Counseling Profession in UAE, SWOT Analysis, Counselor Education Evaluation
Counseling in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) involves challenges that need to be addressed to promote awareness about the usefulness and application of counseling among scholars, practitioners, and the public. Unlike in many other countries, counselor education in UAE has a short history, dating from 2005. In this investigation, a program evaluation was conducted using SWOT analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the UAE University counselor education program as well as the opportunities and external threats to it. Results yielded several findings with regard to the program’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Findings are discussed within the context of UAE culture.