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Broglia, Emma; Millings, Abigail; Barkham, Michael – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
With reports continually demonstrating increased demand and severity of student mental health needs, it is important to gain a fuller understanding of the impact on embedded student counselling services. The aims of this research were to identify (a) service similarities, (b) factors which impact on services, (c) characteristics of service users,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Adult Education, Adult Students
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Stallman, Helen M.; Ohan, Jeneva L.; Chiera, Belinda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Poor well-being in university students is a serious concern. Using self-kindness -- an attitude of understanding and benevolence in times of adversity or failure -- may be key to enabling students to maintain well-being despite the pressures inherent to their student role. This study aimed to test a theoretically guided model of how self-kindness,…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, College Students, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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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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Walsh, Amy; Richards, Derek – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Background: Outcome research has highlighted the efficacy of internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT). Some process research has examined users experiences of iCBT. Understanding the user experience provides valuable feedback to developers of internet-delivered interventions. Aim: The present study aimed to evaluate user's experiences…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Internet, Anxiety
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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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Wong, Daniel F. K.; Ip, Priscilla S. Y.; Lee, Kim Man – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This pilot study attempted to examine the effectiveness of a brief cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) psychoeducational group for Chinese people with chronic illness in Hong Kong. It adopted a single group design, and 52 participants joined the group. A questionnaire with three outcome measures, measuring general mental health, quality of life…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Psychoeducational Methods, Chronic Illness
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van Rijn, Biljana; Cooper, Mick; Jackson, Andrew; Wild, Ciara – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The paper presents an introduction of a newly developed, avatar-based virtual reality therapy, as an addition to the therapeutic programme, within a therapeutic community prison in the UK. The participants had six group sessions facilitated by a counsellor. The aim of the project was to investigate whether this approach would improve mental health…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Therapy, Computer Simulation
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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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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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Strepparava, Maria Grazia; Bani, Marco; Zorzi, Federico; Corrias, Deborah; Dolce, Rossella; Rezzonico, Giorgio – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Offering counselling to students is increasingly considered as a key academic service. However, the reduction of resources allocated to Italian universities emphasises the need to assess the quality of interventions. This paper presents data reporting the effectiveness of a university counselling service. A sample of 45 undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Counseling Services, Counseling Effectiveness
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Kenny, Rachel; Dooley, Barbara; Fitzgerald, Amanda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
There is a high prevalence of depression among college students, which is linked to lower levels of help-seeking intentions. However, there has been a lack of research examining variables that may help explain this relationship. The present study aimed to address this gap by examining whether psychological resources (optimism and self-esteem)…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Help Seeking, Regression (Statistics)
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Gubi, Peter Madsen; Smart, Harry – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
There is limited research into the value, purpose and function of Mental Health (MH) Chaplains. Yet, they are employed within National Health Service Trusts in the UK. Eight MH Chaplains were interviewed to explore how they see their value, purpose and function. The data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. The data reveal…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Workers, Health Services, Foreign Countries
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Randall, Eve M.; Bewick, Bridgette M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
To address the mental health needs of students, UK universities offer bespoke student counselling services. Economic pressures have led services to find innovative ways of redesigning their service pathway. Few studies have investigated staff perceptions of these changes. The aim of this study was to investigate perceptions of staff employed as…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Mental Health, Delivery Systems
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Glasheen, K. J.; Shochet, I.; Campbell, M. A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Students in secondary schools experience problems that can impact on their well-being and educational outcomes. Although "face-to-face" counselling is available in most Australian secondary schools, many students, particularly boys, do not seek appropriate help. Research suggests that online counselling can be effective and increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Counseling Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication
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Koydemir, Selda; Sun-Selisik, Z. Eda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The present research examined the effectiveness of an 8-week online strengths-based intervention in promoting subjective and psychological well-being of first year university students. The intervention was composed of five modules pertaining to (a) finding and cultivating on character strengths, (b) regulation of emotions and increasing positive…
Descriptors: Well Being, Intervention, Mental Health, College Freshmen
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