Program

CS26-23-4

THE PSYSSA SEXUAL- AND GENDER DIVERSITY POSITION STATEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSIONALS IN SOUTH AFRICA

[Speaker] Victor, Cornelius J:1
1:Private Practice (South Africa(Republic of South Africa))

This presentation highlights the Psychological Society of South Africa's affirmative position statement and professional practice guidelines on sexual- and gender diversity - both a first on the African continent. In line with the Society's constitution, and within a strong human rights framework, the statement and guidelines make a significant contribution to the transformation and development of psychology in South Africa to serve all South Africans and promote well-being.

In the session we will discuss the process of developing the position statement and guidelines, highlighting specific challenges we encountered. This is followed by a brief introduction to the guidelines, followed by a discussion of the more successful strategies, as well as future challenges, in dissemination and implementation of both the statement and guidelines.
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