Masters Preparation Session – Online


Every year, hundreds of students apply for Coursework Masters Programmes around South Africa. Cognition & Co wants to help you prepare for the applications, selections and interviews.

Event: Masters Preparation Session
Live Event: 7th March 2021
Live Event Time: 12h00 – 18h00
On Demand: 8th March – 10th August 2021
Venue: Online – Zoom
Prices: R200
Tickets: Use contact form below;


Never Fear; Cognition & Co is here!
Cognition & Co understands how arduous it can be for students when it comes to applying and interviewing for Psychology Masters programmes around South Africa. The process is so often clouded in mystery and fraught with rumors; but Cognition & Co is here to provide some clarity and help the Psychology students of South Africa get themselves prepared for the road ahead of them.

We have invited a number of Psychologists to share their professional insight and understanding, to help inspire and motivate students as they make their way into Selection Season.

This event is not aimed to prepare students for a specific university or selection process; it’s been created to assist with the reflective processes that will help the applicants understand who they are as they begin this journey.


Anyone interested in Psychology is welcome!
While the Masters Preparation Session is focused on Masters applications and selections, it is not limited to only Masters applicants. If you are an Undergraduate or Honours Psychology student interested to know more about the route to becoming a Psychologist, then this event will definitely help you gain a deeper understanding of the process.


Two viewing options!
LIVE EVENT: In order to accommodate the lives of all the event attendees, we have two viewing options available. The Live Event will happen on Sunday the 7th of March 2021 and tickets for the live event will be limited to 100 students. Individuals that buy a ticket to the Live Event will also have access to the On Demand recording, as described below;

ON DEMAND: Once the Live Event has concluded, the recording will then be made available On Demand for anyone that wishes to watch the conference on their own time. The On Demand recording will be available from the 8th of March until the 10th of August 2021 and can be viewed multiple times.


Get your ticket now!
Tickets for both the Live Event and the On Demand recording will be available from the ticketing website; Howler. Tickets for the Live Event are Sold Out, but there are still On Demand tickets available.

Buying On Demand Tickets after the event;
Use the following form to request information about purchasing an On Demand ticket after the Live Event. The On Demand recording is available from the 8th of March until the 10th of August 2021.



Christopher is a Clinical Psychologist currently working in private practice and as a consultant in the adolescent unit at Akeso Crescent Clinic in Randburg. Christopher has spoken at previous Cognition & Co events and has also featured on the Cognition & Co Podcast.


Barry Viljoen is a Clinical Psychologist working at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital in the Forensic Unit. He is also a joint appointee lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand department of Psychiatry and consults privately within the realm of physical rehabilitation.


Amy Glover is a practicing Clinical Psychologist based in Cape Town. She has her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and Community Counselling (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch. She divides her time between a private practice in Vredehoek, and developing practitioner-led resources to equip professionals to navigate online platforms for mental health services.


Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in South Africa, Adrian’s love for psychology only really started after his second year of undergrad. He is currently doing his Community Service at Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg. Adrian is regularly involved in Cognition & Co events, including Case Study Sessions & Group Interview Preparation Sessions.


Shelley Heusser is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in Johannesburg. His passion for the practice of psychotherapy extends to international publications, and the founding of the Johannesburg Relational Therapeutic Alliance.


Dr Mirriam Kganya is a practicing Clinical Psychologist in both public (Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital) and private sectors. Her consulting offices are located in Pretoria; Wonderpark Mall and Soshanguve. She is currently the MSc Clinical Psychology training programme coordinator and a lecturer at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU), formerly Medunsa.


Rakhi Beekrum is a counselling psychologist in Durban. She has been in private practice for 12 years, working with adolescents, adults and couples. She presents workshops on  various aspects of mental health both in her personal capacity as well as for corporates.  She is regularly featured  in various media, including print,  radio, social media and television.  She uses her social media platforms  to create awareness on mental health and provide psychoeducation and practical tips for mindful living.


Dylan is the Founder and Managing Director of Cognition & Co. For the past 2 years, he has dedicated his time and effort to creating and growing this platform. His goal is to create a better understanding and appreciation for mental health in South Africa; starting with the Psychology students.