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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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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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Kit, Phey Ling; Teo, Chua Tee; Tan, Meilinda; Park, Yuhyun – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
There was no literature on online counselling with Asian primary school children, and the aim of this exploratory qualitative study was to contribute to the literature by providing information on the online Live Chat counselling experiences of 23 primary school children in Singapore. Eight themes and three sub-themes themes in four categories…
Descriptors: Asians, Elementary School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Counseling Services
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Murphy, David; Slovak, Petr; Thieme, Anja; Jackson, Dan; Olivier, Patrick; Fitzpatrick, Geraldine – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
The integration of new technologies into counsellor education has progressed slowly. We present "mPath": an online system designed to support iterative, multi-levelled and deep reflection on practice in skills training sessions. We propose the integration of new technologies to counsellor education as an area with scope for future…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, School Counseling, Counselor Training, Technology Integration
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Paterson, S.M.; Laajala, T.; Lehtelä, P.-L. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Online counselling literature indicates that the quality of effective online counselling is intrinsically linked to methods used and experiences gained in counselling training courses and suggests that online counselling is a very real alternative to meeting face-to-face. In Europe, online counselling is becoming a widespread idea. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counselor Training, Student Attitudes, Counseling Services
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Brar-Josan, Novjyot; Yohani, Sophie C. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Refugee youth, who experience developmental, settlement and/or premigration related challenges, rarely utilise mental health services due to systemic and cultural barriers. Cultural brokering, the act of linking different cultural groups to enhance practice and communication, is one approach to addressing barriers to mental health service…
Descriptors: Refugees, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health Workers, Well Being
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Buizza, Chiara; Ghilardi, Alberto; Olivetti, Elena; Costa, Andrea – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This paper aims to examine the characteristics of students who withdrew from a university counselling service in northern Italy. Differences found in the socio-demographic characteristics of counselling completers and dropouts and in the scores obtained in questionnaires administered at the outset were analysed. Furthermore, in order to identify…
Descriptors: Dropouts, School Counseling, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Steven, Ng Poh Yaip; Ada, Chung Yee Lin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This small-scale pilot study analysed the input of two university teachers regarding their approaches, attitudes and understanding regarding counselling referrals for students in a university setting in Singapore. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Using interpretative phenomenological analysis, four main categories of themes…
Descriptors: Referral, Counseling Services, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Bentley, Anne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Tuition fees and increasing mental health needs in students are changing the nature of Higher Education (HE) and creating tensions between HE and embedded counselling services. These are illustrated and explained using Bourdieu's concepts of field and capital. It is recommended that the field of counselling should expand to meet evolving student…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Mental Health, Health Needs, Higher Education
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Kettunen, Jaana; Tynjälä, Päivi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This paper examines phenomenography as a viable qualitative approach in guidance and counselling research. A phenomenographic study maps the qualitatively different ways in which people experience a specific phenomenon and helps researchers to describe the aspects that make one way of experiencing a certain phenomenon qualitatively distinct from…
Descriptors: Guidance, Qualitative Research, Counselor Attitudes, Career Counseling
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Waters, Rachel; Spong, Sheila; Morgan, Janet; Kemp-Philp, Chris – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This interpretivist community participatory study explores carers' beliefs about the potential usefulness of counselling in relation to the caring role. Twenty semi-structured interviews with carers were transcribed and analysed thematically. All participants thought counselling could potentially be helpful to carers, but their ideas about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caregiver Attitudes, Counseling, Beliefs
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Quick, Emma L; Dowd, Claire; Spong, Sheila – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This small scale mixed methods study examines helpful events in a community counselling setting, categorising impacts of events according to Timulak's [(2007). Identifying core categories of client-identified impact of helpful events in psychotherapy: A qualitative meta-analysis. "Psychotherapy Research," 17, 305-314] meta-synthesis of…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Community Services, Therapy, Meta Analysis
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Weiss, Josie A.; Harris, Donna M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Many adolescents have hopes of college graduation, independent living, and satisfying careers. Career preparation is an important component that can facilitate these desires. However, many adolescents do not achieve these hopes in their desired timeframes due to interruptions, such as unplanned pregnancies. As illustrated by the Theory of…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Success, Scheduling, Adolescent Development
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Broglia, Emma; Millings, Abigail; Barkham, Michael – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
With reports continually demonstrating increased demand and severity of student mental health needs, it is important to gain a fuller understanding of the impact on embedded student counselling services. The aims of this research were to identify (a) service similarities, (b) factors which impact on services, (c) characteristics of service users,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Adult Education, Adult Students
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Ghilardi, Alberto; Buizza, Chiara; Costa, Andrea; Teodori, Claudio – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aims of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of a university counselling service in Northern Italy, to assess the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of students who used counselling service, and to assess the psychological conditions of the students who ended the counselling after a 4 month follow-up period. The study…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, College Students, Counseling Services, Foreign Countries
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