Does couples counselling work? We ask the experts

The job of managing marital combat while you’re sitting in the middle of two colliding couples, and its attendant risks (one spouse feeling you’re allied to the other, for instance) has been compared by therapists to piloting a helicopter in a hurricane.

Published: December 14, 2018 / 9 Comments

How to become a psychologist: 10 things you need to know

So you want to become a psychologist? Before you take the plunge, read this advice from Samantha Pretorius, Vocational and Professional Programme Head at SACAP, in order to be fully aware of what you’re getting yourself into.

Published: December 14, 2018 / 4 Comments

Deciding what to do after high school

Leaving school is a time of great uncertainty, but also a chance for growth. Here’s some useful tips for those pondering what to do after matric.

Published: December 14, 2018 / 47 Comments

6 different types of depression and how they are treated

The often misunderstood illness manifests itself in many ways, and identifying the nature of one’s depression is an important step to treatment. Here are six of the most common variants.

Published: December 4, 2018 / 5 Comments

Why a BPsych Degree is a better option

With a lot of discussion about the dire state of mental health in South Africa, SACAP has recently launched a 4-year Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych) degree. It was inspired by the need to accelerate the training of counsellors that are equipped to deal with South Africa’s unique mental health crisis.

Published: November 28, 2018 / 302 Comments

The signs of depression in women

Research shows that about one in five women develop depression at some point in their lives. In fact, women are nearly twice as likely as men to experience a major depressive disorder. What, then, are the factors that make women more predisposed to depression than men?

Published: November 28, 2018 / 0 Comments