The role of counselling teachers is very important to give assistance to students. Such teachers, however, have not made optimal performance in that role. Not a few teachers are passive and resolve matters more rather than prevent them.
Thus was said by Dra. Nuryati Atamimi, S.U. in her open doctoral exam on Monday (14/2) at the Auditorium of Faculty of Psychology UGM. "The role of counselling teachers are much required to help make school counselling a comfortable place for everyone, especially students. Efforts are, therefore, need to be made to empower the teachers,” she said.
Nuryati said that the proactive model which is actualized in psychological skills training is the suitable model to develop teacher’s skills. Such a model is developed by adopting the local culture when making training substance in the effort to empower teachers. “It is expected that counselling climate becomes a comfortable place for student development. The students will be happy to see their teachers on their own intention rather than being summoned,” said the lecturer of the Faculty.
In her dissertation entitled Psychological Skills in Counselling Model, Nuryati said the proactive model was designed to include elements of sensitivity, quick response, quick action, increased affection, cognition, and behaviours, sincereness and willingness to facilitate student development. This model is given in psychological skills training that contains various contents to increase professionalism in giving services and personal development. "This proactive model is introduced through skills training by facilitating teacher’s personal development to allow them to become a positive, active, creative, constructive, and progressive person," she explained.
The research at three junior highschools in Bangka showed an increased teacher’s self-perception after being given the training. “The training proved to increase their self-confidence,” the lady who became the 1345th UGM’s doctor said.