Investigating the Value of Counseling in Salala-Aisisagadai: A Local Wisdom Approach of Guidance and Counseling


  • Augusto da Costa Instituto Superior Cristal, Dili
  • Mateus De Jesus Ximenes Instituto Superior Cristal, Dili
  • Denata Viana da Conceicão Dili University, Dili
  • Adelia Soares National University of Timor Leste
  • Jose da Conceicão . National University of Timor Leste


values, guidanceand counseling, local wisdom, salala-aisisagadai


Salala-Aisisagadai become a cultural dance (local wisdom) that involves many people beyond age and social status. What Salala-Aisisagadai? How it involves many people? Does it become an instrument of reconciliation? The objective of this research is to investigate the value of guidance and counseling in salala-aisisagadai. Researchers was utilizing the qualitative method in the ethnography approach. The informants are 5 traditional leaders of the Sirigiwari Clan. The approach to data collection is a semi-structured interview. Collected data was analyzed through the Milles method. The results of the study showed that the Salala-Asisagadai contains values of guidance and counseling, especially group counseling. Therefore Salala-Aisisagadai becomes a local wisdom of group guidance and counseling. The local community used this method in dealing with various experiences especially in expressing their sense of losing family members or loves ones.


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Augusto da Costa, Mateus De Jesus Ximenes, Denata Viana da Conceicão, Adelia Soares, & Jose da Conceicão. (2023). Investigating the Value of Counseling in Salala-Aisisagadai: A Local Wisdom Approach of Guidance and Counseling. Proceedings of Siliwangi Annual International Conference on Guidance and Counselling, 1, 12–19. Retrieved from