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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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  • Challenges Of African Traditional Healing System: Implication For The Development Of Indigenous Psychotherapy

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    Challenges Of African Traditional Healing System: Implication For The Development Of Indigenous Psychotherapy

    Abstract

    Traditional medicine is the sum total of knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories,
    beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures that are used to maintain health, as
    well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illnesses. This paper
    explores the challenges of African traditional healing system and the implications for the
    development of indigenous psychotherapy. Previous studies show that about 80% of the
    population in Asian, African and some developed countries depend on traditional medicine
    for primary health care. Rate of acceptability, use, confidence in and efficacy of traditional
    healing system is increasing in Nigeria. Some indigenous traditional healing methods include
    herbalism, therapeutic dieting, and hydrotherapy and spirituality (divination). Notable
    challenges include international diversity, national policy and regulation, perceived safety,
    effectiveness and quality, knowledge and sustainability, patient safety and use. This study
    recommends that more research be carried out on African traditional healing, that the
    religious and metaphysical elements be separated from the physical matter, commitment of
    more resources to test and promote the use of safe and efficacious traditional medicines,
    practicing traditional healers should adhere to standardized norms and qualifications. There
    is need for speedy passing of the traditional health practitioners’ bill.

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  • Charging/Billing In Psychotherapy In Nigeria

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    Charging/Billing In Psychotherapy In Nigeria

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    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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  • Comparison Between Cognitive Behaviour, Rational Emotive Behaviour And Meseron Therapies

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  • Demographic Influence on the Perception of E-Psychotherapy among Clinical Psychologists in South-East Nigeria

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    Demographic Influence on the Perception of E-Psychotherapy among Clinical Psychologists in South-East Nigeria

    Abstract

    This study examined the influences of age, gender and years of experience on the perception
    of e-psychotherapy among clinical psychologists within South Eastern Nigeria. 51 practicing
    clinical psychologists (26 males and 25 females) within the age range of 28 to 56 years (M =
    42.37, SD= 5.56) were used for the study. An e-psychotherapy scale was employed to elicit
    data for the study. The survey research design, independent sample t-test and Analysis of
    Variance were used for data collations and analysis. The findings revealed that South-East
    clinical psychologists significantly have a positive perception of e-psychotherapy and gender
    and years of practice have significant influence on e-Psychotherapy. However, age influence
    on e-psychotherapy did not reach a statistical significance. It is, therefore, recommended
    that clinical psychologists in Nigeria would perform more effectively using e-psychotherapy.

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  • Effect of Behaviour Intervention on Adolescents’ Sexual Risk-Behaviour in Anambra State, Nigeria

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    Effect of Behaviour Intervention on Adolescents’ Sexual Risk-Behaviour in Anambra State, Nigeria

    Abstract

    The study examined the effect of Behaviour Intervention on adolescents’ sexual risk-behaviour. 120  adolescents comprising ( males 56, mean age = 19 years ) and  (females 64, mean age= 18.6 years)  were  selected  purposely  from  a population of  1168 SS11 students in the  eight public schools  in Awka urban using  a survey study . The participants   that had high mean score of sexual risk – behaviour, in the survey study, from a sexual risk-behaviour test (males’ mean score =47, females’ mean score = 42) were selected for intervention training.  The test has a validity of .94 and a reliability of .82. The subjects were randomly assigned into the three treatment groups, namely: Assertive group, self control group and control group, with 40 adolescents in each group. A random group design with three independent variables and a Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) were used for the study. The result of the data analysis showed that participants’ scores on the test for those that participated in intervention training in assertive and self-control groups differed    significantly from those participants in the control group (P =.03).However, the Scheffe pair-wise comparison test indicates that those in assertive training group had greater change (P=.017).The study concludes that Behaviour Intervention (assertive training and self-control training) had significant effect on adolescents’ sexual behaviour .

