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Reeves, Andrew – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This opinion piece considers the current predominance of assessment tools and strategies in working with people at risk of suicide, and questions their efficacy and how they are privileged in day to day mental health practice. While such tools and an evidence-based "scientific" approach to assessment clearly has its place, the author…
Descriptors: Suicide, At Risk Persons, Evaluation Methods, Psychological Patterns
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Lee, Billy – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The paper presents a personal view of some issues around therapeutic conversations involving difference and minority experience. Language, discourse and mother-tongue are explored from different theoretical standpoints and considered alongside concepts of difference, otherness and the unvoiced. Intercultural counselling offers a framework for…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Counseling, Supervision, Phenomenology
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Sultana, Ronald G. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
This paper argues that the current articulation of the lifelong career guidance paradigm stands in danger of uncritically reflecting core agendas underpinning neo-liberalism as well as New Public Management principles. It highlights the distinctions that ought to be drawn between seeing the user of career guidance services as a "customer",…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Public Policy, Civil Rights, Political Attitudes
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House, Richard – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2007
Grounded in a narrative account of the author's own development as a counselling practitioner, it is argued that a programmatic developmental path for therapy practitioners can be singularly inappropriate. Such a route to practitionerhood threatens to interfere with, and even fundamentally to undermine, the necessarily unique idiosyncrasies of…
Descriptors: Therapy, Experiential Learning, Accountability, Counselor Training
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Collin, Audrey – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
Mainstream theories of career have been charged with a lack of "critical, multidisciplinary, gendered, and contextualised work". This suggests that they would not readily be able to encompass the notion of the family-friendly career. This paper contextualises their shortcomings, notes some responses to them over time, and identifies some recent…
Descriptors: Career Development, Systems Approach, Family Work Relationship, Careers
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Lago, Colin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
In this response to Pittu Laungani's conversation with William West, published in the August, 2004, issue of "British Journal of Guidance and Counselling," this paper describes how that interview stimulated this author to further thought on the very complex issues raised in contemporary society in relation to "multicultural and race" relations;…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Racial Relations, Minority Groups
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Hakim, Catherine – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
There are no sex differences in cognitive ability but enduring sex differences in competitiveness, life goals, the relative emphasis on agency versus connection. Policy-makers' and feminist emphasis on equal opportunities and family-friendly policies assumes that sex discrimination is the primary source of sex differentials in labour market…
Descriptors: Females, Careers, Gender Differences, Cognitive Ability
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Watts, A. G.; Dent, Gareth – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
The case for more attention to productivity in career guidance delivery is related to the pressures both for greater public accountability and for increasing access to services without massive increases in resources. The term "productivity" is defined and its applications in a career guidance context are explored. Possible strategies for enhancing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Productivity, Career Guidance, Accountability
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Dick, Penny; Hyde, Rosie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
Line manager involvement in HRM is an increasing trend across Europe. With the numbers of employees taking advantage of work-life balance policies also on the increase, line manager responsibility for this specific policy area is likely to become more marked. In this paper, we argue that line managers have a critical role to play in the career…
Descriptors: Managerial Occupations, Career Development, Foreign Countries, Responsibility
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Chantler, Khatidja – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
In this response to Pittu Laungani's conversation with William West, published in the August, 2004, issue of "British Journal of Guidance and Counselling," the author questions why person-centred counselling has been singled out for particular attention, argues that the dichotomy between client-centred and culture-centred counselling is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Social Influences, Community Relations
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Westergaard, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2003
Comments on the significance for counseling caused by the emergence of the personal adviser (PA) within the Connexions Service for teenagers. Highlights recognition of the challenges encountered by PA services and reasons why PAs need to recognize the complexity of young people's needs. (Contains 10 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counseling, Foreign Countries, Youth Programs
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Walen, Susan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2002
This paper focuses vividly on personal, subjective aspects of suicide. The complex role of suicidal rumination in the course of an intermittent but chronic depression is discussed, as are the importance of cognitive schema, interpersonal exacerbation, and failed diagnosis. A key feature of the paper is the central heuristic of a therapist…
Descriptors: Counselor Characteristics, Depression (Psychology), Personal Narratives, Suicide
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Woodruff, C. Roy – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2002
Presents an American perspective on pastoral counseling as spiritually integrated counseling and psychotherapy, requiring graduate academic and clinical work in these disciplines as well as graduate education in religious studies. It offers an American perspective on this specialized ministry of mental and relational health and discusses its…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Cross Cultural Studies
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Trenberth, Linda – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2005
This paper serves as an introduction to this issue focused on the importance of work-life balance. Developments at work, in organizations and in society at large are drawing attention to the importance of work-life balance. Work-life balance cannot be understood unless we continue to understand the role that leisure plays in this relationship.…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Well Being, Leisure Time, Leisure Education
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Collin, Audrey – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2001
Presents an interview with Mark Savickas, a major figure in the North American career field and recipient of the "Eminent Career Award" by the National Career Development Association. Discusses his professional influences and his impressions on the future of the career counseling field. (Contains 17 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Interviews, Personal Narratives, Professional Development
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