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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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Apostolidou, Zoe; Schweitzer, Robert – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The present study is the first study undertaken in Australia that seeks to explore practitioners' perspectives on the use of clinical supervision in their therapeutic engagement with asylum seekers and refugees. We used thematic analysis to analyse extracts of interviews that were conducted with nine professionals who worked therapeutically with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervision, Refugees, Therapy
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Glasheen, K. J.; Shochet, I.; Campbell, M. A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Students in secondary schools experience problems that can impact on their well-being and educational outcomes. Although "face-to-face" counselling is available in most Australian secondary schools, many students, particularly boys, do not seek appropriate help. Research suggests that online counselling can be effective and increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Counseling Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F.; Mailli, Rebecca – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The influence of gender, age, Psychological resilience and family interaction factors upon generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) was investigated in 75 non-autism spectrum disorder (NASD) siblings who had a brother or sister with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). GAD and MDD were much more prevalent than in…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Gender Differences, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
The effect of psychological resilience as a buffer against anxiety was investigated in a sample of 39 boys with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) via individual online questionnaire responses to standardised inventories for assessing anxiety and psychological resilience. Ability to handle problems, make good decisions, think before…
Descriptors: Males, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Anxiety
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Hooley, Tristram; Watts, A. G.; Sultana, Ronald G.; Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
This article examines the Blueprint framework for career management skills as it has been revealed across sequential implementations in the USA, Canada and Australia. It is argued that despite its lack of an empirical basis, the framework forms a useful and innovative means through which career theory, practice and policy can be connected. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Career Development, Career Education
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McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Career guidance clients are seeking to craft new identities that better position them in their careers. The focus of the present article is on narrative career counselling's potential contribution in providing a meaningful and useful experience for career guidance clients. To illustrate the potential of narrative career counselling, the story…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Career Counseling
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Bimrose, Jenny; McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
As work and employment transitions become more frequent and difficult, the demand for formal career guidance increases. Women are likely to experience structural labour market disadvantage and may benefit from formal support that is sympathetic to their particular needs. Yet the traditional psychological paradigms that dominate career guidance…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Females, Age, Employment Opportunities
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The incidence, factor structure and scale item differences in anxiety-depression comorbidity were investigated in a sample of Australian university students defined according to the presence of anxiety and/or depression. The incidence of anxiety-depression comorbidity was over 32%, about four times that for anxiety or depression alone.…
Descriptors: College Students, Incidence, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals)
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Samios, Christina; Rodzik, Amber K.; Abel, Lisa M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
Due to their secondary exposure to the traumatic events disclosed by clients, therapists who work with sexual violence survivors are at risk of experiencing secondary traumatic stress. We examined whether the negative effects of secondary traumatic stress on therapist adjustment would be buffered by posttraumatic growth. Sixty-one therapists who…
Descriptors: Violence, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse, Life Satisfaction
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Rodgers, Neil – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The professional identity of counsellors and guidance practitioners in Aotearoa New Zealand is currently under review as a result of the passing of legislation regulating health professionals and the proposed introduction of national registration of counsellors. In this paper I explore this debate, and examine the professional identities claimed…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Foreign Countries, Identification, Counseling Psychology
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Truneckova, Deborah; Viney, Linda L. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
With increasing focus on the mental health of young people by schools, greater attention is directed to the responsiveness and effectiveness of models of psychological practice in schools. A model will be presented with a coherent theoretical structure within which the school counsellor can understand the diverse psychological symptoms and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Models, School Psychology
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Jung, Jae Yup; McCormick, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
This exploratory study investigated the occupational decision-related processes of senior high school students, in terms of the extent to which they may be amotivated in choosing a future occupation. Data were gathered using a newly developed questionnaire, which was largely adapted from a number of psychometrically proven instruments, and…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Career Choice
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Hunt, Kathryn Frances – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
This paper is an account of, and reflection on, the author's six-month ethnographic study of a residential care home for severely traumatised and abused children in Australia. During the stay she designed and offered a short six-day course for the care staff and foster carers in the use of play for emotional and therapeutic support. Prior to this,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Play Therapy, Psychotherapy
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Leseho, Johanna; Maxwell, Lisa Rene – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
This study interviewed 29 women from various countries and spiritual backgrounds, between the ages of 16 and 67, seeking to better understand how dance/creative movement supports women during difficult life struggles such as trauma from abuse, relationship breakups, community violence and loss of self, and how it acts as a connection to the…
Descriptors: Females, Interviews, Dance, Therapy
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