Serving student: One of BK staff served student. (8/4)
Student University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) does not have to worry if suffered personal problem. Technical Unit/Unit Pelaksanaan Teknis (UPT) Guidance and Counseling (BK) UMM can be a solution to solve that problem. Not only when faced with problem, student can also visit UPT BK if want to improve their potential.
Under the coordination of Vice Rector III, UPT BK has task to help and give services to student, lecturers, staff and even family. But, the main focus is student, because it is believed can help them to improve academic potency and soft skill.
“Student who want to BK, please come and free!” said Chief of UPT BK Muhammad Shohib SPsi MSi when met at his office, Wednesday (8/4). The service is opened since Monday to Saturday from 07.00 am to 16.00 pm at UPT BK office 1st floor AR Fachrudin Mosque UMM.
Currently, team of counseling in UPT BK consisted of 12 people; there are Chief of UPT, two staffs as counselor, and internship staff who are as S1 and S2 student of psychology.
Every day, said Shohib, who consulted to BK quite a lot and most often are student. “Sometimes, 7 to 8 client came to BK per day, and ever overloaded,” he added. Some of them, who suffered daily problem, start from family problem, friend, until environment. In fact, some are suffered big problem such as violence and hallucination
In term of treatment, UPT BK always prioritized a treatment which is made clients comfortable when delivering the problem or complaint. “Some of client ever asked to meet outside the office, but still in campus area. Maybe they felt less comfortable if told in office,” said shohib.
All this time, who came to UPT BK not only people who has problem, but there are also people who want to know about their self. “Most of them are student. They want to know their ability and in the future what will be,” he said.
Consultation that provided by BK can be in the term of test, such as personality test and ability. “Usually who conduct the test is new student,” he added.
Program of UPT BK generally there are two program; guidance and counseling. For guidance service usually in the form of information about career, training of management conflict until workshop, for academic community; there are writing thesis workshop, career mapping and newly held is parenting workshop.
For counseling service, usually conducted by face to face individually or group if the problem is similar. Sometimes counseling also conducted by phone or email. (nay/zul/han/t_zuh)