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JOURNEY TO PSYCHOLOGIST NAVIGATING AN unstructured INTERNSHIP DURING LOCKDOWN During May 2020, SIOPSA hosted three online focus group discussions aimed at gaining input from Emerging Psychologists busy with their unstructured internships.  Covid-19 brought with it a...

10 Insights into mobilising the IOP for todays world

In this exclusive interview series Prof Gary Latham share with us how the IOP should mobilise for today’s challenges. Being-up-to-date with the literature, focusing on the visible and staying ahead with achievable goals. Dr Xander van Lill, Chair of the SIOPSA Johannesburg Branch, conducted the interview.

How to survive lockdown series: Part 2: “Don’t back down from the Sharks”

During this lockdown there have been many times that dark and deep emotions have overcome our logical thoughts. Most of us can identify with questions like, How do I get myself out of this negative space and back into a space where I can be myself and see the light at the end of the tunnel? or How can I protect my mental health during this time? Part two reflect on the next 5 lessons learned from ex-navy seal, Adm William McRaven, shared to us by JP van Zittert.

How gratitude transformed my life.

It has been said and written countless times that Gratitude is medicine to a person’s well-being. I can personally agree, after trying this thing they call gratitude. I take my vitamins every morning. When I am sick, I also have to take other medicine. I have found that part of my vitamin cabinet is a gratitude list in the evening. This is my soul medicine.