Writing of National Board Examination prior to commencement of Community Service – Effective 1st January 2020

A notice from the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) Professional Board for Psychology has resolved that in future, Intern Clinical Psychologists will be required to write and successfully pass the National Board Examination prior to commencement with Community Service.

This will take place from the 1st of January 2020.

For more information and access to the HPCSA document, please click the link below;

Route to becoming a Psychologist in South Africa

Earlier today, Cognition & Co presented at their first conference – The 6th Southern African Students’ Psychology Conference.

Dylan Benyon (founder of Cognition & Co) along with Muhammed Cassim (PsySSA Student Division) presented a workshop called “My Place in Psychology – A New Dawn.”

In order to prepare for the conference, Cognition & Co wanted to create an infographic flow chart that outlined the route to becoming a registered psychology professional in South Africa. We thought it only fair to share that document with the students of South Africa;

In order to keep the design simple but informative, there are some aspects that have been left out. For example, both a Registered Counsellor and a Psychometrist can study an M Degree.

If there is anything we have missed or should be made aware of, please send us a message here.

PRE-ORDER: Cognition & Co T-Shirts

Pre-orders for the Cognition & Co T-shirts are open! We are doing a limited print run of T-Shirts as advertised on our website and social media platforms. Please follow the steps below in order to secure a Cognition & Co T-shirt.

The Shirts are R165 each excluding shipping. The shirts will take roughly two weeks (+-20th of June) until they’re ready to be shipped.

Steps to place order;

  1. Fill out the following online order form.
  2. Choose design, style, size, quantity, and shipping method.
  3. Submit the online form.
  4. We’ll send you a confirmation email with your final total and our EFT details.
  5. Pay via EFT and send Proof of Payment to us – info@cognitionandco.co.za
  6. Receive your shirt.

We do not have an online store with credit card facilities and would therefore require you to pay via EFT. Once you have completed the online order form, we will send you a confirmation email with the final total and our banking details.

We can ship the items within South Africa using the South African Postal Service or PostNet.
PostNet – Items will be sent to your nearest PostNet for you to collect. This is the fastest method of shipping.
SAPO – Items sent through the South Africa Postal Service will be sent with a tracking number. You will receive a notification to collect the item from your closest Post Office when it arrives.
Collect – You’re welcome to collect your shirt for free in Lonehill in JHB. Cognition & Co will arrange this with those that want to collect.

If you have any questions, please send us a message using the Contact Us page. Thank you for your support!

Rebranding: Masters Networking Initiatives

We have decided to rebrand our Masters Mentorship and Masters Peer Support Programmes going forward.

These initiatives will now be known as the Cognition & Co Masters Mentorship Network and Masters Peer Support Network.

While both initiatives are currently running for those who secured a mentor or peer, there will be no changes to the initiatives besides the names.

We are still very excited to use these initiatives as part of a potential research study in 2020 and improve the overall functioning of both networks for the students taking part in future versions.

Thank you to all those taking part in this years networks, we look forward to getting feedback from you soon!