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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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Communiqué from PsySSA Council

Dear PsySSA Members We trust that you are well and that you are coping with the new ‘normal’ while keeping safe and healthy at this time. We send you this correspondence with good wishes and to keep you informed of developments within your Society. On Thursday, 13...

PsySSA Student Division: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐇.𝐎.𝐏.𝐄. 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐎𝐧, 𝐏𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐧𝐝𝐬. 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐬.

The current climate in South Africa is one where domestic violence and gender-based violence is rampant. In commemoration of Women’s Month, we want to stand up against violence and ensure that we are supporting organisations that work tirelessly every single day to...

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: 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.

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: Shifting the story: What are schools for?

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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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/

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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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The South African Society for Clinical Psychology (SASCP) is hosting a webinar on life in the times of COVID-19

The “what’s next?” webinar seeks to delve further than curability and management of COVID-19, but to stretch to address various adjustment issues presently, and in times to come. This webinar aims to open up a discourse and focuses on how people can respond and draw on their individual capacities to promote resilience.

Event Details:

Date: September 29th, 2020

Time: 17:00 to 18:30

Venue: Zoom

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Statement: Caster Semenya, International Sports, Human Rights and Bodily Integrity

"As per the PsySSA Constitution, as well as PsySSA Practice
Guidelines for Psychology Professionals Working with Sexually and Gender-Diverse People , we stand against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender diversity and sex development, as well as against patriarchy, racism and sexism."

Visit our website to read our full statement: https://www.psyssa.com/psyssa-statement-caster-semenya-international-sports-human-rights-and-bodily-integrity/

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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! 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

The South African Society for Clinical Psychology (SASCP) is hosting a webinar on life in the times of COVID-19

The “what’s next?” webinar seeks to delve further than curability and management of COVID-19, but to stretch to address various adjustment issues presently... https://t.co/gzBt9cZ5h2

Statement: Caster Semenya, International Sports, Human Rights and Bodily Integrity https://t.co/lIzbgdWzGl

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