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Sokal, Laura – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2012
Many school counsellors have identified "cyber-bullying" among adolescent girls as a growing concern. In order to respond to this issue, this article begins with a new model of cyber-communications from the unique perspective of adolescent girls. Next, it explores the limitations of responding to this model, based on current understandings of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Females, Adolescents, School Psychology
Niwa, Kendra D.; Mandrusiak, Michael N. – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2012
The present study examines the interactions within 4 Facebook groups devoted to supporting people who self-injure. Content analysis was used to analyze posts made to the group during the 3-month period of the study to explore the nature of interactions and the frequency of themes. High prevalence themes included responses to verbal abuse against…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Social Networks
Strong, Tom; Gaete, Joaquin; Sametband, Ines N.; French, Jared; Eeson, Jen – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2012
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) is an administrative fact for many counsellors. This psychiatric approach to formulating client concerns runs counter to those used by counsellors of many approaches (e.g., systemic, feminist). Using an online survey of counsellors (N = 116), invited contributions to a website…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Mental Disorders, Cultural Influences
Plumb, Alison M. – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2011
An online survey of 341 Registered Clinical Counsellors in British Columbia was used to understand how therapists view and integrate spirituality and religion in their practice. Therapists were asked about their education and training in this realm, and about their perceived abilities, comfort, and competence when working with religious and/or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Religious Factors