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Neuro-cognitive evaluations

Title: Neuro-cognitive evaluationsLocation: 155 Relly Street, SunnysideDescription: Karen Adams presenting

CPD for psychologistsStart Time: 08h00Date: 2015-06-02End Time: 10h00

African psychology – follow up ethics

Title: African psychology – follow up ethicsLocation: 155 Relly Street, SunnysideDescription: Evelyn Nagel presentingStart Time: 8h00Date: 2015-05-05End Time: 10h00

Traumatic brain injury

Title: Traumatic brain injuryLocation: 155 Relly Street, SunnysideDescription: CPD – for psychologists

Frans Badenhorst presentingStart Time: 8h00Date: 2015-03-03End Time: 10h00

The dangers of organised religion

Title: The dangers of organised religionLocation: 155 Relly Street, SunnysideDescription: CPD – for psychologists

Presented by Elaine Bing and Hannie BelstenStart Time: 08h00Date: 2015/02/03End Time: 10h00

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy goes by a few names, including rational emotive behavioural therapy (REBT). The different forms of CBT have slightly different approaches and place their emphasis on different techniques, but all these approaches have a common element: they have the common basic tenet that emotions and behaviours result from our thoughts or the way we interpret events. Irrational thinking gives rise to discomfort and symptoms of psychiatric illnesses such… Continue reading

Adverse Childhood Experiences or Really Bad Childhoods

In the first few paragraphs of his book “Angela’s Ashes” Frank McCourt comments: “When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived it all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.

People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes… Continue reading

Why can’t I sleep?


It is a state that is not at all easy to define. Without much ado, it could be described as follows: To feel sufficiently secure to allow our “awake selves” to move to another state: that of sleep. It is useful to regard the process of falling asleep as a personal, spiritual practice, which also has its psychological aspects.

Research indicates that approximately half of the world’s… Continue reading

What is PTSD and how do we treat it?

Introduction You may have heard of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is used quite often in the media and it is worthwhile understanding a bit more about the diagnosis and the objectives in treating PTSD. I am referring to “ordinary” PTSD in this article. There is considerable evidence that people exposed to traumatic events over a long period (such as in extremely violent, abusive families, torture, war and so on)… Continue reading