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Integrating Contextual Factors into Counsellor Training and Practise in Malaysia

Roslee Ahmad Ahmad.

Research literature on the role of race, ethnicity and culture in the process of counselling has increased significantly (Walker, 1995). Beginning in the late nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies, important sociopolitical factors and demographic changes made cross- cultural issues increasingly prominent in the delivery of human services (Rubin & Roessler, 1994). McLeod and Machin (1998) suggest that such contextual issues have been largely ignored in counselling theory, research and practice, and that increased attention to context has the potential to contribute to the creation of more responsive and effective counselling services. In particular, research related to counselling in context may offer some insights into the provision of more effective, appropriate, and responsive services for students, teachers and parents (Gold & Burggraf, 1998; Herring, 1997; Sue & Sue, 1999; Tatar, 1998).


Roslee Ahmad Ahmad  (Malaysia)
Lecturer in counseling educators
Department of Social Science, Faculty of Education UTM, Skudai, Johor
Guidance and counselling

1. A school counselor (3 years)
2. Lecturer in guidance and counselling,
3. Members of Counselling Malaysian Boards (PERKAMA)
4. President of School Counsellor (3 years) at Secondary Malaysian Schools.


(30 min Conference Paper, English)