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Celebrating 29 years of PsySSA

Celebrating 29 years of PsySSA

We congratulate PsySSA on reaching 29 years!

We thank our leadership, through the years for the continued guidance. Furthermore, we thank our members for their continued support.

The countdown to the 30th Anniversary has began!

Share your wishes with us on social media using the hashtag #29YearsOfPsySSA

We look forward to serving you for many more years to come.

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HPSIG Podcast: The Health of Sex Workers in South Africa

HPSIG Podcast: The Health of Sex Workers in South Africa

In this episode we speak with Dr Marlise Richter and Constance Mathe of Sex Worker Education & Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) about the health of sex workers in South Africa and other sub-Saharan countries. They discuss the legal context of sex work in SA and the discrimination sex workers face, as well as the numerous barriers encountered when accessing healthcare. We then go on to consider the possible effects these issues may have on sex workers’ physical and mental health, as well as the effects this may have on broader society. Lastly, Marlise and Constance explore the possibility of decriminalisation of sex work, as well as other interventions which show promise in reducing the negative outcomes experienced by such individuals.

A Message from the PsySSA President 2022

A Message from the PsySSA President 2022

I look forward to working with the 2022/2023 Executive Committee and the broader PsySSA membership to continue to build and strengthen our society through enacting PsySSA’s vision, mission and strategic goals. I look forward too, to tending to the seedlings that have sprouted out of the crisis and expanding our horizons to imagine new opportunities, alliances, and partnerships.

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Publications

PsySSA has various publications that can be accessed by members. This includes our flagship publication, The South African Journal of Psychology (SAJP).

PsySSA Congress

The biggest event of the PsySSA calendar is our Annual Psychology Congress to be held again in October 2023, at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.

CPD Accreditation

Would you like to have your activities CPD Accredited? PsySSA is an accredited HPCSA CPD Accreditation Service Provider.

Online Webinars

Initially hosted by the PsySSA Presidency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online webinars have become an annual feature.

My CPD

Members can obtain CPD points through the SAJP and AJOPA. PsySSA CPD aims to assist members manage points and ensure HPCSA compliance.

Membership and PsySSA Structures

PsySSA is governed by a Council and Executive Committee that are democratically elected. The Society is comprised of Divisions, Interest Groups, Branches, Standing Committees and Affiliates

Membership

The Society is delighted to declare that, in lieu of on the current economic climate and as a token of appreciation to our members for their continued support, PsySSA members will receive the 2022 PsySSA Membership Package at 2019’s rates! This means that there has not been an increase in our membership fees for over three years!

PsySSA Structures

Council

The PsySSA council is the highest decision-making body of the Society in between Annual General Meetings of its Membership, traditionally held every year at congress. 

Presidency

The Presidency, which includes the President, President-Elect and Past President, meets on a monthly basis in preparation for the Executive Committee meetings and to consult with the Executive Director regarding the short- and long-term objectives of the Society. 

Executive Committee

The Presidency, which includes the President, President-Elect and Past President, meets on a monthly basis in preparation for the Executive Committee meetings and to consult with the Executive Director regarding the short- and long-term objectives of the Society.  

Standing Committees

PsySSA has 12 Standing Committees offering strategic planning, guidance, and a liaison role within the field of psychology. .  

Divisions

PsySSA has 12 Divisions which are focussed around scopes and interests in the profession

Interest Groups

PsySSA also have 2  Interests Groups

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Careers in Psychology

A psychology background assists people in many work fields as it provides them with a basic understanding of human behaviour and social dynamics. 

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