Department of Social Work

Dr MH Williams

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Social Work
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 4269
E-mail: willihm@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD Social Work (NWU, 2008)
  • MA Social Work (Cum Laude, 2006)
  • BA Social Work (UP, 1988)

Fields of academic interests

  • Ethics in the workplace
  • Leadership in the workplace
  • Trauma in the workplace
  • Professional profiling of a social worker
  • Determining the effectiveness of social work interventions

Field of Specialisation

  • Occupational social work
  • Quantitative research in social sciences
  • Trauma incident reduction in the workplace
  • Integration of wellness in the workplace
  • Design and implementation of a social work practice model in the workplace
  • Evaluation of the effectivity/ impact of social work interventions

Journal articles

  • Williams, H.M. 2016. Police social work. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk 52(1), Issue 8: 13-143.
  • Williams, H.M., Grobler, S. & Grobler, A. 2014. Lifestyle integration – gender based stereotypes: a study on Schein’s career anchors within an ODeL HEI. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Vol. 3 (2) - (2014).
  • Williams, H.M. & Weyers, M.L. 2009. Combating workplace conflict through education: the content and effect of a conflict management and assertiveness training programme. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk. 45 (4): 367-384, October
  • Rankin, P., Weyers, M.L. & Williams, H.M. 2008. The use of the Programme Logic Model (PLM) in structured social work interventions: theory and practice. Social Work Recearcher-Practitioner/Maatskaplikewerk-Navorser-Praktisyn. 20 (3): 334-357.
  • Williams, H.M. & Weyers, M.L. 2006. Proactive stress management: The nature, effect and implications of the South African Police Service’s “Managing Stress Effectively” programme. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk. 42(3/4): 281-298.
  • Weyers, M.L., Huisamen, A., Kleingeld, C. & Williams, M. 2006. Personnel Capacity-Building Programs: an effective addition to curative services in occupational social work settings? Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health (previously EAP Quarterly). 22 (1): 65-87

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member of South African Council for Social Service professions (SACSSP)
  • Member of Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions (ASASWEI)

Projects

  • Support to the elderly of the South African Police Service (SAPS)
  • Trauma incident reduction – debriefing of traumatised individuals/ groups

Other

  • Williams H.M. 2012. Title of presentation: Social Work within the South African Police Service (SAPS) – providing a unique service in a unique setting. AASWA 2012 International Conference. October 2012. Ingwenyama conference & sport resort, Whiteriver, Mpumalanga, SA.
  • Weyers, M.L., Williams, H.M. & Huisamen, P. Title of presentation: “Measuring social work interventions’ return on investment (ROI): an occupational social work example” Kongres: 34th Global Social Work Kongres of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). Theme: Transcending Global-Local Divides. Dates & Venue: 20-24 July 2008, Durban, South Africa.
  • Williams, H.M. & Weyers, M.L. Title of presentation: “Empowering personnel with effective conflict management and assertiveness skills: an occupational social work example” Kongres: 34th Global Social Work Kongres of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). Theme: Transcending Global-Local Divides. Dates & Venue: 20-24 July 2008, Durban, South Africa.