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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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Perspectives of Research Participants on the electronic consent process implemented in a COVID – 19 vaccine trial in South Africa

The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law (CMEL) at Stellenbosch University is exploring the acceptability and robustness of the electronic consent process for research participation in a COVID -19 vaccine implementation study. If you are a health care professional and/or a researcher/part of a research team, you are invited to participate in an online survey of a study entitled: Perspectives of Research Participants on the electronic consent process implemented in a COVID – 19 vaccine trial in South Africa.

Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) Reflections on Mandela Day 2021

It is natural for people to look to revered figures and scriptures for solace in times of crisis. While will never know the exact words that our beleaguered democracy’s founding President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela would have used in responding to the crisis that engulfed our country from the start of this Mandela month, we can be sure that he would have displayed the decisive leadership that he was renowned and respected for.

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Striving for social justice in our work: A participatory community psychology workshop

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PsySSA Webinars

PsySSA recently launched a webinar platform featuring interactive talks and presentations. Here you will find links to the different webinars completed in 2020 and upcoming webinars for 2021.

2021 Webinar Series

Freedom Looks Like This Here

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PsySSA is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an exciting webinar series titled Troubling Psychology in Troubled Times. This series will include 4 webinars and will culminate in The Annual PsySSA Presidents’ Memorial Lecture. 

The webinar series will also enable our members to keep their CPD Points up to date. As an added bonus, this webinar series will be offered free of charge!

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PsySSA has a proud tradition of industry leading publications and continues to influence the profession through ongoing media statements, policy documents, and practice guidelines.

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PsySSA 2021 Webinar Series – Troubling Psychology in Troubled Times

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to host the Annual South African Psychology Congress this year. To this end, we thank our members for their understanding.

PsySSA is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an exciting webinar series titled Troubling Psychology in Troubled Times. This series will include 4 webinars and will culminate in The Annual PsySSA Presidents’ Memorial Lecture.

The webinar series will also enable our members to keep their CPD Points up to date. As an added bonus, this webinar series will be offered free of charge!

The first webinar, Freedom Looks Like This Here, by Professor Kopano Ratele, is scheduled for 4th August. Join us as Professor Ratele shares his insights on psychological freedom.

Save the dates for all of our cutting-edge webinar addresses below.

We are appreciative of the support of our members and look forward to continuing our work together.

In Solidarity,
The PsySSA Presidency

Visit our website to find out: https://www.psyssa.com/psyssa-2021-webinar-series-troubling-psychology-in-troubled-times/

#webinar2021 #webinarseries #troublingpsychology #toubledtimes #CPD #psychology

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PsySSA Workshop Series: Workshop 4: Striving for social justice in our work: A participatory community psychology workshop

Visit our website to find out more: https://www.psyssa.com/psyssa-workshop-series-workshop-4-striving-for-social-justice-in-our-work-a-participatory-community-psychology-workshop/

#psychology #socialjustice

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Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) Reflections on Mandela Day 2021

It is natural for people to look to revered figures and scriptures for solace in times of crisis. While will never know the exact words that our beleaguered democracy’s founding President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela would have used in responding to the crisis that engulfed our country from the start of this Mandela month, we can be sure that he would have displayed the decisive leadership that he was renowned and respected for.

Visit our website to read our Mandela Day Reflections written by Professor Saths Cooper: https://www.psyssa.com/psychological-society-of-south-africa-psyssa-reflections-on-mandela-day-2021/

#mandeladay2021 #reflections #psychology

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PsyCast: Confronting the Misnomer of the “Post-COVID World”: Psychology and the Realities of our Time

This message comes to you from a heightened state of national and global crisis. This is in relation to the third wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the recent spate of events related to violence, counter-violence, socio-economic and political instability.

The PsySSA Presidency urges all psychology practitioners to pause and reflect on the role and responsibilities of psychology professionals, practitioners, the discipline and the science in the realities of our time. We have to recalibrate and recommit to deploying our skillsets in the varying environments, resisting the temptation to retreat into our own enclaves and rather orientate ourselves towards the public good in forms of solidarity, support, social assistance, psychological intervention and psychosocial analysis.

We invite and challenge all psychology practitioners to partake in this conversation with PsySSA, the discipline and within the public domain more broadly. We encourage all to listen to the PsyCast presented by the PsySSA President, Professor Garth Stevens.

Visit our website to listen to this PsyCast: https://www.psyssa.com/psycast-confronting-the-misnomer-of-the-post-covid-world-psychology-and-the-realities-of-our-time/

#PsyCast #PostCovid #violence

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PsySSA Workshop Series: Workshop 3: The Assessment and Systemic Support of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Climate, Environment and Psychology Webinar: Writing to Change the World

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