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This objectives of this research were: 1) to study and analyze the problems of family violence in Suratthani Province 2) to study and analyze Buddhist psychology and Carl Rogers’ psychology and 3) to study and
analyze integrative Buddhist psychology to reduce the problem of family violence in Suratthani province. This research was conducted in Suratthani province, using qualitative research methodology. The data were collected from 24 informants who were heads of families and had never used violence in their families by means of in - depth - interviews and from 9 participants, using focus group discussion. Both data were analyzed and synthesized according to the research objectives.
The results of this research found that 1) the problems of family violence in Suratthani Province that happened in many districts involve the following kinds of family violence: 1) injury or death 2) rape and sex gangbang 3) detention and mental offence. The causes of family violence problems include infidelity, jealousness, alcohol drinking, drug addiction, economic problems and unemployment, borrowing money, destructive habits and gambling. The family violence happening in Suratthani province has effects in terms of economic, social and public health sides. 2) Buddhist psychology is the concept of mind bringing a heart of important Buddha dhamma such as the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths to solve problems and to develop mind qualitatively. Counseling Psychology according to Carl Rogers’s concept consists of three important basic concepts, namely 1) to understand human nature 2) to
develop balance of self and 3) true love. 3) Regarding Integrative BuddhistPsychology to reduce problems of family violence in Suratthani province, the persons acting as a family leader have to persist in and follow theprinciples of Buddhist psychology and Carl Rogers’s counseling psychology together with using logic and without using emotion, to be a good model for the family and to give counsel to family members who encounter problems
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