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Reichelt, Sissel; Skjerve, Jan; McLeod, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
It is increasingly recognised that single-case analysis makes a valuable contribution to the evidence base for psychotherapy, alongside other methodologies. Such analyses make it possible to investigate the unfolding process of change in therapy, and develop an understanding of change factors that contribute to outcome. One of the key challenges…
Descriptors: Females, Depression (Psychology), Verbal Communication, Interaction
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McLeod, John; Machin, Linda – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1998
Argues that the context of counseling factors can make a difference in the counselor/client relationship and the process and outcome of counseling. Suggests that context has been ignored in counseling theory, research, and practice and that attention to context can contribute to more responsive and effective counseling services. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Community Involvement, Context Effect, Counseling
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McLeod, John – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1994
The history of the National Marriage Guidance Council (Great Britain) from 1948 to 1988 is used as a case study to illustrate some of the basic organizational dilemmas and conflicts experienced in counseling agencies. Discusses three organizational dynamics: social and cultural environment, structure and ideology, and lifespan. (JPS)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Cultural Influences, Guidance Centers, Higher Education
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McLeod, John – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1996
Discusses key issues which address the distinctive dilemmas and challenges associated with qualitative approaches to evaluating counseling. Investigates such concerns as relationships with research participants, ethics, reflexivity, methodological choice, communicability, perspective, and obviousness. Makes some suggestions regarding the link…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Evaluation, Counselor Performance, Ethics
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McLeod, John – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1996
An important development within counseling and psychotherapy has been the emergence of narrative perspectives in theory and practice. Counselors are viewed as responsible for helping clients "re-author" parts of their life-story. Discusses the origins of this approach within psychology and social science. Identifies the central elements…
Descriptors: Adults, Case Studies, Counseling, Counseling Techniques
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Hollanders, Henry; McLeod, John – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1999
Reports on a survey of eclecticism and integrationism in counselors and other therapists. Results indicate that nearly 87% of counselors reported multiple orientations and approaches alongside a wide range of techniques. Findings suggest that eclecticism and integrationism are the preferred modes of approach, especially for the more experienced…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Counselors, Foreign Countries
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McLeod, John – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1993
The Yalom curative factors Q-sort was administered to eight members of an outpatient therapy group for older women, who were also interviewed on the group experiences they had viewed as helpful. Results indicated that Existential Awareness was seen as the most helpful mechanism, in contrast to other studies in which interpersonal factors have been…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Existentialism, Females, Group Therapy