World Psychiatrists and Psychologists Conference 2019

Dear Colleague , Greetings! On behalf of our organizing committee it is my pleasure to expand an invitation to you to participate as a speaker at “31stEdition on World Psychiatrists and Psychologists Conference” on June 17-18, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. We request you to share the latest trends in all facets of Psychiatry and Psychology.  We have so many different sessions... »

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SAPPF Submission to NDH on NHI

The SAPPF (National Private Practitioners Forum) recently published their submission regarding the National Health Insurance (NHI) to the National Department of Health (NDH). “The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) is a voluntary association of private specialists working in the South African private health sector. The organisation has a membership base of approximately 3000 s... »


Burnout in the medical profession is an increasing phenomenon. A recent Survey, including responses from 15 000 physicians from 29 different specialist’s groups, reported burnout amongst 42% of them while 15% of physicians reported suffering from depression (Medscape National Physician Burnout and Depression Report 2018). Other studies show that more than half of US physicians and probably more in... »


The CPF received an official request from the HPCSA regarding business practice policy: REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS ON THE REVIEW OF THE BUSINESS PRACTICE POLICY  The Health Professions Council’s Committee on Business Practices is in the process of reviewing the Business Practice Policy and has called for submissions from all Professional Boards.  The Committee on Business Practice requested the Profe... »

PMB Review – Council for Medical Schemes

Dear Colleague, If you claim via medical aid and apply for PMB’s on behalf of your patients, then this review of the Prescribed Minimum Benefits will be relevant. According to the CMS: “A draft PMB benefit package framework was drafted and published for stakeholder comments. The recommended framework proposed a departure from the current package which is disease/condition based, to a s... »

HPCSA Warns against Global Fees (Repost)

This is a post from April 2017 taken from the Business Live website. The importance of this issue need to be emphasised. Practitioners are invited to use the comment section to share their ideas and discuss concerns.   HPCSA warns against global fee arrangements with medical schemes The Health Professions Council urges healthcare professionals not to buy into the global fee model, saying it ‘... »

Call for Membership

Dear friends & colleagues, I am writing to invite you to join the Clinical Psychology Forum. Many of us are concerned about a number of issues facing clinical psychology, and psychology in general, and feel helpless in making our voices heard in a constructive way. The Clinical Psychology Forum is working hard to ensure that clinical psychologists’ practices are upheld in the following c... »

Removing the Fear of Testifying

by Crystal Duvenhage When hearing the words “Court” or “Testify” many Psychologists are filled with emotions of fear, anxiety, and/or even dread. The Court and the law is an area in which many Psychologists feel uncomfortable and vulnerable.  This, however, does not have to be so if we understand what our role is and what is expected of us. This really is a clear-cut environment with nothing vague... »

The Clinical Psychologist in Court

by Dr. Lynette Roux The concept of the psychologist playing a role as an expert witness in the court is not a new one.  For decades psychologists have been viewed both positively and negatively by the courts. More recently, the psychologist has been recognised as being able to assist the court and being able to provide insight into the psychological functioning of people.  This includes providing ... »