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An exploratory study of trainee and registered psychologists' perceptions of indigenous healing and the role of indigenous healers in the mental health care system.

dc.contributor.advisorRamgoon, Sarojini.
dc.contributor.authorDalasile, Ndileka Qaqamba.
dc.creatorDalasile, Ndileka Qaqamba.
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-01T07:57:08Z
dc.date.available2010-11-01T07:57:08Z
dc.date.created2007
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/1548
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/1548
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 2007.
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 2007.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was undertaken to explore trainee and registered psychologists' perceptions of
dc.description.abstractThis study was undertaken to explore trainee and registered psychologists' perceptions of indigenous healing, its recognition, its inclusion in the formal mental health care system, and its role in the mental health care system. A qualitative, exploratory, and descriptive study was conducted in Durban. Unstructured interviews and focus group interviews were conducted with registered and trainee psychologists respectively. Data was analyzed using thematic content analysis. Based on the findings the following conclusions were drawn: In comparison to student psychologists, intern and registered psychologists held more positive views about indigenous healing, its recognition, its role, and its inclusion into the formal health care sector. Most participants reported that they would not refer to indigenous healers unless a client made an explicit request; registered psychologists were more confident about their ability to collaborate with indigenous healers; and most participants reported a need for more knowledge on indigenous healing. The implications of these findings are discussed.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectTraditional medicine--South Africa.
dc.subjectTheses--Psychology.en_US
dc.subjectTraditional medicine--South Africa.
dc.subjectTheses--Psychology.
dc.titleAn exploratory study of trainee and registered psychologists' perceptions of indigenous healing and the role of indigenous healers in the mental health care system.
dc.titleAn exploratory study of trainee and registered psychologists' perceptions of indigenous healing and the role of indigenous healers in the mental health care system.en_US
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