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ERIC Number: EJ1161002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
School-Based Counselling Service Use: A Year in the Life of A School Counselling Department
O'Connor, Matt; Coyne, Joseph
Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, v27 n2 p251-261 Dec 2017
There is limited research detailing school-based counselling services and how they are utilised by students. This study presented counselling service data for a Preparatory to Grade 12 school. Specifcally, it examined the number of students seen and sessions provided, and differences between users and nonusers of the service. The results showed that approximately 20% of students engaged in counselling. Frequency data indicated that many students had brief contact with counselling and that there is no clear relationship for when this occurs during the term or year. There were also signifcant differences between users and non-users within key demographics. Implications for use of this information in school as well as recommendations for effective use of counselling service data are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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