Gesinsterapie as ortopedagogiese hulpverleningsmetode aan die depressiewe laerskoolleerling
Wilson, Charles Douglas
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The problem statement, motivation and objectives for this study are discussed in chapter 1. From this information, it would appear that depression has become a relevant problem which seems to be on the increase among children. The depressive parent and negative methods of upbringing have a disruptive effect on the total development of the child. The young child cannot be separated from the context of his upbringing and the inadequate application of methods of upbringing results in an affective state of emergency. The aim of this study was to determine whether family therapy has the potential to deal with a depressive child. Chapter 2 deals mainly with depression in children, the controversial aspects about the existence of depression in children, the manifestation of depression in children and the general delineation and definition of depression. In chapter 3, attention is paid to the role of parents as a cause of depression in children. In chapter 4, different family therapeutic paradigms representing the family are indicated. Secondly, the assumptions of the systems theory are discussed and . ._finally, certain family models based on that theory are discussed. Chapter 5 focuses mainly on some methodological remarks about this study. The nature of qualitative ideographic research and the various investigative media are discussed. An investigation of a qualitative evaluation of family therapy as an ortho-pedagogical aid to a depressive pupil is introduced in chapter 6. It has been found that families with depressive children have experienced problems with regard to positive family functioning and especially to communication, the resolution of conflict and stress, the handling of behavioural problems and proximity in family relationships. In chapter 7, the results are discussed, conclusions are drawn and recommendations are proposed.
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