Professional Counseling in Kenya: History, Current Status, and Future Trends
Article first published online: 25 JAN 2012
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Journal of Counseling & Development
Volume 90, Issue 1, pages 107–112, January 2012
How to Cite
Okech, J. E. A. and Kimemia, M. (2012), Professional Counseling in Kenya: History, Current Status, and Future Trends. Journal of Counseling & Development, 90: 107–112. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-6676.2012.00015.x
- Issue published online: 25 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 25 JAN 2012
- Received 02/17/11; Revised 03/02/11; Accepted 03/23/11
The authors examine the history and development of the counseling profession in Kenya. This profession is deeply rooted in responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the emergence of mental health needs created by the impact of political and community-based violence, increasing student unrest in public institutions, and government efforts to provide social–emotional support for students in public schools and universities. The authors also examine the challenges for the profession and make recommendations for the future.