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Antunes-Alves, Sara; Vukovic, Boris; Milyavskaya, Marina; Kramer, Ueli; Dobson, Keith; Drapeau, Martin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This study presents a means to address therapist accuracy in CBT as it relates to discussion of cognitive errors and coping strategies. Therapist interventions from CBT therapy sessions of 43 patients with depression were identified using the Comprehensive Psychotherapeutic Interventions Rating Scale, and focus of interventions on negative or…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Counseling Effectiveness, Coping
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Ghilardi, Alberto; Buizza, Chiara; Costa, Andrea; Teodori, Claudio – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aims of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of a university counselling service in Northern Italy, to assess the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of students who used counselling service, and to assess the psychological conditions of the students who ended the counselling after a 4 month follow-up period. The study…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, College Students, Counseling Services, Foreign Countries
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Kok, Jin Kuan; Lai, Wai Yoong – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This study aims to explore the subjective experience of depressed young people in Malaysia. Twelve participants aged 20-24, who were diagnosed as suffering from depression but who had recovered, were interviewed. An adapted grounded theory approach guided our data collection and data analysis process. Two themes emerged which revealed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Young Adults, Interviews
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Lee, Sherman A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This study examined the relationship between religion and sorrow among a sample of 219 owners of deceased pets (the sample was predominantly comprised of white, female, educated Christians). The results indicated that the vast majority of the participants believed that their pets' souls reside in a better place and that they will reunite with them…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Christianity, Animals, Death
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Tomassini, Massimo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The idea of the "low-learning scar" is borrowed from recent labour economics literature in which concepts such as "unemployment scarring", "wage scarring" and "scarred generation" are increasingly used for the interpretation of problems (the NEETs problem, for instance) which presently plague all Western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Adults, Interviews
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Julal, F. S. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
University support services can be a beneficial resource for students coping with personal stressors. This study investigated the predictors of service use by undergraduate students during their first year at university. Participants completed self-report measures of problem-solving effectiveness, psychological distress and perceived social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Counseling Services, Help Seeking
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Busiol, Diego – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This study examined Hong Kong university students' perception of general help-seeking and seeking of professional help. Thirty-two students, aged from 25 to 46 years were interviewed. A grounded theory approach was adopted. The results indicated four domains to categorise culture-influenced factors: attitudes towards speaking, relational concern,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Help Seeking
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Gilat, Itzhak; Reshef, Eyal – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The present research examined the perceived helpfulness of an increasingly widespread mode of psychological assistance, namely, emotional first aid via email. The sample comprised 62 naturally occurring email interactions between distressful clients and trained volunteers operating within the framework of the Israeli Association for Emotional…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Mental Health, Coping, Counselor Client Relationship
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Pinxsterhuis, Irma; Strand, Elin Bolle; Stormorken, Eva; Sveen, Unni – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The aim of this study was to elicit participants' experiences with a multidisciplinary patient education programme and their views regarding the usefulness of the programme. Focus group interviews were conducted with 10 participants immediately and nine months following participation in the programme and analysed using thematic analysis.…
Descriptors: Patient Education, Program Effectiveness, Focus Groups, Coping
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Ntinda, Kayi; Mpofu, Elias; Bender, Benza; Moagi, Sophie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The study determined personal-socio-contextual influences that predicted the perceived quality of relationships with Batswana early teenage mothers. The participants were 86 Botswana high school students (mean age 18.97, SD = 1.76) with motherhood. They completed a numerical measure of adjustment to teenage motherhood in the context of family,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
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d'Ardenne, Patricia; Kiyendeye, Moses – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The 1994 Rwandan Genocide murdered over a million and brought on incalculable distress to survivors. An non-governmental organisation, "Network for Africa," has a music programme to rehabilitate orphans in Kigali, now entering adulthood. This naturalistic study investigated whether music had transformational meaning for participants.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Therapy, Counseling Techniques, Children
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
The effect of psychological resilience as a buffer against anxiety was investigated in a sample of 39 boys with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) via individual online questionnaire responses to standardised inventories for assessing anxiety and psychological resilience. Ability to handle problems, make good decisions, think before…
Descriptors: Males, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Anxiety
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Julal, F. S. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Universities provide a range of problem-focused social support services to help students who are experiencing personal difficulties. The current study examines how the effectiveness of students' ("N" = 131) problem-coping style, experience of personal difficulty and psychological distress are associated with actual use of support…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Social Support Groups, Universities, Coping
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Abbate-Daga, Giovanni; Quaranta, Michela; Marzola, Enrica; Cazzaniga, Giovanna; Amianto, Federico; Fassino, Secondo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Eating Disorders (ED) are often severe illnesses entailing a heavy burden for families. Family therapy is recommended for young patients, but only a few studies have investigated therapeutic interventions with families tailored also to adult and longstanding patients. We recruited 87 families with daughters affected by an ED, aiming to assess the…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Family Counseling, Eating Disorders, Patients
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Greeff, Abraham Petrus; Van den Berg, Estelle – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
The aim of this study was to identify family resilience characteristics in families in which a child has been bullied, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Forty-eight mothers represented their families and completed a biographical questionnaire containing an open-ended question, and seven self-report questionnaires. Results from the…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Bullying, Statistical Analysis, Coping
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