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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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Olry-Louis, Isabelle – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
By examining the specific emotional phenomena of self-narratives and how they are expressed in normal counselling interactions, this paper highlights the importance of taking emotional information into account within a career-counselling context. Based on three cases taken from a corpus of 64 interviews and on a protocol identifying the…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Career Counseling, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Psychological Patterns
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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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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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Malde, Bharat – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
This article sets out a detailed commentary on the neglected end of the assessment centre, namely, the candidate. It highlights the variety of ways in which assessment centres do not always live up to their claims and can act against rather than in the interests of the candidate. It shares with assessment, counselling and guidance professionals an…
Descriptors: Assessment Centers (Personnel), Job Performance, Personnel Selection, Personality Measures
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Wilden, Sally; La Gro, Nelica – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1998
How the client and practitioner engage in the exchange within the interview and how meanings are negotiated and received by each of the participants were studied. Agreement between client and practitioner ratings of interviews was examined. A conceptual model of the interview was derived from analysis of "helpful" interventions. (Author/EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Career Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness
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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