ERIC Number: ED347452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-17
Reference Count: 0
Counseling in Hong-Kong and Singapore: Personal Perspectives.
Shee, Soon-Chiew; Habenicht, Donna J.
This paper provides a personal look at counseling and counselor education in Hong Kong and Singapore. A section on the availability of formal and informal training resources in counseling notes that many practitioners in the counseling profession in Hong Kong or Singapore go abroad to pursue graduate studies, since, comparatively speaking, Hong Kong and Singapore can offer no better option for graduate training in counseling than what can be obtained abroad. Opportunities for professional development in Hong Kong and Singapore do exist, however, and they include counseling courses offered by the Institute of Education and the National University of Singapore through the Department of Social Work and Psychology; the services of a variety of counseling experts obtained by the counseling associations in Singapore and Hong Kong; and the presence of a professional association, the Association of Psychological and Educational Counselors of Asia. A section on the emerging job identity of counselors looks at distinctions among counselors, social workers, and psychologists and at the attitudes of the federal government toward counselors and counseling. A section on problems presented to counselors identifies the areas of behavioral and emotional problems of children and youth, parent-child relationships, and marital problems in Hong Kong; and relationship problems, psychological problems, physical problems, material problems, and sexual problems in Singapore. The paper concludes with a summary of problems in counseling in Hong Kong and Singapore. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hong Kong; Singapore
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Arlington Heights, IL, October 16-19, 1991).