Conference 2019


16-18 September 2019


Royal St Andrews, Port Alfred


Building and strengthening a responsible, responsive and relevant student counselling and support service


Addressing gender-based violence in higher education Trauma and the increasing demand on crisis intervention Suicide prevention in higher education Substance abuse, trauma and violence Community interventions: are our universities involved? Policy development in the context of African development Mental Health in higher education: preventative and proactive strategies Multicultural counselling contexts Institutional barriers to interventions Issues of students with special needs Multilingualism in higher education: opportunities and challenges Technology and social media and mental health Caring for the care giver: prioritising self-care Evolution of counselling practices/ changing trends in counselling approaches Career counselling and graduate employability

Abstract submission

Abstract submission for this conference has closed.

Conference registration

Register for the Conference from 18 February-6 September 2019.

Conference fee

  • SAACDHE Member: SAACDHE members whose 2018/2019 SAACDHE membership fees are paid by 31 July 2019 R3800
  • Non-SAACDHE Member: Non-SAACDHE member or SAACDHE members who have outstanding fees R4200
  • Intern Psychology, Social Work or Registered Counsellor interns who are completing their internships for professional registration: R3300
  • Day rate: Day rate for conference attendance for SAACDHE member, intern and SAACDHE non-member R2100 per day per delegate

Conference Costs include: Monday evening function and Wednesday evening Gala Dinner (Theme: Afro-Modern).

Tuesday evening: No formal programme – time for you to explore Port Alfred and its culinary delights. Meal and entertainment for your own account.

Conference banking details

Account details for electronic funds transfer (EFT), Bank Draft, Cheque deposit Account name: SAACDHE-EC-2019 Bank Name: ABSA BANK Account No: 4096234976 Account Type: Current account Branch code: 632005 E-mail proof of payment to:


Accommodation is available at Royal St Andrews at own arrangement and payment.

Special rates for conference attendees. For more information on these rates please contact:
Christy Pretorius
Tel. (046) 604 5400/Fax. (046) 624 2080

To ensure your special conference booking rate, all accommodation bookings must be made through Christy Pretorius. Please reference SAACDHE in all your communication with the hotel.

Shuttle services

Airport transfers will be available at delegates’ cost, arrangement and cost for airport transport to be communicated with Christy Pretorius when booking accommodation.

CPD points

To be announced.

Important dates

  • 18 February 2019: Conference registration opens
  • 30 April 2019 (extended to 31 May 2019): Closing date for Submission of abstracts
  • 6 September 2019: Closing date for Conference registration

Conference programme