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McMahon, Aisling – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The experience of practising psychotherapy as a clinical psychologist was explored through a small number of in-depth interviews. Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, three main themes were identified: "Feeling there's something missing", "Being able to get in there emotionally" and "Needing somewhere to go for…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Psychotherapy, Counselor Attitudes, Clinical Psychology
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Leahy, E.; O'Flaherty, J.; Hearne, L. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The Irish Education Act (Government of Ireland 1998) stipulates that each young person in secondary school in Ireland is entitled to access "appropriate" guidance. It has been argued that this very right has been eroded since Budget 2012, where resource re-allocations in guidance counselling are obstructing the requirement for schools to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Budgeting, Retrenchment, School Counseling
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Hearne, Lucy; Geary, Tom; Martin, Noelle – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This paper will deliberate upon the relevance of guidance counselling as a "whole school" responsibility in the context of recent policy and practice changes in the Irish post primary sector since the Government of Ireland Budget 2012. Pertinent issues including the complexities of delivering a whole school approach to guidance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counseling, School Guidance, Case Studies
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Dowling, Susan; Doyle, Louise – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
School-based studies identify that while 1 in 10 young people engages in self-harm, only a small minority seek professional help. School counsellors and teachers are potentially the only professionals who may be aware of a young person's self-harm; however, little is known about how this impacts on them and how they might be best supported to…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Counselor Role, Teacher Role, Foreign Countries
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Kenny, Rachel; Dooley, Barbara; Fitzgerald, Amanda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
There is a high prevalence of depression among college students, which is linked to lower levels of help-seeking intentions. However, there has been a lack of research examining variables that may help explain this relationship. The present study aimed to address this gap by examining whether psychological resources (optimism and self-esteem)…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Help Seeking, Regression (Statistics)
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Surgenor, P. W. G.; Meehan, V.; Moore, A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The study aimed to identify the level of suicidal ideation in early attrition clients and their reasons for the early termination of their therapy. The cross-sectional design involved early attrition clients (C[subscript A]) who withdrew from therapy before their second session (n = 61), and continuing clients who (C[subscript C]) progressed…
Descriptors: Suicide, Health Services, Referral, Role
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Hyland, Philip; Boduszek, Daniel; Dhingra, Katie; Shevlin, Mark; Maguire, Rebecca; Morley, Kevin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This study investigates the construct validity, composite reliability and concurrent validity of the "Inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services" (IASMHS). A large sample of Irish police officers (N = 331) participated in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three-factor structure of the scale, while…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Help Seeking, Mental Health, Health Services
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Hearne, Lucy; Galvin, James – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
A whole school approach to guidance counselling has been promulgated by Irish policy-makers as a model of good practice in the delivery of guidance counselling in the post-primary sector since the 1998 Education Act (DES, 2005a, 2009, 2012). This approach to guidance counselling provision is viewed as a whole school responsibility where schools…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, School Guidance, School Counselors, Foreign Countries
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Sweeney, Jennifer; Creaner, Mary – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
The aim of this qualitative study was to retrospectively examine nondisclosure in individual supervision while in training. Interviews were conducted with supervisees two years post-qualification. Specific nondisclosures were examined and reasons for these nondisclosures were explored. Six in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Clinical Experience, Supervision, Semi Structured Interviews
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Richards, Derek; Timulak, Ladislav – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Participants with symptoms of depression received either eight sessions of therapist-delivered email cognitive behaviour therapy (eCBT; n = 37), or eight sessions of computerised CBT self-administered treatment (cCBT; n = 43). At post-treatment participants completed a questionnaire to determine what they found satisfying about their online…
Descriptors: Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Electronic Mail
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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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Richards, Derek – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2009
Universities have a responsibility to develop appropriate interventions to respond to the mental health needs of their students. Students' use of technology is an integral part of how they communicate and relate to the world; it is reasonable to consider engaging the internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for mental health…
Descriptors: Health Services, Health Needs, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health
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Matthews, Mark; Doherty, Gavin; Sharry, John; Fitzpatrick, Carol – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
Mobile phones may provide a useful and engaging platform for supporting therapeutic services working with adolescents. This paper examines the potential benefits of the mobile phone for self-charting moods in comparison to existing methods in current practice. The paper describes a mobile phone application designed by the authors which allows…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Internet, Telecommunications, Counseling Techniques
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Watts, A. G. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
The devolution instigated in the United Kingdom in 1997 was a further stage in a long historical process. Nonetheless, prior to the 1990s, the basic structures of career guidance services were broadly similar across the UK. But the marketisation of careers services that took place under the Conservative government in the mid-1990s went further in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Training, Professional Recognition, Career Guidance