CPSA

Counselling Psychology of South Africa
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Strategic goals and objectives
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Counselling Psychology SA (hereinafter referred to as “CPSA”) is a newly founded organisation. The organisation is registered as a Non-profit Organisation (NPO) with registration number 2019/263785/08. CPSA is dedicated to, and has already commenced with, representing the interests of Counselling Psychologists in South Africa.

An executive committee has been elected and is currently strategizing and planning to ensure the development of CPSA as a recognised entity within the field of Psychology in South Africa. CPSA’s constitution addresses issues relating to its functioning and objectives, but the need for a strategic plan was identified to assist in creating a strategic approach. This document will act as the current strategic plan of CPSA and can be made available to prospective partners and/or affiliates to create a level of awareness and understanding.

Read in order to establish a strategic plan for CPSA, we have identified 5 core elements that need to be established and addressed at this stage in the development of CPSA. The core elements are:

  1. Vision
  2. Mission
  3. Core Values
  4. Strategic Goals/Objectives
  5. Action Plans

Herewith will follow the description of the core elements as outlined in the adopted strategic plan of CPSA.

Core Elements and Strategic Plan of CPSA

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Counselling Psychology SA (CPSA)

Counselling Psychology SA (CPSA)

IntroductionCounselling Psychology SA (hereinafter referred to as “CPSA”) is a newly founded organisation. The organisation is registered as a Non-profit Organisation (NPO) with registration number 2019/263785/08. CPSA is dedicated to, and has already commenced with,...

Counselling Psychology South Africa Code of Conduct

Counselling Psychology South Africa Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct1. Preamble.Counselling Psychology South Africa (CPSA) is a voluntary association that has been founded to represent the best interests of counselling psychologists, the practice of counselling psychology in South Africa and counselling psychology as a...

Counselling Psychology South Africa Grievance Procedure

Counselling Psychology South Africa Grievance Procedure

Grievance Procedure1. Introduction.As an Association that embraces diversity in all its forms, including freedom of expression, differences of opinion that can lead to tensions will inevitably arise from time to time. Whilst many of these tensions can be...

Constitution of Counselling Psychology South Africa (CPSA)

Constitution of Counselling Psychology South Africa (CPSA)

1. PreambleThe purpose of Counselling Psychology South Africa (“CPSA”) is to represent Counselling Psychologyand the practise of Counselling Psychologists in South Africa.CPSA is a voluntary association of members governed by a Constitution and various...

Counselling Psychology SA (CPSA)

Counselling Psychology SA (CPSA)

IntroductionCounselling Psychology SA (hereinafter referred to as “CPSA”) is a newly founded organisation. The organisation is registered as a Non-profit Organisation (NPO) with registration number 2019/263785/08.An executive committee has been elected and...

Meet the CPSA Executive Committee

Michael Webber

Michael Webber

President

Mike Webber is a counselling psychologist in private practice at the Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital in Sunningdale, Cape Town. He has previously practiced at the Milnerton Mediclinic and Constantiaberg haematology unit (Sunflower ward and bone marrow transplant unit). He has been in private practice for 13 years. Prior to graduating with a M.Soc.Sci (Counselling psychology) Cum Laude, and registering as a counselling psychologist in 2006, he served for over 25 years in an operational capacity in the SAPS and fire & emergency services in various cities around South Africa. He has completed the Primary and Advanced Practicums in Rational-Emotional & Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (REBT) presented here in Cape Town by the Albert Ellis Institute, and “Brain-based Therapy” with Prof John Arden. He has also undergone training with Prof Dave Edwards of the Schema Therapy Institute of South Africa (STISA) and holds the South African Diploma in Schema Therapy. He is also a member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Mike works primarily in a health psychology context in the hospital with both adolescents and adults at the hospital. He also works with outpatients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and anger management.

Willem Oudshoorn

Willem Oudshoorn

Vice - President

Willem enrolled in the M.A. Counselling Psychology degree at the University of the Free State in 2008, completed his internship at Kovsie Student Counselling & Development in 2009, and registered as a Counselling Psychologist (Independent Practice) in 2010.

He worked in Kenilworth Clinic’s (now Akeso Clinic) Adult Psychiatry Unit in Cape Town for 7 months during 2010. In January 2011 he started working for the Department of Correctional Services. He is based in George and renders psychological services to offenders throughout the Southern Cape Management Area’s correctional centres. Although he has done limited work in private practice, he stopped all private work due to time constraints.

Emile Vermaas

Emile Vermaas

Counselling Psychologist

Emile Vermaas is a psychologist in private practice in Robertson, and has been serving on the CPSA EXCO since 2019.

He has a special interest in neurodiversity (Autism Spectrum; Attention Deficit; etc) diagnoses and management. He consults part-time for an outpatient neurodiversity-focussed clinic, where he collaborates with psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists on various cases.

After graduating from the NWU in Potchefstroom in 2010, he spent a 4 years practising psychology in the military, before opening his own practice in the Western Cape in 2015. He and his beautiful wife have two beagles, who like to sit on couches and steal food from tables.

Amorie Burns

Amorie Burns

Counselling Psychologist

Amorie Burns completed her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Pretoria in 2016, while enrolled she completed her internship at Stabilis Rehabilitation Centre. She has previously practiced at various sub-acute hospitals(Care@Midstream & Hazeldean Intercare) and neuro rehabilitation Centre’s (Muelmed) assisting the in-patients.

She enjoys working within a multi-disciplinary setting and therefore divide her time between private practice and in-patient hospital work. Currently, she works at various acute hospital settings specializing in neuro rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, head and neck cancer patients and trauma. In her private practice in Lynnwood, Pretoria she primarily works with adolescents and adults presenting with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and trauma.

Amorie believes in sharing knowledge and experience and therefore participates as a guest lecturer at the University of Pretoria.

Samantha Holle

Samantha Holle

Member Portfolio

Samantha Holle is a Counselling Psychologist who completed her MA Counselling Psychology degree at the University of Pretoria. Her private practice has been operating for more than 14 years. She has been involved in the Glynnview Psychiatric Hospital for over 15 years. Samantha is on the board of Directors at the Glynnview and manages the group therapy programme as well as the adolescent unit. Samantha is founder and part of the treating team at the Morehill Rehabilitation Centre.

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