Educational Psychologists and Scope of Practice – Opinion

The Educational Psychology Association of South Africa has long maintained that educational psychologists are discriminated against with regard to scope of practice issues. The law on scope of practice issues is clear: All psychologists may perform acts contemplated by the Regulations Defining the Scope of the Profession of Psychology (GN...

Postponement of the Psychology National Board Examination

EPASSA would like to share the below attachment regarding the postponement of the Psychology National Board Exam. We understand that this is a difficult time for all intern psychologists, who face this hurdle towards qualification. We would like to express our support for intern psychologists as we await further updates from...

Press Release, 16 April 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 is likely to cause serious challenges for mental health services. In any epidemic it is common for individuals to feel stressed and worried, and there are specific stressors particular to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health practitioners are anticipating spikes in incidences of fear, anxiety, stress, post-traumatic...

COVID-19 – EPASSA UPDATE

Dear EPASSA members, The EPASSA Exco is acutely aware that this is a particularly challenging and anxious time for the South African society, and we are all seeing and experiencing the ramifications of this in our personal and professional lives. The EPASSA committee is particularly mindful of those mental healthcare workers...

COVID-19 Lockdown – “Telepsychology Consulting Fees”

Dear EPASSA members As most of you know, the HPCSA recently published guidelines for psychologists to conduct online or telephonic  "Telepsychology" in the COVID-19 circumstances. We are aware that many of our members have in fact been conducting both telephonic and on-line consultations for a while, but that most of us...

COVID-19 Lockdown – Challenging times

Dear EPASSA members The EPASSA committee is acutely aware that these are very challenging times during which the global community is adapting to changing realities which are fraught with anxieties, uncertainty and fear in relation to our futures in terms of health and welfare on so many different levels.  As...

Notice Re: COVID-19

On Sunday evening President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation regarding the COVID-19 global  health crisis and declared a national disaster. In his address President Ramaphosa provided us with a clear and concise action plan relating to Covid-19. EPASSA applaud the president for his proactive stance. As citizens of South Africa it...