Meet SULAIMAN AFOLASADE AIRAT, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.



Associate Professor / Reader


Educational Foundations and Counselling Psychology


At the Educational Foundations And Counselling Psychology department office

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Research Interest

Topic: Preventive Intervention


Utilisation of counselling tools and techniques along with qualitative and quantitative methods of research to assess and describe the challenges of individuals in order to proffer meaningful suggestion that could enhance the challenges. My focus has basically been on providing preventive intervention for adolescents, young adults and persons with disabilities. I have contributed meaningfully to existing knowledge on intervention for this group of individuals through my findings, suggestions and recommendations


# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Ph.D (Counselling Psychology) University of Durban-Westville, Republic of South Africa. 2003

Current Research

Indigenous and Western counselling in Nigeria: A paradigm shift

Research Details

This study proposed a paradigm shift from exclusive use of Western counselling techniques to the integration of indigenous counselling techniques into the counselling process in Nigeria. This call becomes necessary now more than ever, with the recent shift to indigenous knowledge system; adopting the long-standing traditions and practices of specific communities, coupled with research reports on the efficacy of indigenous, integrative and cultural based counselling. Although, previous writers had called for eclectic or integrative/cultural based counselling where indigenous therapy becomes an integral part of the counselling process. However, as practiced by contemporary counsellors, eclecticism and integrationism is basically the combination of Western therapies such as combining behavioural therapy along with reality and psychoanalytic therapies rather than combining behavioural therapies with divination and psychodrama therapies. This paper states the different aspects of indigenous counselling which could be integrated into mainstream counselling by counsellors for effective counselling. More so, since the APA Ethics Code asserts that psychologists should be sensitive to, aware of, and respect all individual differences, including religious and spiritual beliefs, values, and practices.


SULAIMAN AFOLASADE is a Associate Professor / Reader at the Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling Psychology

SULAIMAN has a Ph.D in Counselling Psychology from University of Durban-Westville, Republic of South Africa.

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