Counseling students’ experiences in an Islamic-based counseling course

Sumari, M. (2015) Counseling students’ experiences in an Islamic-based counseling course. In: Asia Pacific Counseling Conference, 18-19 June 2015, Singapore. (Submitted)

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The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of learning and consequent development of twelve students enrolled in a four-year undergraduate counseling program at a higher institution of learning in Malaysia. The students' ages ranged from 20 to 24 years. Participants described their learning experiences after taking a three-credit semester-long course on Islamic-based counseling, which was an attempt in integrating religion and spirituality into counselor training. An experiential learning theory served as the framework of reference, and a qualitative research design was adopted. Results revealed four major themes: (1) increased understanding about Islamic-based counseling, (2) gaining better self-understanding, (3) applicability to daily practice, and (4) enhancing professional competence as a counselor. Finally, implications for research, counselor education and training, and clinical practice were discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Counseling, spirituality, counselor education, student, Islam.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 01:07
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2015 01:07

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