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  • Assertiveness Training: Academic Performance And Self Esteem Among College Students In Selected Rural Areas

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    Assertiveness Training: Academic Performance And Self Esteem Among College Students In Selected Rural Areas

    Abstract

    Unassertiveness is a mal-adaptive behaviour which is usually seen in people with low selfesteem.
    It affects the ability of individuals to express their opinions, interests and needs
    openly, directly and honestly in matters that concern them, including standing up for their
    rights without violating the rights of others. It may also affect academic performance. Based
    on the above, this study examined assertiveness training and its effects on self-esteem and
    academic performance among S.S.3 students in selected secondary schools in rural areas of
    Anambra State. 108 student-participants comprising of 39 males and 69 females were
    subjects for the study. The participants’ age ranged from 15 to 19 years with a mean age of
    16.24 years and standard deviation of 1.10. Two hypotheses were formulated and data was
    collected with the aid of 25-item self-esteem questionnaire by Hudson (1982) and test scores.
    The participants were divided into two groups; the experimental group and the control
    group. After statistical analysis of the data, findings revealed that assertiveness training
    enhanced the self-esteem score of the experimental group whereas no significant changes
    were observed in that of the control group. Also, there were significant changes in the
    academic performance between the two groups. It is therefore recommended that government
    should through the intervention of the education board enhance the current curriculum to
    include practical assertiveness training among all the SS class students in order to improve
    on their self-esteem which has a positive implication for improved academic performance.

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  • Charging/Billing In Psychotherapy In Nigeria

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    Charging/Billing In Psychotherapy In Nigeria

    Abstract

    Unlike medical, legal, building and other professionals where billing has over the years been
    settled and practitioners and experts simply charge their clients based on laid down
    traditions, billing or charging in Psychotherapy is still seemingly a controversial issue
    among practicing clinical psychologists and psychotherapists in Nigeria. Presently billing is
    influenced by the nature of clients’ presentations or psychopathology, its duration or
    severity, the psychological tests to be involved, involvement of other health professional and
    the literacy level of the clients. Other considerations include, the location of the
    clinic/hospital, the nature of available facilities and equipment, experience, qualification and
    popularity of the clinician or psychotherapist, and relationship between the clinician and
    clients and mode of referrals. There ought to be a Nigerian acceptable uniform
    billing/charge system among Nigerian Psychotherapists and clinical Psychologists.

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  • Meseron Therapy

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    Meseron Therapy

    Abstract

    Meseron therapy was developed by Alfred Awaritefe in 1995, the word Meseron is an
    Urhobo word which means “I reject it”. The core component in Meseron therapy is the
    power of the spoken word which cuts across cultural and religious boundaries. A general
    opinion is that words are powerful; they can make or mar, indeed, life and death are said to
    lie in the tongue. [Prv. 18:21] The Urhobos characteristically reject the unwholesome by
    saying “Meseron” i.e. “I reject it” at the mention of anything unwholesome. Incidentally this
    practice has found its way into conventional expression among Nigerians as reflected in an
    increased sensitivity to reject the unwholesome, unwelcome and unpleasant with phrases like
    “I reject poverty”, “I reject ill health” “it is not my portion” “God forbid” and so on. This
    widespread “I reject it” mind-set makes Meseron therapy a viable tool in clinical practice if
    well harnessed. Meseron therapy possess therapeutic strength and value with its undertone of
    optimism and resilience. However, Meseron therapy does not subscribe to empty optimism,
    the flipside of rejecting the unwholesome is accepting the wholesome. Research evidence
    abound on its use in therapeutic interventions like the management of fear, emotional
    disorder, as an antidote to stress etc. Meseron therapy also compares favourably well with
    western therapies of cognitive and motivational perspectives. This paper attempts to expose
    the rich theoretical viewpoints of Meseron therapy with the hope that its use in research/
    clinical practice will be further enhanced.

