Community & Social Psychology Division (CaSP)


The aims of the Division of Community and Social Psychology of PsySSA:

In addition to the objectives of PsySSA and the functions of divisions as expressed in Articles 2 and 12.4 respectively of the PsySSA constitution, the mission of the CaSP is to promote an understanding of the fields of community and social psychology.  The CaSP addresses this mission through the advancement of scientific research, community and social collaboration and professional education.  The goals derived from this mission are to be achieved in cooperation with PsySSA, other professional organizations, and the general public.

INCENTIVES for Membership
What do members receive by becoming members?
  • Publishing Opportunities: Shared information on special editions of journals and journals that focus on issues in community and social psychology
  • Networking Opportunities: Information about conferences and talks, interesting community psychology projects
  • Research Opportunities: Invitations to collaborate on research projects are circulated within the email network and members are encouraged to collaborate with each other on joint projects
  • Opportunities to Influence: Being part of committees that are discussing cutting edge issues in the fields
  • Social Change: This division is directly concerned with advocacy for social change, transformation and decolonisation in society
R50 per year

Full Member

R 50 per year


R50 per year


R50 per year

Registered Counsellor & Psychometrist

R 50 per year

Psychology Intern

R20 per year

Student Member

Boshadi Semenya
Additional Member
Dené Du Rand
Suntosh Pillay
Secretary & Treasurer
Dr. Avivit Cherrington
Geraldine Franciscus
Additional Member
Annari Stander
Additional Member

Private practice focussing on community-based research

Private practice in psychology is usually associated with a psychologist, mainly clinical or counselling, seeing clients somewhere in a serene setting. In recent times, the practice of psychology has evolved and changed, and the traditional role of the psychologist has expanded. Despite this, people still think of psychologists in stereotypical ways and few people consider how private practice may revolve around community-based research. Operating a private practice in this context is very similar to operating a private practice in the traditional sense, but with a few differences. These differences are briefly highlighted below.

Private Practice focussing on Community-Based Research
Itsoseng Clinic by Dr Linda M Eskell Blokland
Itsoseng Clinic Brief by Dr Linda M Eskell Blokland
Itsoseng Clinic by Dr Linda M Eskell Blokland

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Community psychology and social psychology both look at how larger social systems impact on people’s lives and both have qualitative interests that critique mainstream psychological approaches.

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