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Chant, Anne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
A methodological challenge during my doctoral research led me to use collage to reflect upon my own life and career. The insights it allowed me into the relationship between who we are and what we do led me to conclude that such methods can also illuminate these connections for clients of career counselling. In this paper I argue that such…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Career Development, Career Counseling, Constructivism (Learning)
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Proctor, Gillian; Hayes, Catherine – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In this article, we consider the ethical issues arising from training counsellors in "Counselling for Depression" in the UK. We describe Counselling for Depression (CfD), a competency-based approach to counselling accredited by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) agenda in the National Health Service in the UK. We…
Descriptors: Ethics, Values, Conflict, Depression (Psychology)
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Au Yeung, Helen – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
In their article, Lang and Gardiner draw support from the Treaty of Waitangi to deconstruct cultural dominance and reconstruct a framework, which promotes bicultural pluralism in the new counsellor education programme at the Massey University. However, they omit significant details of the Treaty and therefore mislead the audience to think that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counselor Training, Cultural Pluralism, Treaties
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Macaskie, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Bakhtin's [(1981). "The dialogic imagination: Four essays." (C. Emerson & M. Holquist, Trans. M. Holquist, Ed.). Austin: University of Texas Press] concept of the chronotope is used as a lens to view time and place in stories of psycho-spiritual transformation in research and therapy. Distinctions between spirituality,…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Therapy, Imagination, History
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Larsen, Denise Joy; Stege, Rachel; Edey, Wendy; Ewasiw, Joan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
Hope has long been identified as an important therapeutic factor in counselling. Further, research evidence for the importance of hope to counselling practice and outcome is abundant. However, the field is only beginning to explicitly consider how hope can be effectively and intentionally practised. One of the most challenging dilemmas encountered…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling Techniques, Vignettes
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Oluwatosin, S. A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
This paper reviews various factors that interplay in the counselling sessions within the cultural milieu of African society, especially Nigeria and particularly within the context of school-based counselling provision. These factors, which were found to be both sociological and cultural, hamper effective client self-disclosure during counselling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counselor Client Relationship, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Chaturvedi, Surabhi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
The article addresses the question of whether the practice of mandatory personal therapy, followed by several training organisations, is justified by existing research and evidence. In doing so, it discusses some implications of this training requirement from an ethical and ideological standpoint, raising questions of import for training…
Descriptors: Ethics, Counselor Training, Therapy, Organizations (Groups)
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Town, Joel Michael; McCullough, Leigh; Hardy, Gillian E. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
This paper describes the profile of verbal response modes utilised in the expert application of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (STDP). One hundred and fifteen randomly selected segments from six treatments of STDP were analysed. Trained raters used a verbal response mode coding system to examine the individual speaking turns of an expert…
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Profiles, Intervention, Psychotherapy
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Rizq, Rosemary; Target, Mary – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
There is a widely acknowledged lack of clarity in psychotherapeutic training about the role of personal therapy in developing practitioner competence. This paper presents part of a wider ongoing qualitative study exploring the role that personal therapy plays in the clinical practice and training of experienced counselling psychologists. Results…
Descriptors: Counseling Psychology, Psychologists, Psychotherapy, Counselor Training
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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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Sinclair, Stacey L.; Monk, Gerald – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2005
This article represents a poststructuralist critique and review of the role of empathy in the therapeutic relationship. Incorporating Foucauldian contributions, we seek to expand upon the largely liberal-humanistic descriptions about the nature of empathy, which in our view fail to acknowledge fully the impact of culture in the therapy arena. In…
Descriptors: Therapy, Empathy, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship