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Seamark, Daniel; Gabriel, Lynne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The current research explores young adults' beliefs, awareness and understanding surrounding help-seeking behaviour in relation to barriers preventing access to counselling support. The literature suggests that several barriers, such as a lack of awareness, stigma and gender roles, will have a negative influence on help-seeking. To complement and…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Help Seeking, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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Holliday, Carol; Peacock, Fiona; Lewoski, Clair – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Tutors of a child and adolescent psychotherapeutic counselling programme undertook a thematic analysis of five student assignments, from the same student cohort, designed to investigate their motives for undertaking the course. The assignments were thematically analysed utilising ideas derived from consensual qualitative research and narrative…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Psychotherapy, Assignments, Children
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McClocklin, Patricia A.; Lengelle, Reinekke – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Writing creatively, expressively, and reflectively to aid the grieving process is founded on the idea that in order to survive and thrive after loss, personal meaning must be made of what has been suffered. The individualisation and secularisation of society has put the onus of meaning making on the individual while an abiding reservation about…
Descriptors: Grief, Poetry, Writing (Composition), Privacy
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Boysan, Murat; Çam, Zekeriya – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The paper discusses the associations between adult attachment and OCD symptoms in light of current cognitive-behavioural theories of OCD. The role of attachment system in OCD has been increasingly recognised. The aim of this paper was to investigate and evidence for direct and indirect relations between attachment insecurities, obsessional beliefs…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Anxiety Disorders, Security (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Edwards, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Attending personal therapy sessions is a requirement in many counselling and psychotherapy trainings worldwide. More research is needed to establish why the requirement is essential and what it is intended to achieve. This study focused on the question, "what is the rationale for mandated self-development requirements in therapy…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Counselor Training, Psychiatry, Therapy
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Rantanen, Antti P.; Soini, Hannu S. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in counsellor trainees' ways of responding to clients' messages after four weeks of Peer Group Consultation (PGC) training [Soini, Jämsä, & Kuusisto, 2006. Scaffolding and consultation of skilled performance. In K. Thompson J. Liukkonen, & T. Jaakkola (Eds.), "Promotion of motor skills…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Peer Groups, Counselor Client Relationship, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Olry-Louis, Isabelle – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
By examining the specific emotional phenomena of self-narratives and how they are expressed in normal counselling interactions, this paper highlights the importance of taking emotional information into account within a career-counselling context. Based on three cases taken from a corpus of 64 interviews and on a protocol identifying the…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Career Counseling, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Psychological Patterns
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Broglia, Emma; Millings, Abigail; Barkham, Michael – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
With reports continually demonstrating increased demand and severity of student mental health needs, it is important to gain a fuller understanding of the impact on embedded student counselling services. The aims of this research were to identify (a) service similarities, (b) factors which impact on services, (c) characteristics of service users,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Adult Education, Adult Students
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Brzezinski, Sara; Millar, Rob; Tracey, Anne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine the personal and social worries of samples of tertiary-level students in the U.S.A. and Northern Ireland (UK) using the Things I Worry About Scale (TIWAS). An online questionnaire, which included the TIWAS, was completed by two samples (U.S.A. = 71 and Northern Ireland = 187). Results indicate that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Anxiety, Student Needs
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Ghilardi, Alberto; Buizza, Chiara; Costa, Andrea; Teodori, Claudio – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aims of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of a university counselling service in Northern Italy, to assess the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of students who used counselling service, and to assess the psychological conditions of the students who ended the counselling after a 4 month follow-up period. The study…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, College Students, Counseling Services, Foreign Countries
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Stallman, Helen M.; Ohan, Jeneva L.; Chiera, Belinda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Poor well-being in university students is a serious concern. Using self-kindness -- an attitude of understanding and benevolence in times of adversity or failure -- may be key to enabling students to maintain well-being despite the pressures inherent to their student role. This study aimed to test a theoretically guided model of how self-kindness,…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, College Students, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Karaman, Mehmet A.; Nelson, Kristina M.; Cavazos Vela, Javier – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This study investigated the mediation effect of locus of control and achievement motivation between academic stress and life satisfaction. A total of 307 undergraduate students recruited from a Hispanic Serving Institution in South Texas participated in the study. In the frame of the study, two mediation models were tested by utilising PROCESS…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Life Satisfaction, Undergraduate Students, Locus of Control
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Pérez-López, M. Carmen; Ordóñez-Solana, Celia; Argente-Linares, Eva – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This paper reports new evidence on students' evaluation of a first-year induction experience programme and examines the relationship between gender and perceptions. The programme was provided to 610 business studies students at the University of Granada (Spain). The programme includes individual and group sessions providing psychosocial and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, College Freshmen, School Orientation
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Dogan, Turkan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This study examined the change in the problem areas of students who visited a university counselling centre for individual counselling over a period of 16 years. The findings showed that problem areas changed with the psychosocial and economic changes in the 16 years examined, and that the majority of students in the most recent period visited the…
Descriptors: School Counseling, College Students, Guidance Centers, Student Problems
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Huang, Yun-Chen; Lin, Shu-Hui – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
We have developed and validated a new Interpersonal Communication Competence Inventory (ICCI) for college students. Study 1 describes the development of the ICCI and results of an exploratory factor analysis of data from 1336 Chinese students, which identified a four-factor model with reasonable internal consistency. Study 2 describes results of a…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, College Students, Test Construction
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