Asian Journal of Counselling



Development of Counselling Service in Singapore

1999.第6卷第2期(Vol. 6 No. 2).pp. 49–75
 

Development of Counselling Service in Singapore

新加坡輔導工作發展概況

Timothy SIM(沈文偉)

Abstract

As Singapore underwent rapid economic, cultural and technological transitions, more complex social dilemmas and issues confronted the nation. The field of counselling has gained impetus in becoming one of the important channels to cope with social transitions over the past years. This article attempts to describe the counselling development in Singapore. The first part is an overview of the counselling "hardware" development in Singapore. This involves tracing the formation of counselling organisations and units that were founded from the 1960s to the 1990s. The second part examines the "software" of counselling development in Singapore, which entails looking at counselling approaches, counselling training programmes, and the providers of service. The last part of the paper is an attempt to discuss the counselling development trends in Singapore, with particular reference to its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

摘要

隨著新加坡的經濟、文化及技術迅速轉型,國家正面對日趨複雜的社會問題及困難,而輔導服務漸漸成為處理社會過渡的重要途徑。此篇文章嘗試描述新加坡之輔導發展。文章首部分綜觀新加坡輔導之「硬件」的發展,包括回顧1960至1990年間,輔導機構及單位之成立經過。第二部分探討輔導之「軟件」的發展,包括輔導方向、訓練課程和提供輔導服的人士。文章最後部分嘗試討論新加坡輔導發展之趨勢,特別探討其優點、缺點、機會及危機。