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Bechmann Jensen, Torben; Sindahl, Trine Natasja; Wistoft, Jasmin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
We explore how children experienced texting with a child helpline, based on 724 qualitative responses representing 586 individual SMS counselling sessions. The data were collected through a questionnaire distributed immediately after receiving counselling and two weeks later. The children expressed the importance of feeling listened to and…
Descriptors: Children, Experience, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Zhang, Ya; Hu, Jing; Evans, Chris; Jin, Li Wei; Wu, Meng Yang; Wang, Chun Yin; Zhang, Xiao Jin; Lu, Wei Hong; Chen, Guo Peng – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
To develop the Chinese version of Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) and examine its psychometric properties, we investigated a sample of 689 non-clinical and 309 clinical participants and found this measurement had good acceptability, internal reliability, test-retest reliability and convergent validity; it had…
Descriptors: Chinese, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Outcome Measures, Reliability
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Prescott, Julie; Hanley, Terry; Ujhelyi Gomez, Katalin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
A qualitative approach was used to explore young people's experiences of using synchronous and asynchronous online forums to gain insight into the use of online services for mental health. Nineteen young people took part in two online synchronous focus groups facilitated by the online counselling service, KOOTH.com. Inductive thematic analysis…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Emotional Problems, Social Support Groups, Synchronous Communication
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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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Laletas, Stella – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
For professional school counsellors who work in secondary schools, ethical issues arise more often than in other practice settings. While ethical codes and guidelines provide guidance in decision making, a reliance on ethical principles may still leave professionals open to criticism since such principles can be interpreted to suit the situation.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, School Counselors, Secondary Schools
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Bentley, Anne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Tuition fees and increasing mental health needs in students are changing the nature of Higher Education (HE) and creating tensions between HE and embedded counselling services. These are illustrated and explained using Bourdieu's concepts of field and capital. It is recommended that the field of counselling should expand to meet evolving student…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Mental Health, Health Needs, Higher Education
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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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Clough, Bonnie A.; Nazareth, Sonia M.; Day, Jamin J.; Casey, Leanne M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Limited research has examined distress or help-seeking knowledge and attitudes among international students. The aim of this study was to examine psychological distress, mental health literacy (MHL), and help-seeking attitudes and intentions among a sample of domestic and international tertiary students. The sample comprised 357 domestic and…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes
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El Khoury, Samar Jean – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This study investigated the impact of age, gender, language and acculturation choice on the sociocultural adjustment and well-being of Syrian refugees in Stuttgart, Germany. A total of 214 Syrian refugees participated in this study by filling a demographics questionnaire, the Acculturation Attitudes Scale (AAS-16), the Revised Sociocultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Well Being, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Hunt, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This paper is a report of a qualitative study in which the aim was to investigate how counsellors who identified as practising members of a world religion or faith experienced undertaking counsellor training in the UK. All four participants were final year students on BACP accredited counsellor training programmes and identified as practicing…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Religious Factors, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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Holliday, Carol; Peacock, Fiona; Lewoski, Clair – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Tutors of a child and adolescent psychotherapeutic counselling programme undertook a thematic analysis of five student assignments, from the same student cohort, designed to investigate their motives for undertaking the course. The assignments were thematically analysed utilising ideas derived from consensual qualitative research and narrative…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Psychotherapy, Assignments, Children
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O'Gorman, Shannon – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Counselling services are an integral part of a school's pastoral response to children and adolescents experiencing mental health or behavioural challenges. Professional practice documents published within Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America uniformly articulate the capacity of the counsellor to intervene when presented…
Descriptors: Trauma, Family Counseling, Mental Health, Behavior Problems
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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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