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.

Elmien Butler

Elmien Butler

Member Portfolio

Elmien Butler is a counselling psychologist with a BA Drama as well Master’s in Psychology Degree from the University of Pretoria. She is in private practice and has been part of the multi-disciplinary team at Life Glynnview Hospital for the past 12 years. Here she is actively involved in the group program developed and adapted over the past 7 years. She mainly sees Adults and Adolescents. She and a clinical psychologist also run Psychometry Services who offer short cognitive assessments at psychiatric hospitals. This endeavor made her pass the theory examination with SACNA and she continue to develop her skills in the area of neuropsychology applied to psychiatric patients.

She received Primary and Advanced training in Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioural theory & techniques with the Albert Ellis Institute, attended an Experiential Workshop with Dr Lane Pederson, in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. She became interested in treating pain disorders more effectively and completed an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy introductory course with Russ Harris.

On the sideline she loves the arts and does voice overs as a hobby.

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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