Angel Jose Salvador Casanova
Dr Farhana is affiliated with Islamic Science University of Malaysia, as a senior lecturer teaching counseling program. She is a registered counselor with the Malaysia Board of Counselor. She earned her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Kent State University, Ohio, United State of America. Addiction counseling has always been a field that close to her heart. In addition to her experience working with indviduals with substance abuse issues in the States and in Malaysia, her passion is to advocate for the clients to receive appropriate care and treatment in any possible way. Her interest toward social construction and constructivism philosophy of knowledge started when she was in doctoral program; investigating the outcomes of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy towards dual-diagnosis clients. She believes that drug addiction can be benefited from social-construction thinking, where they are other alternatives “story” in the life of drug addicts.
Addiction Counseling; Dual Diagnosis, Counseling Supervision, and Multicultural Counseling