Training and Workshops

Training and Workshops


SACNA Western Cape Meetings 2018

Time:  17.00 for 17.15 pm, last Wednesday of each month.  Come early for networking.

  • Start Date: November 28, 2018
  • Contact Person: Chairperson Dr Frances Hemp
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  • Venue Address: Western Cape
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Basics to Beyond Neuropsychology Courses

Next year, NeuropsychologySA is launching two new courses in neuropsychology.  The first course is called “Basics and Beyond: Foundational Course in Neuropsychology” and the second is called “Basics and Beyond: Comprehensive Neuropsychology Course“.

The Foundational Course is for all Clinical, Counselling and Educational Psychologists who would like to increase their basic knowledge of neuropsychology.  It is a one-year course of moderate level of difficulty and costs R6 900-00 for the year along with a deposit of R 1 000-00 which is refundable upon completion of the course.  The course is a part-time, distance-learning course that runs from February to November 2019.  A compulsory full-day workshop in Somerset West, Cape Town on 6 February 2019 is the only time that travelling is required.  At this introductory workshop, psychologists will learn to administer a certain battery of tests.

The Comprehensive Course can only accommodate 12 candidates and therefore a selection process may apply.  Clinical, Counselling and Educational Psychologists may apply for this two-year course which level of difficulty is set at “difficult and intense”. The cost is R23 000-00 for both years, along with a deposit of R5 000-00 if the person is selected and which is refundable upon completion of the two-year course.  While the course is mostly a distance-learning course, candidates will be required to spend two days at the Neuro-Network Centre in Somerset West, Cape Town, four times a year, to write exams and to acquire supervised experience.  An introductory full-day workshop in Somerset West, Cape Town on 6 February 2019 is the first compulsory meeting where psychologists will learn to administer of a certain battery of tests.  All travel and accommodation costs and arrangements are the responsibility of the candidates.

To apply for the Foundational Course, complete this registration form and e-mail it with proof of the R1000-00 deposit to before the 23 January 2019.  To apply for the Comprehensive Course, send your CV, proof of HPCSA registration and a motivation letter explaining why you would like to do this course, to by the 14 December 2018.  Successful candidates will be notified by 22 December 2018.

Psychologists are allowed to apply for both courses.  Candidates selected for the Comprehensive Course will have their R1000-00 deposit for the Foundational Course refunded. 

Please direct all enquiries to Dr Sharon Truter at

These courses have been initiated and are being conducted by Dr Sharon Truter in her private capacity for CPD purposes.  They are not being undertaken under the auspices of either Rhodes University or SACNA despite any affiliations she has with these organisations.

  • Start Date: February 6, 2019
  • Contact Person: Dr Sharon Truter
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BWRT Level 1 Workshop dates for 2019

Durban – 8/9 Feb 2019

Johannesburg – 16/17 March 2019

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BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®

BWRT® is an immensely powerful style of working that can dissolve problems almost instantaneously – even the results of deep trauma can often be resolved in literally minutes, instead of years.

There is no therapy in the world that is the same as BWRT. Certified BWRT Practitioners receive thorough training in this modern methodology and are completely conversant with the techniques needed to work effectively with a great number of human problems and difficulties, including:

  • Commitment Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Exam anxiety
  • Social Phobia
  • Phobias
  • Success Inhibition
  • Fear of failure
  • Binge eating/drinking
  • All types of Performance Anxiety
  • Self Worth/ Self-Confidence issues
  • Fear of Authority
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief
  • PTSD
  • Sexual abuse

The therapy model was developed by Terence Watts, a therapist, teacher, and writer with a long history of creating innovative therapeutic intervention – before BWRT® came Warriors®, Settlers&Nomads®, LifeMapper®,SymbioDynamics®,M.A.G.I.C®, and Broadband for the Brain®. All of those are still in use by therapists around the World; BWRT®, though represents a major event in Psychotherapy and is rapidly growing in popularity – typing ‘BWRT®’ into an internet search engine will show you that!

There are many different styles of therapy available these days but there is nothing else like this one. It’s totally safe and sometimes needs only a single session to resolve even apparently impossible problems.

Watch and introduction to BWRT® by Terence Watts here.

COST : R4000
R3750 Early Bird Special

Please see website registration form for cut off dates

Refresher course rates available
Please see website registration form for details


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  • Start Date: February 8, 2019
  • Contact Person: Huda Lockhat
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  • Venue Address: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal
  • CPD Points: 14 CEU points have been applied for.
  • End Date: March 17, 2019
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International Neuropsychological Society – 47th Annual Meeting 

International Neuropsychological Society 
47th Annual Meeting 
INS President: Keith Owen Yeates
Program Chair: Michael W. Kirkwood
Continuing Education Chair: Melissa Lamar


  • Start Date: February 20, 2019
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  • End Date: February 23, 2019
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SAMLA Training Programme for 2019 – 2020

Are you (or would you like to be) a Medico-Legal Practitioner?

SAMLA Training Programme for 2019 – 2020. Information about the eagerly awaited second and third sections of the SAMLA training in Medico-legal Practice – The Practical Workshops.

The 10 practical workshops follow on the theoretical underpinning in the Foundations Course in Medico-Legal Practice and Ethics presented during 2018.