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  • Fantasy Behavior Scale: The Psychometric Properties

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    Fantasy Behavior Scale: The Psychometric Properties

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    The development of a 24-item self-report scale for measuring fantasy behavior in populations
    is described, the concept was elucidated, theories and the previous studies that are
    applicable to fantasy behavior were applied and reviewed. The study also established the
    psychometric qualities and properties of the Fantasy Behavior Scale (FBS). Series of
    analyses was used to reduce the item pool from an initial 30 items to 24 items. The result of
    the factor loading for fantasy scale shows that the items loaded into seven (7) components,
    but most of the items loaded highest on five (5) factors or components which were named as
    follows: component one (fantasy behavior),loaded 17 items (8.56); component two (control
    over fantasy behavior), loaded 3 items (2.134); component three (attitude towards fantasy
    behavior), loaded 1 item (1.71); component four (loss of touch with reality), loaded 2 items
    (1.48) and component five (defense mechanism), loaded 1 item (1.44). The resulting (FBS) is
    a 24–item scale that showed high internal consistency (α = .910) and a subsequent
    reliability of (α = .881). It also showed external validity of r = .766 (2-tailed) when
    correlated with fantasy proneness scale.

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  • Harmony Restoration Therapy: Theory And Practice

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    Harmony Restoration Therapy: Theory And Practice

    Abstract

    One cardinal aim of all Psychotherapies is the alleviation of people’s physical and mental
    illness using psychological principles. In Nigeria and other African countries, there have
    cravings for the indigenization of psychotherapy in order to make it relevant to Africans.
    Harmony Restoration Therapy developed by Ebigbo (1995) is one of the outcomes of such
    yearnings for Africa-culture oriented therapy. This therapy treats abnormal behaviour, by
    restoring the equilibrium in human life and living using holistic as well as eclectic
    approaches. The theory of Harmony Restoration Therapy perceives man as a component of
    three entities, namely: Endo, Meso and Exo cosmos. These three entities are inseparable and
    maintain a harmonious relationship. An abnormal person distinguished from a normal
    person when the three entities are not working, interwoven as a whole. Sanity, therefore, is
    restored when the discrepancy among the three domains is resolved and harmonious
    relationship maintained

     

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    International Journal for Psychotherapy in Africa – 2018 (Volume 3)

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    International Journal for Psychotherapy in Africa – 2018 (Volume 3)

    This Third Edition of the International Journal of Psychotherapy in Africa contains well researched and articulated empirical studies geared towards equipping psychotherapists with current experiences and skills in psychotherapy, as well as holistic approach to psychotherapy in Africa. It also advocates for not only the indigenization of psychotherapy but the integration of African Traditional Religion as well as Christian religion and psychotherapy.

    Many scholars are showing great interest in the Journal as article contributors or editorial advisers. Many more are solicited. We express our gratitude to our Peer-reviewers, Editorial Board and the Board of Directors for their noble roles in making this journal a reality.

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    International Journal for Psychotherapy in Africa – Volume 2 (PDF)

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    International Journal for Psychotherapy in Africa – Volume 2 (PDF)

    This second Edition of the International Journal of Psychotherapy in Africa contains well researched and articulated empirical studies geared towards equipping psychotherapists with current experiences and skills in psychotherapy, as well as holistic approach to psychotherapy in Africa. It also advocates for not only the indigenization of psychotherapy but the integration of African Traditional Religion as well as Christian religion and psychotherapy. Many scholars are showing great interest in the Journal as article contributors or editorial advisers. Many more are solicited. We express our gratitude to our Peerreviewers, Editorial Board and the Board of Directors for their noble roles in making this journal a reality.

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    International Journal of Psychotherapy in Africa – 2016 (Volume 1)

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    International Journal of Psychotherapy in Africa – 2016 (Volume 1)

    This paper highlights not only the above lacuna but also describes the important aspects of psychotherapy training in the Western world. It went further to describe current efforts being made in Nigeria to establish a world-class tertiary institution, the School of Psychotherapy and Health Sciences (SPHS), which takes it lead from modern psychotherapy training programmes in Austria. The SPHS in Nigeria has also been affiliated Sigmund Freud University, Austria. Students from SPHS will be trained by qualified staff from Nigeria and from Austria, and they will be properly equipped with psychotherapeutic skills that will enable them to address the emotional problems of Nigerians, in which ever work-setting they find themselves. They will also be registerable the World Council for Psychotherapy and with other psychotherapy organisations world-wide.

