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Black, Timothy G. – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 2004
The author reviews the existing literature on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD, American Psychiatric Association, 2000) as it relates to outcome research and psychotherapy. An initial examination of the issues involved in outcome research includes the issue of assessment and diagnosis, followed by the issue of measurement. The article is meant…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling Effectiveness
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Van Hesteren, Frank – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 1995
Reacts to Martin's (1995) essay concerning scientism in psychotherapy. Urges placing a moratorium on the "hermeneutic retreat" advocated by Martin, and urges capitalizing on the unique strengths of both positivistic and interpretive modes of inquiry. (JPS)
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Higher Education, Moral Values, Psychotherapy
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Kuo, Ben C. H. – Guidance & Counselling, 2004
This article uses the case of Asians to highlight the collectivistic elements inherent in Asian help-seeking patterns, problem-solving styles, and stress-coping responses. It then offers recommendations for specific counseling strategies that complement Asians' collectivistic orientation. It should be noted that although generalized observations…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Relevance, Cultural Differences
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Howe, David – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1996
Argues that personal experience and social life are inherently meaningful and that qualitative research designs can contribute to theory-building in counseling and psychotherapy. To illustrate the use of qualitative research designs and methods of analysis, a study of family members' views of family therapy is described. (RJM)
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Psychology, Counseling Theories, Family Attitudes
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Fender, David – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article reports on three key findings of pluralistic research into psychotherapists' experience of continuing professional development (CPD). A qualitative enquiry with five therapists utilising Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, was supplemented with a questionnaire completed by an additional 41 therapists and a review of the CPD…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Psychotherapy, Allied Health Personnel, Professional Continuing Education
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Ramsey-Wade, Christine E.; Devine, Ellen – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Poetry therapy is an arts-based psychotherapeutic intervention, often delivered in groups. This paper argues that the process and benefits of poetry therapy may be particularly suited to clients recovering from anorexia, as an adjunct to other treatments. Poetry therapy and its history are described briefly, and the relevance of poetry therapy for…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Poetry, Eating Disorders, Psychotherapy
Manthei, Bob – 1991
The history of counseling psychology in Australia, which has been marked by confusion and uncertainty about the distinction between it and other applied areas such as clinical psychology, community psychology, educational psychology, and psychotherapy, is discussed in this paper. The development of the Division of Counselling Psychology within the…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counseling Theories, Counselor Role, Counselor Training
Calgary Univ. (Alberta). – 1968
University counseling centers usually follow one of a variety of themes or "models," although not in pure form. Perhaps the oldest is the vocational counseling model, which concentrates on helping students find suitable careers. In the psychotherapy model, most student concerns are seen for their personal content. Another model, student affairs…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling, Counseling Services, Counselors
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McMullen, Linda M. – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 1995
Reacts to Martin's (1995) essay concerning scientism in psychotherapy. Contends that the image psychotherapists' present to the public is often quite different from private actions, and that a focus of these private actions might reveal not only a less scientific endeavor, but also a paradigm for future research. (JPS)
Descriptors: Change, Counseling Theories, Counselor Training, Higher Education
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Aldous, Jane L. – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 1994
Describes theoretical framework and techniques of Morita psychotherapy. Western research indicates that Asian American clients prefer active-directive, logical, rational, and structured approaches. Suggests that ethnocentric counseling approaches may be imposed upon clients of Asian origin because meanings attached to terms describing counseling…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Counseling, Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnocentrism
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Martin, Jack – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 1995
Reacts to responses concerning a previous article in this issue, "Against Scientism in Psychological Counselling and Therapy." Reasserts that there are important, undeniable limitations to the application of physical science methodologies and epistemologies to the study of humans and their experiences. (JPS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Higher Education, Natural Sciences, Psychotherapy
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Chaturvedi, Surabhi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
The article addresses the question of whether the practice of mandatory personal therapy, followed by several training organisations, is justified by existing research and evidence. In doing so, it discusses some implications of this training requirement from an ethical and ideological standpoint, raising questions of import for training…
Descriptors: Ethics, Counselor Training, Therapy, Organizations (Groups)
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Correia, Edgar A.; Sartóris, Vítor; Fernandes, Tiago; Cooper, Mick; Berdondini, Lucia; Sousa, Daniel; Pires, Branca Sá; da Fonseca, João – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Within the major therapeutic paradigms, observational instruments have been developed to assess orientation-specific interventions or processes. However, to date, no such instrument exists to assess existential practices. Recent research indicates the key practices of existential therapists, and forms an empirical basis on which to develop an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychotherapy, Allied Health Personnel, Observation
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Green, Amy R.; Miller, Lynn D. – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2013
The adverse effects of marital dissolution and dissatisfaction point to a need for interventions, such as premarital preparation, to improve marital quality. Although several studies support the potential for premarital preparation to improve couples' marital satisfaction and interpersonal skills, results from other studies are mixed. Moreover,…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Performance Factors, Intervention, Marital Satisfaction
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Hills, John; Lees, John; Freshwater, Dawn; Cahill, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
In this study, we examine autoethnographic data from three critical incidents as experienced by the first author demonstrating the importance of context in understanding medically unexplained symptoms, their incidence and underlying patterns. We make the case for ethnographies as a crucial research strand in discerning the finer aspects of the…
Descriptors: Psychosomatic Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Autobiographies, Ethnography
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