Thank you for your interest in renewing your membership. Please follow the below steps in order to renew your membership: 1. Please log onto your SIOPSA profile 2. Click on For existing members/new members (depending on if you are renewing your membership or taking out a new membership) 3. Complete the form 4. Select your membership category 5. Click on Send request Your request will go to our Financial Controller, Rentia De Bruyn, Rentia@siopsa.org.za She will then generate the invoice for you.
Keep your eyes on our website to be introduced to all of SIOPSA's new EXCO members!
Do you have Professional Indemnity Insurance? As a professional society we are obliged to inform and educate our membership. Here are the details....
SIOPSA Conference 2017 Abstract Submission Deadline Extended!
May I, in line with SIOPSA’s overarching theme for 2017, wish you a year of growth in every sphere of your life – new opportunities, successes and personal fulfilment! I trust that you have had a good break and return to work with a restored sense of purpose for the New Year.
The Cape High Court made an order on the 14th November 2016 declaring the psychologists’ Scopes of Practice regulations issued by the Minister of Health in 2011, invalid. JASA (the Justice Alliance of South Africa) and ReLPAG (Recognition of Life Long Learning in Psychology Action Group) had challenged the validity of the regulations. The Board of Healthcare Funders, the fifth respondent, has agreed to abide by the outcome of the case, and consequently its members and the other medical aids, many of whom refused to pay Psychologists purportedly working outside the Scope of Practice, will need to resume making payments.
The 19th SIOPSA Annual Conference will provide practitioners, scientists, emerging psychologists and those interested in the ‘business of psychology’ with an opportunity to present, discuss and critique new and innovative ways in which psychological processes and principles are being applied to the broader business world.
The IGCCP (under the auspices of SIOPSA) is working closely with its international peers in order to professionalise the coaching industry, as professional bodies have an important and strategic role to play in this process. Both the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) have already embarked on a process to provide their members with recognition of their coaching-specific expertise. In this regard, having already published a Code of Practice for Registered Psychology Practitioners in Coaching as a first step, the IGCCPSA will now be launching South Africa’s List of Coaching Practitioners (LoCP).
SIOPSA announces it's Conference 2017 theme.
According to Nadene Venter, SIOPSA COO, “Just as our members are the lifeblood of the Society, the SIOPSA interest groups are the main arteries ensuring that the whole body is well looked after from both an intellectual and practical, experiential viewpoint. It is in the interest groups, where thought leadership is the order of the day, which members can really drill down into a particular field and engage in a meaningful way while remaining at the forefront of trends and new developments.”
It might come as a surprise that the soft-spoken, well-presented SIOPSA President, Manoko Ratala, grew up as a bit of a tomboy, counting falling from trees (and roofs!) as part of her risky repertoire. These daredevil pursuits – while tempered with the passage of time – will probably stand SIOPSA in good stead as the Society gears up to reach its ambitious goals.
This time of year is traditionally very busy for us! We have recently concluded a successful and content-rich Annual Conference and August 1st also marks the start of SIOPSA’s new financial year (1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017). On this note, I would like to thank those of you who have participated in the conference and look forward to new growth and learning during this year.
The IGCCP have been approached by the ISCP to nominate a representative to join the International Advisory Board for the ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research.
South Africa’s education system leaves a lot to be desired. The past 15 years have seen the education system change three times in an effort to produce literate learners who can contribute to the economy of South Africa in a meaningful way. The National Development Plan has focused heavily on transforming South Africa into a knowledge-based economy. Government has invested billions of Rands into the education. Despite these efforts, a whole generation of learners does not possess the basic skills required to be employable. More than 50% of children drop out of school before Grade 12 and it is estimated (by officials of the Department of Education) that more than 60% of Grade 8s can’t read at grade level.
The membership is notified that the Executive Committee wishes to propose changes to the constitution....
Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Society for Industrial & Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA)
SIOPSA is extremely proud to welcome the announcement of this important publication: "Coaching Psychology: Meta-theoretical perspectives and applications in multicultural contexts" (Springer, 2016).
We are so excited to reveal the SIOPSA Conference 2016 Programme!
Please book your place soon to secure your EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. This SIOPSA CONFERENCE Early Bird offer ends 31st May!
This week we have the pleasure of introducing Clodagh O'Reilly (IBM Smarter Workforce) and Dawie Roodt (Chief Economist).
You are invited to submit the details of a person to be proposed by the Annual General Meeting of SIOPSA for appointment as President-Elect in terms of Clause 8 of the SIOPSA Constitution. The elected person will become the President-Elect of the Society at the AGM of 2016 and will be President-Elect for the period 2016-2017. Completed nominations, short manifesto’s and CV’s should reach us by no later than 1 June 2016.
After a very successful event, we are pleased to make the slides available from this event.
This week we have the pleasure of introducing Prof Jonathan Jansen (UOFS) and Prof Ernst Bohlmeijer (Twente University).
Aligned to the theme for this year’s conference, 'Breaking Through Tradition: IO Psychology for the 21st Century', I want to spend a few minutes discussing the role that IO Psychologists play in adding value to organisations....
We would like to formally congratulate our new Executive Committee (ExCo) for being nominated to serve the Society for 2015-2016! Find out more....
Things are rapidly changing within the day-to-day management of SIOPSA, and we shared our Operational Plan at the 2015 SIOPSA Conference AGM! Find out more, here....
Download the IGCCP's 'Code of Practice for Registered Psychology Practitioners in Coaching', here....
Did you know that professional indemnity insurance is a legislative requirement, and not just a ‘nice to have’?....
If you have a question regarding ethical business practices, or wish to report a concern, you can email the SIOPSA Ethics Helpdesk. Click for details, here....