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Winter Plumb, Evelyn I.; Hawley, Kathryn J.; Boyer, Margaret P.; Scheel, Michael J.; Conoley, Collie W. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This article introduces the empirical support for and theoretical tenets of Goal Focused Positive Psychotherapy (GFPP), a comprehensive, evidence-based, psychotherapy model. GFPP's approach emerges from positive and social psychology research, and is informed by psychotherapy research from the common and contextual models. Its interventions focus…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Evidence Based Practice
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Lysiak, Malgorzata; Puchalska-Wasyl, Malgorzata – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Psychological literature in the field of internal dialogical activity assumes that internal temporal dialogues perform several important functions, namely: support, redefining the past, balancing, distancing, advising, making decisions, acquiring wisdom and managing the future. The article is an attempt to verify this proposal through qualitative…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Decision Making, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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Redekopp, Dave E.; Huston, Michael – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Work is a significant factor in mental health and wellbeing outcomes. Career development processes can be helpful in finding and managing work trajectories that lead to these as well as additional wellbeing outcomes. Conversely, mental illness can impede the acquisition and retention of suitable work as well as the ability to fully engage in…
Descriptors: Career Development, Work Environment, Well Being, Mental Disorders
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Teodorczuk, Krysia; Guse, Tharina; du Plessis, Graham A – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This study evaluated the effect of positive psychology interventions (PPIs) on hope and well-being among adolescents living in a child and youth care centre (CYCC) in South Africa. Adolescents (n = 29) were allocated to either the experimental or control group through matched sampling. The experimental group engaged in one-hour intervention…
Descriptors: Psychology, Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Residential Care
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Den Elzen, Katrin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This paper examines how people find happiness and create wellbeing when confronted by extreme adversity. Utilising the Dialogical Self Theory for an analysis of published autobiographies, it investigates two case studies, Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs, and Austrian author Barbara Pachl-Eberhart, who narrates creating a fulfilled life…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Trauma
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Gkantona, Georgia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
It is very often in counselling and psychotherapeutic procedures that clients need to cope with negative emotions such as sadness, guilt, fear or anger. The implementation of the Dialogical Stage Model (DSM) (Hermans, H. & Hermans-Konopka, A. [2010]. "Dialogical self theory: Positioning and counter-positioning in a globalizing…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Psychological Patterns, Coping, Dialogs (Language)
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Lehmann, Olga V.; Kardum, Goran; Klempe, Sven Hroar – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
In this paper we reflect upon inner silence as a path to embrace eudemonia in relation to Dialogical Self Theory. We suggest that the awareness of the dynamics of different I-positions can empower the person to feel more freedom over their thoughts, feelings and actions. Thus, inner silence can promote the capacity to activate meta-positions or…
Descriptors: Well Being, Reflection, Metacognition, Religious Factors
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de Ronde, Michiel – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
In this paper, the theme of multi-voicedness in the search on the path of life is explored. It will be argued that we, as human beings, not only live within an ambiguous world, but also have to deal with an ambiguous self. In the quest for happiness it is the challenge to acknowledge all inner positions, each with their own perspective on reality.…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Context), Story Telling, Guidance, Psychological Patterns
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Hausen, Jennifer E. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
In contemporary culture, it is natural to think that purchasing and owning the "right" possessions results in happiness. This belief supports our loyalty to consumer society. However, several lines of research demonstrate that high consumption lifestyles and materialistic values are not a trustworthy path to well-being. Instead,…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Life Style, Well Being, Cultural Influences
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Torka, Nicole – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Genuine happiness is impossible without authentic concern for and corresponding behaviour towards the well-being of others. Such an incorporation of others into the self refers to a "democratic self" and the related regard for the common good. The author argues that the honesty of professionals who work in or for an educational or…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Self Concept, Ethics
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Clough, Bonnie A.; Nazareth, Sonia M.; Day, Jamin J.; Casey, Leanne M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Limited research has examined distress or help-seeking knowledge and attitudes among international students. The aim of this study was to examine psychological distress, mental health literacy (MHL), and help-seeking attitudes and intentions among a sample of domestic and international tertiary students. The sample comprised 357 domestic and…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes
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Cowles, Megan; Griggs, Mary – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
People who are seeking asylum often have lived experience of their personal boundaries and human rights being violated. For this reason, it is especially important that we consider the impact of boundaries in therapeutic work with this population. This paper explores work with a woman with a severe trauma history who was seeking asylum in England.…
Descriptors: Refugees, Trauma, Counseling Techniques, Interpersonal Relationship
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Arulmani, Gideon – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This paper uses the cultural preparedness approach to analyse the interface between the aspirations of immigrants and their engagement with systems of the host country. It draws upon interviews with 84 immigrants from 35 developing countries living in 9 high-income countries. Based upon Edmund Husserl's hermeneutical phenomenology, two studies are…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Immigrants, Phenomenology, Acculturation
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El Khoury, Samar Jean – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This study investigated the impact of age, gender, language and acculturation choice on the sociocultural adjustment and well-being of Syrian refugees in Stuttgart, Germany. A total of 214 Syrian refugees participated in this study by filling a demographics questionnaire, the Acculturation Attitudes Scale (AAS-16), the Revised Sociocultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Well Being, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Yoon, Hyung Joon; Bailey, Natasha; Amundson, Norman; Niles, Spencer – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
The purpose of this study was to assess the proximal and distal outcomes of a career development training programme for refugees that was developed based on the Hope-Action Theory (HAT). Adopting an experimental design, proximal outcomes such as self-efficacy, hope-action competencies, job search clarity, and career adaptability were assessed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Refugees, Outcomes of Education
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