COUNSELLING PROCESS AND ITS APPLICATION AMONGST MALAYSIAN COUNSELLING PRACTICIONERS

Volume 2 - Issue 1
Zakaria Mohamad
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Abstract:


The counseling process could be divided into two, which are the theoretical process and the public process. Through the theoretical process, the counseling process is carried out based on particular theories. As for counseling figures like Ivey, Patterson, Carkhuff, Brammer and Egan, they perceived counseling as a process that happens outside the theoretical frame. This article aims to analyze the counseling process and its application amongst Malaysian counseling practitioners. To achieve this objective, five practicing counselors were chosen using purposive sampling as participants for this research. Data collected through the methods of structured interviews using interview protocol which is thematically analysed by the NVivo 2 software. Results of the analysis indicated that most counselors understood the counseling process based on the theories that they were using. Most of the participants used Person Centered theory as their guide. Besides, they followed several stages and levels in the counselling process with the awareness of the vital elements which need to be considered in each process.

Keywords

  • Counselling process
  • counseling practitioners
  • therapeutic elements
  • person centered theory
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