In order to register as a Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) you must have a minimum of a Masters Degree in psychology and have completed a one-year internship. The traditional study path to become a Psychologist is therefore to complete an undergraduate degree in psychology, then an Honours degree and then a Masters degree, followed by an internship. SACAP’s Bachelor of Applied Social Science (BAppSocSci) is an accredited undergraduate degree qualification in psychology. Graduates of this programme would therefore be eligible to apply for entrance into a psychology Honours programme at any public university or private college offering a psychology Honours programme and from there move onto Masters and ultimately professional registration with the HPCSA as a Psychologist. The BAppSocSci offers a comprehensive theoretical foundation in psychology in keeping with other undergraduate psychology programmes. The unique benefit of the BAppSocSci is that, where most undergraduate psychology programmes are purely theory based, the BAppSocSci also includes the training and development of skills as well as 3 months (200 hours) of fieldwork. Graduates of the BAppSocSci are therefore well equipped to pursue a variety of possible career or further study paths in mental health services, human resources and other related fields.
In 1874 Wundt took up a professorship in Zurich , where he published his landmark textbook, Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie ( Principles of Physiological Psychology , 1874). Moving to a more prestigious professorship in Leipzig in 1875, Wundt founded a laboratory specifically dedicated to original research in experimental psychology in 1879, the first laboratory of its kind in the world. In 1883, he launched a journal in which to publish the results of his, and his students', research, Philosophische Studien (Philosophical Studies) . Wundt attracted a large number of students not only from Germany but also from abroad. Among his most influential American students were Granville Stanley Hall (who had already obtained a . from Harvard under the supervision of William James ), James McKeen Cattell (who was Wundt's first assistant), and Frank Angell. The most influential British student was Edward Bradford Titchener (who later became professor at Cornell ).
The writer suggests that there is not a universally acceptable treatment for all - that some treatments will work for some people with some therapists and other treatments will work for others with another therapist - the willingness of the client to seek help, play their part in their recovery alongside their chosen therapy will help some of the people, some of the time. But what about in the longer term ? Is this a sticking plaster over a gaping wound ? CBT can help in the here and now, but relapses can occur as the root of the problem if it is in the past is not usually discussed in a CBT session, which is focussed on the present.