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

2021

The validation of a diversity climate measurement instrument for the South African environment.

McCallaghan, S., & Heyns, M.M.

South African Journal of Industrial Psychology
2021

‘It kinda sucks’: Illness perception of a group of South African adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Lesage, S., Deacon, E., Van Rensburg, E., & Segal, D.

African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
2021

The role of intolerance of uncertainty in the relationship between daily search for and presence of meaning in life.

Morse, J. L., Prince, M. A., & Steger, M. F.

International Journal of Wellbeing
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Members

Prof. M. (Marita) Heyns

Programme Leader

marita.heyns@nwu.ac.za

Prof. E. (Elmari) Deacon

Researcher

elmari.deacon@nwu.ac.za

Dr T. (Tamlynn) Jefferis

Researcher

Prof. F. (Franziska) Meinck

Extraordinary Professor

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

Prof. W. (Werner) Nell

Researcher

Prof. J. (Johan) Potgieter

Researcher

Prof. D. (David) Segal

Extraordinary Professor

www.endo.co.za

Prof. M. (Michael) Steger

Extraordinary Professor

http://www.michaelfsteger.com/

Prof. L.C. (Linda) Theron

Extraordinary Professor

http://lindatheron.org/

Prof. B. (Bruce) Thyer

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. C. (Chrizanne) van Eeden

Extraordinary Professor

chrizanne.Vaneeden@nwu.ac.za

Dr L. (Laura) Weiss

Extraordinary Researcher

T. (Teneal) Brown

Master’s Student

S. (Shaheda) Khota

Researcher

D. (Deon) Kleynhans

PhD Student

V. (Vedhna) Lalla

Researcher

T. (Tebello) Mabusela

PhD Student

B. (Bobo) Mazibuko

Master’s Student

K. (Kopano) Monaisa

PhD Student

R. (Robyn) Mooney

Master’s Student