Events at SASPA

Workshops for 2017

All workshops presented by Dr Marita Brink.

Cost: R1200 per course.
Venue: St Vincent School for the Deaf

1. The impact of our cyber world on the development of children and adolescents

(25 February 2017)

Completed and ongoing research have unequivocally found that over-exposure to cyber media causes harm to young, still developing brains. The facts and implications of these findings will be discussed. Possible guidelines and interventions to minimize damage, will be explored.

2. The development of gender identity in children and adolescents

(27 May 2017)

The basis for later gender identity formation is probably laid down genetically or due to hormonal influences before birth. The trajectories involved in same-sex and other-sex identity will be explored, based on the latest research. Clinical implications for working with young persons and their families will be explored implementing case studies.

3. The ethics around cultural diversity when working with children and families

(19 August 2017)

The ethical implications of working with families where cultural differences may influence the efficacy of our work are strongly emphasised in the literature and in the DSM-5. A cultural difference may be a factor between the family and the therapist, within the family itself or within the community. Case studies and DVD material will be offered to illustrate these issues.

Conference for 2017

5th Annual Psychology in Schools Conference

Date: Friday, 11 August 2017
Register online here

08:00 – 08:30Registration
08:30 – 09:00Opening & Welcome
09:00 - 10:00Dr Doret Kirsten Educational and Clinical PsychologistDevelopment of the brain and why it is relevant for us to know when looking at child development and therapy
10:00 – 11:00Dr Ursula FroschauerCounselling Psychologist Dealing with the aftermath of suicide in a school context
11:00 – 11:30Tea Break
11:30 – 12:30Renate Gericke  Clinical PsychologistThinking about attachment impairment in deprived children
12:30 – 13:30Irene ChaitClinical Psychologist Forming a therapeutic alliance with difficult parents
13:30 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:30Heidi Lathy Educational Psychologist Managing oppositional defiant and conduct disorder in schools