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Wong, Daniel F. K.; Ip, Priscilla S. Y.; Lee, Kim Man – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This pilot study attempted to examine the effectiveness of a brief cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) psychoeducational group for Chinese people with chronic illness in Hong Kong. It adopted a single group design, and 52 participants joined the group. A questionnaire with three outcome measures, measuring general mental health, quality of life…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Psychoeducational Methods, Chronic Illness
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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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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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Valach, Ladislav; Young, Richard A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
A theory of goal-directed action is proposed as a conceptual link between vocational and mental health counselling. Originally emerging from the vocational counselling field, contextual action theory is presented as a critical conceptual link not only between mental health and occupational life but also between counselling practices in these…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling, Mental Health, Theories
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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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Kenny, Rachel; Dooley, Barbara; Fitzgerald, Amanda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
There is a high prevalence of depression among college students, which is linked to lower levels of help-seeking intentions. However, there has been a lack of research examining variables that may help explain this relationship. The present study aimed to address this gap by examining whether psychological resources (optimism and self-esteem)…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Help Seeking, Regression (Statistics)
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Gubi, Peter Madsen; Smart, Harry – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
There is limited research into the value, purpose and function of Mental Health (MH) Chaplains. Yet, they are employed within National Health Service Trusts in the UK. Eight MH Chaplains were interviewed to explore how they see their value, purpose and function. The data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. The data reveal…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Workers, Health Services, Foreign Countries
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Randall, Eve M.; Bewick, Bridgette M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
To address the mental health needs of students, UK universities offer bespoke student counselling services. Economic pressures have led services to find innovative ways of redesigning their service pathway. Few studies have investigated staff perceptions of these changes. The aim of this study was to investigate perceptions of staff employed as…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Mental Health, Delivery Systems
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Glasheen, K. J.; Shochet, I.; Campbell, M. A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Students in secondary schools experience problems that can impact on their well-being and educational outcomes. Although "face-to-face" counselling is available in most Australian secondary schools, many students, particularly boys, do not seek appropriate help. Research suggests that online counselling can be effective and increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Counseling Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication
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Koydemir, Selda; Sun-Selisik, Z. Eda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The present research examined the effectiveness of an 8-week online strengths-based intervention in promoting subjective and psychological well-being of first year university students. The intervention was composed of five modules pertaining to (a) finding and cultivating on character strengths, (b) regulation of emotions and increasing positive…
Descriptors: Well Being, Intervention, Mental Health, College Freshmen
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Gilat, Itzhak; Reshef, Eyal – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The present research examined the perceived helpfulness of an increasingly widespread mode of psychological assistance, namely, emotional first aid via email. The sample comprised 62 naturally occurring email interactions between distressful clients and trained volunteers operating within the framework of the Israeli Association for Emotional…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Mental Health, Coping, Counselor Client Relationship
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Hyland, Philip; Boduszek, Daniel; Dhingra, Katie; Shevlin, Mark; Maguire, Rebecca; Morley, Kevin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This study investigates the construct validity, composite reliability and concurrent validity of the "Inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services" (IASMHS). A large sample of Irish police officers (N = 331) participated in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three-factor structure of the scale, while…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Help Seeking, Mental Health, Health Services
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Hall, Jennifer; d'Ardenne, Patricia; Nsereko, James; Kasujja, Rosco; Baillie, Dave; Mpango, Richard; Birabwa, Harriet; Hunter, Elaine – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
The Butabika-East London Link collaborated with Ugandan mental health services to train mental health professionals (psychiatric clinical officers, "PCOs", and clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, "Core Group") in psychological therapies. The aims of this research were to investigate how professionals were applying and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Reflection, Psychological Services, Psychotherapy
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Macaskill, Ann; Denovan, Andrew – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
Balanced assessment of mental health involves assessing well-being and strengths as well as psychopathology. The character strengths of curiosity, gratitude, hope, optimism and forgiveness are assessed in 214 new undergraduates and their relationships to mental health, subjective well-being and self-esteem explored. Scoring the mental health scale…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Life Satisfaction, Prediction
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Macaskill, Ann – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
There are increasing concerns globally about the mental health of students. In the UK, the actual incidence of mental disturbance is unknown, although university counselling services report increased referrals. This study assesses the levels of mental illness in undergraduate students to examine whether widening participation in education has…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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