SACNA




Welcome to SACNA!

SACNA is a peer-credentialed association of psychologists in South Africa, who aim to promote and stimulate interest in the field of neuropsychology, while maintaining standards in neuropsychological practice. This is achieved by ensuring that its full members have demonstrated knowledge and competence in the field, by way of examination and peer review.

In addition, SACNA's intention is to promote the professional development of clinical neuropsychology in South Africa,

  • through encouraging participation in training and CPD activities,
  • through maintaining regular meetings at regional levels attended by psychologists and related professionals,
  • through hosting a national bi-annual conference, and
  • through liaising and consulting with the HPCSA Professional Board for Psychology, and other bodies pertinent to the practice of neuropsychology in South Africa.

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Current Events

Forensic Psychology Book Course


 
This book course deals with an Introduction to Forensic Psychology, SA Law, Family Law, the Practical Application of Criminal Law, the Mental Health Expert as Expert Witness, The Profile of the Person to be Evaluated, Assessment for Court Purposes, Care, Contact and Guardianship of Children, and Psychologically Motivated Crimes.

SACNA has arranged a 20% discount on the book price from Juta for SACNA members who register for the course OR the book can be bought online by SACNA non-members. An e-book is also available.
 
Course Fees:
R550.00 for SACNA members
R850.00 for SACNA non-members.
 
The book is purchased separately from Juta. The Juta order form for the discounted price of R585.00 + courier fee (R650.00) and questionnaire will be sent to all SACNA members.

SACNA non-members will receive the questionnaire and need to order themselves online at R692.00 + courier fee.

The book course is now open and will close on the 31 July 2022.  All results will be submitted to HPCSA by SACNA Certificates will also be available on the SACNA website for your own records. 

These will be uploaded by the 15 August 2022.


Webinars

27 July 2022: The complexity of neuropsychiatric manifestations of COVID-19 in South Africa by Dr Sandra Fernandes, Neuropsychiatrist at Tara Psychiatric Hospital.

24 August 2022: Ben Truter, clinical psychologist and the founder of the Neurodiversity Centre, will discuss the ESSENCE in neuropsychiatry: understanding the overlap of diagnoses/problems in neurodevelopmental conditions. 1 CPD point awarded for this webinar.


Conference

Please diarise the SACNA conference on 12-15 October 2022 in Cape Town. We are looking forward to sharing our programme.

For more information keep an eye on our CONFERENCE page and on our SHOP to register. 

Important notes:

- Anyone can register and attend the conference, but CPD points will only be allocated according to the person’s scope of practice. 

- All health and safety regulations of the Dept of Health will be adhered to. All attendees need to provide a vaccination certificate or COVID-19 negative test result of not more than 72 hrs before the start of the conference.


 


News Feed 

CPD - HPCSA Online CPD Portal Changes

Please be aware of the following changes, which will take effect on 1 February 2022:

HPCSA CPD certificates will no longer be issued to HPCSA professionals. After each activity service providers will complete a template  and send it to the HPCSA for capturing points. 

The new process will then automatically upload the accredited CPD activity points to the HPCSA medical professionals’ profile.

The new process relieves professionals of the effort of keeping track of certificates by allowing automatic updates to your cpd points directly to the HPCSA.

SACNA members will, however, still have the option of downloading CPD certificates from their profiles on the SACNA website. 


Signing of a memorandum of understanding between SACNA and FESN  

The South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association (SACNA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federation of European Societies of Neuropsychology in order to express the intention to collaborate on a voluntary basis by sharing information in the areas of common interest. Both are looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship that will grow over time. 

5th FESN Autumn School 2022

The FESN will organize its 5th Neuropsychology School to be held at the Freie Universität Berlin from 22 to 25 August 2022 (Local Organizers: Professor Michael Niedeggen and Ina Nordwald). The school is aimed at graduate students in their final years of PhD, or early post-docs, as well as clinicians at a comparable level of their career.

Check the website https://www.fesn.eu/ for more information.

Their 8th Scientific Meeting has been postponed until September 27-29 2023 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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HPCSA Neuropsychology Register

We are very pleased to be able to report to you that a milestone for South African Neuropsychology has been attained during early-July, 2020:

The Register for the category of Neuropsychology has finally been opened, and has begun to be populated with the first cohort of practitioners, via the “grandpersoning” process.

Read more on Brainwaves

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SACNA Exams

To register for the SACNA credentialling examination click here

To view the reading list, please go the Credentialing page.

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SACNA AGM - 13 October 2022

Costs:
R0.00 for Full member, Associate member, Subscriber member, Student member, Honorary member and Non Member
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Conference 2022 - Gala Dinner @Aquarium

Costs:
R495.00 for Full member, Associate member, Subscriber member, Student member, Honorary member and Non Member
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Forensic Psychology

Costs:
R850.00 for Non Member
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Forensic Psychology

Costs:
R550.00 for Full member, Associate member, Subscriber member and Student member
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The credentialling process consists of two parts: a knowledge exam and a process of peer reviewing of independently prepared case reports.

Costs:
R250.00 for Full member, Associate member and Student member
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The credentialling process consists of two parts: a knowledge exam and a process of peer reviewing of independently prepared case reports.

Costs:
R250.00 for Full member, Associate member, Subscriber member and Student member
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Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology Conference:- Conference Delegate - Non Members Early Bird Special

Costs:
R5450.00 for Non Member
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Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology Conference:- Conference Delegate - SACNA Members Early Bird Special

Costs:
R4550.00 for Full member, Associate member, Subscriber member and Student member
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Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology Conference:- Conference Delegate - Student Delegates Early Bird Special

Costs:
R2000.00 for Student member
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Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology Conference:- Pre Conference Full Day 2 X Workshops

Costs:
R2650.00 for Full member, Associate member, Subscriber member, Student member, Honorary member and Non Member
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Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology Conference -Pre-conference Half Day Workshop

Costs:
R1650.00 for Full member, Associate member, Subscriber member, Student member, Honorary member and Non Member
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