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  • Psychotherapeutic Practice Experience In Yaba Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos

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  • Psychotherapy And Counselling: Attitudes Toward Mental Health Seeking Services In Nigeria

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    Psychotherapy And Counselling: Attitudes Toward Mental Health Seeking Services In Nigeria

    Abstract

    This paper explored the attitudes of Nigerians toward mental health seeking services with
    regards to the reality of psychotherapy and counseling in Nigeria. Some cultural variables
    that fuel the supposed neglect of the mental health issues in Nigeria were highlighted and
    way-forward offered. Culture and society tend to influence all spheres of life including
    mental health, mental illness, and mental health services. In view of this fact it becomes
    pertinent to develop mental health services that would be more acceptable to the culture and
    social environment where recipients are located. In addition, victims of mental health
    challenges are reassured to feel safe in the hands of counsellors and psychotherapists, as
    they passionately abhor stigmatization, social distancing and numerous cultural obnoxious
    treatments to individuals impacted by mental health disorders or illnesses in Nigeria.

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  • Psychotherapy And Effective Counseling In Social Casework Practice

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    Psychotherapy And Effective Counseling In Social Casework Practice

    Abstract

    Counseling is a process in which the counselor assists the counselee to make interpretation
    of facts relating to a choice, plan, or adjustment. This assistance may take many forms such
    as educational, vocational, social, personal, emotional and moral. While psychotherapy is
    the treatment of mental illness by discussing somebody’s problems with them rather than
    giving them drugs. This paper attempts to look at how professional counseling should be
    done, the key difference between the two courses of therapeutic communication treatment
    and how do contemporary theories of counseling work with families’ adjustment and solving
    problem. The study was conducted using secondary method of data. The secondary sources
    used data from internet, newspapers and journal articles. The paper recommends the need
    for psychotherapy and counseling practice in Nigeria; for a long time, the problem of
    integration of the different ethnic groups in Nigeria may well be a problem which
    psychotherapy and counseling may help to solve.

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  • Psychotherapy And Private Practice: Why We Are Still Lagging Behind

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    Psychotherapy And Private Practice: Why We Are Still Lagging Behind

    Abstract

    This paper focuses on the failure of psychotherapy in private practice, classifying the lapses
    in the practice resulting to the unimportance in the practice among Nigerian Clinical
    Psychologist. It also defines the practical roles of the Psychologist in enhancement of the
    practice. This paper relied on books and oral interviews as source of information in the
    course of development. It argued that no time is late that psychotherapeutic practice can be
    encouraged and sustained in Nigeria, outlining the steps in order to achieve this objectives.
    This paper will provide valuable information regarding learning, knowledge and answer the
    question which a lot of young Psychologist has been asking “is there a hope for us in this our
    profession”. Hence the findings will be useful in policy making, therapeutic purposes and
    bases for further research.

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  • Psychotherapy And Rehabilitation Of Students With Behavioural Disorders In Nigeria

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    Psychotherapy And Rehabilitation Of Students With Behavioural Disorders In Nigeria

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    Research into the myriad of factors that could promote mental well-being of young adults in
    the institution of higher learning would continue unabated as long as the subject matter,
    Risky behaviour remains potent to psychologists, mental health workers, and other
    significant care givers. This study evaluated the efficacy of psychotherapy and rehabilitation
    program in reducing behavioural disorders and risky lifestyle of Babcock University students
    returning from one year behavioural sanction. Eighty-Seven students (71.26% male and
    28.78% female) suspended for various violation/misconduct were asked to sign a behavioural
    contract with the consent of their parent/guardians and consequently, completed the
    Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 structured form (MMPI-2).About 75% of the
    students reported high T-score on emotional Internalizing Dysfunction EID, Thought
    Dysfunction THD, and Behavioural/External Dysfunction BXD. The students were assigned
    to two session psychotherapeutic treatment per week and three hours weekly group emotional
    competent training. At the end of the academic semester post-intervention, significant
    reduction on all measures as well as reduction in risky behaviour and high emotional
    intelligent were observed among the students. Overall, psychosocial support was found for
    the efficacy of the program. It is thus recommended that those working on young adults with
    behavioural disorders should seriously consider redemptive approach that is, psychotherapy,
    emotional fitness training and socio-spiritual reintegration.

