Department of Social Work

Prof D de Kock

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Social Work
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 6535
E-mail: ddekock@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • D Litt et Phil (Social Work) (RAU, 2000)
  • MA (Soc Sc): Social work (RAU, 1988)
  • Honours Psychology: (Unisa, 2010)
  • BA (SW) (PU for CHE, 1981)

Fields of academic interests

  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Foster care and reunification services
  • Foreigners and xenophobia

Field of Specialisation

  • Children in conflict with the law
  • Child and youth care
  • Child centred play therapy
  • Statutory work
  • Foster care and reunification services

Books

  • DE KOCK, D.  1997.  Indigenisation of Social and Community Work Education: A personal Technikon view. (In DE KOCK, D, et al.  1997. The indigenisation on social and community work training.)  Pretoria: HSRC.

Journal articles

  • DE KOCK, D.  1989.  Die rolfunksionering van die maatskaplike werker in die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisie - ’n Statusomskrywing.  Maatskaplike Werk/Social Work, 25(4):298, Oct.
  • DE KOCK, D.  1997.  Training needs of Social Workers.  The Social Work Practitioner- Researcher/Die Maatskaplikewerk-navorser-praktisyn, 10 (1), Oct,79 – 91.
  • DE KOCK, D.  2001.  Child and Youth Care work - the motivations, personal perspectives, ideals and expectations of practitioners and policy-makers.  Social Work/Maatskaplike  Werk, 37(2), June, 188-205.
  • DE KOCK, D. & VAN ZYL, M.A. 2002.  Social Auxiliary Work: Part 1: A Qualitative Enquiry In Gauteng. The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher/Die Maatskaplikewerk-navorser- praktisyn, 14 (1), April,107 – 122.
  • DE KOCK, D. & VAN ZYL, M.A.  2002.  Social Auxiliary Work: Part 2: A National Survey.  The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher/Die Maatskaplikewerk-navorser-praktisyn, 14 (2), August, 108 – 128. 
  • DE KOCK, D.  2005.  A Qualitative study of the relationship between childhood socio-economic circumstances and youth in conflict with the law.  The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher/Die Maatskaplikewerk-navorser-praktisyn, 17 (3), October.
  • DE KOCK, D.  2010.  Voices of the youth: Factors contributing to bringing youth in conflict with the law.  The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher/Die Maatskaplikewerk-navorser-praktisyn, 22 (1), March, 73 – 98.
  • DE KOCK, D.  2011.  Challenges and changes in teaching Person-Centred Counselling to Social Work learners via distance education.  Social work/Maatskaplike Werk, 47 94), October, 462 – 476.
  • DE KOCK, D.  1996.  The role of the Social Worker, Volunteer and Community-based Care Worker in the Social Welfare Team.  Social Work Practice, (2) 1996:14 – 17.
  • DE KOCK, D.  2001.  Child and Youth Care Work in South Africa: The opinions of practitioners and policy-makers.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 14(2), Feb, 35-52. ISSN 0840 982X.  (This is an international journal printed in Canada and hosted at the Department of Human Services, Malaspina University-College, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5.)
  • DE KOCK, D.  2005.  Youth in conflict with the law and socio-economic experiences in their childhood:  A relationship?  Journal for Child & Youth Care, Volume 20, (Conference Publication).
  • DE KOCK, D.  2009.  Service delivery beyond professional borders – Working with children in conflict with the law?  Journal for Child & Youth Care, Volume 24. (Conference Publication).

Projects

  • Needs analyses relating to the post-graduate training needs of social workers      (1994/1995)
  • Needs analyses relating to community-based care services (1998)
  • Needs and development assessment project: De Aar (2002) with the support  of Prof. A Louw
  • Children in Conflict with the law (2003 – 2006)
  • DOSD-CHH: STUDY 01.  2008.  A situational analysis of child-headed  households in South Africa.  Research commissioned by the National    Department of Social Development and conducted by UNISA. Unpublished  Report: 30 April 2008. Pretoria: National Department of Social Development (Member of the research team).
  • Current: The role of child and youth care workers in rendering foster care and reunification services
  • Current: The use of the “Child’s Voice Toolkit” in general social work practice.