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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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Papayianni, Fani; Cooper, Mick – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate the nature of "metatherapeutic communication" (MTC), defined as dialogue between therapists and clients on the nature of the therapeutic work and the means by which it can be of greatest help to clients. Twelve counselling psychologists, working pluralistically with 35 clients experiencing…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Therapy, Counselor Client Relationship, Depression (Psychology)
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Cooper, Mick; Knox, Rosanne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore how therapists believe they may relationally disconnect from other people and their clients, with an overall objective of developing methods for enhancing relational depth in counselling and psychotherapy. Participants were 168 trainee and practicing therapists, who listed their "chronic strategies of…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Attitudes, Counseling, Psychotherapy
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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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Thompson, Allison; Cooper, Mick; Pauli, Regina – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This study aimed to develop a self-report measure of pluralistic thought and practice. Following pilot development, a 23-item inventory was placed on an online survey site, and 474 participants satisfactorily completed the measure. Respondents were trainee or qualified therapists, predominantly female, based in the UK, and of a humanistic or…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Measures (Individuals), Online Surveys, Allied Health Personnel
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Pybis, Joanne; Hill, Andy; Cooper, Mick; Cromarty, Karen – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The success of schools' counselling services often depends on the support of various key stakeholder groups. This study reports on the attitudes of key stakeholders working within the Welsh Government school-based counselling strategy. Using a survey methodology, the opinions of local authority leads/service managers (n=25), school management…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Surveys, Counseling
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Rupani, Pooja; Haughey, Nuala; Cooper, Mick – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
This article explores how school-based counselling might impact young people's capacity to study and learn. Previous research has indicated that counselling in schools has an indirect positive impact on academic achievement. A mixed methods approach, using a semi-structured qualitative interview and a brief rating scale, was employed with 21 young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counseling, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Daniunaite, Akvile; Ahmad Ali, Zenib; Cooper, Mick – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The aim of this article is to explore self-healing processes in young people, and to develop an understanding of the effects of school-based counselling (SBC), by analysing changes in young people who did not receive this intervention. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 young people on a waiting list for SBC. Participants…
Descriptors: Interviews, Research, Intervention, Adolescents
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Cooper, Mick; Hough, Mike; Loynd, Claire – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2005
This paper presents the findings of two independent questionnaire studies that examined Scottish secondary school teachers' attitudes towards, and conceptualisation of, school counselling. Seventy-one teachers in a first study, and 33 teachers in a second study, responded to a range of qualitative and quantitative response-format questions that…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Cooper, Mick – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
Drawing on contemporary evidence in the counselling and psychotherapy research field, this paper argues that there is growing support for a relationship-orientated approach to therapeutic practice. The paper reviews findings from a range of meta-analytical and individual studies which provide strong evidence for the centrality of relational…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Counseling Techniques