Problem Fields that Psychological Counselors Experience While Working with Children
Dinçel, Emine Feyza
Demirtaş Zorbaz, Selen
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Aim of this study is to determine how often psychological counselors who work in preschools and primary schools face various problem fields. This research is made by using descriptive survey model. The data obtained by the survey was analyzed and interpreted upon using the SPSS program with the percentage, frequency. Total 244 psychological counselors consisting 183 female, 61 male participated in this study. 73 of participants work in preschool, 171 of them work in primary school. As the results show, 145 of psychological counselors experienced school adjustment problems, 117 of them experienced peer relation, 84 of them experienced conflict with parents, 74 of them faced anger management, 73 of them faced oppositional defiant disorder at least six and more times in the last six months while working with children. Also results showed that 229 of psychological counselors haven't experienced alcohol addiction, 208 of them haven't experienced drug dependence, 193 of them haven't experienced smoking dependence 192 of them haven't experienced risky sexual behaviors, 188 of them haven't experienced sexual identity indicate in last six months while working with children. Implications for and frequency of problem fields are discussed. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.