DBT Workshop Collaboration

DBT Workshop Collaboration

Unlock DBT Level 1 with PsySSA in Collaboration with the South African DBT Institute

Embark on a transformative journey with PsySSA and the South African DBT Institute. We invite you to unlock the potential of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Level 1 through our collaborative workshop. Join us as we explore the core principles and techniques of DBT.

SAACP Divisional Workshop: Counselling Psychology in SA: Workforce Recommendations

SAACP Divisional Workshop: Counselling Psychology in SA: Workforce Recommendations

Bridging gaps: Examining workforce trends and offering actionable recommendations to support counselling psychologists in South Africa

Counselling psychology in South Africa has recently emerged from a tumultuous period, stemming from regulatory efforts in 2011, which negatively impacted on the profession’s status and viability. While the definition and scope of counselling psychology arguably demonstrate improvements in aligning with global practices, concerns persist surrounding the work opportunities and professional experiences of counselling psychologists, particularly those in the early stages of their careers.

In this workshop, we aim to contribute to discussions surrounding the pivotal role of counselling psychologists in South Africa. We will present the latest national data pertaining to the counselling psychologist workforce, elucidating some of the major challenges, support needs, and opportunities that these professionals encounter. Based on the most recent data, our objective is to offer actionable recommendations at multiple levels, contributing to the advancement and enhancement of the field. This is particularly important considering the forthcoming contentious implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) system.

Date: 6 March 2024 at 18:00-20:00

PsySSA Practice Guidelines for Working with Sexually and Gender Diverse People Revision

PsySSA Practice Guidelines for Working with Sexually and Gender Diverse People Revision

Just over five years ago, the PsySSA Practice Guidelines for Working with Sexually and Gender Diverse People were published. This landmark document has had a significant impact on the LGBTQIA+ field, influencing psychology, trans healthcare, public health, and global health sectors. The PsySSA African LGBTI+ Human Rights Project, spearheaded by the Sexuality and Gender Division (SGD), is in the process of revising these guidelines to reflect the latest developments in the field. A crucial component of this revision is the contribution from psychology professionals. Your insights and experiences are invaluable to ensuring that the revised guidelines reflect the latest advancements and best practices in the field.

We are particularly interested in receiving feedback on:

  • Practical examples from your professional experience
  • Ethical dilemmas and how they were navigated
  • Clinical issues encountered and resolutions
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Narratives and stories that highlight the diverse experiences of working within this area

Your expertise and input will significantly contribute to the comprehensive and meaningful update of these guidelines, ultimately benefiting professionals and the communities we serve.

To share your insights, please complete our brief survey, which includes five targeted questions designed to gather your valuable feedback.

To participate, please visit: https://forms.gle/w5rECa9ZpABeC8At9

Responses are requested by 20 February 2024.

Close The Gap –  PsySSA Champions Psychological Support on World Cancer Day

Close The Gap – PsySSA Champions Psychological Support on World Cancer Day

This World Cancer Day, PsySSA shines a light on the unseen battles of cancer — the emotional, mental, and psychological challenges patients face. In the fight against cancer, we underscore the necessity of psychological care as part of the comprehensive treatment plan. As we support the ‘Close the Gap’ campaign, we call on leaders and healthcare providers to ensure psychological support is integral to cancer care, thereby enhancing patient resilience and overall quality of life.

Ignite The Dialogue – PsySSA Congress 2024 Abstract Submission Now Open!

Ignite The Dialogue – PsySSA Congress 2024 Abstract Submission Now Open!

 PsySSA Congress 2024 Abstract Submission is now Open!

Join us from 8-11 October 2024 for a landmark event celebrating three decades of advancing psychology in South Africa. This year’s Congress not only marks a significant milestone in our journey but also sets the stage for fostering innovation, collaboration, and growth in our field. Submit your abstract today and be a part of history in the making at the PsySSA Congress 2024. Let’s celebrate 30 years of excellence, transformation, and community together.

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International Congress of Psychology 2024 Abstract Submission Deadline

International Congress of Psychology 2024 Abstract Submission Deadline

FINAL REMINDER!

This is the final reminder that the deadline for abstract submissions for the International Congress of Psychology 2024 is fast approaching. Please ensure that your abstracts are submitted by January 31, 2024. 

Don’t miss this additional opportunity to be a part of a global dialogue in the historic city of Prague, Czech Republic. Set your alarms, mark your calendars, and get ready to contribute your research and knowledge to the international psychological community.