Subspecialty Areas in Psychological Counseling and Guidance: Opinions of Psychological Counselors

Fatih Camadan, Esat Şanlı, Ramazan Şenocak Full Text: PDF

Abstract

This study, which examines the opinions of the psychological counselors about the subspecialty areas of psychological counseling and guidance services, is a descriptive research based on qualitative research approach. The study group consists of 10 psychological counselors (5 females and 5 males) working at different levels of teaching and working at different professional levels. At the end of the study, it has been found out that the answers given by the participants about the subspecialty areas of psychological counseling and guidance are “family counseling”, “crisis intervention counseling”, “school counseling”, “rehabilitation counseling” and “career counseling”. It was concluded that they found “family counseling” to be more important than the other subspecialty areas; but they found themselves more adequate in “school counseling”. The majority of the participants stated that they were able to develop and support themselves in order to increase their competences in the subspecialty areas. 


Keywords: Psychological counselor, psychological counseling and guidance, subspecialties