Division for Research and Methodology (DRM)

OBJECTIVES

The Division for Research and Methodology of PsySSA aims:

  • To promote theory and research in psychology.
  • To improve the training of psychologists and the teaching of psychology.
  • To provide a forum for persons who are involved in the teaching of, and research in, psychology.
  • To serve the interests and recognition of those persons who are involved in teaching of, and research in, psychology.
  • To promote international co-operation between psychologists and between workers in cognate areas.
  • To encourage debate on the social and ethical consequences of psychology.
  • To promote links between psychology and its applications.
  • To institute and administer Continuing Education (CE) Programmes.
INCENTIVES for Membership
What do members receive by becoming members?
  • Weekly email circulations concerning upcoming conferences, career and research-related opportunities and links to relevant research material
  • Access to research-related material made available on our social science methods website
  • Access to particular journal articles and other research materials that are not freely available online
  • Participation in informative webinars relating to research psychology
  • Guidance concerning HPCSA activities and guidelines, board exam preparation and internship applications
FEES
R 60 per year

Full Member

R 60 per year

Associate

R60 per year

Affiliate

R 60 per year

Registered Counsellor & Psychometrist

R 60 per year

Psychology Intern

R10 per year

Student Member

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE
Leonie Vorster
Chair
Pakeezah Rajab
Vice-Chair
Fatima Peters
Secretary & Treasurer
Dr. Kyle Bester
Additional Member
Dr. Bronwyne Coetzee
Additional Member
Prof. Theophilus Lazarus
Additional Member
Sulaiyman Philander
Additional Member
NEWS AND UPDATES  FROM THE DIVISION

Ethical Rules 

ETHICAL RULES OF CONDUCT FOR PRACTITIONERS REGISTERED UNDER THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT, 1974

Ethical Rules

HPCSA: Guidelines For Good Practice In The Healthcare Profession

Ethical Guidelines For Good Practice With Regard To HIV

Ethical Guidelines

DRM Information

We have compiled a list of questions and answers that may provide the information you are looking for. If none of these answers address your query, please send us a follow up message to psyssadrm@psyssa.co.za

Relevant links
MEMBERS ONLY

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.

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