Strengths-based Studies and Interventions

This programme explores strengths that Individuals, families, communities, and institutions can utilise to promote positive outcomes when understood and applied correctly. Strengths-based interventions do not try to ignore the challenges and difficulties; merely by enabling the capacity, skills, knowledge, connections and potential of people and communities rather than their limits, people are empowered to learn, develop and change. The importance of the environment and the multiple contexts that might influence people’s lives is also acknowledged and explored.  A process of quality intervention development and evaluation is adopted, with the aim of contributing towards evidence-based practice.

 

Recent publications

2018

Illness perception of adolescents with well-controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Jonker, D., Deacon, E., Van Rensburg, E., & Segal, D.

Health Psychology Open
2018

Life stories managing chronic illness: Young adults’ lived experiences with type 1 diabetes.

Willemse, M., Deacon, E., & Segal, D.

Journal of Psychology in Africa
2018

Understanding young adult’s adjusting to diabetes management behavior: Multi-methods approach.

Deacon, E.

Psychology and Psychological Research International Journal
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Members

Prof. A. (Ansie) Fouche

Programme leader

ansie.fouche@nwu.ac.za

Dr E. (Elmari) Deacon

Researcher

elmari.deacon@nwu.ac.za

Dr T. (Tamlynn) Jefferis

Researcher

Prof. W. (Werner) Nell

Researcher

Dr S. (Suegnet) Scholtz

Researcher

Dr E. (Elmien) Truter

Researcher

Dr K. (Karen) van der Merwe

Researcher

Dr H. (Hayley) Walker-Williams

Researcher

hayley.williams@nwu.ac.za

Prof. D. (David) Segal

Extraordinary Professor

www.endo.co.za

Prof. L.C. (Linda) Theron

Extraordinary professor

http://lindatheron.org/

Prof. F. (Franziska) Meinck

Extraordinary Professor

https://www.spi.ox.ac.uk/people/profile/meinck.html

Prof. M. (Michael) Steger

Extraordinary professor

http://www.michaelfsteger.com/

Prof. B. (Bruce) Thyer

Extraordinary professor

B. (Baaqira) Ebrahim

Researcher

J. (Johann) Hattingh

Researcher

E. (Emma) Boonzaaier

Master’s Student

H. (Herbert) Molakeng

Master’s Student