Offering brief play therapy training to professional counselors in Kenya: Could Malaysian counselors benefit?

Hunt, Kathryn (2010). Offering brief play therapy training to professional counselors in Kenya: Could Malaysian counselors benefit?. In: Rahmi Che Aman, Azlinda Azman, Aswati Hamzah, Syed Mohamed Abdullah and Cuan Teik Ee, Proceedings of the 18th APECA Biennial Conference-Workshop. 18th APECA Biennial Conference-Workshop, Penang, Malaysia, (149-159). 5-7 August 2010.

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Author Hunt, Kathryn
Title of paper Offering brief play therapy training to professional counselors in Kenya: Could Malaysian counselors benefit?
Conference name 18th APECA Biennial Conference-Workshop
Conference location Penang, Malaysia
Conference dates 5-7 August 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 18th APECA Biennial Conference-Workshop
Place of Publication Penang, Malaysia
Publisher Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Rahmi Che Aman
Azlinda Azman
Aswati Hamzah
Syed Mohamed Abdullah
Cuan Teik Ee
Start page 149
End page 159
Total pages 10
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper describes an evaluation of a small-scale research project seeking to ascertain the perceived benefit of 120 hours brief play therapy training program delivered to 32 qualified counselors in three regions of Kenya, East Africa. The participants, 29 female and three male represented 10 tribes, predominantly Christian with few Muslims and all worked with vulnerable children in their communities. The mean age was 41 years and they had an average of 12 years experience in the caring professions. The research design included quantitative and qualitative research methods including ethnographic data, pre and post –training questionnaires and an unstructured interview with a Kenyan tutor. Main findings were perceived benefit of training regardless of tribal, religious or geographical differences. Implication is that such training may benefit qualified counselors in other countries including Malaysia.
Keyword Play therapy
Trauma
Children
Disaster
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Conference theme: Counseling for a Sustainable Future

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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