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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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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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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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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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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Youth unemployment can be understood as a public health risk. This paper explores the multi-disciplinary literature in this field, and its relevance to support for NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people. Unemployment may have a scarring effect on health, with lifelong consequences for individuals and for society. To the…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Youth Employment, Unemployment, Public Health
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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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Cooper, Mick; van Rijn, Biljana; Chryssafidou, Evi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This study is a pilot evaluation of a new avatar-based therapeutic tool, ProReal, with psychologically distressed young people within a school setting. In total, 54 young people, aged 12-18 years old, participated in face-to-face "avatar-based counselling." Young people used the software to represent themselves and others, their problems…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Counseling Techniques, Adolescents, Computer Software
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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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Correia, Edgar A.; Sartóris, Vítor; Fernandes, Tiago; Cooper, Mick; Berdondini, Lucia; Sousa, Daniel; Pires, Branca Sá; da Fonseca, João – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Within the major therapeutic paradigms, observational instruments have been developed to assess orientation-specific interventions or processes. However, to date, no such instrument exists to assess existential practices. Recent research indicates the key practices of existential therapists, and forms an empirical basis on which to develop an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychotherapy, Allied Health Personnel, Observation
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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Positive psychology has been an influential movement within psychology in the early years of the twenty-first century. It is now timely to assess the value of its contribution to career education and guidance. This paper provides a critique of this perspective. Positive psychology can enrich approaches to career development. It can provide a…
Descriptors: Career Development, Positive Attitudes, Psychology, Career Education
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Larsen, Denise J.; Stege, Rachel; King, Rachel; Egeli, Natasha – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
A growing body of research suggests that hope and other positive emotions are important in disrupting the cycle of pain and negative emotionality common to chronic pain sufferers. This qualitative research study focuses on the in-session experience of hope for participants during a specific arts-based hope intervention, as part of an…
Descriptors: Pain, Positive Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Negative Attitudes
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Marsay, Gloria; Scioli, Anthony; Omar, Shaheda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The prevailing sociopolitical and economic difficulties advance a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness among youth in South Africa. This paper describes a Hope-Infused Future Orientated intervention piloted with a group of juvenile sex offenders. The intervention incorporated activities to bolster the constructs of hope as a unique foundation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Juvenile Justice, Decision Making, Futures (of Society)
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Antunes-Alves, Sara; Vukovic, Boris; Milyavskaya, Marina; Kramer, Ueli; Dobson, Keith; Drapeau, Martin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This study presents a means to address therapist accuracy in CBT as it relates to discussion of cognitive errors and coping strategies. Therapist interventions from CBT therapy sessions of 43 patients with depression were identified using the Comprehensive Psychotherapeutic Interventions Rating Scale, and focus of interventions on negative or…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Counseling Effectiveness, Coping
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Walsh, Amy; Richards, Derek – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Background: Outcome research has highlighted the efficacy of internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT). Some process research has examined users experiences of iCBT. Understanding the user experience provides valuable feedback to developers of internet-delivered interventions. Aim: The present study aimed to evaluate user's experiences…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Internet, Anxiety
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