Nora [nora2374@yahoo.com] the family counseling services scenario of the Islamic religious department in Malaysia

Towards enhancement of services (to be submitted to journal of applied science research - AENSI)

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The effectiveness of family counseling services is crucial in ensuring family wellbeing and the extent of the family to be defensible and stay in harmony. The Islamic family counseling services run by the Islamic Religious Department is a marriage and family advisory assistance services made available by the authorities to the Muslim population in Malaysia. With a service area of extensive coverage, the Islamic Religious Department plays a crucial role in determining the image of the Islamic family counseling services whereby the effectiveness of such services is crucial in shaping a harmonious society. This study is conducted on 95 counselors and 656 clients who have used the counseling services of the Islamic Religious Department at selected states in Malaysia. The study found the number of qualified counselors is insufficient and not all counselors are suitably qualified for the task. And although a large number of clients are satisfied with the counseling services, they have suggested that the service be more client-friendly and the number of counselors be increased. Therefore, efforts toward the strengthening of counseling services is much needed to enable it to give a positive impact on society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-446
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number3 SPECL.ISSUE 2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Keywords

  • Credential of counselors
  • Family well-being
  • Quality of family counseling services

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