Research Papers/Topics in Clinical Psychology

The Development 1 Implementation And Evaluation Of A Training Programme In Rape Crisis Intervention For Lay Therapists: A Community Psychology Approach

ABSTRACTA conceptual framework was developed in the context of community psychology for the development of a training programme in rape crisis intervention for lay therapists who were members of the Rape Crisis Organisation in Cape Town, South Africa. This framework was structured around the use of lay therapists, crisis intervention (including crisis intervention with rape victims) and consultation. The interrelationships of these three ·aspects ...

Role Of Trauma Exposure, Emotion Regulation And Neuroticism On Sleep Quality Among Postgraduate Students.

ABSTRACTThe current study investigated the role of trauma exposure, emotion regulation, andneuroticism on sleep quality among postgraduate students. Four hundred and four postgraduatestudents (males=228, females=176) participated in the study. The students’ agesranged from 22 years to 51years, with a mean age of30.60 years (SD=6.84).Participantscompleted the Harvard trauma Questionnaire (HTQ), Difficulties in Emotion RegulationScale (DERS), Neuroticism Subscale of Big Five Inventory (...

Role Of Personality Types, Gender And Locality In Self-Report Of Hiv/Aids Stigmatization

ABSTRACTThe study investigated the role of personality type, gender and locality in self-reportof HIV/AIDS stigmatization. Three hundred (300) participants living with HIV/AIDS(126 males and 174 females) were selected for the study. They were individuallyadministered the Type A behaviour scale and HIV/AIDS-Related stigmatizationquestionnaire. The design of the study was a cross-sectional survey design. A threewayanalysis of variance (ANOVA) involving two levels of personality types, two...

Role Of Stress, Personality And Self Blame On Suicidal Ideation Among Anambra State Prison Inmate

ABSTRACT The study investigated the role of stress, personality and self blame on suicidal ideation among prison inmates. Two hundred and ninety six (296) prison inmates (males= 258, females= 38) drawn from two prison yards in Anambra State, participated in this study. Four scales were used for data collection namely; Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Big Five Personality Inventory (BFI), Self Blame Sub Scale (SBSS) of Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CEMRQ) and Suicidal Ideation...

Self-Perceived Obstacles That Hinder Street Level Sex Workers In Windhoek To Break With The Sex Industry

ABSTRACT There has been no research in Namibia on rehabilitation and social reintegration of individuals who were involved in prostitution. Aim: The aim of this mixed method study examines the self perceived obstacles that act as hindrances to breaking with prostitution. Method: The purposive sample consisted of 19 participants, male and female aged 17 to 45 years. They were contacted through the Council of Churches in Namibia that provides a rehabilitation programme to prostitutes. Each...

A Study On The Pre-And Post-Independence Psychological Experiences Of The Namibian Children Of The Liberation Struggle

ABSTRACTNamibia has a long history of colonialism and apartheid (racial segregation) which resulted in the liberation struggle to free the country and its people. The independence of Namibia in 1990 witnessed the voluntary repatriation of exiled Namibian people back home. Children of the liberation struggle (CLS) is the term used to refer to the children of veterans who were under the age of 18 years before independence. Since 2008, demonstrations and demands for jobs from government by the C...

An Investigation Into Victim Blaming, Myths And Attitudes Towards Rape Among Students At The University Of Namibia

ABSTRACTRape myths serve to blame the victim, justify the perpetrator's actions, and discount the violence of rape (Burt, 1980; Lonsway & Fitzgerald, 1994). For perpetrators, these rape myths are thought to reduce the expected negative consequences of committing rape. As for society, it is clear that rape myth acceptance precedes rape and sexual aggression (Chapleau & Oswald, 2010). The primary purpose of this study was to examine the extent of support for rape myths among a sample of student...

The Psychological Stressors And Coping Strategies Of Corpse Handlers In Windhoek State Mortuaries

AbstractCorpse handlers in mortuaries are a distinct population, prone to the development of psychological challenges. Previous studies have linked their susceptibility to stressful work environments, characterized by recurrent confrontation with corpses. During the year 2016, 46 staff members at the state mortuary facility in Windhoek handled 4 347 human bodies, highlighting the frequency with which they make contact with human remains. Moreover, corpse handlers are frequently subjected to h...

The Psychological Outcomes Of Homophobic Discourse On Gay Men: A Namibian Study

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to provide insight into the nature of homophobic discourse and how it manifests itself in Namibia. Therefore, the first objective of the study was to explore homophobic discourse in Namibia. The second research objective was to examine a few gay men’s awareness and experience of the homophobic discourse in Namibia. The third objective of the study was to investigate the psychological outcomes of homophobic discourse on gay men in Namibia.The literature revi...

Living With Hiv -The Psychological Relevance Of Meaning Making

ABSTRACTHIV is considered a global disease, infecting and affecting the lives of millions of people. So far, the psychological experience of being HIV-positive has not yet been investigated sufficiently. The aim of this study is to explore how HIV-infected individuals evaluate their own lives, particularly how they find meaning in living with this life-threatening virus and how they cope with their HIV-positive status by making meaning out of it.Work done on meaning making and coping by Park ...

The Evaluation Of A Development Program Directed At The Trait Emotional Intelligence Of Employees Of The Ministry Of Justice In Northern Namibia

ABSTRACTThe global corporate setting changes swiftly as a result of technological, economic and political developments. Due to these phenomena it has been noted that staff members in general experience a great increase in emotional strain, leaving a need for an effective program focussed on enhancing employees’ ability to deal with such stressors via an increase in their trait emotional intelligence. With such an enhancement the employees would experience improved levels of empathy, emotion...

Understanding Children And Adolescents’ Grieving: A Study Of The Perspectives Of Adults On Children’s Bereavement Process In Namibia

ABSTRACTThis research study aimed to bring about greater insight into the topic ofbereavement, especially with regards to children and adolescents. Questionsthat were answered included: How and why do people grieve? How can onehelp a person to cope with his/her grief? How do children grieve, and is itdifferent from adults' grief? What do adults understand by children’s reactionsto loss?The sample population was pre-defined according to the followingcharacteristics. Primary and secondary car...

Exploring The Well-Being Of Caregivers Of A Family Member With Down Syndrome In Namibia

ABSTRACTThere is silence on Namibian families who have a member with Down syndrome (DS).Hence, research is needed regarding the experiences, stress and well-being of families whoare caregivers of a family member with Down syndrome. This is important to parents whobegin their married lives with a Down syndrome child in the family since it will provide themwith a balanced perspective of what to expect. In addition, most studies on the experiences ofcaring for a Down syndrome were conducted outs...

An Exploration Of Life Crisis Experiences Of Employed And Unemployed Early Adults In Windhoek, Namibia

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to explore life crises prevalence of both employed and unemployed early adults in Windhoek, Namibia, by comparing differences in life crisis reporting between them. The study also aimed to determine gender differences in life crisis experiences of early adults, if any, and also the areas in which life crisis was most experienced. Guided by a quantitative approach, an Adult Crisis Episode Retrospective Self-Assessment Tool (ACERSAT) was used to collect the dat...


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