The new training format: In order for SAMLA to present its training to our members all over the country and to get maximum CPD points, the next two levels of training will be presented as a series of workshops rather than year-long courses – 5 workshops in 2019 and 5 in 2020. Each year will build on the skills and experience developed during the previous year.

There will be live presentations in 5 venues (instructions and discussion) as well as practical work to be done in syndicates.

Syndicates will be licensed so that participants can communicate online with each other to work on their assignments.

Who is eligible?

  • The 2019 training is open to all interested persons, whether-or-not you did the 2018 training.
  • To qualify for the 2020 workshops, you will have had to complete both the 2018 and 2019 courses satisfactorily.  But, here’s the good news – The 2018 Foundations Course will soon be available as an e-course, so for those who missed the boat the first time, all’s not lost.

Benefits of this format:

  • Opportunity to catch up – those who want to do the 2020 training (but missed the 2018 Foundations Course), will have the opportunity to catch up by completing the Foundations Course during 2019 as an online course
  • Maximum CPD points – the total number of points for the workshops done separately will be considerably more than if the training is presented as a single course.
  • You can obtain a certificate of completion for the whole course by completing all the workshops in each of the following two years.
  • Persons interested in specific workshops only, may do so in 2019. They will receive CPD points and a certificate of attendance per workshop.
  • More payment options (and perhaps kinder on the budget). You can pay per workshop and do not have to find the full course fee upfront.

Provisional Costs:  26 January R2 500 (incl Vat)
2-day workshops R5 250 (incl Vat)
3-day workshops R7 850 (incl Vat)

Discounts will apply to SAMLA members and for those who pay for all 6 of the 2019 events upfront.

At present the costs are provisional, the current estimate is based on a minimum registration of 220 participants.

So, we need your help please:

  1. As you may appreciate, the organisation with many “moving parts” is quite a challenge. In order to secure venues and technicians; to complete the arrangements timeously and to be able to present the training at competitive rates, we need confirmed interest from at least 220 participants for the full year or 2019 Workshops.
  2. Save the dates.

Planned workshops and dates for 2019 

(The first day of each workshop is for instruction and the subsequent day(s) for syndicate feedback and discussion – CPD points are being applied for i.r.o each seminar/workshop day)

1. 26 January 2019:
Special National Seminar
Part 1. Interviewing Skills for Medico-Legal Practitioners – Various Professional Perspectives. How to raise your game from the get-go.
Part 2 – New developments in the Legal Field: Implications of the State Liability Amendment Bill for Medico-legal practice.
2019 Course – Introduction to the Workshop Series and explanation of syndicate structure.

2. 2 March and 16 March – Workshop 1.
Traumatic Brain Injury
(2 Days plus assignment to write a topic specific report)

3. 6 April and 4 May – Workshop 2.
Psychological Consequences, Emotional Shock and Constitutional Damages.
Monetary and Non-Monetary Compensation                                                                     

(2 Days plus assignment to write a topic specific report)

4. 1 June, 13 July and 17 August – Workshop 3.
RAF 4 Assessment and Recommendation                                                                                 
(3 Days plus assignment to write a topic specific report)

5. 7 September and 12 October – Workshop 4.
Cerebral Palsy
(2 Days plus assignment to write a topic specific report)

6. 2 November and 30 November – Workshop 5.
Mediation for Mediators, Attorneys, Advocates and Expert Witnesses               
(2 Days plus assignment to write a mediation case study)

Important documents available for download – follow the below links:

*Further information regarding the Online Course and the Series of Workshops for 2020 will be provided in due course. Please visit the SAMLA website  for updates.

*Please also ensure that your SAMLA membership is up-to-date to take advantage of the discounted rates.

  • Start Date: March 2, 2019
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American Board AMA Guides RAF Training – Johannesburg – April 5-7, 2019

ABIME AMA Guides Training with Traumatic Brain Injury and Medico-legal Report Writing Workshop.

This 3 day long program on April 5-7, 2019 includes more education offerings than ever before in South Africa such as:

The 1st day program is entirely devoted to two new very practical workshops that are highly relevant to the Medico-legal and IME practice. The workshop on Return to Work and Fitness for Duty evaluation is specifically designed to learn medicolegal issues related to disability claims.

The Medico-legal Report Writing and Court Testimony Skills workshop is specifically designed for Medical Doctors/Surgeons of all specialties, psychiatrist and other health care providers to learn Medico-legal Report Writing and how to start, build and successfully run an Independent Medical Examiner/Expert Witness Practice either part-time or full time.

The 2nd day and 3rd day consists a NEW & UPDATED AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment training that includes an entire day of 20 complex case studies of Disability Assessment . American Board’s Faculty will show you how to get started in your Independent Medical Examination (IME) practice including Road Accident Victim evaluations (RAF claim) and how to quickly build a sustainable, lucrative IME practice and how to perform excellent IME based on the AMA Guides 6th ed and fill out the RAF4 form.

There is also an option available to sit for the ABIME CIME diploma exam.

This AMA Guides 6th Ed. Training and other IME skills Workshops are very popular and only taught once per year in Johannesburg by the world renowned American Board Faculty.

To register online click here OR for more information download AMA Guides 6th edition Training and other IME skills Workshops brochure and fill it out and email to

Early bird available until the 15th December 2018. 

  • Start Date: April 5, 2019
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  • Venue Address: Gauteng
  • CPD Points: 24
  • End Date: April 7, 2019
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