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What is PsySSA?

The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is a national professional association representing Psychology professionals. 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.

PsySSA’s 30th Anniversary

Annual Psychology Congress

The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is proud to announce its 30th Annual Psychology Congress. This landmark event marks three decades of pioneering psychological research, practice, and education in South Africa, reflecting our ongoing commitment to understanding the human mind and addressing societal needs.

The Countdown to Congress Starts

The 28th Annual South African Psychology Congress, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), is set to occur from 8 to 11 October 2024 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. This landmark event, commemorating 30 years since the inception of democracy in South Africa and the establishment of PsySSA on democratic principles, will also include the 10th Anniversary Pan African Psychology Union (PAPU) Congress. It aims to draw a global audience of scholars, academics, researchers, and practitioners to discuss advancements, share ideas, and engage in robust debates across all psychology fields. The congress invites submissions for a variety of presentations, with abstracts accepted until 05 April 2024, offering a unique opportunity for professionals to contribute to and partake in a significant milestone in the psychology community.

Visit our Workshop Series 2024 page. We have an exciting series of cutting edge workshops. Registrations are open. 

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All About PsySSA

Information on Divisions, Standing Committees, Interests Groups, Council, and the Executive.

Membership

Membership categories, membership benefits, fees, professional indemnity, and renewals.

Webinars

Explore engaging webinars for professional growth in psychology here.

Congress

Attend our Congress: advancing psychology knowledge, practice, and collaboration.

Find a Psychologist

Click here to search for a psychologist

CPD Accreditation

Submit your training programmes for official CPD accreditation here. Quick turnaround time. 

Divisional Pages

Explore divisions: specialised psychology sectors within the PsySSA network.

Job Listings

When available, job listings may be viewed here.

SAGE Journal

South African Journal of Psychology

The South African Journal of Psychology publishes peer-reviewed contributions in English from all fields of psychology. Whilst the emphasis is on empirical research, the journal also accepts theoretical and methodological papers, review articles, short communications, book reviews, and letters commenting on articles published in the journal. 

Impact Factor

The SAJP’s most recent Impact Factor: 1.9

Editor in Chief

Norman Duncan, Professor Emeritus, University of Pretoria

SAJP Aims & Scope

The South African Journal of Psychology (SAJP) is the official journal of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA). The SAJP publishes peer-reviewed contributions in English from all fields of psychology. Whilst the emphasis is on empirical research, the journal also accepts theoretical and methodological papers, review articles, book reviews, and short commentaries, including commentaries on articles published in the journal. Priority is given to articles relevant to Africa and the psychological issues pertinent to this context.

Browse PsySSA’s Publications

AJOPA
ORIM
ETHICS
Other SAGE Journals
PsySSA Statements

PsySSA Social Media Platforms

In today’s digital era, establishing an online presence is imperative for organisations like PsySSA. Social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, and Instagram are invaluable tools not only for connecting with our members but also for reaching out to the broader community. Active engagement on these platforms cultivates collaboration, knowledge sharing, and alignment with industry regulations, ultimately enhancing the practice of psychology. For direct access to PsySSA’s social media platforms, please see the following links below: