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Exploring the psychosocial problems of children residing in shelters for abused women and the children in the Cape Metropolitan are : a gestalt approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Potgieter, Colleen Angela
dc.contributor.author Badenhorst, Beryl Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-15T13:20:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-15T13:20:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02
dc.identifier.citation Badenhorst, Beryl Anne (2010) Exploring the psychosocial problems of children residing in shelters for abused women and the children in the Cape Metropolitan are : a gestalt approach, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3835> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3835
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to explore and describe the psychosocial problems perceived (their phenomenological field) by children in middle childhood, living in shelters in the Cape Metropolitan Area. The psychosocial problems included poor self regulation as a result of disturbances in the contact cycle, restrictions in shelters negatively impacting the holistic sense of self, barriers hindering relationships with significant others and the continuation of violence into the participants‟ broader field. The experience of multiple losses and persistence of violent behavior within and without the shelter context was a thread that ran through this study. Current literature provided an overview of the theoretical underpinnings of this study which included the key tenets of Gestalt therapy theory, core Gestalt principles, the child living in a shelter and development in middle childhood. A qualitative research approach with a case study of ten children from three shelters was implemented. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (138 leaves) :|bill.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Domestic violence en
dc.subject Psychosocial problems en
dc.subject Gestalt therapy theory en
dc.subject Contact making styles en
dc.subject Middle childhood en
dc.subject Case study en
dc.subject Shelters
dc.subject Children
dc.subject Field
dc.subject Self
dc.subject.ddc 618.9289
dc.subject.lcsh Emotional problems of children -- South Africa -- Cape Peninsula
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior disorders in children -- South Africa -- Cape Peninsula
dc.subject.lcsh Child psychopathology -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Victims of family violence -- South Africa -- Cape Peninsula
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy
dc.title Exploring the psychosocial problems of children residing in shelters for abused women and the children in the Cape Metropolitan are : a gestalt approach en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work
dc.description.degree M. Diac. (Play Therapy)


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