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PsySSA was formed in January 1994, uniting the various bodies that existed until then. PsySSA was structured as a transformed entity to deal with the fast-changing dispensation and speaks authoritatively on behalf of the discipline on matters concerning the mental health and psychosocial well-being of all South Africans. PsySSA has since its inception been dedicated to making a significant contribution to solving the pressing human development problems in South Africa.

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26th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF PsySSA

Notice is hereby given that the 26th Annual General Meeting of the Psychological Society of South Africa will be held of the Psychological Society of South Africa will be held virtually on Zoom, on Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 18:00

26th Annual General Meeting of PsySSA

Notice is hereby given that the 26th Annual General Meeting of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) will be held virtually on Zoom, on Wednesday 17th November 2021 at 18:00. All PsySSA Members are invited to attend to transact the business of the AGM

Out Now! SAJP Volume 51 Issue 4: December 2021

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 comments on articles published in the journal. Priority is given to articles relevant to Africa and that address psychological issues of social change and development.

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“We are PsySSA”

The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is the professional body representing psychology professionals in South Africa.

PsySSA Webinars

PsySSA recently launched a webinar platform featuring interactive talks and presentations. Here you will find links to the different webinars completed in 2020 and upcoming webinars for 2021.

2021 Webinar Series

PsySSA is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an exciting webinar series titled Troubling Psychology in Troubled Times. This series will include 4 webinars and will culminate in The Annual PsySSA Presidents’ Memorial Lecture. 

The webinar series will also enable our members to keep their CPD Points up to date. As an added bonus, this webinar series will be offered free of charge!

PsySSA Publications

PsySSA has a proud tradition of industry leading publications and continues to influence the profession through ongoing media statements, policy documents, and practice guidelines.

Information for the Public

Psychology is a profession dedicated to serving society. Whether you are interested in becoming a psychologist or looking for a psychologist, this section is for you. 

Find a Psychologist

Looking for a psychologist? Or just wondering what Psychology is all about? This section is for you…

Interested in becoming a Psychologist?

Have you thought about studying Psychology? Or are you curious to find out more about the range of possible career options available to those who have a degree in psychology… Here is some information that may help you. 

COVID-19…Extraordinary and Challenging Times…

ADVOCATING FOR EQUITABLE COVID-19 VACCINE ACCESS: AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE

In the last 12-months, the world and our very way of life has been fundamentally altered by the global pandemic, and we have had to learn to manage the catastrophic health, psychosocial, social and economic effects that have emerged as the primary consequential outcomes of COVID-19. Recently, our attention has been re-directed to the hopes associated with the development of  efficacious vaccines to combat the virus. Management of the pandemic has profoundly shifted to issues related to vaccine development, trials and efficacy, approval, production, distribution and scalable population rollout.

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Decolonial Enactments in Community Psychology

We are pleased to inform you that Decolonial Enactments in Community Psychology has been published.

The publication of this text concludes the three-book mini-series on decolonising community psychology that the Series Editors had imagined a few years ago, that has come to be realised through the love, labour, solidarity and generosity of all the editors and authors who supported and contributed to this vision.

#Decolonial #CommunityPsychology

Find out more here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-75201-9

Shahnaaz Suffla Floretta A Boonzaier Psyssa South African Association of Counselling Psychology PsySSA Student Division Psychology in Public Service Society for Educational Psychology South Africa - SEPSA Psychological Society of South Africa Division for Research and Methodology Community and Social Psychology Division, Psyssa Sexuality and Gender Division, Psyssa
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PsySSA Commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

Visit our website to read our article, Between Freedom and Confinement: A conversation with Professor Heidi Lourens on International Day of Persons with Disabilities: https://www.psyssa.com/between-freedom-and-confinement-a-conversation-with-professor-heidi-lourens-on-international-day-of-persons-with-disability/

"On this year’s International Day of Disabled Persons, Heidi’s reflections about how people living with disability are somewhere between freedom and confinement should awaken us all to how we treat, write, think, and engage with persons living with disabilities. We should also become increasingly mindful to the ways in which we may force person’s living with disability into confinement, denying them the freedom that able-bodied persons enjoy in their daily lives."

#InternationalDayOfPersonsWithDisabilities
#Freedom #confinement #InclusiveWorld

Psyssa South African Association of Counselling Psychology PsySSA Student Division Psychology in Public Service Community and Social Psychology Division, Psyssa Sexuality and Gender Division, Psyssa Psychological Society of South Africa Division for Research and Methodology Society for Educational Psychology South Africa - SEPSA
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PsySSA Membership 2022: Now Open!

We would like to highlight our MYCPD Benefit that members will receive for FREE in 2022. PsySSA CPD aims to assist professionals to manage points and ensure HPCSA compliance.

Members can obtain CPD points through completing questionnaires on articles published in the South African Journal of Psychology (SAJP). At no additional cost, members are able to read through the SAJP articles, answer associated questions, obtain CPD points, and store Continuous Education Units (CEU) in the CPD vault.

On this portal, members are able to earn 30 General and 3 Ethics CEUs for 2020, and 20 General and 2 Ethics CEUs for 2021. More articles will be uploaded in 2022!

Visit our website to view all our 2022 benefits and join us today: https://www.psyssa.com/membership/membership-2022/

#membership22onthe22nd #membership2022 #WeArePsySSA #PsySSAIsIndeedUs

Psyssa South African Association of Counselling Psychology Psychology in Public Service Society for Educational Psychology South Africa - SEPSA PsySSA Student Division Community and Social Psychology Division, Psyssa Psychological Society of South Africa Division for Research and Methodology
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PsySSA Supports The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign.

The Year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke. Moving from awareness to accountability.

As PsySSA we believe that it is time that we actively promote accountability and stop this national address.

We, as South Africans, can put an end to GBV by being activists against GBV in your homes, communities, work and positions.

#16DaysofActivism #NOTOGBV #TheYearOfCharlotteMaxeke #Accountability #action

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Decolonial Enactments in Community Psychology

We are pleased to inform you that Decolonial Enactments in Community Psychology has been published.

The publication of this text concludes the three-book mini-series on decolonising community psychology that the Series Editors had https://t.co/3ojRlefONh

PsySSA Commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

Visit our website to read our article, Between Freedom and Confinement: A conversation with Professor Heidi Lourens on International Day of Persons with Disabilities: https://t.co/qqHM06HKxp https://t.co/ZLu6IVeNo3

PsySSA Membership 2022: Now Open!

We would like to highlight our MYCPD Benefit that members will receive for FREE in 2022. PsySSA CPD aims to assist professionals to manage points and ensure HPCSA compliance.

Members can obtain CPD points through completing questionnaires on https://t.co/i05J8uYzFR

PsySSA Supports The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign.

The Year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke. Moving from awareness to accountability.

As PsySSA we believe that it is time that we actively promote accountability & stop this national address https://t.co/WgN4NIsEtb