinars

Monday, 24 August 2020

Time:    14h00-16h00 (SAST / CAT)

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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.

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The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is the professional body representing psychology professionals in South Africa.

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PsySSA Position Statements and Media Releases

Press releases, Position Statements, Media Releases…

JUNE 16 YOUTH DAY

Remembering the legacy of Youth Day is important for all South Africans. This remembering is fundamentally important for all of us in the health and mental health profession. Given the inequalities in our society, the rampant poverty, and the continued struggles for humanity among the vulnerable and marginalised, it is critically urgent that the legacy of systemic oppression be addressed both within ourselves, as well as within society. Our responsibility is to understand, examine, teach, soothe and to confront and resist the overt and subtle manifestations of racism, sexism and all other oppressions. We can also continue to advocate for conditions that restore the dignity and humanity of all. It is the best way we can honour the youth of 1976, and the youth of 2020. As PsySSA, we can do that.

An Open Statement by the Psychological Society of South Africa Psychological on Well-Being During Isolation and Quarantine (COVID-19)

An Open Statement by the Psychological Society of South Africa Psychological Well-Being...

PsySSA Statement: Parktown Boys High School tragedy

The Society for Educational Psychology of South Africa (SEPSA) drafted the statement on the Parktown Boys High School tragedy on behalf of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)

The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) joins the nation in expressing its sadness over the death of young Enoch Mpianzi who lost his life during a school camp. The death of a child, in any manner, is a most tragic event for a family and in the lives of parents. When a child dies in such circumstances while in the care of an institution like a school, it is especially disturbing.

PsySSA written response on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill

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Psychologists from around the world pledge to apply their science to help stem climate change

LISBON, Portugal – Prof Saths Cooper was among the leaders of psychological associations from more than 40 nations on five continents who met here and pledged to apply psychological science to combating global climate change.

“It was a great honor and responsibility to be invited to participate in this historic summit,” said Cooper. “As the science of behavior, psychology has much to say about what people can do to help prevent and mitigate the impacts of climate change and how to develop strategies to cope. We pledged to encourage leaders in government, academia, health and business to use more psychological science in designing policies to promote sustainable preventive and corrective behaviors.”

COVID-19…Extraordinary and Challenging Times…

PsyCast: COVID-19: Who’s afraid of the Big Fake News

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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