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  • Meseron Therapy

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    Meseron Therapy

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    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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  • Meseron Therapy As A Motivation Theory

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    Meseron Therapy As A Motivation Theory

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    Reference is often made to Meseron as an African originated form of cognitive therapy. This
    classification arises from Meseron’s use of concepts such as thinking perceptive capacity,
    appraisal mechanism, operational facilities and choice. This is factual, but little is said about
    Meseron as a motivation theory. This paper intends to fill the gap by pointing out Meseron’s
    definition of man as a striving creature, its emphasis on resilience and the principle of “I
    can”.

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  • Psychological Intervention Outcome Of In-Patients Referred For Insight Oriented Therapy In Federal Neurosychiatric Hospital, Yaba Lagos

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    Psychological Intervention Outcome Of In-Patients Referred For Insight Oriented Therapy In Federal Neurosychiatric Hospital, Yaba Lagos

    Abstract

    Insight has been found to be an integral component that ensures success in most psychiatry
    treatment. It appears that, the more the client can understand the cause of the illness, the
    greater their chances of resolving their unpleasant experience. Insight-oriented
    psychotherapy is a client-centred therapy, a talk therapy that guides clients toward
    developing and understanding of self. It assumes that the client is healthy and their problem
    is a result of faulty-thinking. This study focused on testing the efficacy of insight oriented
    therapy in improving participants’ level of illness awareness. Forty three (43) inpatients
    from a federal government mental health facility were purposively selected based on
    referrals for individualized insight oriented therapy for a 12-session program. Participants
    responded to Beck Cognitive Insight Scale prior and after intervention (pre-posttest).The
    participants were made up of 23 males and 20 females with an average age of 32.21 9.31
    who entered therapy session upon referrals. The results revealed that insight oriented
    therapy had a significant impact on the level of the study sample’s insight
    [ t(42)= 47.429 p<.01]. Conclusively, insight oriented therapy has been
    found in this study to be efficacious in the management of patient with poor insight. Authors
    suggested that more clinical trials should be carried out to test It’s efficacy in larger samples
    and with control samples.

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  • Psychometric Properties of Thinking Style Inventory in Nigeria: A Preliminary Investigations

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    Psychometric Properties of Thinking Style Inventory in Nigeria: A Preliminary Investigations

    Abstract

    The present study was on the investigations of the psychometric properties of Sternberg
    Thinking Style Inventory (TSI) in Nigeria. Eight hundred and seventy eight (878) adult
    participants recruited from 3 cardinal regions representing 3 major ethnic groups in Nigeria
    were involved in the study. They included 587 males and 291 females from diverse
    occupations including teaching, civil service, military, police, clergy and university
    undergraduates. TSI by Sternberg and Wagner (1991) was administered to the participants
    to determine the construct validity of the 13 different subscales of the instrument in Nigerian
    participants. Exploratory factor analysis, reliability statistics and 2 WAY MANOVA statistics
    were used for data analysis. The result of the study showed one factor extraction using the
    Principal Component Analysis (PCA) at eigen value greater than 1.However when the
    method of percentile of variance extracted was used (Pett, Lackey & Sullivan, 2003) 6
    components were extracted. Conversely moderate positive correlations existed among the
    various subscale of the TSI. On the other hand significant occupation differences were found
    among various occupations on TSI suggesting good level of discriminatory validity based on
    occupation. However, TSI did not correlate with measure of cognitive mental task called
    puzzle game. Overall, TSI showed to be a promising inventory for Nigeria population but
    more research works are needed to position the inventory for Nigerian use.

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  • Psychotherapeutic Practice Experience In Yaba Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos

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