Community-school collaborations: community counsellors’ perceptions of school counselling in Singapore

Low, Poi Kee, and van der Laan, Luke (2023) Community-school collaborations: community counsellors’ perceptions of school counselling in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 14 (1). pp. 70-82.

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School counselling is not an isolated school-based intervention but rather as part of a more holistic social wellbeing system where there are many stakeholders. Studies have examined students’, school counsellors’, teachers’, and administrators’ perceptions of school counselling. Research that focuses on the perceptions of community counsellors of school counselling is rare. This paper reports on a quantitative survey study of community counsellors’ perceptions in Singapore. Findings indicate some expectations such as school counsellors could offer some family counselling and perceptions such as confidentiality could be strengthened in schools, were widely held among community counsellors. Findings also suggest deeper understanding of both school and community counsellors’ perceptions is needed to strengthen collaboration for better mental health support for children and youths.

Item ID: 77983
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2150-7686
Copyright Information: © 2023 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2023 23:34
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390404 Educational counselling @ 25%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440902 Counselling, wellbeing and community services @ 25%
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520303 Counselling psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160299 Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified @ 25%
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2301 Community services > 230199 Community services not elsewhere classified @ 25%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology @ 50%
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