Counseling children of divorce

Zuria Mahmud, Yee Pek Yunn, Rafidah Aziz, Amla Salleh, Salleh Amat

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Abstract

This qualitative study examines the counseling process provided for three pupils who are going through parental divorce. The children are aged 9-12 and attend a primary school in Malaysia. Data was gathered from 29 individual and peer group counseling sessions. Creative interventions such as art and play therapy helped the clients to express their hidden emotions and mistaken goals and to rebuild interaction skills with peers. A collaborative approach involving teachers, parents and peers helped reduce stress on the clients and encouraged them to resume daily activities. This study suggests that professional help be provided for children coping with parental divorce.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume14
Issue numberSPL ISS 4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Children of divorce
  • Counseling
  • Creative intervention
  • Elementary school
  • Mistaken goals

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Mahmud, Z., Yunn, Y. P., Aziz, R., Salleh, A., & Amat, S. (2011). Counseling children of divorce. World Applied Sciences Journal, 14(SPL ISS 4), 21-27.

Counseling children of divorce. / Mahmud, Zuria; Yunn, Yee Pek; Aziz, Rafidah; Salleh, Amla; Amat, Salleh.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 14, No. SPL ISS 4, 2011, p. 21-27.

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Mahmud, Z, Yunn, YP, Aziz, R, Salleh, A & Amat, S 2011, 'Counseling children of divorce', World Applied Sciences Journal, vol. 14, no. SPL ISS 4, pp. 21-27.
Mahmud Z, Yunn YP, Aziz R, Salleh A, Amat S. Counseling children of divorce. World Applied Sciences Journal. 2011;14(SPL ISS 4):21-27.
Mahmud, Zuria ; Yunn, Yee Pek ; Aziz, Rafidah ; Salleh, Amla ; Amat, Salleh. / Counseling children of divorce. In: World Applied Sciences Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 14, No. SPL ISS 4. pp. 21-27.
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