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The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

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3% of Psychology Practitioners at risk of being erased from the register. 
The Professional Board for Psychology urges practitioners who had not yet paid the 2017/2018 annual fees which were due on 01 April 2017 , to pay the outstanding annual fees to avoid being erased from the register. According to Finance statistics it appears that 946 practitioners across all Psychology categories have not yet paid their annual fees, which puts them at risk of being suspended from the register according to section 19 1 (d) of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 (   The  suspension is scheduled to take place on  15November 2017 .
Practitioners who have not paid  their 2017  annual fees may use the below banking details to make payments : 
Name of bank: Absa
Branch name:  Arcadia
Branch code: 632005
Account number: 4050033481
Account type:  Cheque account
Please use your full registration number as  reference.
If you have already paid, kindly forward the proof of payment to
Stakeholder Engagements: Inputs to the Scope of Practice
In its efforts to involve relevant stakeholders to the Scope of Practice review process, The Professional Board for Psychology held a meeting with Professional Associations on 22 – 23 June 2017 where the Associations were offered an opportunity to present their Scope of Practice inputs to the Board.  The Board will soon engage the next group of stakeholders to afford them an opportunity to present their inputs.
 Regulations Defining the Scope of Practise for Psychology
Pretoria - On 2 September 2011, the Minister of Health (“Minister”) published the Regulations Defining the Scope of the Profession of Psychology (GNR 704 in Government Gazette 34581) (“Regulations”). Those regulations amended the earlier regulations under the same title (published under GNR 993 of 16 September 2008) >>>> View Document
National Survey of all registered Psychology Practitioners
This national survey was commissioned by a Task Team of the Psychology Board and conducted by Quantify Research (Pty) Ltd, as independent service provider. Data was collected by means of an online survey,  sent to all registered psychology practitioners on the HPCSA database Read more