Psychology and Counseling

The Psychology and Counseling Unit under the Student Service Center, Student Affairs & Alumni Office of UNIMAS is crucial in providing counseling services to students. With five certified and registered counselors under the Malaysian Counselor Board, supported by two experienced Assistant Psychologists, the unit is able to provide effective assistance and support in the areas of psychology and counseling.

The restructuring of the unit in August 2021 demonstrates UNIMAS's commitment to ensuring that students receive quality counseling services. The presence of certified and registered counselors with the Malaysian Counselor Board ensures that they meet the professional criteria and ethical standards in providing counseling services to students.

The Psychology and Counseling Unit plays a vital role in ensuring the well-being of UNIMAS students. They can assist students in dealing with academic pressure, personal issues, emotional management, and various other issues related to student life. Psychological and counseling support can help students overcome difficulties and reach their academic and social potential.

If you require counseling assistance or want to obtain further information about the services provided by the Psychology and Counseling Unit at UNIMAS, it is recommended that you contact the Student Affairs & Alumni Office of UNIMAS for the latest information and counseling session scheduling.


The functions of the unit are as follows:

  1. Providing Individual Guidance and Counseling: The unit offers individual guidance and counseling services to UNIMAS students and staff. Through individual sessions, they assist individuals in addressing personal, academic, and emotional challenges they may face. The aim of individual guidance and counseling is to enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving skills, and help individuals achieve a balanced sense of self-potential.

  2. Coordinating and Implementing Human Capital Development Activities and Programs: The unit is responsible for coordinating and implementing activities and programs related to human capital development. These activities may include workshops, seminars, courses, or intervention programs designed to enhance individuals' abilities in academic, social, and emotional aspects. The approach of psychology and counseling is utilized in designing and implementing these programs to ensure holistic development of students.

  3. Providing Intervention and Recovery: The unit also provides intervention and recovery services to students facing mental, emotional, or behavioral challenges. They employ psychological and counseling approaches to assist individuals in overcoming the difficulties they encounter, promoting recovery, and improving their quality of life. Interventions and recovery may involve individual counseling, group therapy sessions, or specialized support programs.

  4. Enhancing Self-Esteem and Self-Potential: The primary focus of the Psychology and Counseling Unit is to enhance self-esteem and self-potential of students in terms of academic and personal development. Through guidance, counseling, and human capital development programs, they help students understand their strengths, interests, and personal values. By strengthening self-esteem and helping students recognize and utilize their potential, the unit contributes to the creation of balanced and empowered students.



Individual & Group Counseling

  1. Personal Counseling: Students can seek counseling for personal issues they may be facing, such as relationship problems, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, and emotional well-being.

  2. Career Counseling: The unit provides guidance and support to students in exploring career options, making informed decisions about their future career paths, and developing essential skills for the job market.

  3. Academic Counseling: Students can receive assistance in improving their academic performance, setting goals, managing time effectively, and overcoming academic challenges.

  4. Psychological Counseling: The unit offers counseling services for students dealing with psychological issues, including depression, trauma, grief, and other mental health concerns.

  5. Learning Counseling: Students can receive guidance on effective study techniques, improving concentration and memory, managing exam anxiety, and developing effective learning strategies.

  6. Personal Development: Counseling sessions focus on helping students develop self-awareness, self-confidence, resilience, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving abilities.

  7. Other Issues: The counseling services also address other issues that students may encounter, such as stress management, time management, adjustment to university life, cultural adaptation, and personal growth.

Counseling sessions can be conducted on an individual basis, where a student meets with a counselor privately, or in a group setting, where students with similar concerns come together to share experiences and receive guidance. The aim is to provide students with a supportive and confidential environment where they can explore their concerns, gain insights, and develop strategies to cope with various challenges they may face during their university journey.

Consultation & Guidance Programs

  1. Morning Break With Psycon Program: This program provides an opportunity for students to engage in informal and relaxed conversations with psychologists or counselors. It aims to create a safe space for students to discuss their concerns, seek advice, and gain insights on various psychological and personal development topics.

  2. Borak Pagi UniK Bersama Masa PKP Program: This program is specifically designed to address the challenges faced by students during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers virtual sessions where students can have meaningful discussions and receive guidance on managing their mental health, adapting to online learning, and maintaining overall well-being during these unprecedented times.

  3. Community Service Program: This program encourages students to actively participate in community service initiatives. It provides opportunities for students to engage in volunteer work, contribute to society, and develop their leadership and interpersonal skills. Through community service, students can make a positive impact on the community while also gaining personal growth and fulfillment.

These consultation and guidance programs aim to provide students with a supportive environment, resources, and expert advice to help them navigate personal, academic, and psychological challenges. By participating in these programs, students can gain valuable insights, develop coping strategies, and enhance their personal and social well-being.

Testing&Measurement-Psychometric Testing

Psychometric testing refers to the administration and evaluation of psychological tests designed to measure various aspects of an individual's psychological functioning, abilities, personality traits, and cognitive capacities. These tests are standardized and validated tools that provide objective and reliable information about an individual's psychological characteristics.

These tests can help in various areas, including:

  1. Aptitude and Ability Assessment: These tests measure an individual's cognitive abilities, such as intelligence, reasoning, problem-solving, and memory. They can help identify strengths and weaknesses in specific areas and guide career or academic planning.

  2. Personality Assessment: Personality tests provide insights into an individual's personality traits, characteristics, and behavioral tendencies. They can assist in self-awareness, career guidance, and understanding interpersonal dynamics.

  3. Emotional and Mental Health Assessment: These assessments focus on evaluating an individual's emotional well-being, mental health, and psychological functioning. They can aid in identifying symptoms of mental health conditions, assessing distress levels, and determining appropriate interventions or referrals.

  4. Career Interest and Vocational Assessment: These assessments help individuals explore their interests, values, skills, and preferences to make informed decisions about career paths and educational pursuits. They can provide insights into suitable career options based on individual strengths and motivations.

Psychometric testing is conducted by qualified professionals, such as psychologists or trained psychometricians, who interpret the test results and provide meaningful feedback and recommendations. These tests can assist students in gaining self-awareness, understanding their abilities and traits, and making informed decisions related to their personal and academic lives.


Temporary work experience in which individuals, typically students or recent graduates, work in a professional setting to gain practical skills, knowledge, and exposure to their chosen field of study. The Unit Kebajikan Mahasiswa may offer support and guidance related to internships for students.

The services related to internships may include:

  1. Internship Opportunities: Providing information and resources about available internship opportunities within the university, as well as external organizations and companies. This may involve maintaining a database of internship openings and facilitating connections between students and potential employers.

  2. Internship Preparation: Assisting students in preparing for internships by providing guidance on resume writing, cover letter preparation, and interview skills. This may include workshops, individual consultations, or online resources to help students present themselves effectively to prospective employers.

  3. Internship Placement: Facilitating the process of matching students with suitable internship placements based on their interests, skills, and career goals. This may involve liaising with companies, organizations, or industry partners to arrange internship positions for students.

  4. Internship Support: Providing ongoing support and mentorship to students during their internship period. This may include check-ins, evaluation of progress, and addressing any challenges or concerns that arise during the internship.

  5. Internship Assessment: Evaluating and assessing the learning outcomes and achievements of students during their internship. This may involve collecting feedback from both the students and their supervisors to gauge the effectiveness of the internship experience and identify areas for improvement.

Internships are valuable opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience, apply their knowledge in real-world settings, develop professional networks, and enhance their employability. The Unit Kebajikan Mahasiswa plays a role in facilitating and supporting students throughout the internship process to ensure a successful and enriching experience.

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