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What is PsySSA?

The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is a national professional association representing Psychology professionals. PsySSA advances South African psychology as a science and profession of global stature and promotes psychological praxis as relevant, proactive and responsive to societal needs and well-being.

News &  Noteworthy  Events

SAACP Divisional Workshop: Counselling Psychology in SA: Workforce Recommendations

Mark your calendars for an essential standalone division workshop hosted by the South African Association for Counselling Psychology (SAACP), titled "Bridging Gaps: Examining Workforce Trends and Offering Actionable Recommendations to Support Counselling Psychologists in South Africa." Scheduled for 6 March, from 6-8 PM, this workshop is poised to tackle the pivotal role of counselling psychologists in South Africa.

PsySSA Practice Guidelines for Working with Sexually and Gender Diverse People Revision

The PsySSA African LGBTI+ Human Rights Project, spearheaded by the Sexuality and Gender Division (SGD) are updating "PsySSA's Practice Guidelines for Working with Sexually and Gender Diverse People" and want to hear from YOU! Help us make the revised guidelines as comprehensive and impactful as possible. Just a few minutes of your time can contribute to a more inclusive and informed practice.

Close The Gap – PsySSA Champions Psychological Support on World Cancer Day

This World Cancer Day, PsySSA shines a light on the unseen battles of cancer — the emotional, mental, and psychological challenges patients face. In the fight against cancer, we underscore the necessity of psychological care as part of the comprehensive treatment plan. As we support the 'Close the Gap' campaign, we call on leaders and healthcare providers to ensure psychological support is integral to cancer care, thereby enhancing patient resilience and overall quality of life.

To AI or not to AI, that is the question

In the vast and uncharted territories of the human mind, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a tool in psychology presents a modern-day quandary akin to the existential questions posed by Shakespeare in his timeless play, Hamlet. "To be or not to be,...

AI Interest Group
Feb 2, 2024

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Divisional Pages

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PsySSA’s 30th Anniversary

Annual Psychology Congress

The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is proud to announce its 30th Annual Psychology Congress. This landmark event marks three decades of pioneering psychological research, practice, and education in South Africa, reflecting our ongoing commitment to understanding the human mind and addressing societal needs.

The Countdown to Congress Starts

The 28th Annual South African Psychology Congress, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), is set to occur from 8 to 11 October 2024 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. This landmark event, commemorating 30 years since the inception of democracy in South Africa and the establishment of PsySSA on democratic principles, will also include the 10th Anniversary Pan African Psychology Union (PAPU) Congress. It aims to draw a global audience of scholars, academics, researchers, and practitioners to discuss advancements, share ideas, and engage in robust debates across all psychology fields. The congress invites submissions for a variety of presentations, with abstracts accepted until 05 April 2024, offering a unique opportunity for professionals to contribute to and partake in a significant milestone in the psychology community.

SAGE Journal

South African Journal of Psychology

The South African Journal of Psychology 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, short communications, book reviews, and letters commenting on articles published in the journal. 

Impact Factor

The SAJP’s most recent Impact Factor: 1.9

Editor in Chief

Norman Duncan, Professor Emeritus, University of Pretoria

SAJP Aims & Scope

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 short commentaries, including commentaries on articles published in the journal. Priority is given to articles relevant to Africa and the psychological issues pertinent to this context.

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PsySSA Social Media Platforms

In today’s digital era, establishing an online presence is imperative for organisations like PsySSA. Social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, and Instagram are invaluable tools not only for connecting with our members but also for reaching out to the broader community. Active engagement on these platforms cultivates collaboration, knowledge sharing, and alignment with industry regulations, ultimately enhancing the practice of psychology. For direct access to PsySSA’s social media platforms, please see the following links below: