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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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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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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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Popadiuk, Natalee Elizabeth – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Recent discussions suggest that career counsellors need to be trained in more holistic frameworks in order to deal with the career and psychological issues of their clients. In particular, research shows a strong connection between employment and suicidality, including changes in socioeconomic status, disruption in employment, sudden unemployment,…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Risk Assessment, Suicide, Holistic Approach
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Southern, Annie; Miller, Judi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
This paper aims to examine the influence of Maori culture upon psychiatric service provision in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the implications of this for career counselling of people with experience of mental illness in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The research explored the experiences of a group of women in Aotearoa/New Zealand who have been diagnosed with…
Descriptors: Psychiatric Services, Females, Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries
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Young, Richard A.; Domene, Jose F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
After identifying historical and current problems in career counselling research, we propose a research agenda based on contextual action theory. This theory has been used as a framework for research in the career field and for general counselling practice. It is advantageous for several reasons including its conceptual basis, its detailed…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Identification, Models
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Westergaard, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
Many young people in the UK and across the world, where austerity measures are biting deep, find themselves at a time of crisis and uncertainty in their lives. The assumptions previously held of clear and straightforward career paths are being challenged and "career" has come to mean more than simply "work" or…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Therapy
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Graham, Barbara – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1994
Describes mentoring as a support mechanism for trainees undertaking new in-service professional qualifications for the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (UK). Presents the selection procedure for mentors, the process of matching them with trainees, the regional network for induction training and support, and the documentation…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Training, Counselors, Graduate Students