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Rochat, Shékina – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Motivational interviewing (MI; Miller & Rollnick, 2013, "Motivational interviewing: Helping people change" (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.) is receiving increasing attention in the field of career counselling. This method has been proven effective to foster motivation in various contexts. However, MI lacks of theoretical…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Motivation Techniques, Guidelines, Comparative Analysis
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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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Yates, Julia; Hooley, Tristram; Bagri, Kiren Kaur – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Empirical evidence attests the impact that career image has on objective career success, yet little is known of how career practitioners conceptualise and operationalise this information. This article presents the quantitative findings of an online survey of career practitioners (n = 399, 74% female, 89% white and 75% from the U.K.) exploring…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, Career Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Counseling Techniques
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Reid, Hazel; West, Linden – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper explores the constraints to innovative, creative and reflexive careers counselling in an uncertain neo-liberal world. We draw on previously reported research into practitioners' use of a narrative model for career counselling interviews in England and a Europe-wide auto/biographical narrative study of non-traditional learners in…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Biographies, Neoliberalism, Interviews
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Chen, Charles P.; Keats, Amanda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
There is a dearth of research concerning the career development and counselling issues that are relevant for high school students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ). As such, little is known to understand LGBTQ students when it comes to their career-related struggles and needs. This article attempts to examine…
Descriptors: Career Development, High School Students, Student Needs, Homosexuality
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Bright, Jim E. H. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Arguments about online delivery of career development are too frequently couched in polarising terms setting traditional face-to-face guidance practice against online systems. The focus has been on the alleged dehumanising impact of technology and the speed, economy and efficiency of online systems. The possible synergies delivered by the…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Online Systems, Delivery Systems, Career Development
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Hooley, Tristram; Yates, Julia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article presents a critical exploration of the role of career professionals in supporting people to reflect on and enhance their appearance, attractiveness and self-presentation (career image). The article is conceptual and based on a review of the broader literature on career success, appearance and attractiveness. It explores the evidence…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Counseling, Interpersonal Competence
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Maree, Jacobus Gideon – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
This article reports on the value of career construction counselling (CCC) with a gay person. The participant was selected purposively, with the selection criteria calling for a mid-career woman who had sought career counselling. The intervention involved administration of the "Career Construction Interview" (CCI) and the creation of a…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Homosexuality, Females
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McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Career guidance clients are seeking to craft new identities that better position them in their careers. The focus of the present article is on narrative career counselling's potential contribution in providing a meaningful and useful experience for career guidance clients. To illustrate the potential of narrative career counselling, the story…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Career Counseling
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Reid, Hazel; West, Linden – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
We report in this article on the second phase of an in-depth project examining practitioners' use of a narrative model for 1-1 career guidance interviews in England, derived from the work of Mark Savickas. Using biographical narrative interviews, we explored the impact and constraints experienced by eight practitioner participants when engaging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Experiential Learning
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Dyer, Brenda; Pizzorno, Maria Chiara; Qu, Kejia; Valach, Ladislav; Marshall, Sheila K.; Young, Richard A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
Although clients and counselors can often account for their actions in counselling, sometimes the link between the action taken and the larger goal is not apparent. This article accounts for counterproductive, paradoxical actions within the counselling process by addressing unconscious processes as links between immediate actions and larger…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Counseling Techniques, Content Analysis
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Taveira, Maria Do Ceu; Moreno, Louisa Rodriguez – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2003
Career intervention can be designed to enhance constructive attitudes, emotions and behaviors that will improve clients' career attainment. In this sense, mobilization of career exploration constitutes one of the most important tasks of career counselors. The authors present a brief review of career exploration conceptualization and empirical…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Counseling Techniques, Foreign Countries
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Kidd, Jennifer M.; And Others – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Examined how career officers view interviewing, the factors that lead them to vary their interview style, and how they modify their approach with experience. Results indicate that career officers adapted their interview styles largely in response to client needs. A training course produced a limited but enduring effect on interview style. (RJM)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship