Scope of Practice: CPF Statement

Clinical Psychology and other categories of psychologists as well as psychometrists and registered counsellors Introduction The Clinical Psychology Forum (CPF) wishes to inform its members of the following very important announcement regarding the scope of practice by the HPCSA and the Professional Board for Psychology (PBP). The CPF also wants to thank the PBP for issuing the communiqué as this i... »

Value Based Care – An Introduction

Dear member, The attached document provides you with a summary of Value Based Care by Gerhard Grundling in the healthcare industry. As we discussed in our webinar on Saturday, 9 May 2020, this is the future of the healthcare industry in South Africa. The CPF, along with other relevantly licensed professional categories of the psychology profession, is in discussion with the major medical schemes o... »

Member notice regarding Discovery Form and Bestmed Circular

Dear CPF member, An Update on Two Important Matters: 1. Discovery have sent the so-called representing professional bodies a draft version of an extended form of the AT&PVCon Report on the understanding that we may not yet share it with our members despite the purpose being that we want to debate it with our members. The new draft is considerably longer and is purported to be an attempt to mov... »

Psychologist Self-Care During the Pandemic: Now More Than Ever

Abstract The COVID-19 crisis has transformed the lives and practices of psychologists and has highlighted the need for time-efficient self-care. The anxiety among psychologists (and humans) is practically universal—nearly every psychologist worldwide is experiencing some negative impact on their mental health. We offer nine research-supported, practitioner-friendly methods of self-care to manage a... »

A Pandemic and Telepsychology: The Hundred Acre Wood, Fable or Foe?

A Pandemic and Telepsychology: The Hundred Acre Wood, Fable or Foe?

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Statement Regarding Claims and Telepsychology

Dear CPF Members, You may have been aware of many panic driven messages circulating the informal platforms for social media. Please do not react to anything until you receive an official guidance instruction from the CPF or from the medical schemes directly. Basically at present we continue engaging with Discovery regarding details they have suggested in terms of claims. Until we have completed su... »

Medscheme Engagement

Dear CPF Member, During the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 21-day national lockdown, we have seen unprecedented measures taken to ensure every individual’s health and safety. In support of Government’s efforts to flatten the curve of infection rates, healthcare practitioners have had to adapt their means of service delivery. For the profession of Psychology, this has meant an exploration of the new fr... »

When traveling – CPF Members

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New Guidelines from HPCSA

The HPCSA just published new guidelines for practice during the lockdown. Here is the link: HPCSA COVID-19 Guidance to Health Practitioners »

What you as practitioner need to do during the lockdown to keep providing service

We received the following question from a clinical psychologist in private practice. “I would like to understand how to manage my private practice as a clinical psychologist. Where do I get permission to go to my practice? Can my clients visit the practice? What do I need in order to continue this essential mental health service. Thank you.” These are important questions and we can ans... »

Disaster Management Act Regulations for Lockdown during COVID-19

The minister of health have published the regulations that will be put in place during the lockdown period of the COVID-19 virus. Please take note of Section 6 of the act requiring you to be able to identify yourself as a health practitioner to authorities when requested. The CPF will email a statement with our letterhead that you can use to identify yourself when moving to your practice or place ... »