News from SIOPSA
28 Nov 2016
A summary as well as links to the correct abstract submission formats.
16 Nov 2016
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.
31 Oct 2016
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.
25 Oct 2016
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).
10 Oct 2016
SIOPSA announces it's Conference 2017 theme.
12 Sep 2016
This month we say goodbye to a stalwart in the SIOPSA Office.
07 Sep 2016
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.”
23 Aug 2016
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.
18 Aug 2016
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.