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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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SA Journal of Psychology: Racism Commentary Series Out Now!

The South African Journal of Psychology (SAJP) has noted the global concern, discourse and activism around racism and related police brutality, and has curated a commentary series. These can be accessed on the Journal’s website by clicking on the ‘OnlineFirst’ tab. Remember that PsySSA members have free access to the SAJP through the member log-in.

PAI Survey in September

SIOPSA Interest Group for People Assessments in Industry (PAI), is calling Psychometrists and Psychologists working in the Assessment area to kindly complete a survey to help us understand the current assessment landscape in South Africa.  Your responses will remain...

PsySSA Webinar Series

PsySSA recently launched a webinar platform featuring interactive talks and presentations. 

Upcoming Webinars

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Time:    14h30-16h00 (SAST / CAT)

Transitional Justice, Martyrdom and Liberation

 

15th Annual Peace, Safety and Human Rights Memorial Lecture

Panelists: Alegria Kutsaka Nyoka, Imtiaz Ahmed Cajee and Motheba Unathi Mohapi from the Apartheid-Era Victims’ Families Group (AVFG)

Moderator: Professor Saths Cooper

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PsySSA Position Statements and Media Releases

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PsySSA Statement on the Killing of Nathaniel Julius

It is with great sadness and dismay that the Psychological Society of South Africa...

JUNE 16 YOUTH DAY

Remembering the legacy of Youth Day is important for all South Africans. This remembering is fundamentally important for all of us in the health and mental health profession. Given the inequalities in our society, the rampant poverty, and the continued struggles for humanity among the vulnerable and marginalised, it is critically urgent that the legacy of systemic oppression be addressed both within ourselves, as well as within society. Our responsibility is to understand, examine, teach, soothe and to confront and resist the overt and subtle manifestations of racism, sexism and all other oppressions. We can also continue to advocate for conditions that restore the dignity and humanity of all. It is the best way we can honour the youth of 1976, and the youth of 2020. As PsySSA, we can do that.

An Open Statement by the Psychological Society of South Africa Psychological on Well-Being During Isolation and Quarantine (COVID-19)

An Open Statement by the Psychological Society of South Africa Psychological Well-Being...

PsySSA Statement: Parktown Boys High School tragedy

The Society for Educational Psychology of South Africa (SEPSA) drafted the statement on the Parktown Boys High School tragedy on behalf of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)

The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) joins the nation in expressing its sadness over the death of young Enoch Mpianzi who lost his life during a school camp. The death of a child, in any manner, is a most tragic event for a family and in the lives of parents. When a child dies in such circumstances while in the care of an institution like a school, it is especially disturbing.

COVID-19…Extraordinary and Challenging Times…

PsyCast: COVID-19: Who’s afraid of the Big Fake News

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

PsyCast: Children, Trauma and Going Back to School

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

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World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day: 21 September 2020.

PsySSA Commemorates World Alzheimer’s Awareness.

Visit our website to read our Awareness Day Article written by PsySSA Executive Committee, Ms Lynn Hendricks:
https://www.psyssa.com/alzheimers-awareness-day-21-september-2020/

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #alzheimersawareness #LetsTalkAboutDementia

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MEDIA STATEMENT: Justice 12 years delayed: Jon Qwelane hate speech case to be heard in Constitutional Court on 22 September

“We are hopeful that this matter will finally be laid to rest by the highest court in the land and that Qwelane will be held accountable to the public, and to the LGBTI community in particular, for the harm he has caused and relentlessly defended”, states Juan Nel, University of South Africa Research Professor and a PsySSA Past President.

Visit our Website to read our full Media Statement: https://www.psyssa.com/justice-12-years-delayed-jon-qwelane-hate-speech-case-to-be-heard-in-constitutional-court-on-22-september/

#MediaStatement #Justice #JonQwelane

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Mental Health Matters – Issue 3, Volume 7, 2020, Out Now!

Mental Health Matters is published by In House publications. Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a distinctive high quality magazine for health care professionals, that PsySSA Members receive for free!

Visit our website to read this latest issue:
https://www.psyssa.com/mental-health-matters-issue-3-volume-7-2020-out-now/

#MentalHealthMatters #mentalhealthawareness

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15th Annual Peace, Safety and Human Rights Memorial Lecture: Transitional Justice, Martyrdom and Liberation

The Lecture Series seeks to highlight the new frontiers and challenges facing the culture of democracy, peace, safety and human rights in South Africa and globally.

Professor Thenjiwe Meyiwa, UNISA Vice-Principal: Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation and Commercialisation, Professor Kgomotso Masemola, Executive Dean of the College of Human Sciences and its Institute for Social and Health Sciences in collaboration with, the Psychological Society of South Africa, the Pan-African Psychology Union and the Apartheid-Era Victims’ Families Group cordially invite you to the 15th Annual Peace, Safety and Human Rights Memorial Lecture.

Join us on Webinarjam as we unpack Transitional Justice, Martyrdom and Liberation and earn 1 Ethics CEU Point!

Register Here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/36/3v8pxilp

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World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day: 21 September 2020.

PsySSA Commemorates World Alzheimer’s Awareness.

Visit our website to read our Awareness Day Article written by PsySSA Executive Committee, Ms Lynn Hendricks @Research_Ambit:
https://t.co/HxbuANTNXM

#mentalhealthawareness https://t.co/FmcO5OFNIx

MEDIA STATEMENT: Justice 12 years delayed: Jon Qwelane hate speech case to be heard in Constitutional Court on 22 September

Visit our Website to read our full Media Statement: https://t.co/WL5tQbvDud

#MediaStatement #Justice #JonQwelane

@News24 @SABCNews @eNCA @newsroom https://t.co/3WwzFh8Klp

Mental Health Matters – Issue 3, Volume 7, 2020, Out Now!

Mental Health Matters is published by In House publications. Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a distinctive high quality magazine for health care professionals, that PsySSA Members receive for free! https://t.co/NDMVUOX3Ae

15th Annual Peace, Safety and Human Rights Memorial Lecture: Transitional Justice, Martyrdom and Liberation

The Lecture Series seeks to highlight the new frontiers and challenges facing the culture of democracy, peace, safety and human rights in South Africa and globally. https://t.co/cR1dd6PkyM

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