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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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Värk, Aare; Reino, Anne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article reports the outcomes of a phenomenographical study of case managers' conceptions of case management work and its influence on the process and performance of the work of counselling the unemployed. A heterogeneous sample of 11 Estonian case managers was selected for in-depth interviews. Analysis of the interviews revealed three…
Descriptors: Caseworkers, Unemployment, Counselor Attitudes, Caseworker Approach
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McMahon, Aisling – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The experience of practising psychotherapy as a clinical psychologist was explored through a small number of in-depth interviews. Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, three main themes were identified: "Feeling there's something missing", "Being able to get in there emotionally" and "Needing somewhere to go for…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Psychotherapy, Counselor Attitudes, Clinical Psychology
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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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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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Apostolidou, Zoe; Schweitzer, Robert – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The present study is the first study undertaken in Australia that seeks to explore practitioners' perspectives on the use of clinical supervision in their therapeutic engagement with asylum seekers and refugees. We used thematic analysis to analyse extracts of interviews that were conducted with nine professionals who worked therapeutically with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervision, Refugees, Therapy
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Reid, Hazel; Westergaard, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Long-term unemployed young people are a "social concern" in many countries. The focus for research is usually cities, but may also include rural areas. The qualitative study described in this paper focuses instead on four young people living in coastal towns in South East England. The study suggests that their experiences in education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Youth Problems, Unemployment
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Leach, Tony – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This paper explores contested notions of the purpose of education and careers work. The research for the paper examines public sector employee reactions to notion of a psychological contract breach, when cuts in funding put their jobs and careers at risk. It argues that, in this environment, the search for career fulfilment can be marked by…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Employment Experience, Employment Potential, Career Guidance
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Mann, Anthony; Huddleston, Prue – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The focus of this article is the youth labour market and how changes within it have (negatively) affected the economic prospects of young Britons. It suggests ways in which schools and colleges can respond to such change in order to optimise the life chances of their students. The paper reviews the perspectives of two important groups of people…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Economic Impact
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Mittendorff, Kariene; Faber, Marike; Staman, Laura – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In order to lower dropout rates and stimulate student success in higher education, the Dutch government implemented a new law demanding that every higher education institute offer a matching activity to applying students. This article evaluates how students and teachers experience this matching activity. Data were collected in a Dutch university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Gask, Linda; Coupe, Nia; McElvenny, Damien; Green, Gill – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Recent years have seen increasing awareness of the wide range of mental health problems faced by students. Gatekeeper training has been shown to have a positive impact on knowledge and attitudes about suicide prevention, although the evidence for skills acquisition is limited. We utilised the STORM® training package in an exploratory study to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, Suicide, Higher Education
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Dowling, Susan; Doyle, Louise – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
School-based studies identify that while 1 in 10 young people engages in self-harm, only a small minority seek professional help. School counsellors and teachers are potentially the only professionals who may be aware of a young person's self-harm; however, little is known about how this impacts on them and how they might be best supported to…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Counselor Role, Teacher Role, Foreign Countries
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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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