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25 Apr 2017

SIOPSA Pretoria Regional Workshop:Professional Ethics and the Scope of Practice of the Industrial Psychologists in South Africa

Begins: 25 April 2017 17:30 Ends: 25 April 2017 21:00

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Casa Toscana, 5 Darlington Rd, Lynwood, Pretoria, 0081
Start Date:
25 April 2017 17:30
End Date:
25 April 2017 21:00

Professional Ethics and the Scope of Practice of the Industrial Psyhologists in South Africa

25 April 2017

Casa Toscana


                                                                                                                              SIOPSA has applied for 4 CEU points



Ethics can be defined as the principles and standards that guide a profession and its members in their interactions with internal and external stakeholders. The purpose of Professional Ethics is to prevent abuse of power, promote responsible use of power and to instil trust in the profession. Managing ethics is about preventing decent people from doing stupid things. Building a ethical professions required structures and practitioners with an ethics competence. In March 2016 the Executive Committee of the Board of Psychology were mandated by the HPCSA to deal with ethical related matters and to review the Ethical Rules for psychologists. A Ethics task team were established in January 2017 by the HPCSA which included SIOPSA as a stakeholder to develop its own code of ethics for the profession of Industrial Psychology. New Scope of Practice regulations are also being developed for the respective registration categories of psychologists.  The purpose of  the new regulations will be to address numerous complaints made against psychologists, who have been practising outside the scope of practice of their registered category.

The following will be addressed during the workshop:

  • The content of the new code of ethical practice;
  • The task team’s deliverables on the code of ethics;
  • The specific code of ethics for the Industrial Psychologist;
  • How will this new code of ethics affect you as an Industrial Psychologist;
  • Participate in the focus group discussions on ethical risk analyses relating to Industrial Psychology’s  ethical matters;
  • Become informed about the new scope of practice models for Psychologists.    


SIOPSA Pretoria Regional Branch invites you to an opportunity

to LEARN and NETWORK with fellow Professionals at our next exciting event...


Ethics & the Scope of Practice of the Industrial Psychologist in South Africa


Prof. Deon Meiring

(University of Pretoria, Department of Human Resource Management)


facilitated by

Jaco de Jager

(Industrial PsychologistPS0097624)


For more information please go to the SIOPSA website at

Learn more about Prof Deon Meiring


Prof. Deon Meiring is an associate professor in the Department of Human Recourses Management at the University of Pretoria. He is registered as an Industrial Psychologist (PS 009492) with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) since 1995. Prof. Meiring serves as an executive committee member on the portfolio professional practice in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA). He was recently  appointed on the Ethics task team of the HPCSA. In 2016 Prof. Meiring received a presidential award from SIOPSA  for significant contributions to Industrial and Organisational Psychology in South Africa. He is also an honorary member of the South African Assessment Centre Study Group (ASCG) for invaluable contributions to the field of Assessment Centres practices in South Africa.

WHY should you attend?

Relevance to the South African IOP / HR practitioner:

  • Be informed about the latest developments on ethical practice for the Industrial Psychologist;
  • Participate and contribute to the ethical dillemas focus group discussions and voice your opinion;
  • Attend the workshop will boost you ethics CPD points. 


Relevance to the Emerging Psychologists (IOP Interns, MCom and Honours Students):

  • Receive the latest information on ethical practice in the field of Industrial Psychology.
  • Participate and contribute to the ethical dillemas focus group discussions and voice your opinion as an emerging Industrial Psychologist.
  • Participating in this workshop will also assit you in your preperation for the HPCSA board examination.


4 CPD points will be allocated for this workshop


25 April 2017


Casa Toscana, 5 Darlington Rd, Lynwood, Pretoria, 0081


17:30 - 18:00


Presentation - Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice

Short Break (refreshments)


18:00 – 18:50

18:45 – 19:00


19:00 – 19:45

19:45 – 20:00

20:00 – 21:00

Ethical dillemas focus group discussions

Feedback on focus group discussion, Q & A, Comments




To cover costs, we need to charge a nominal fee

SIOPSA members : R 165.00

Non-SIOPSA members : R 270.00

SIOPSA Student : R 100.00

Emerging SIOPSA : R 120.00



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Space is limited so please secure your place before the 18th of March 2017


Your invoice will be generated from the SIOPSA website, EFT and credit card payments facilities are available. Your registration will only be confirmed on proof of payment. 

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Delegates that arrive on the evening without proof of payment or booking, will be expected to complete a registration form and sign the signature list.


*** No shows will not be refunded and please take note of our 72 hour cancellation policy***


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best Regards,

The Pretoria Branch


Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa







tel:     0860 SIOPSA (746 772)
fax:    086 558 4097









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