Articles by Author: Kathryn Nel

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  1. Can Professionals Offering Support to Vulnerable Children in Kenya Benefit from Brief Play Therapy Training?

    Can Professionals Offering Support to Vulnerable Children in Kenya Benefit from Brief Play Therapy Training?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This paper evaluates the perceived benefit to a group of thirty caring professionals of a brief training in Child-centred play therapy. Play therapy enables a child to create fictional worlds and in this way make sense of the real world...
  2. Appreciative Inquiry: A Case Study of a Woman's Experience of Poverty

    Appreciative Inquiry: A Case Study of a Woman's Experience of Poverty

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study utilised an instrumental case study to investigate the experience of a woman living in poverty in a South African community. The participant was a widowed African female with two children. Data were collected during an interview process that...
  3. The Undize Phenomenon—South African Childhood Sex Games and Their Contribution to Early Sexual Experiences

    The Undize Phenomenon—South African Childhood Sex Games and Their Contribution to Early Sexual Experiences

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study retrospectively explored the experiences of a group of urban males and females with respect to a hide and seek game that indigenous South African children play (Undize), in early learning about sexuality. A focus group discussion of 16...
  4. Barriers to initiating antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy: a qualitative study of women attending services in Cape Town, South Africa

    Barriers to initiating antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy: a qualitative study of women attending services in Cape Town, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Despite the rapid expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes, uptake of ART in pregnancy remains suboptimal. Little is known about the barriers to initiating lifelong ART in pregnancy and the challenges to postpartum retention in HIV care, particularly in sub-Saharan...
  5. Qualitative Exploration of the Experiences and Challenges of Adolescents during Pregnancy

    Qualitative Exploration of the Experiences and Challenges of Adolescents during Pregnancy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explores and describes the experiences and challenges of pregnant adolescents (N = 9, mean age = 16.33 years, SD = 1.58 years) by focusing on their thoughts and feelings about their pregnancies and future prospects. The expectant mothers...
  6. The Social Value of Lobola: Perceptions of South African College Students

    The Social Value of Lobola: Perceptions of South African College Students

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The present study reports on the social value of lobola (dowry payment) as perceived by a convenience sample of college students (N = 30; females = 60%; males = 40%) attending a majority Black university. Qualitative data were collected from...
  7. The “Holy Grail” Experience or Heightened Awareness?

    The “Holy Grail” Experience or Heightened Awareness?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology
    Can moments of spiritual atonement (the Holy Grail Experience) be explained away as heightened awareness and other more mundane worldly phenomena? The author posits that part of the puzzle can be accounted for by the following factors: hypnotic phenomena such...
  8. Career support needs of learners with historical disadvantage: an exploratory study

    Career support needs of learners with historical disadvantage: an exploratory study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the career support needs of learners from a historically disadvantaged rural South African school setting. Participants were a convenience sample of 20 high school learners (females=60%; males=40%; age range 15–17 years; schools grades 9–10). They completed focus...
  9. On the road again: concurrency and condom use among Uganda truck drivers

    On the road again: concurrency and condom use among Uganda truck drivers

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Long-distance truck drivers have been shown to be a critical population in the spread of HIV in Africa. In 2009, surveys with 385 Ugandan long-distance truck drivers measured concurrency point prevalence with two methods; it ranged from 37.4% (calendar-method) to...
  10. Experiences and opinions of first-year students at a previously disadvantaged medical university in South Africa about alcohol consumption

    Experiences and opinions of first-year students at a previously disadvantaged medical university in South Africa about alcohol consumption

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The use of alcohol amongst first-year students in institutions of higher learning is problematic as it often leads to social and academic problems, for instance high dropout rates and high-risk sexual behaviour. Research on first-year students’ opinions regarding their...