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.
Loss of life in whatever cause is terrible and offends the human condition. Systematic killing, especially of children, women, and the non-combatant majority, is indefensible.
All of us have been shocked by the wanton violence that erupted a fortnight ago in Israel and Gaza, and its unrelenting escalation since.
The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is excited to announce that applications for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation for the year 2024 are now open.
The theme for the 2023 16 Days Campaign is: “Accelerating actions to end gender-based violence & femicide: leaving no one behind.”
Did you miss the 18th Annual Peace, Safety and Human Rights Memorial Lecture?
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We are excited to invite interested practitioners to apply for a psychology vacancy within the Matzikama Sub-district (West Coast District) based at Vredendal, Western Cape.
Closing date: 30 November 2023
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It is with great pleasure that we announce that our membership applications for 2024 have opened!
The Society is pleased to announce that, in lieu of the current economic climate and in honour of our 30th Anniversary, PsySSA members will receive the 2024 PsySSA Membership Package at 2023’s rates!
SAJP Volume 53 Issue 4: December 2023
Free access for all PsySSA members. Click on the post for more information.
Be at the Forefront of AI and Psychology Welcome to the AI Interest Group, an initiative by members of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA). This specialized community brings together professionals who are passionate about the intersection of...
The 33rd International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2024 is poised to unfold in the historic city of Prague, Czech Republic, from July 21 – 26, 2024.
Find out more about ICP2024 here!
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 January 2023!
Vista Nova School is currently seeking a qualified Registered Counsellor for a contract position, offering the opportunity to contribute to the holistic well-being and academic success of learners with special needs. The role encompasses a range of responsibilities, click on the post to learn more.
We are excited to invite you to read the latest issue of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Psychology News, dated 01/10/2023. This edition is filled with valuable insights, research updates, and relevant news that aligns closely with PsySSA’s mission to advance psychology as both a science and a profession in South Africa.
All About PsySSA
Information on Divisions, Standing Committees, Interests Groups, Council, and the Executive.
Membership categories, membership benefits, fees, professional indemnity, and renewals.
Explore engaging webinars for professional growth in psychology here.
Attend our Congress: advancing psychology knowledge, practice, and collaboration.
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Submit your training programmes for official CPD accreditation here. Quick turnaround time.
Explore divisions: specialised psychology sectors within the PsySSA network.
When available, job listings may be viewed here.
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.
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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: