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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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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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van Rijn, Biljana; Cooper, Mick; Jackson, Andrew; Wild, Ciara – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The paper presents an introduction of a newly developed, avatar-based virtual reality therapy, as an addition to the therapeutic programme, within a therapeutic community prison in the UK. The participants had six group sessions facilitated by a counsellor. The aim of the project was to investigate whether this approach would improve mental health…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Therapy, Computer Simulation
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Strepparava, Maria Grazia; Bani, Marco; Zorzi, Federico; Corrias, Deborah; Dolce, Rossella; Rezzonico, Giorgio – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Offering counselling to students is increasingly considered as a key academic service. However, the reduction of resources allocated to Italian universities emphasises the need to assess the quality of interventions. This paper presents data reporting the effectiveness of a university counselling service. A sample of 45 undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Counseling Services, Counseling Effectiveness
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McKenzie, Karen; Murray, George C.; Prior, Seamus; Stark, Lynda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
An evaluation of a Scottish secondary school-based counselling service for students aged 11 to 18 is presented. Improvement in student emotional well-being was measured using the Young Persons Clinical Outcomes for Routine Evaluation (YP CORE) questionnaire and participant questionnaires which were developed for the study. Significant improvements…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Effect Size, Mental Health Programs, Questionnaires
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Richards, Derek – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2009
Universities have a responsibility to develop appropriate interventions to respond to the mental health needs of their students. Students' use of technology is an integral part of how they communicate and relate to the world; it is reasonable to consider engaging the internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for mental health…
Descriptors: Health Services, Health Needs, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health
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Alcaniz, M.; Botella, C.; Banos, R. M.; Zaragoza, I.; Guixeres, J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2009
One of the main drawbacks of computer-assisted psychology tools developed up to now is related to the real time customisation and adaptation of the content to each patient depending on his/her activity. In this paper we propose a new approach for mental e-health treatments named Intelligent e-Therapy (eIT) with capabilities for ambient…
Descriptors: Computers, Therapy, Psychology, Counseling Techniques
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Ray, Dee C. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
This study investigated the impact of Child-Centred Play Therapy (CCPT)/Non-Directive Play Therapy on parent-child relationship stress using archival data from 202 child clients divided into clinical behavioural groups over 3-74 sessions in a mental health training setting. Results demonstrated significant differences between pre and post testing…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Stress Variables, Behavior Problems, Counseling Techniques
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Connell, Janice; Barkham, Michael; Mellor-Clark, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
Despite concern surrounding the mental health of students, brought about by the government's policy of widening participation and increasing demands upon students, the effectiveness of student counselling has been a neglected research area. This study examines data from seven UK student counselling services using the CORE System in the routine…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Therapy, Depression (Psychology), Access to Education