The training and development of Registered Psychologists, Registered Counsellors and Psychometrists is a passion of Professor Gertie Pretorius. The HPCSA regulation of Continued Professional Development (CPD) for all registered practitioners is a constructive way for all practitioners to enhance their knowledge and skill. In order to adhere to the requirements of the Professional Board for Psychology, all registered practitioners should attain 30 accredited Continued Professional Units (CEUs) per annum of which 6 must be for Ethics.

The spirit of CPD, however should not be to gather CEUs, but rather an honest wish of each Psychologist, Registered Counsellor and Psychometrist to develop their skills and knowledge to better serve the South African population.   As Professor Pretorius wants to contribute to the development of high level knowledge and skill in the profession, she established a CPD Academy in January 2015. This academy is accredited by the HPCSA as an accredited service provider. Therefore attendees to CPD workshops receives a CPD Certificate to add to their CPD Portfolio.

Training events, workshops, lectures and supervision for CPD purposes are presented according to a flexible schedule and can be arranged on request for groups of practitioners and small interest groups. Themes and topics of workshops include:

  • Psycho-Legal work
  • Psycho-Labour work
  • Ethics
  • Conceptualising your client from a Psychological point of view
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Trauma Counselling Skills
  • Understanding parental alienation
  • Using Projective Drawings
  • Self-care and preventing compassion fatigue
  • Working with Art in Therapy
  • Supervision skills
  • Working with Life-scripts and Transactional Analysis in Therapy
  • Understanding the Therapeutic Process
  • Practice Management
  • Working with Blended Families
  • Logotherapy
  • Self-reflection and developing your own development plan

CPD Workshop Calendar Aug - Nov 2020

*If you are interested in any of the above and to enquire about events and dates, please contact the Academy at