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Maree, Jacobus Gideon – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
This article reports on integrative career counselling provided to a creative young man selected purposefully. An explorative, descriptive, instrumental, single case-study approach was followed, and two recently developed questionnaires (one qualitative and one quantitative) were used to collect the data. A career construction counselling…
Descriptors: Innovation, Career Counseling, Creativity, Adolescents
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Wafula, Esther – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Contemplating the school to work transition in the insecure and unpredictable twenty-first century world of work can be anxiety inducing for college students. Consequently, college students may develop disempowered career stories in which they feel ill prepared to explore career prospects or engage with the world of work. This paper describes a…
Descriptors: Poetry, Career Counseling, College Students, Career Development
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Hubena, Blanka; Mulcahy, Judith – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Children and young people (C&YP) counselling training and art psychotherapy training lead to two distinctive psychological therapy approaches; one is informed by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Competences for work with children and young people (4-18 years) [BACP. (2019a). "Competences for work with children and…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Children, Adolescents, Standards
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Versluis, Anke; Verkuil, Bart; Spinhoven, Philip; Brosschot, Jos F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Worry is an important mediator in the relation between stressors and health. This pilot study examined whether a smartphone-based in time worry-reduction training was feasible and improved physiological health (i.e. increased heart rate variability [HRV]). A total of 26 high-worriers were randomised to an experimental or active-control condition…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Stress Management, Training, Telecommunications
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Murray, Aja Louise; McKenzie, Karen; Murray, Kara; Richelieu, Marc – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Response shifts can be defined as a change in the way that a respondent interprets and responds to symptom questionnaire items, over and above true changes in their symptoms. Response shifts are liable to occur as a result of psychotherapy and can undermine evaluations of the effectiveness of psychotherapy interventions by making pre- and post-…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Psychotherapy, Intervention
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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Youth unemployment can be understood as a public health risk. This paper explores the multi-disciplinary literature in this field, and its relevance to support for NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people. Unemployment may have a scarring effect on health, with lifelong consequences for individuals and for society. To the…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Youth Employment, Unemployment, Public Health
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Stevens, Kathryn; McLeod, Julia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Although evidence exists for the therapeutic effectiveness of yoga for people with a range of mental health difficulties, further research is necessary to determine its contribution to recovery from sexual violence. This study used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore the experience of a group-based Forrest yoga programme for woman…
Descriptors: Trauma, Counseling Techniques, Females, Physical Activities
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Winter Plumb, Evelyn I.; Hawley, Kathryn J.; Boyer, Margaret P.; Scheel, Michael J.; Conoley, Collie W. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This article introduces the empirical support for and theoretical tenets of Goal Focused Positive Psychotherapy (GFPP), a comprehensive, evidence-based, psychotherapy model. GFPP's approach emerges from positive and social psychology research, and is informed by psychotherapy research from the common and contextual models. Its interventions focus…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Evidence Based Practice
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Redekopp, Dave E.; Huston, Michael – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Work is a significant factor in mental health and wellbeing outcomes. Career development processes can be helpful in finding and managing work trajectories that lead to these as well as additional wellbeing outcomes. Conversely, mental illness can impede the acquisition and retention of suitable work as well as the ability to fully engage in…
Descriptors: Career Development, Work Environment, Well Being, Mental Disorders
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Teodorczuk, Krysia; Guse, Tharina; du Plessis, Graham A – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This study evaluated the effect of positive psychology interventions (PPIs) on hope and well-being among adolescents living in a child and youth care centre (CYCC) in South Africa. Adolescents (n = 29) were allocated to either the experimental or control group through matched sampling. The experimental group engaged in one-hour intervention…
Descriptors: Psychology, Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Residential Care
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Torka, Nicole – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Genuine happiness is impossible without authentic concern for and corresponding behaviour towards the well-being of others. Such an incorporation of others into the self refers to a "democratic self" and the related regard for the common good. The author argues that the honesty of professionals who work in or for an educational or…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Self Concept, Ethics
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Yoon, Hyung Joon; Bailey, Natasha; Amundson, Norman; Niles, Spencer – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
The purpose of this study was to assess the proximal and distal outcomes of a career development training programme for refugees that was developed based on the Hope-Action Theory (HAT). Adopting an experimental design, proximal outcomes such as self-efficacy, hope-action competencies, job search clarity, and career adaptability were assessed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Refugees, Outcomes of Education
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Brar-Josan, Novjyot; Yohani, Sophie C. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Refugee youth, who experience developmental, settlement and/or premigration related challenges, rarely utilise mental health services due to systemic and cultural barriers. Cultural brokering, the act of linking different cultural groups to enhance practice and communication, is one approach to addressing barriers to mental health service…
Descriptors: Refugees, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health Workers, Well Being
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Cooper, Mick; van Rijn, Biljana; Chryssafidou, Evi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This study is a pilot evaluation of a new avatar-based therapeutic tool, ProReal, with psychologically distressed young people within a school setting. In total, 54 young people, aged 12-18 years old, participated in face-to-face "avatar-based counselling." Young people used the software to represent themselves and others, their problems…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Counseling Techniques, Adolescents, Computer Software
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Waters, Rachel; Spong, Sheila; Morgan, Janet; Kemp-Philp, Chris – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This interpretivist community participatory study explores carers' beliefs about the potential usefulness of counselling in relation to the caring role. Twenty semi-structured interviews with carers were transcribed and analysed thematically. All participants thought counselling could potentially be helpful to carers, but their ideas about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caregiver Attitudes, Counseling, Beliefs
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