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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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Deconstructing Clinical Supervision

Prof Carol FalenderCarol Falender, Ph.D. is co-author of multiple books on clinical supervision including Clinical Supervision: A Competency-based Approach (2004; second edition, 2021), Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision:  A Guide for Practicum...

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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.

2021 Webinar Series

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

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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. 

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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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PsySSA’s National Health Insurance Update – 23 June 2021

Kindly note that PsySSA was invited by Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health to present our submission on the National Health Insurance (NHI) on 23 June 2021.

Professor Garth Stevens, President of PsySSA, discussed eight key points on how to strengthen the NHI for mental health needs.

The Committee Chair, Dr Siboniseni Dhlomo, thanked PsySSA for the excellent suggestions and detailed presentation, and agreed to engage further as the rollout of the NHI gets underway in South Africa.

PsySSA’s submission was based on a consultation process that was undertaken in 2019, visit our webite to view all documents that are available for members to read in-depth: https://www.psyssa.com/psyssas-national-health-insurance-update-23-june-2021/

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President Professor Garth Stevens, speaking live at the Portfolio Committee for Health regarding the National Health Insurance Bill on behalf of the Psychological Society of South Africa

Click here to listen now: https://t.co/wis5jZEJ6t

#NHI #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthishealth #mentalhealthmatters

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PsySSA Workshop Series 2021: Workshop 2

Using Telepsychology in your practice: Practical tips to get the most out of telepsychology and manage the potential risks

30 June 2021 - 18:00 - 20:00

Earn 1 Ethics & 1 General CPD Point!

Visit our website to find out more: https://www.psyssa.com/psyssa-workshop-series-workshop-2-using-telepsychology-in-your-practice-practical-tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-telepsychology-and-manage-the-potential-risks/

#psyssaworkshopseries2021 #cpd #telepsychology #telehealth

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PsySSA Commemorates Youth Day 2021.

Visit our website to read our article, "Courage is fire and bullying is smoke (Benjamin Disraeli).

Arising from bullying that caused the tragic end of 15-year-old Lufuno Mavhunga’s life and many other students who have fallen victim to the terrible plight of bullying in our schools, this article commemorates those who have succumbed to the unnecessary attacks on their self-esteem, their lives, and their well-being. This article also supports those who are still victims of bullying in our schools as well as those who have survived.

https://www.psyssa.com/youth-day-2021-courage-is-fire-and-bullying-is-smoke/

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PsySSA Workshop Series 2021: Workshop 2

Using Telepsychology in your practice: Practical tips to get the most out of telepsychology and manage the potential risks

30 June 2021 - 18:00 - 20:00

Earn 1 Ethics & 1 General CPD Point! https://t.co/93KiY57VOp

PsySSA Commemorates Men’s Health Awareness Month.

In this video, @DRM_PsySSA asked male participants of the public to share their views on what mental health means, how they look after their mental health and cope with stress. Join us as we commemorate Men’s Health Month https://t.co/Jp4OwTJP8u

Only 2 Days to go! PsySSA Workshop Series: Workshop 1: Deconstructing Clinical Supervision

Visit our website to join us as we Deconstruct Clinical Supervision with Prof Carol Falender: https://t.co/ffoj6uPvLI

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