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Applications Post-Disaster Counseling in Indonesia: Issues and Challenges

Ifdil Ifdil1*, Faizah Bt Abd Ghani2

[1] (Scopus ID: 57189904506) Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia. [2] Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.


The high frequency of natural disasters occurring in Indonesia has caused specific psychological impacts to the victims like depression, anxiety, stress, trauma-if these are not reduced—and may cause more severe effects like post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). Counselors need to be involved in overcoming these problems, and post-disaster counseling is a new focus in the counseling world. To conduct this counseling, counselors need to have unique competencies. Thus, this paper will explain to the counselor basic concepts, knowledge, competences, skills in doing post-natural disaster counseling services, problems, and challenges involved during the post-natural disaster services.


counseling; natural disaster; depression; anxiety; stress; trauma; PTSD

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Artikel History: Submitted: 2017-12-09 | Published: 2019-11-28
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24127/gdn.v8i1.1165
Vol 8, No 1 (2018) Page: 10-14

(*) Corresponding Author: Ifdil Ifdil, (Scopus ID: 57189904506) Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia, Email: ifdil@konselor.org