The Mind Skills of Guidance and Counseling Students at Yogyakarta State University


The success of counseling is influenced by the ability of the counselor to implement it. Among the basic abilities of a counselor are mind skills. These help the counselor to construct and control their thoughts in providing excellent counseling services to the counselee. This research employed a cross-sectional survey design with an ex post-facto quantitative approach, which was intended to determine the level of mind skills of students of the Guidance and Counseling Department. The population of this research was the students of the Guidance and Counseling Department, with a total of 114 students. Proportionate random sampling was employed, and a counselor mind skills scale was used to collect the data. The results showed that the students had what can be considered ‘good’ skills in relation to mind skills. Thus, it is necessary to strive to further internalize and optimize the mind skills in the counseling class.

Keywords: mind skills, counselor, counseling

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