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  • Psychotherapy And Religion

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    Psychotherapy And Religion

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    Religion and psychotherapy have long maintained separate directions, currently manifested
    in four viewpoints: orthodox, atheistic, neutralist, and moderate. Although each therapeutic
    viewpoint is distinct, each contains the seed for rapprochement. This article explores the
    prospects for therapeutic integration between religion and contemporary psychotherapy.
    There is a growing trend to seek alternative, complementary and religious healing not only
    as a reaction to Western theoretical postulations but also to the mindset of ‘‘faith’’. Religious
    therapy aims to establish harmony and balance within the individual through the interface of
    the mind and spirit. Through this process religious healing offers a holistic conceptualization
    of wellness and wellbeing, both within the individual, and between the individual and his or
    her creator. It has been observed that, Increasing numbers of ministers now receive
    professional preparation for pastoral therapy. The need for a rapprochement that provides
    professional psychotherapy capable of addressing religious issues is clearly voiced by
    laypersons, who are clients or potential clients, and by members of the clergy and
    psychotherapeutic professions. This paper proposes that It is timely for those in the
    psychotherapy professions to consider seriously specialized education and certification in
    religious therapy for secular psychotherapists.

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  • Psychotherapy In Nigeria

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    Psychotherapy In Nigeria

    Abstract

    There is no exact word for psychotherapy in many Nigerian languages, numbering over 250.
    But equivalent words exist for expression such as counselling and cognitive behaviour
    therapy. The practice of these arts predated the advent of the Europeans. When modern
    psychology arrived in our shores, we naturally adopted the Euro-American models of
    psychotherapy. All that makes psychotherapy necessary can be found in our country: trauma
    due to child abuse, and neglect, abuse of human dignity, tribal wars, political conflict,
    poverty, migration and stress-provoking lifestyles, among others. The Aro village system
    developed by Lambo is an attestation to the usefulness of some of our native approaches and
    to the efficacy of social support that is inherent in the African traditional system. The
    introduction of a bilingual group psychotherapy at Aro in the early 1990 was a natural
    follow-up to this development. Group therapy is the most popular form of psychotherapy as it
    is practised in most teaching hospitals and psychiatric establishments. Meseron therapy and
    harmony restoration therapy are the two foremost indigenous approaches to psychotherapy
    in Nigeria. Meseron therapy is cognitive-behavioural in orientation while harmony
    restoration therapy is existential-phenomenological. Other therapies commonly taught and
    practised include: Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy;
    Behaviour Therapy; The Psychodynamic Therapies, etc. Modern psychotherapy services are
    available in private clinics/consultations, schools, hospitals and medical centres. The
    services are offered by a wide variety of professionals ranging from clinical psychologists
    and psychiatrist, to social workers, nurses and pastors. At present, focused training in
    psychotherapy is inadequate, in spite of the efforts by the universities and the Nigerian
    Association of Clinical Psychologists. This is an important lacuna that the School of
    Psychotherapy and Health Sciences, Okija, has come to fill.

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  • Religiosity, And Social Mal-Adjustment As Correlates Of Assertiveness Competence Among Undergraduates

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    Religiosity, And Social Mal-Adjustment As Correlates Of Assertiveness Competence Among Undergraduates

    Abstract

    Most Nigerian students have the problem of standing up for their right especially in a social
    situation. This affects their ability to dialogue, press, influence, and impose their opinion to
    the acceptance of others. Unassertiveness may sometimes predict mal-adaptive behaviour
    which is usually seen in people with low self-esteem and this may significantly affect one’s
    religiosity. As a result and in consideration of the importance of religious life of young
    people and its relationship with social mal-adjustment, this study explored religiosity and
    social mal-adjustment as correlates of assertiveness competence among undergraduate. 432
    student-participants comprising of 191 males and 242 females were used for the respondents
    of the study with the participants’ age ranging from 17 to 25 years on a mean age of 22.60
    years and standard deviation of 2.12. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study
    and data was collected with the aid of assertiveness competence scale from Dating and
    assertiveness questionnaire (DAQ) by Levenson and Gottman (1978), religious affiliation
    scale by Omoluabi (1995)and social mal-adjustment scale by social mal-adjustment scale
    (SMS) by Wiggins (1966).The result of the analysis confirmed that religiosity and maladjustment
    correlated positively and negatively respectively; whereas religiosity and maladjustment
    correlated negatively among Nigeria students. It is recommended that all agents
    of socialization notably; the family, the school and church should emphasize more on the
    usefulness of deepening assertiveness training in secondary schools so as to improve on their
    resolve to get better when they get over to the university.

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