The Impact of the Student Counseling Center at Sultan Qaboos University on the Development of the Counseling Profession in Oman

  •  Suad M. A. S. Al-Lawati    


Many factors play an essential role in establishing the profession of counseling psychology in Oman. These factors vary according to the country, culture, political environments, higher educational systems, university policy and regulations in which they arise. Current research and practice data prove the value of having counseling centers at universities for students, in terms of enhancing their personal development and adjustment skills, academic success, as well as improving student’s general mental health and increasing successful graduation outcomes. Student Counseling Centers do not merely assist students in adjusting to university environments, but also  play a vital role  in improving their academic performances via helping them work through their academic problems, as well as supporting them through other mental health concerns, and many other issues that may arise among the students inside the campus. This paper will discuss the student counseling center’s role in establishing counseling psychology profession in Oman.

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