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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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Lockdown mental health in the spotlight with first SA focused depression screening tool

WITS University psychology researcher, Tasneem Hassem has been awarded R100 000 in seed funding to advance the development and commercialisation of the first validated online depression screening tool suitable to the South African context. Developed over four years as part of her PhD studies in psychology, the tool offers an empathetic and unintimidating first step towards recognising, understanding and seeking help for depression.

World Mental Health Day 2021: Mental Health in an Unequal World

It is a concerning fact that more than 20% of our population have a mental health problem requiring professional care. However, it is comforting to know that treatments are available for all mental health conditions. Even more reassuring is the fact that mental health treatments, including medication and psychotherapies, have advanced substantially over the past two decades, evidencing high levels of efficacy.

Nominations for PsySSA Executive Committee Vacancies

PsySSA Call for Nominations The PsySSA Nominations Committee wishes to advise that the following positions on the PsySSA Executive Committee will become vacant at the forthcoming 26th AGM to be held virtually on 17 November 2021. President-Elect Treasurer Four...

Annual General Meeting of PsySSA

Notice is hereby given that the 26th Annual General Meeting of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) will be held virtually on Zoom, on Wednesday 17th November 2021 at 18:00. All PsySSA Members are invited to attend to transact the business of the AGM.We...

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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

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!

PsySSA Publications

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 Workshop Series: Workshop 12: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

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PsySSA Commemorates World Mental Health Day 2021

Mental Health in an Unequal World🌍

"Despite the numerous challenges we face as a country, we are fortunate that mental health care is available, even though it may be in short supply in some areas such as rural & poorer...

PsySSA Call for Nominations
The PsySSA Nominations Committee wishes to advise that the following positions on the PsySSA Executive Committee will become vacant at the forthcoming 26th AGM to be held virtually on 17 November 2021:
President-Elect
Treasurer
Four Additional Members https://t.co/i6q9wclcNu

PsySSA Commemorates Heritage Day 2021

"Our heritage is one of care, compassion and solidarity with the oppressed & marginalised. An adherence to social justice values, and a reclamation of the psyche that boldly claims forbidden spaces for thinking and social action in service https://t.co/q9POxquqvC