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SAPC | Resource Handbook 2
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SAPC | Resource Handbook 3 Contents Body of knowledge 1. Babies in mind 2. Buskaid 3.
Carehaven Psychiatric Centre 4. Careways 5. Chevrah Kadisha 6. Child Welfare
i - Cape Town Child Welfare’s Adoption Services ii- Childline Gauteng, Child Welfare iii - Child Welfare 7. Children's Homes
i - Lawrence House ii - Leliebloem Children’s Home (Athlone) iii - Oosterland Children’s Home iv - Ubuntu House Orphanage 8. Childline – ZIM 9.
Children for Tomorrow 10. Connect – ZIM 11.
Community Action towards Safer Environment 12.
Community-Assisted Schools (CAS) 13. Cool2Bkind 14.
Department of Health
i - Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities ii - Community clinics for department of health 15.
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation 16.
Emthonjeni Centre (Wits) 17.
Family Life Centre (FAMSA) 18. Flying Children 19.
German International School Cape Town (DSK) 20. Harambee 21. Hospitals
i - Lentegeur Hospital ii - VMS Psychology Division iii - Khayelitsha District Hospital iv - Groote Schuur Hospital v - Tambo Memorial Hospital 22. Hospice
i - St Luke’s Combined Hospice ii - Franschhoek Hospice 23.
Independent Counselling and Advisory Services – ICAS 24.
Institute for Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy (IPCP) 25.
Impendulo Foundation

SAPC | Resource Handbook 4 26. It’s Amazing! ZT 27.
Jewish Women’s Benevolent Society 28.
Johannesburg Parent & Child Counselling Centre 29. Khanya College 30. Lefika la Phodiso 31.
LifeLine Western Cape 32.
ManKind Project South Africa 33. Nechama 34.
Ottery Youth Care Centre 35. The Parent Centre 36.
Perinatal Mental Health Project, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health UCT 37. 38.
Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust 39. REVIVE 40.
Ridgeway College Peer Counselling Group 41.
Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children 42. The Shine Centre 43.
The Smile Foundation 44.
Sophiatown Community Psychological Services 45.
South African Association of Jungian Analysts (SAAJA) 46.
The South African Psychoanalytical Initiative (SAPI) 47.
South African College of Applied Psychology 48. SECTION27 49.
Transgender Intersex Africa 50. Triangle Project 51.
The Ububele Education and Psychotherapy Trust 52.
UCT Department of Social Development 53.
Vera School for Autistic Learners 54.
Vision Medical SuiteWellness Foundation 55.
Wits Counselling and Careers Development Unit 56.
Women for Afrika’s (WFA)

International Affiliates

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International Affiliates 57.
American Group Psychotherapy Association - USA 58.
Association of Child Psychotherapists - UK 59.
British Association of Art Therapists - UK 60.
The British Psychological Society - UK 61.
EFT International School 62.
European Psychoanalytic Federation - EU 63.
European Society of Sexual Medicine -EU 64.
Health and Care Professions Council - UK 65.
International Association of Analytic Psychology 66.
International Association of Expressive Sandwork (IAES) 67.
International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) 68.
International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) 69.
International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP) 70.
International Psychoanalytic Studies Organisation (IPSO) 71.
International Journal of Couple & Family Psychoanalysis (International Advisory Board) 72.
Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) 73.
International Masterson Institute New York 74.
International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health 75.
International Neuropsychoanalysis Association 76.
International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) 77.
Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy (IPC) 78.
International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST) 79.
Prepare/Enrich (P/E) 80.
Psychoanalytic Training Institute (PTI) 81. The Biodanza School 82.
Tavistock Clinic - UK 83.
The Focusing Institute (TFI) - USA 84.
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) 85.
World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)

SAPC | Resource Handbook
6 Body of knowledge
The South African Psychoanalytic Confederation (SAPC) was formed in 2009 to create an umbrella structure to represent and support the practice of psychoanalytic work in South Africa. The SAPC is a national organisation, which gathers together widely dispersed and diverse groups of practitioners, including registered and unregistered health practitioners, skilled in and interested in various permutations and applications of the Psychoanalytic paradigm in South Africa. The confederation’s mandate is to create an arena of exchange, a forum for the sharing of ideas, and a dynamic network of cooperation and advocacy, preserving what is distinct about Psychoanalysis while also promoting innovative adaptations emerging in contemporary South Africa. Our members work in private practice, government posts in hospitals and schools, NGOs and other community settings. Members of the SAPC are regulated by a constitution, which is in line with, and promotes values enshrined in the South African Bill of Rights; they also adhere to ethical guidelines included in the specifically developed SAPC Ethical Code formulated in accordance with international best practice standards. The SAPC constitution and ethical code can be found on the SAPC website: ; We believe that Psychoanalysis, with its long history of examining and documenting Conscious and Unconscious processes in therapeutic relationships, is best placed for a radical Human Rights approach to the Psychosocial issues of our current times. Whether working in relationship with individuals, couples, groups or communities in contained spaces or in the open air, with words or other means of expression, people are encouraged into a deeper, more complex and compassionate awareness of their inner world, its relation to historical contexts, individually and collectively, and the influence of these on our lives and relationships. Psychoanalytic approaches have been demonstrated to deal effectively not only with symptom alleviation but also to effect deep seated structural change, that is sustainable at all levels of human functioning from the neurological to the sociological.

SAPC | Resource Handbook 7 Core Values
1. Ethics/excellence: to promote and maintain standards of training, practice and ethical conduct consistent with international
standards as well as local concerns and needs.
2. Diversity/inclusivity: to further diversity/inclusivity across various psychoanalytic approaches as well as social identities and situations, both in training and treatment.
3. Dialogue/ Cooperation: to foster dialogue and cooperation within member groups, and between institutions, disciplines and countries in the common promotion of sustainable, intelligent and humane approaches to secure Psychosocial health for all. Strategies
1. The collection within a sustainable and professional organisation of widely-
dispersed and diverse groups of practitioners skilled in and interested in the Psychoanalytic paradigm and its application in South Africa.
2. The promotion of the confederation as a centre of excellence, operating as a
forum for the sharing of ideas and a dynamic network of cooperation possibilities.
3. Showcasing the diverse and innovative work of the membership, increasing the
profile of the paradigm, member-groups and practitioners.
4. To facilitate dialogue and informed interdisciplinary debate and leading edge
thinking around and promotion of contemporary Psychoanalytic theory and practice with special attention to its relevance to the South African context.
5. The development of the confederation as an influential, credible and
trustworthy advocacy body interacting with Government, Industry, Professional bodies and other activist organisations.
Through collaboration on the ground in the provision of services as well as through joint advocacy and lobbying we aim to promote the equitable access to effective, sustainable, intelligent and humane psychosocial health care for all. We envision a Public/Private health environment where all forms of Psychoanalytic thinking and work are available to articulate co-operatively with other approaches in a shared client-centred, systemic, human rights approach, collectively contributing to the sustainable development of a healthy South Africa for all.

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8 This booklet showcases the rich and varied work of SAPC members and the impact and reach that psychoanalytic thinking can have across all levels of mental health care. It also provides an opportunity to link up with work and relationships already established. It has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible with all entries containing contact details for more information, and space provided in the directory for additional notes and thoughts.
The directory will also be available on the SAPC’s website – ;We hope that you find it useful. About the logo
The logo was selected with the aid of an archeologist. It is a tracing of a very old South African rock carving. It is literally of a Kraal but the meaning/significance is thought to extend beyond a practical depiction of a scene. Rather, it is seen as an aspirational depiction of how a community may harmoniously organize their living in relation to their environment .

Local Affiliates

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