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Proctor, Gillian; Hayes, Catherine – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In this article, we consider the ethical issues arising from training counsellors in "Counselling for Depression" in the UK. We describe Counselling for Depression (CfD), a competency-based approach to counselling accredited by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) agenda in the National Health Service in the UK. We…
Descriptors: Ethics, Values, Conflict, Depression (Psychology)
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Sivis-Cetinkaya, Rahsan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Ethical dilemmas from a national purposive sample of Turkish counsellors (N = 172) were collected using critical incidents technique. Content analysis was performed with open coding guided by the classification of American Counseling Association code of ethics. Incidents regarding confidentiality and privacy (56.4%), with 37.1% involving incidents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Counselors, Critical Incidents Method
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Larsen, Denise Joy; Stege, Rachel; Edey, Wendy; Ewasiw, Joan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
Hope has long been identified as an important therapeutic factor in counselling. Further, research evidence for the importance of hope to counselling practice and outcome is abundant. However, the field is only beginning to explicitly consider how hope can be effectively and intentionally practised. One of the most challenging dilemmas encountered…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling Techniques, Vignettes
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Lee, Billy; Prior, Seamus – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
We present an experience-near account of the development of therapeutic listening in first year counselling students. A phenomenological approach was employed to articulate the trainees' lived experiences of their learning. Six students who had just completed a one-year postgraduate certificate in counselling skills were interviewed and the…
Descriptors: Therapy, Listening Skills, Skill Development, Counselor Training
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Chaturvedi, Surabhi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
The article addresses the question of whether the practice of mandatory personal therapy, followed by several training organisations, is justified by existing research and evidence. In doing so, it discusses some implications of this training requirement from an ethical and ideological standpoint, raising questions of import for training…
Descriptors: Ethics, Counselor Training, Therapy, Organizations (Groups)
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Audet, Cristelle T.; Everall, Robin D. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
Therapist self-disclosure is gaining empirical attention amidst theoretical discourse and ethical debate, particularly with regards to its influence on the therapeutic relationship. This paper presents part of a larger qualitative study that explored client experiences of therapist self-disclosure and specifically focuses on the therapeutic…
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Phenomenology, Therapy, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Besley, A.C. (Tina) – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2005
When people come to counselling they do so because they identify some issue or problem in their life with which they want help. In the process they reveal, to a greater or lesser extent, various aspects of themselves in a form of confession of the self. Thus, the counselling relationship, although a private one, has performative aspects, whereby…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Self Actualization
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Etherington, Kim – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1996
Reviews some of the ethical issues that emerged during a study of 25 adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Discusses some cases where boundary issues became problematic; also discusses the dilemmas faced in working within a person-centered, qualitative approach. Examines considerations of counseling researchers and their trainers when…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship, Ethics