Sublimation Mechanism of Psychoanalytical Counselling Theory as a Tool for Addressing Juvenile Delinquency in Secondary Schools in Nigeria

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SUBLIMATION MECHANISM OF PSYCHOANALYTICAL COUNSELLING THEORY AS A TOOL FOR ADDRESSING JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA A PAPER PRESENTED BY PROF. FATI SHUAIBU AND NTAMU BLESSING AGBO ON THE FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY KEFFI HELD IN 1000 AUDITORIUM SEAT 12TH - 14TH JUNE, 2012. ABSTRACT The present methods being utilized by teachers, counselors and administrators in dealing with cases of indiscipline and juvenile delinquency in our secondary schools have not been sufficient or effective for handling all delinquent behaviours in our schools, hence the high prevalence of indiscipline and delinquency issues. This paper is not geared towards setting hard and fast rules on…show more content…
Diverting sexual and aggressive energies or subliming this energy is the focus of this paper. If these destructive energies are diverted into socially acceptable pursuits, there will be none of the destructive energy available to juveniles for engaging in delinquent behaviours. It is pertinent at this point to ensure that the terms ‘juvenile’ and ‘delinquents’ or ‘juvenile delinquency’ is properly understood. Juvenile delinquency is utilized in this work to refer to a series of behaviour engaged in by young or youthful persons (juveniles; according to the Illustrated Oxford Dictionary Revised edition) that is detrimental to life and property of the society, which will be considered criminal behaviours if exhibited by adults. Delinquent behaviours targeted in this paper are mainly behaviours related to sexual and aggressive energies; among which are; vandalization of property, sexual harassment of all kinds including rape, fighting, armed robbery, bullying, cultism, all gangster behaviour etc. These behaviours characterize our secondary schools and prevent the schools from achieving their purpose of wholistic education and development of individual students; hence constant efforts to keep these delinquent activities at its barest. The fact that these behaviours still prevail at a disturbing rate in our educational institutions, evident by reports of such

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