Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture and Education 2015
ISBN 978-967-13140-6-7

Integrating Clinical Supervision into Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation As Evidence Based Practice: A New Perspective in Malaysia

Mohamad Isa Amat, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari

Islamic Science University of Malaysia


The work aims to tell you this is a conceptual paper of how clinical supervision practice is integrated into substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation in Malaysia as part of promoting evidence based practice (EBPs). In Malaysia, substance abuse treatment is offered through residential treatment based, outpatient based, and community based. The inclinations of clinical supervision in this field are clear; 1) to promote a better outcome(s) and preventing of clients from continue using substance (and preventing relapse), 2) to enhance competency of treatment provider, and 3) promote a better self-care of treatment provider. This paper also discuss the resources, challenges, and support on how the clinical supervision is effective and proven to sustain clients’ motivation towards positive behavior change and finally contribute significantly towards community. Offering clinical supervision education and training for therapist and related officers is necessary and critical for continuous professional development. Implication and future direction also will be discussed.


Clinical Supervision, Substance Abuse Treatment, Education and Training

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