Integration of Divination Therapy and Modern Counselling (Rational Emotive Therapy) in Combating Fear Among Tiv Undergraduate Students in Benue State, Nigeria



In Nigeria and amongst the Tiv people in particular before the advent of modern counseling the people had their traditional ways of seeking for help and solving their problems. This study is an attempt to integrate Divination counseling therapy into modern counseling (Rational Emotive Therapy) among Tiv undergraduate students in Benue State. The study adopted a survey research design. The population for the study comprises all Tiv undergraduate students in universities in Benue State. A sample of 80 undergraduate students was randomly selected for the study. Instruments for data collection were Interview Guide and a structured Questionnaire titled “Integration of Divination Therapy and Rational Emotive Therapy in Combative Fear Questionnaire (IDTRETCFQ) which were validated by experts. Data collected for the study was analyzed using Frequency Counts, Percentages, Mean and Standard Deviation to answer the research questions. The findings revealed that divination therapies (Or-shor) are available and used among the Tiv undergraduate students and has been effective in combating their fears (Myamchiem). The finding also revealed that modern counselling (Rational Emotive Therapy) is available and used in the universities and has been effective in combating fears among the undergraduate students. Based on the finding, the study concluded that school counsellors who attend to students with cultural issues must learn to integrate their customs and beliefs in resolving their personal-cultural problems

Keywords: Divination Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy and Fear

DOI: 10.7176/JCSD/53-05

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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