Practitioner characteristics with comparison of counselling and psychotherapy practices between New Zealand and Singapore mental health practitioners

Foo, Koong Hean, and Merrick, Paul L. (2004) Practitioner characteristics with comparison of counselling and psychotherapy practices between New Zealand and Singapore mental health practitioners. In: Proceedings of the Inaugural International Asian Health Conference, pp. 223-239. From: Asian health and wellbeing, now and into the future, 4-5 November 2004, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

This study compares the characteristics of New Zealand and Singapore mental health practitioners and their counselling and psychotherapy practices. Participants from both countries were divided into a mail questionnaire group of 300 each and a structured interview group of 12 each. Despite the relatively low response rates of 20% in the mail questionnaire group, the major findings were supported from the structured interviews. Results showed that there were similarities in practitioner training, applicability of therapy models, handling of religious issues and self-disclosure. Differences were found in practitioners’ years of experience and preferences of therapy models, and the nature of clientele problems, and availability of indigenous therapy.

Item ID: 9919
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
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ISBN: 978-0-86869-103-9
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 03:45
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 20%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 80%
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