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Terapie met 'n aantal depressiewe adolessente kinderhuisdogters : 'n ekosistemiese benadering

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dc.contributor.advisor Wiechers, E. De Meillon, Nicoline, 1949- 2015-01-23T04:24:36Z 2015-01-23T04:24:36Z 1992-11
dc.identifier.citation De Meillon, Nicoline, 1949- (1992) Terapie met 'n aantal depressiewe adolessente kinderhuisdogters : 'n ekosistemiese benadering, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description Text in Afrikaans
dc.description.abstract A significant percentage of adolescents in children's homes are depressive in consequence of multiple experiences of loss. There is a possibility that experiences of depression are maintained in a systems context. Group therapy using an ecosystemic approach was embarked upon in order to study and to alter within a systems context the phenomenon of depression, the accompanying negative experiential and meaning-assignment worlds of the depressive adolescent girl in a children's home and the interactional behavioural patterns. It was hypothesised that behavioural change brought about in the group therapy context would extend to systems beyond the therapy system. A group of five adolescent girls in a children's home, of whom two were severely depressive, were taken for eight group therapy sessions. The principles of ecosystemic epistemology as a paradigm for family therapy were applied in the sessions. These principles stress inter alia the use of metaphor. Circular questioning was employed in order to explore the relationships within the group. Moments of depression were observed and recorded directly and indirectly according to both linear and circular approaches, and the therapeutic process was described. The manner in which the therapeutic group changed metaphorically by the group itself. A decrease in girls' level of depression was observed during therapy. Their cognitive, affective and normative functioning also changed, and alterations affecting relationships, self-concept and self-realisation could be perceived in the therapeutic process. These changes in relationships and the decrease in the level of depression were confirmed quantitatively. The transfer of these attitudes and relationships to the children's home system was confirmed by interviewing the children's home "parents" of the adolescents involved. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xix, 297 leaves) : illustrations en
dc.language.iso af
dc.subject.ddc 616.89140835
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Institutional care -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescent psychotherapy en
dc.subject.lcsh Depression in adolescence en
dc.title Terapie met 'n aantal depressiewe adolessente kinderhuisdogters : 'n ekosistemiese benadering af
dc.title.alternative Therapy involving a number of depressive adolescent girls in a children's home : an ecosystemic approach
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Psychology of Education D. Ed. (Sielkundige Opvoedkunde)

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