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Correia, Edgar A.; Sartóris, Vítor; Fernandes, Tiago; Cooper, Mick; Berdondini, Lucia; Sousa, Daniel; Pires, Branca Sá; da Fonseca, João – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Within the major therapeutic paradigms, observational instruments have been developed to assess orientation-specific interventions or processes. However, to date, no such instrument exists to assess existential practices. Recent research indicates the key practices of existential therapists, and forms an empirical basis on which to develop an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychotherapy, Allied Health Personnel, Observation
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Papayianni, Fani; Cooper, Mick – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate the nature of "metatherapeutic communication" (MTC), defined as dialogue between therapists and clients on the nature of the therapeutic work and the means by which it can be of greatest help to clients. Twelve counselling psychologists, working pluralistically with 35 clients experiencing…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Therapy, Counselor Client Relationship, Depression (Psychology)
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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Positive psychology has been an influential movement within psychology in the early years of the twenty-first century. It is now timely to assess the value of its contribution to career education and guidance. This paper provides a critique of this perspective. Positive psychology can enrich approaches to career development. It can provide a…
Descriptors: Career Development, Positive Attitudes, Psychology, Career Education
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Quick, Emma L; Dowd, Claire; Spong, Sheila – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This small scale mixed methods study examines helpful events in a community counselling setting, categorising impacts of events according to Timulak's [(2007). Identifying core categories of client-identified impact of helpful events in psychotherapy: A qualitative meta-analysis. "Psychotherapy Research," 17, 305-314] meta-synthesis of…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Community Services, Therapy, Meta Analysis
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Cooper, Mick; Knox, Rosanne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore how therapists believe they may relationally disconnect from other people and their clients, with an overall objective of developing methods for enhancing relational depth in counselling and psychotherapy. Participants were 168 trainee and practicing therapists, who listed their "chronic strategies of…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Attitudes, Counseling, Psychotherapy
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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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McMahon, Mary; Patton, Wendy – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article considers systemic thinking in relation to the Systems Theory Framework (STF) and to career theory. An overview of systems theory and its applications is followed by a discussion of career theory to provide a context for the subsequent description of STF. The contributions of STF to career theory and to theory integration are…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Career Development, Educational Theories, Integrated Activities
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Weiss, Josie A.; Harris, Donna M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Many adolescents have hopes of college graduation, independent living, and satisfying careers. Career preparation is an important component that can facilitate these desires. However, many adolescents do not achieve these hopes in their desired timeframes due to interruptions, such as unplanned pregnancies. As illustrated by the Theory of…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Success, Scheduling, Adolescent Development
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Fender, David – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article reports on three key findings of pluralistic research into psychotherapists' experience of continuing professional development (CPD). A qualitative enquiry with five therapists utilising Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, was supplemented with a questionnaire completed by an additional 41 therapists and a review of the CPD…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Psychotherapy, Allied Health Personnel, Professional Continuing Education
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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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Lamela, Diogo; Figueiredo, Bárbara; Bastos, Alice – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Using a life-span developmental psychology model of positive personality adjustment, this study had two aims. First, this study aimed to compare additive and threshold cumulative models of personality adjustment after divorce. The cumulative effect hypothesis states that the number of indicators is a more accurate predictor of an outcome than any…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Life Satisfaction, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment
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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This qualitative study focuses on the impact of a supportive 12-week programme intended to empower young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) to pursue life-career goals of their own choosing. The programme is viewed through the conceptual lens of the Capability Approach of Amartya Sen, an approach to social justice that…
Descriptors: Career Development, Job Training, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Larsen, Denise J.; Stege, Rachel; King, Rachel; Egeli, Natasha – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
A growing body of research suggests that hope and other positive emotions are important in disrupting the cycle of pain and negative emotionality common to chronic pain sufferers. This qualitative research study focuses on the in-session experience of hope for participants during a specific arts-based hope intervention, as part of an…
Descriptors: Pain, Positive Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Negative Attitudes
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Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija; Puhakka, Helena; Meriläinen, Matti – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This study investigates Internet use in relation to self-esteem and adaptability in career decision-making among Finnish adolescents (N = 336). Decision-making and adaptability were evaluated using a questionnaire on career decision style, self-esteem was assessed with a self-esteem test, and Internet use was measured by an instrument that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Use, Adolescents
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Marsay, Gloria; Scioli, Anthony; Omar, Shaheda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The prevailing sociopolitical and economic difficulties advance a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness among youth in South Africa. This paper describes a Hope-Infused Future Orientated intervention piloted with a group of juvenile sex offenders. The intervention incorporated activities to bolster the constructs of hope as a unique foundation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Juvenile Justice, Decision Making, Futures (of Society)
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