PsySSA CPD Workshop Series 2024: Workshop 1: Using DBT in Individual Therapy with Emotionally Dysregulated Clients

PsySSA CPD Workshop Series 2024: Workshop 1: Using DBT in Individual Therapy with Emotionally Dysregulated Clients

Workshop 1: Using DBT in Individual Therapy with Emotionally Dysregulated Clients

About this workshop:

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was developed as a multi-modal intervention for chronically suicidal, self-harming and dysregulated clients. Most therapists don’t have access to a team, so individual therapy is their primary mode of treatment. In this 2-session series, we will focus on using DBT in Individual Therapy by providing a framework for formulating and treating clients who have difficulty regulating emotions. Session 2 will build on the foundations of session 1 and explore some intervention strategies. The aim of these sessions are to provide participants with tools they would be able to apply their practice, regardless of the context.

Meet our Presenters

Werner Teichert is a clinical psychologist based in Sydney, Australia. He is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Fellow of The College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLIN). Werner was trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) by Behavioral Tech, in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) by The Beck Institute. As the managing director of The South African DBT Institute and Australian DBT Central, Werner has dedicated the last decade to treating clients with Borderline Personality Disorder and training and supervising practitioners to use DBT effectively.

 

 

Introducing PsyCPD!

Introducing PsyCPD!

PsySSA is excited to announce the launch of our new in-house CPD platform, PsyCPD, exclusively available through your membership profile. PsyCPD is your gateway to continuing professional development, featuring a CPD Accredited Articles Library. Here, you’ll find a selection of articles each paired with a quiz, providing an opportunity to earn free CPD points. Seize this opportunity to advance your knowledge and expertise while earning CPD points with PsySSA.

 

PsySSA CPD Workshop Series 2024 – Registration Now Open!

PsySSA CPD Workshop Series 2024 – Registration Now Open!

In celebration of PsySSA’s 30th Anniversary, we are excited to announce the opening of registration for an unprecedented 16-part CPD Workshop Series. This series promises to enrich your professional knowledge by encompassing a wide spectrum of compelling topics and expert speakers from various fields of psychology.

PsySSA members can attend these workshops at the minimal rate of R300.00 per workshop while non-members pay R600.00 per workshop. If you are not yet a member, join PsySSA today to enjoy our member discounts and more. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants will be eligible to earn CPD points for each workshop attended, fully compliant with HPCSA guidelines.

For detailed information regarding the workshop schedule and to secure your spot, click the link below.

 

 

PsySSA Workshop Series 2023: Workshop 10: Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation: Key Principles and Challenges

PsySSA Workshop Series 2023: Workshop 10: Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation: Key Principles and Challenges

About this workshop:

Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation play a crucial role in comprehending and managing cognitive and behavioural impairment stemming from neurological conditions or injuries. The acknowledgement of neuropsychology as distinct area of registration in South Africa with the population of the register for Neuropsychologists since 2020 is a significant milestone that highlights importance of this discipline within the country. This webinar aims to explore the current status of neuropsychology in South Africa by focusing on key theoretical and conceptual principles that form the foundation for neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation. The webinar will also delve into the challenges and concerns specific to the field, particularly within the South African context.

Register for this Workshop

16 August 2023
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PsySSA Workshop Series 2023: Workshop 10: Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation: Key Principles and Challenges

Meet our Presenter

Dr Watts has for many years been actively involved in developing neuropsychology in South Africa. She was President of the International Neuropsychological Society in 2015, to date their only President from a developing country. She served as Secretary-General of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) for a decade and is their Main Representative to the World Health Organization (WHO). She served on the WHO International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders and was a member of the WHO Rehabilitation Competency Framework Technical Work Group. Dr Watts is Treasurer of the Pan African Psychology Union, Past President of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) and the South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association, and chairs PsySSA’s Division of Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology. She is also an Executive Committee Member of the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa and chairs their examinations Committee.

Dr Watts completed her Ph.D and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in neuropsychology at the then University of Natal. She is a Clinical and Neuropsychologist based at Entabeni Hospital, Durban. Ann was an expert in the field (neuropsychology) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal until 2019 and a visiting neuropsychology lecturer at the Universities of Zululand and the Free State. She was Editor of the International Platform of the International Journal of Psychology for a decade and is a Consulting Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

IJP Special Issue Call for Papers – Tutorials on Quantitative Methods

IJP Special Issue Call for Papers – Tutorials on Quantitative Methods

More and more researchers in psychology and related disciplines are eager to learn how to get the best from their data. Although tutorials on statistical analyses are routinely published by specialised journals, they often assume an advanced statistical background and/or rely on abstract examples that may prevent applied researchers from fully engaging with those techniques. As a result, methodological barriers grow among researchers who do not have a strong quantitative background, which, ultimately, may lead them to use suboptimal statistical techniques.

For more details about this special edition, click here

Webinar: Decolonial Feminist Ethics of Care – Recording Out Now!

Webinar: Decolonial Feminist Ethics of Care – Recording Out Now!

Webinar: Decolonial Feminist Ethics of Care – Recording Out Now!

Webinar Abstract

This webinar, hosted by the Institute for Social and Health Sciences, University of South Africa and the Decolonising Psychology Division of the Psychology Society of South Africa, is based on a panel discussion with scholars located nationally and globally on the relevance of decolonial feminism in pushing back against the colonial academy. It will highlight the ways in which a decolonial feminist ethics of care has become crucial for liberatory scholarship. Moreover, it will feature the ways in which voice, agency and liberation constitute the ubuntu-centric practices of decolonial feminist scholarship. The webinar focus is aligned with the programmatic work of restorative justice against settler-colonialism. To this extent, we have invited colleagues from institutions based in the Global North and Global South to discuss how the objectives of a decolonial feminist ethics of care can reimagine decolonising scholarship. The panellists work in different disciplines with similar objectives of decolonising the curriculum.