International Journal of World Policy and Development Studies

Online ISSN: 2415-2331
Print ISSN: 2415-5241

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)


Volume 5 Number 7 July 2019

Counseling Practice and its Effectiveness (The Case of Amanuel Mental Health Specialized Hospital and Jimma University Teaching Hospital)

Authors: Amanuel Tadesse Koya
Pages: 64-70
Counselors play a critical role in helping people who are experiencing mental or emotional problems to get their lives back on track. And it is one of the treatment options for mentally ill peoples for its deal with wellness, personal growth, and career, education, and empowerment concerns. The purpose of the study is to assess the practice of counseling and its effectiveness in Jimma University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and Amanuel Mental Health Specialized Hospital (AMHSH). It guided by mixed research design, quantitative and qualitative data about study variables was collected from 123 patients from both institutions, Qualitative data were analyzed by direct quotation according to the theme of the questions. Descriptive percentage and ANOVA analysis were used to analyze quantitative data. Descriptive statistics showed that there is a difference in the applications of counseling within the institution Analysis of ANOVA showed counseling is more effective in the treatment of depression and substance abuse. The difference in counseling provision in both institutions is also supported by qualitative analysis of the data. So, JUTH has to incorporate counseling service in the part of treatment, and AMUSH has to work on addressing a huge number of in need patients by expanding the institution.