20 October 2022, 09:30 - 15:00


R700 for 4 CPDs



Ethical Considerations in Psychology

Presented by:

Narissa Padayachi

Senior Lecturer at Cornerstone Institute Psychology Faculty

Hosted by:

The Department of Psychology, Cornerstone Institute

About the presenter

Narissa Padayachi is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HPCSA. She is currently a senior lecturer at Cornerstone Institute. Narissa has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a variety of settings over the past 22 years. This includes psychiatric hospitals, NGOs, private practice, community involvement and academic institutions. She is passionate about training professionals and justice. Narissa has also worked as a facilitator and retreat guide and for fun she has qualified as a Montessori directress. She is also a certified life coach.

Narissa Padayachi

Senior Lecturer at Cornerstone Institute Psychology Faculty


  • Have a broad overview of the Health Professions Act rules (Booklet 2)
  • Have an understanding of the core concepts governing ethical and professional conduct
  • Have a basic framework for evaluating professional conduct
  • Have a basic understanding of the related acts and legislation that impacts on clinical service delivery
  • Have an understanding of the patient’s right charter

What will be covered?

This one-day workshop will address the necessity for this workshop, particularly in the South African context. The interactive small group discussions will explore possible barriers. Practical case scenarios will help navigate through the law and related responsibility of Psychologists.

Practice as a health care professional is based on a relationship of mutual trust between patients and health care practitioners. The term “profession” means “a dedication, promise or commitment publicly made”. Health care practitioners are required to make a life-long commitment to sound professional and ethical practices and an overriding dedication to the interests of one’s fellow human beings and society. To this end, psychologists work within a framework of principles that guide and inform their ethical and professional conduct. 

Please note that CPD points are with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Spaces are limited please book early to avoid disappointment, for further information email: or call Gabrielle Williams at (021) 448 0050

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