Mindfulness: Haunting Thoughts and Feelings

Mindfulness: Haunting Thoughts and Feelings

2021: HPCSA CPD accredited for 1 general CEU, level 1. “There are circumstances that must shatter you, and if you are not shattered, then you have not understood your circumstances. In such circumstances, it is a failure for your heart not to break… Do you wish to preserve the old life? Of course, you do, the old life was a good life. But it is no longer available to you. It has been carried away. So, there is only one thing to be done… transformation must be met with transformation. Where there was the old life, let there be the new life. Sink, as to rise…” – Leon Wiesteltier

Competent Kids: Competency is not only for Adults

Competent Kids: Competency is not only for Adults

2021: HPCSA CPD Accredited for 1 CEU – The capacity of children to perform juristic acts is limited to protect them from their immaturity of judgment. The primary result of this is legal certainty- everyone (the parent, healthcare worker, judge, educator) is perfectly safe and the legal position is certain – except, if we think about it, possibly the child. In a modern democracy with a Bill of Rights which has the intent of protecting a child’s best interest, legal certainty should only be found subjectively, that is, relative to the child and her capacity.

Children: Constitutionally Distinct Persons

Children: Constitutionally Distinct Persons

HPCSA CPD Accredited for 1 CEU in Ethics, level 1 – “Every child has his or her own dignity. If a child is to be constitutionally imagined as an individual with a distinctive personality, and not merely as a miniature adult waiting to reach full size, he or she cannot be treated as a mere extension of his or her parents, umbilically destined to sink or swim with them…” Judge Albie Sachs in S v M

Patrimonial Consequences of Divorce in South African Law

Patrimonial Consequences of Divorce in South African Law

HPCSA accredited for 1 CEU. It is important for psychologists to have a basic understanding of the legal consequences that spouses face when they have to negotiate a deed of settlement and resolve disputes relating to wealth, finances and children.
Clients mostly are not in control of these legal processes, and this lack of control is one of the biggest reasons for their stress.