The Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Counselling Psychology is concerned with the psychological, social, behavioural, medical, paediatric and ethical aspects of the applied field of clinical and counselling psychology. The journal publishes contributions of research, clinical, counselling and theoretical interest. Contributions from other disciplines which have a close bearing on psychology such as psychiatry, sociology, social work, nursing and educational issues are also encouraged. Although primary emphasis is placed on empirical research, the journal also welcomes articles concerned with important clinical, theoretical and methodical issues as well as reviews of relevant literature. Summaries of proceedings of important national and international workshops, conferences, symposia falling within the aims of the journal are also featured.