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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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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: Creating Hope Through Action

On World Suicide Prevention Day, and every day, we remember those who have lost their lives to suicide, as well as those bereaved by suicide. We affirm our commitment to advocate for rights and services for people with mental health concerns. We also call on government to increase mental health services and enhance access to this much needed resource.

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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 and upcoming webinars for 2021.

2021 Webinar Series

Psychoanalytic Innocence: The Ideological Underpinnings of Theory and Praxis

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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.

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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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Public Lecture by Prof Laura Murray 23 September 2021

Visit our website to find out more: https://www.psyssa.com/public-lecture-by-laura-murray-23-september-2021/

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PsySSA Congratulates Prof Peace Kiguwa (Chairperson of the PsySSA Sexuality & Gender Division) on being awarded the OMT African Studies Future initiative grant that seeks to explore alternative futures and reimagine Africa’s future developmental pathways. The fellowship provides support to rising talent in academia with potential to be leaders and advance interdisciplinary scholarship. Kiguwa will expand her research into gender and sexualities and place making where she will investigate how these intersect and manifest in society.

Visit our website to read more: https://www.psyssa.com/psyssa-congratulates-prof-peace-kiguwa/

#Congratulations

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PsySSA Observes International Day of Peace 2021: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world

Visit our website to read our article written by: Executive Committee Members of the Community and Social Psychology (CaSP) Division of PsySSA, Dené Du Rand (University of South Africa) and Curwyn Mapaling (North-West University): https://www.psyssa.com/international-day-of-peace-2021-recovering-better-for-an-equitable-and-sustainable-world/

#InternationalDayOfPeace #recoveringbetter #equitable

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PsySSA 2021 Webinar Series – Troubling Psychology in Troubled Times – Psychoanalytic Innocence: The Ideological Underpinnings of Theory and Praxis

Visit our website to register for this free webinar:
https://www.psyssa.com/psyssa-2021-webinar-series-troubling-psychology-in-troubled-times-psychoanalytic-innocence-the-ideological-underpinnings-of-theory-and-praxis/

#troublingpsychologyintroubledtimes #Webinar #psychoanalytic

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PsySSA 2021 Webinar Series – Troubling Psychology in Troubled Times – Psychoanalytic Innocence: The Ideological Underpinnings of Theory and Praxis

Visit our website to register for this free webinar:
https://t.co/oUr1UywQI1

#troublingpsychologyintroubledtimes #webinar https://t.co/Q3mb0VGxeo

PsySSA Workshop Series: Workshop 8: Maintaining Student Autonomy and Epistemic Independence in the Profession

Meet our respondent: Ms Bridgette Mojoge: https://t.co/VCU5Kb78r7

Visit our website to register and find out more about this workshop: https://t.co/FS4TGpZtKR https://t.co/3syxPsn102

The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) joins the International Association for Suicide Prevention as, around the world, nations observe World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September https://t.co/fsTLbPPyh9

Did you miss our second webinar of our 2021 Webinar Series, Decolonial Praxis in Contemporary Global Community Psychologies?

Don’t worry, watch it now on our YouTube Page!

Visit our YouTube here: https://t.co/jn1il5y5u3

#troublingpsychologyintroubledtimes #webinar https://t.co/ubaXPtUHGo