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Chiboola, Hector; Munsaka, Sody M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the nature and role of traditional forms of counselling and the scope of common problems presented to traditional counsellors in Lusaka province. It used a qualitative research methodology and deployed a holistic single-case study design with multiple embedded units of analysis. The sample consisted of 80…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Qualitative Research
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Hutchinson, Jo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
English independent schools are not required to follow government statutory guidance in a number of aspects including career education and guidance, and yet many are actively engaged in careers work and this has caught the attention of policymakers. State schools are subject to statutory guidance but, according to Ofsted and other authorities, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Private Schools, Benchmarking
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Lamela, Diogo; Figueiredo, Bárbara; Bastos, Alice – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Using a life-span developmental psychology model of positive personality adjustment, this study had two aims. First, this study aimed to compare additive and threshold cumulative models of personality adjustment after divorce. The cumulative effect hypothesis states that the number of indicators is a more accurate predictor of an outcome than any…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Life Satisfaction, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment
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Lee, Deborah A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This existentially informed person-centred paper argues that current conceptualisations of 'case studies' (beloved of psychotherapy training and beyond) can reduce complex/beautiful human beings to flat/objectified characters defined by 'presenting problems'--'presenting problems' which clever therapists 'fix'. In response, the paper develops an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Psychotherapy, Counselor Training, Power Structure
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Garwolinska, Katarzyna; Oles, Piotr K.; Gricman, Anna – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article presents a new method for encouraging clients to articulate and explore their narrative identities. The method combines the advantages of perception of art and of construction of narrative identity. It is inspired by McAdams 'Life Story Interview' and Hermans and Hermans-Jansen's Self-Confrontation Method. The material is a set of 100…
Descriptors: Painting (Visual Arts), Self Concept, Art Therapy, Interviews
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Lee, Khai Ling; Mustaffa, M. S.; Tan, S. Y. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This study provides a better understanding of using visual arts in counselling adults with depressive disorders. Three in-depth case studies were conducted in the counselling unit of a mental health hospital in Malaysia. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods were applied to explore three adult participants' counselling experiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Arts, Counseling Techniques, Adults
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Reichelt, Sissel; Skjerve, Jan; McLeod, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
It is increasingly recognised that single-case analysis makes a valuable contribution to the evidence base for psychotherapy, alongside other methodologies. Such analyses make it possible to investigate the unfolding process of change in therapy, and develop an understanding of change factors that contribute to outcome. One of the key challenges…
Descriptors: Females, Depression (Psychology), Verbal Communication, Interaction
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Hearne, Lucy; Geary, Tom; Martin, Noelle – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This paper will deliberate upon the relevance of guidance counselling as a "whole school" responsibility in the context of recent policy and practice changes in the Irish post primary sector since the Government of Ireland Budget 2012. Pertinent issues including the complexities of delivering a whole school approach to guidance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counseling, School Guidance, Case Studies
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Bassot, Barbara – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This paper examines the potential of the Career Thinking Session (CTS) model to career guidance and counselling practice with young people. A qualitative research study is presented, focusing on the case study of a client involved in the transition to higher education. The setting for the research is described and the origins of the CTS are…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Lengelle, Reinekke; Ashby, Sjon – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Writing as soul work refers to the active engagement of students in transformative writing activities in a group setting with the aim to enable students to develop new, more empowering narratives. This article explains how soul work through writing can be used to foster career adaptability, expressed in the form of increased awareness and…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Transformative Learning
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Lodders, Nanda; Meijers, Frans – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In post-industrial societies, careers are to a large extent unpredictable. Therefore, individuals are expected to demonstrate more and more self-directedness. Universities in general embrace the idea of developing more self-directedness among their students but mostly fail to create the learning environment needed to foster this. In this article,…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Career Guidance, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Hipolito-Delgado, Carlos P.; Estrada, Diane; Garcia, Marina – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Due to limited research on the experiences of students of colour in counselling programmes, counsellor educators are ill-equipped to implement strategies to promote the graduation of students of colour. In this case study, we explored the protective and risk factors for students of colour enrolled in a counselling programme in the Western U.S.…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Case Studies, African American Students, Risk
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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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Surgenor, P. W. G.; Meehan, V.; Moore, A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The study aimed to identify the level of suicidal ideation in early attrition clients and their reasons for the early termination of their therapy. The cross-sectional design involved early attrition clients (C[subscript A]) who withdrew from therapy before their second session (n = 61), and continuing clients who (C[subscript C]) progressed…
Descriptors: Suicide, Health Services, Referral, Role
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Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper explores the views of a group of career development practitioners undertaking a postgraduate qualification as a form of continuing professional development (CPD). It offers insights into how these practitioners perceive and view different forms of CPD. A case study methodology was adopted to gather examples of the CPD activities…
Descriptors: Career Development, Classification, Professional Continuing Education, Graduate Study
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