In the light of the rapidly unfolding events related to COVID-19, the President’s declaration of a national disaster, and our institutional partners’ directive to cancel or postpone all large gatherings, we have unfortunately had to take the decision to postpone the Psychotherapy Symposium on 18 March 2020. We realise that this is disappointing in the light of the considerable time and effort that many of you would have given to preparing for this.
We would like to propose postponing the event for approximately 6 months, when we will hopefully have a clearer sense regarding how the current crisis will unfold, and what meetings are possible. We will be in touch nearer the time to inform you about dates and venue.
Many thanks for your interest in the Psychotherapy Symposium, we wish you all safety and good health.
Lena Andersen, Crick Lund, and John Joska
Convenors, on Behalf ofThe Organising Committee
Umesh Bawa – UWC
Soraya Seedat – Stellenbosch University
Ashraf Kagee – Alan FlisherCentre for Public Mental Health and Stellenbosch University
Catherine Ward – UCT
Lenny Naidoo – City of Cape Town