Psychotherapy and Rehabilitation of Students with Behavioural Disorders in Nigeria,

Psychotherapy and Rehabilitation of Students with Behavioural Disorders in Nigeria,

Author by Mr. Promisen Nwaka

Journal/Publisher: International Journal For Psychotherapy In Africa

Volume/Edition: 2

Language: English

Pages: 131 - 140

Abstract

Research into the myriad of factors that could promote mental well-being of young adults in the institution of higher learning would continue unabated as long as the subject matter, Risky behaviour remains potent to psychologists, mental health workers, and other significant care givers. This study evaluated the efficacy of psychotherapy and rehabilitation program in reducing behavioural disorders and risky lifestyle of Babcock University students returning from one year behavioural sanction. Eighty-Seven students (71.26% male and 28.78?male) suspended for various violation/misconduct were asked to sign a behavioural contract with the consent of their parent/guardians and consequently, completed the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 structured form (MMPI-2).About 75% of the students reported high T-score on emotional Internalizing Dysfunction EID, Thought Dysfunction THD, and Behavioural/External Dysfunction BXD. The students were assigned to two session psychotherapeutic treatment per week and three hours weekly group emotional competent training. At the end of the academic semester post-intervention, significant reduction on all measures as well as reduction in risky behaviour and high emotional intelligent were observed among the students. Overall, psychosocial support was found for the efficacy of the program. It is thus recommended that those working on young adults with behavioural disorders should seriously consider redemptive approach that is, psychotherapy, emotional fitness training and socio-spiritual reintegration.
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