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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Positive psychology has been an influential movement within psychology in the early years of the twenty-first century. It is now timely to assess the value of its contribution to career education and guidance. This paper provides a critique of this perspective. Positive psychology can enrich approaches to career development. It can provide a…
Descriptors: Career Development, Positive Attitudes, Psychology, Career Education
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Frantzich, Kirsten; Fels, Lynn – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article presents a new approach to psychological practice that dwells within the somatic, expressive, imaginal, poetic, narrative, and performative. Embodied Theater Ecology (ETE) as a form of Performative Inquiry is introduced and presented. This approach involves the performative unfolding of unlanguaged stories that lie at the heart of our…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Therapy, Figurative Language, Self Concept
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de Ronde, Michiel – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
In our modern society, self-reflection is valued as an important tool to work on a positive and lasting self-identity and to find and define our own path in life. Self-reflection can be seen as the fruit of the scientific approach, which has taught us to divide reality into subject and object. The reflecting person looks at him- or herself as an…
Descriptors: Reflection, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Fairy Tales, Counselors
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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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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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Andrews, David; Hooley, Tristram – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
There is a long history of teachers and schools being involved in the delivery of career education and guidance. As the breadth of career education and guidance activity in English schools grew throughout the twentieth century it became increasingly necessary to have an individual within the school responsible for leading and managing this…
Descriptors: Role, Career Development, Career Counseling, Career Guidance
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Duarte, Maria Eduarda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This article aims to discuss the rationale and some guiding principles for the realm of counselling in the fostering of well-being. After some brief observations of a theoretical nature, the principles analysed are: the revitalisation of counselling; the reflection on the concept of dialogue, including the notion of context; the perspective of…
Descriptors: Counseling, Well Being, Standards, Counseling Theories
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Valach, Ladislav; Young, Richard A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
A theory of goal-directed action is proposed as a conceptual link between vocational and mental health counselling. Originally emerging from the vocational counselling field, contextual action theory is presented as a critical conceptual link not only between mental health and occupational life but also between counselling practices in these…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling, Mental Health, Theories
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Strong, Tom; Ross, Karen H.; Sesma-Vazquez, Monica – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
In this paper, we address the phenomenon of clients who present their concerns in the medicalised discourse of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition" ("DSM-5"). We contextualise this phenomenon, highlighting how a "diagnose-and-treat" logic increasingly pervades everyday…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Guides, Therapy, Counselor Client Relationship
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Anthony, Kate – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The speed at which technology evolves, and therefore the speed at which online mental health services evolve and the training required to keep up with them, has become a real concern for the profession. The need for training in transferring face-to-face skills to the online environment has been recognised for some years by leading professional…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Counselor Training, Capacity Building, Media Literacy
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Bimrose, Jenny; Kettunen, Jaana; Goddard, Tannis – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Much progress has been made in integrating information and communications technology (ICT) into careers practice, but there is still room for improvement. An international lens is adopted to examine some key elements that contribute to the successful integration of ICT into careers practice. We start by exploring the role of policy, using the UK…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counseling Services, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Kyriacou, Chris – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
In the context of this paper, social pedagogy concerns how a person trained in social pedagogy can take up the role of a trusted and caring adult to help, support and empower troubled and vulnerable pupils to meet the demands they face in their lives so that they are better able to lead fulfilling and satisfying lives and can, in their turn,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Caring, Helping Relationship, Program Descriptions
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Barabasch, Antje; Merrill, Barbara; Zanazzi, Silvia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Southern European countries, like Italy and Spain, have been severely affected by the recent economic crisis. This has affected their labour market in terms of increased unemployment, while many of those in employment feel more insecure. As a consequence, many individuals turn to education as a step to making a career change. The opportunities and…
Descriptors: Career Change, Social Networks, Lifelong Learning, Career Guidance
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Lengelle, Reinekke; Meijers, Frans – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
We propose that writing can be employed to foster the kind of career learning required in the twenty-first century. The article offers insights into how writing exercises and approaches can be applied to help students construct their career stories in a way that allows them to engage in a dialogical learning process and work in a self-directed…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Career Education, Career Guidance, Journal Writing
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Darongkamas, Jurai; John, Christopher; Walker, Mark James – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
This paper proposes incorporating the concept of the "observing eye/I", from cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), to Hawkins and Shohet's seven modes of supervision, comprising their transtheoretical model of supervision. Each mode is described alongside explicit examples relating to CAT. This modification using a key idea from CAT (in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Supervisory Methods, Models, Psychotherapy
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