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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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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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Savarese, Giulia; Iannaccone, Antonio; Mollo, Monica; Fasano, Oreste; Pecoraro, Nadia; Carpinelli, Luna; Cavallo, Pierpaolo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
We describe a university's psychological counselling approach, based mainly on a form of dialogue known as an "Elicitation Interview". It is a technical conversational situation in which a counsellor helps a student to raise his or her awareness of his/her educational experiences. It is a conversational approach that provides students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Reflection
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Chiboola, Hector; Munsaka, Sody M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the nature and role of traditional forms of counselling and the scope of common problems presented to traditional counsellors in Lusaka province. It used a qualitative research methodology and deployed a holistic single-case study design with multiple embedded units of analysis. The sample consisted of 80…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Qualitative Research
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Värk, Aare; Reino, Anne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article reports the outcomes of a phenomenographical study of case managers' conceptions of case management work and its influence on the process and performance of the work of counselling the unemployed. A heterogeneous sample of 11 Estonian case managers was selected for in-depth interviews. Analysis of the interviews revealed three…
Descriptors: Caseworkers, Unemployment, Counselor Attitudes, Caseworker Approach
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McMahon, Aisling – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The experience of practising psychotherapy as a clinical psychologist was explored through a small number of in-depth interviews. Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, three main themes were identified: "Feeling there's something missing", "Being able to get in there emotionally" and "Needing somewhere to go for…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Psychotherapy, Counselor Attitudes, Clinical Psychology
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Garwolinska, Katarzyna; Oles, Piotr K.; Gricman, Anna – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article presents a new method for encouraging clients to articulate and explore their narrative identities. The method combines the advantages of perception of art and of construction of narrative identity. It is inspired by McAdams 'Life Story Interview' and Hermans and Hermans-Jansen's Self-Confrontation Method. The material is a set of 100…
Descriptors: Painting (Visual Arts), Self Concept, Art Therapy, Interviews
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Lee, Khai Ling; Mustaffa, M. S.; Tan, S. Y. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This study provides a better understanding of using visual arts in counselling adults with depressive disorders. Three in-depth case studies were conducted in the counselling unit of a mental health hospital in Malaysia. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods were applied to explore three adult participants' counselling experiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Arts, Counseling Techniques, Adults
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Reichelt, Sissel; Skjerve, Jan; McLeod, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
It is increasingly recognised that single-case analysis makes a valuable contribution to the evidence base for psychotherapy, alongside other methodologies. Such analyses make it possible to investigate the unfolding process of change in therapy, and develop an understanding of change factors that contribute to outcome. One of the key challenges…
Descriptors: Females, Depression (Psychology), Verbal Communication, Interaction
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Kok, Jin Kuan; Lai, Wai Yoong – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This study aims to explore the subjective experience of depressed young people in Malaysia. Twelve participants aged 20-24, who were diagnosed as suffering from depression but who had recovered, were interviewed. An adapted grounded theory approach guided our data collection and data analysis process. Two themes emerged which revealed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Young Adults, Interviews
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Apostolidou, Zoe; Schweitzer, Robert – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The present study is the first study undertaken in Australia that seeks to explore practitioners' perspectives on the use of clinical supervision in their therapeutic engagement with asylum seekers and refugees. We used thematic analysis to analyse extracts of interviews that were conducted with nine professionals who worked therapeutically with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervision, Refugees, Therapy
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Reid, Hazel; Westergaard, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Long-term unemployed young people are a "social concern" in many countries. The focus for research is usually cities, but may also include rural areas. The qualitative study described in this paper focuses instead on four young people living in coastal towns in South East England. The study suggests that their experiences in education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Youth Problems, Unemployment
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Leach, Tony – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This paper explores contested notions of the purpose of education and careers work. The research for the paper examines public sector employee reactions to notion of a psychological contract breach, when cuts in funding put their jobs and careers at risk. It argues that, in this environment, the search for career fulfilment can be marked by…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Employment Experience, Employment Potential, Career Guidance
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Mann, Anthony; Huddleston, Prue – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The focus of this article is the youth labour market and how changes within it have (negatively) affected the economic prospects of young Britons. It suggests ways in which schools and colleges can respond to such change in order to optimise the life chances of their students. The paper reviews the perspectives of two important groups of people…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Economic Impact
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Mittendorff, Kariene; Faber, Marike; Staman, Laura – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In order to lower dropout rates and stimulate student success in higher education, the Dutch government implemented a new law demanding that every higher education institute offer a matching activity to applying students. This article evaluates how students and teachers experience this matching activity. Data were collected in a Dutch university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
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