Individual and socio-pathology

HSW310
Vongai Mangwiro

Course description

Description

 

 

The course is offered to provide a basic understanding of an individual and society basic social pathogens .The course fits well as social workers deal individuals who have problems emanating from them and from society. This is meant for Honours Degree in social work students will benefit as they will get to understand the social, psychological, biological and economical problems affecting individuals and society.

Qualifications and Goals

 

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of pathological problems affecting humanity and how these can be dealt with.

Course Objectives:

  1. To equip the students with basic theories of personality and consider their implications for maladaptive behavior.
  2. To examine selected types of maladaptive behaviours and their relevance to Zimbabwe.

To consider western and traditional theories of treatment of maladaptive behavior and their relevance to Zimbabwe

Course content

 

 

Course Content

1.Theories of Personality

Psychoanalytic theory

Learning and behavior theories

Humanistic and existential Theories

 

2.Maladaptive Behavior

Models of maladaptive behavior

Classification of maladaptive behavior

3.    Forms of Disorders

Neurosis

Psychosis

Psychological disorders/ psychosomatic conditions

Anxiety disorder( post –traumatic disorders, phobias)

Substance abuse

4.Approaches to therapy

Psychoanalytic therapy

Behavior therapies

Humanistic and client -Centered therapies

5.   Mental Health Statutes and Policies in Zimbabwe

      a. Relevant legislation

1. Mental Health Act 1996

2. Traditional Medical Practitioners Act

3. Zimbabwe National Mental Health Policy: Ministry of Health & Child Welfare

      b. The role of a social work in the management of persons with maladaptive behavior.

Teaching-training activities

 

Methods /Strategies of Teaching

  • Lecturers
  • Seminars
  • Visiting speakers
  • Handouts
  • Assignment

Human and Physical Resources

 

 

 

 

READING LIST

 

Brown, R. et al                        (2007)  The Approved Social Worker’s Guide to Psychiatry

and Medication.  London, Learning Masters Ltd.

 

Golightley, M.                         (2004)  Social Work and Mental Health. London. Learning

Masters Ltd.

 

Kossylyn, S. M.                      (2006) Psychology in Context. New Delhi, Pearson

Education, Inc.

 

 

CLASSICAL TEXTS

Binder, V. et al                       (1976)  Modern Therapies, Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall,

 

Bourdillion, M                        (1982)  The Shona People,  Gweru Mambo Press

 

Chavunduka, G.                      (1978)  Traditional Healers and the Shona Patient.

                                                             Gweru Mambo Press

 

Commer, r. J.                           (1992)  Abnormal Psychology, Chichester, John Wiley and

Sons.

 

Davison,G.S. and Neale, J      (1982)  Abnormal Psychology, Chichester,

John Wiley and Sons.

 

Engelkes, S. & Vandergoot, D(1982)  Introduction to Counselling, Boston,

 Houghton Mifflin.

 

Eysenck, H.J.                          1961)   Handbook of Abnormal Psychology. Routeledge

Kegan Paul, London

 

Gelfand, M                             (1973)  The Genuine Shona, Gweru, Mambo Press

 

Gelfand, M, Mavi, S, et al      1985)   The Traditional Medical Practitioner in

Zimbabwe, Gweru, Mambo Press.

 

Gelfand, M.                            1959)   The Shona Ritual. Cape Town,Juta & Co. 

 

Hall, B.S. and Lindsay, G      (1970)  Theories of Personality New York, John

Wiley & Son.

 

Halmos, P.                               (1965)  Faith of the Counsellors. London, Constable.

 

Hjelle, L and Ziegler, D.J       (1981)  Personality Theories. Tokyo, McGraw-Hill.

 

Ivey, A. et al                           1987)   Counselling and Psychotherapy Englewood,

Prentice Hall, Inc.

 

Jaffe, J. et al                            1980)   Addictions, London: Harper & Row

Kisker, G.                                1983)   The Disorganised Personality, New York, McGraw-

Hill

 

Kubler-Ross, E.                       1969)   On Death and Dying New York, MacMillan Press

 

Lahey B. & Cimineno A         (1981)  Maladaptive Behaviour, Illnois, Scott and Foreman.

 

Levine, S.                                1982)   Who Dies? New York, Anchor Books

 

McCullock, J. & Prinz C.        (1975)  Signs of Stress, London, Collins

 

Poss, S.                                    1981)   Towards Death with Dignity. London,

George Allen and Unwin

 

Rogers, C.R.                           (1951)  Client Centred Therapy,  London, Constable.

 

Rogers, C.R.                           (1951)  On Becoming a Person, London, Constable.

 

Rosenbrum, C.P. & Beebe, J.E(1975) Psychiatric Treatment. New York, McGraw-Hill.

 

Suin, R.                                   (1993)  Fundamentals of Behaviour Pathology,

New York, John Wiley & Sons.

 

Swinso, R.P. and Eaves, D.    (1978) Alcoholism and Addiction.Plymouth,

McDonald and Evans W.

 

 Turner, F. J.                            (1986)  Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical

Perspectives.

 

Wright, D.                               (1970)  Introducing Psychology, Hammondworth, Penguin

Books.

 

 

UNPUBLISHED BSW DISSERTATIONS

 

Morreira, S.                 (1988)  Community of Mental Health Services: A Study of

Service Provision for Psychiatric Out Patients in Harare

 

Nyawata, J.                 (1979)  The Role of the N’anga in the Treatment of the

Shona Patient

 

Sibanda, J.                   (1979)  Patients Attitudes Towards Illness and Treatment

 

Methods of evaluation

 

 

 Assignment

Students write one essay and an in-class test during the course of the semester. The two assignments will form part of the course work for Individual and Social Pathology. Essay must be handed in on or before the date indicated unless arrangements have been made with the lecturers before the due dates. The length of essays should be 1000-1200 words.

 


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