My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?
If you have a really interesting idea for a topic for a doctoral or research masters dissertation which you think might interest me enough that I would agree to supervise it, I would love to hear from you to bounce around ideas before you apply for one of the following positions.
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN: FACULTY OF LAW
APPLICATIONS FOR THE DOCTORAL AND RESEARCH MASTER’S PROGRAMMES
The Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town hosts scholars and students from many nations. It provides a highly interactive and friendly environment for study and research. Its doctoral and research master’s programmes are growing fast. For the 2014 intake, the Faculty is seeking 15 highly motivated individuals to join these programmes in the following fields of research: Public Law; Commercial Law as well as Private Law. Applicants for the positions should submit online at www.uct.ac.za to the Admissions Office. The final date for submission of applications is 30 August 2013. For further information see www.doctoralprogram.uct.ac.za or contact the Faculty of Law Office at Patricia.Phillips@uct.ac.za or on +27 21 650 5409.BACK TO TOP