In order to practice Psychology in South Africa and generate income from consulting clients, individuals require a Masters level education that includes a practical internship. Both the university and the internship institution need to be recognised and accredited by the HPCSA.
There are 5 recognised branches of Psychology in South Africa;
- Counselling Psychology.
- Clinical Psychology.
- Educational Psychology.
- Industrial Psychology.
- Research Psychology.
For more information on the different designations, please follow the links above.
A Master’s degree can take between 1 and 2 years of full-time study to complete; depending on the specifics of the different universities and programs. These programs are designed to explore psychological concepts in greater depth than at undergraduate and honours levels, while expanding students understanding of the practical aspects of psychology in the field.