Established January 1994
Building a Unified, Relevant, and Responsive Psychology
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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.
Recent PostsA summary of PsySSA's most recent posts and statements
PsySSA Webinar Series
PsySSA recently launched a webinar platform featuring interactive talks and presentations.
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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The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is the professional body representing psychology professionals in South Africa.
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PsySSA Position Statements and Media Releases
Press releases, Position Statements, Media Releases…
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 During Isolation and Quarantine
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.
An Open Statement by the Psychological Society of South Africa in support of Comprehensive Sexualities Education (CSE) in South Africa
CSE statementCSE statement summary of key points
COVID-19…Extraordinary and Challenging Times…
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…
Online Press Launch of the Healthcare Workers Care Network
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