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Yates, Julia; Hooley, Tristram – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article analyses qualitative data gathered from a survey of career practitioners on the issue of career image (n = 355, 75% female, 89% white and 78% from the UK). Findings reveal three key themes which represent how career image relates to practitioners' values and beliefs, how practitioners make decisions about whether to address the topic…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Decision Making, Career Guidance
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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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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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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This qualitative study focuses on the impact of a supportive 12-week programme intended to empower young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) to pursue life-career goals of their own choosing. The programme is viewed through the conceptual lens of the Capability Approach of Amartya Sen, an approach to social justice that…
Descriptors: Career Development, Job Training, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Wright, Jeannie K. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
"What am I without paid work?" Some would say, "A non-person." Others might say, "Free!" The experience of retirement is explored using creative writing for therapeutic purposes. Written from the perspective of fictional British retirees from different workplaces, the paper offers a view of how expressive and…
Descriptors: Retirement, Writing (Composition), Creative Writing, Foreign Countries
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Athanasiadis, Chrysostomos; Gough, Brendan; Robertson, Steve – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The lower reported prevalence of depression in men has been related to depression not being as well-recognised in men as it is in women. We sought to understand the clinical under-recognition of depression in men by reviewing some of the key evidence on male depression, concentrating on practices in the UK. Additionally, we aimed to draw…
Descriptors: Males, Depression (Psychology), School Counselors, Foreign Countries
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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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Daniels, Kevin; Connolly, Sara; Ogbonnaya, Chidiebere; Tregaskis, Olga; Bryan, Mark L.; Robinson-Pant, Anna; Street, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Recent policy initiatives in the UK have heightened the degree to which wellbeing can be considered a political construct: The acceptance of different policy options for wellbeing depends on the extent to which those options are responsive to popular wellbeing concerns. Drawing on the views of over 400 people gathered through a variety of methods…
Descriptors: Well Being, Employment, Adult Learning, Stakeholders
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Meekums, Bonnie; Wathen, Cristen C.; Koltz, Rebecca L. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The purpose of this research was to explore the experience and implementation of a cross-cultural (UK/USA) student videoconference. Participating students were video recorded while participating in a videoconference between a USA University's class Counselling Theories II and a UK University's class, Becoming a Reflective Practitioner 2A. Students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Videoconferencing, Counselor Training, College Students
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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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Leach, Tony – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This paper explores contested notions of the purpose of education and careers work. The research for the paper examines public sector employee reactions to notion of a psychological contract breach, when cuts in funding put their jobs and careers at risk. It argues that, in this environment, the search for career fulfilment can be marked by…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Employment Experience, Employment Potential, Career Guidance
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Mann, Anthony; Huddleston, Prue – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The focus of this article is the youth labour market and how changes within it have (negatively) affected the economic prospects of young Britons. It suggests ways in which schools and colleges can respond to such change in order to optimise the life chances of their students. The paper reviews the perspectives of two important groups of people…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Economic Impact
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Proctor, Gillian; Hayes, Catherine – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In this article, we consider the ethical issues arising from training counsellors in "Counselling for Depression" in the UK. We describe Counselling for Depression (CfD), a competency-based approach to counselling accredited by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) agenda in the National Health Service in the UK. We…
Descriptors: Ethics, Values, Conflict, Depression (Psychology)
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Pearson, Anne; Weinberg, Ashley – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This study evaluated the impact of counsellor training on emotional intelligence (EI) in 45 undergraduates and 58 postgraduates. Significant improvements were recorded by students on completion of both programmes, suggesting that these were attributable to training which enhanced intra- and interpersonal aspects of emotional functioning. As a…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Emotional Intelligence, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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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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