Medical aids do cough up for psychotherapy, just not always long term

William Griffiths, Chairperson of the Clinical Psychology Forum, told Stephen Grootes that most medical aids do reimburse for psychotherapy.

There are only certain schemes that stopped reimbursing education and counselling psychologists, but clinical psychologists are still being reimbursed.

William Griffiths, Chairperson Clinical Psychology Forum

Griffiths says clinical psychology has a great deal to offer in treating mental health care, so it would be beneficial if more funds were made available.

But he says, psychotherapy is not a quick fix. It is a long term process and commitment between patient and therapist, and medical aids often only reimburse for a limited amount of 15 sessions.

People often end up paying for longer term treatment out of their own pockets when they see the benefit of psychotherapy.

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Medical aids do cough up for psychotherapy, just not always long term


Read More
'Squeaky-clean' Cape Town City Manager flatly denies claims of corruption

'Squeaky-clean' Cape Town City Manager flatly denies claims of corruption

EWN's Lindsay Dentlinger explains the allegations being made against long-time City official Achmat Ebrahim and his response.

Alex Parker shares how he chose the 50 people who stuffed up the world

Alex Parker shares how he chose the 50 people who stuffed up the world

In this week's book review, Africa Melane chats to author Alex Parker about his latest book.

At just 10 this caller used her folk's store card to buy her crush a penknife

At just 10 this caller used her folk's store card to buy her crush a penknife

Listen to this sweet and hilarious account from a CapeTalk listener.

Cape Town N7 shooting in suspected botched hijacking

Cape Town N7 shooting in suspected botched hijacking

A man has been shot and is in critical condition and another is alleged to still be on the run.

Wife killer Christopher Panayiotou sentenced to life

Wife killer Christopher Panayiotou sentenced to life

EWN reporter Shamiela Fisher says Judge Daylin Chetty did not hold back during sentencing on Friday.

[WATCH] Emmerson Mnangagwa inaugurated as Zimbabwean president

[WATCH] Emmerson Mnangagwa inaugurated as Zimbabwean president

Mnangagwa is being sworn in Harare on Friday.

Popular articles
If you're caught driving with your phone, officials are allowed to confiscate it

If you're caught driving with your phone, officials are allowed to confiscate it

If the engine is running and you are sitting behind the wheel you are not allowed to operate your phone says W Cape's JP Smith

[WATCH] Zola Tsotsi drops bombshell about Zuma meeting at State Capture Inquiry

[WATCH] Zola Tsotsi drops bombshell about Zuma meeting at State Capture Inquiry

Former Eskom chair Zola Tsotsi’s jaw-dropping statements include Tony Gupta saying they could hire or fire Eskom board members.

SA fizzy drinks undergo "shrinkflation" to control sugar intake

SA fizzy drinks undergo "shrinkflation" to control sugar intake

Coca-Cola has reduced its 500ml "buddy" to 440ml and the traditional 330ml Coke cans will soon have a volume of just 300ml.

Mugabe threatened to dissolve Parliament hours before his resignation

Mugabe threatened to dissolve Parliament hours before his resignation

Deputy President of MDC says Mugabe's threats could not deter them from their mission to impeach him - they were determined.

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

Up for a Springboks level scrum? Instructions on how to ensure you get the deals in your inbox the moment they become known...