Title

The status of counseling and psychological services in Davao City

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Counseling and Educational Psychology

Document Type

Article

Source Title

BC Research Journal

Volume

6

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

9

Publication Date

12-2008

Abstract

The counseling practice in the Philippines is now professionalized. Psychological activities are regulated. Only licensed counselor can do counseling work. This study examined the counseling and psychological services' status in Davao City; the different psychological services that the respondents are aware of, the frequency of utilizing these services, the need of these services to promote mental health, its availability in the city, the respondents' willingness to pay for the service and the helping professionals' need for clinical supervision. The descriptive method was used in obtaining accurate and meaningful description of the clinical psychological needs of groups. Meaningful results were found and a strong recommendation to establish a counseling and psychological wellness center for Davao City clients was forwarded.

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Disciplines

Counseling Psychology

Keywords

Counseling—Philippines—Davao City; Counseling psychologists—Philippines—Davao City

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