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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1080/21507686.2023.2193755
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Community-school collaborations: community counsellors’ perceptions of school counselling in Singapore

ERA Journal ID124342
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsLow, Poi Kee and van der Laan, Luke
EditorsLow, Poi Kee
Journal TitleAsia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Journal Citation14 (1), pp. 70-82
Number of Pages13
Year2023
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN2150-7686
2150-7708
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/21507686.2023.2193755
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/epdf/10.1080/21507686.2023.2193755?needAccess=true&role=button
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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.

KeywordsSchool counselling; community-based counsellors; stakeholders’ perceptions
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420305. Health and community services
420601. Community child health
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