亞洲輔導學報



Youth Counseling in Transition: Rethinking the Role of the Youth Counselor

2006.第13卷第2期(Vol. 13 No. 2).pp. 195–205
 

Youth Counseling in Transition: Rethinking the Role of the Youth Counselor

蛻變中的青少年輔導工作

Philemon Yuen-Wan CHOI(蔡元雲)

Abstract

Youth counseling is a dynamic profession undergoing continual metamorphosis with the ever-changing psycho-socio-political context of Hong Kong. Several inter-disciplinary research conducted on juvenile gang, non-engaged youth, and adolescents at risk within the school system provided important evidence-based conceptual framework and models for the paradigm shift in the delivery of youth counseling services. The major breakthroughs include: holistic development for adolescents; early detection and early intervention; the delivery of primary, secondary, and tertiary preventive programs; and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The role of the youth counselor is no longer confined to the personal counseling services in the counseling room; the multiple roles include advocacy and intervention at the systemic and structural level, bringing about changes in the families, schools, and even government policies.

摘要

青少年輔導工作是一項充滿動力的專業,它隨著香港不斷變化的心理、社會和政治處境而持續蛻變。一些以童黨、雙待(待學、待業)青年及校內高危青少年為對象的跨界別研究,為青少年輔導服務的思維更新提供了重要且以實據為本的理念架構和模式。其主要突破包括:青少年全人培育、及早識別和及時預防、三級預防服務,以及跨界別合作。青少年輔導工作者的角色已不再局限於輔導室內的個人輔導,更應包括系統上及結構上的倡議和介入,以期在家庭、學校甚至政府政策方面帶來轉變。