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Bright, Jim E. H. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Arguments about online delivery of career development are too frequently couched in polarising terms setting traditional face-to-face guidance practice against online systems. The focus has been on the alleged dehumanising impact of technology and the speed, economy and efficiency of online systems. The possible synergies delivered by the…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Online Systems, Delivery Systems, Career Development
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Anthony, Kate – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The speed at which technology evolves, and therefore the speed at which online mental health services evolve and the training required to keep up with them, has become a real concern for the profession. The need for training in transferring face-to-face skills to the online environment has been recognised for some years by leading professional…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Counselor Training, Capacity Building, Media Literacy
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Richards, Penelope; Simpson, Susan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
In this paper we introduce and investigate the capacity for a novel, technologically advanced system (goACT) to enhance face-to-face psychotherapy. Specifically, we explore the capacity for goACT to enhance therapeutic alliance (TA) and engagement, and reduce distress. Using a mixed-methods, multiple-baseline design we present the first study to…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Pilot Projects, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology
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Rodda, S. N.; Lubman, D. I.; Cheetham, A.; Dowling, N. A.; Jackson, A. C. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Despite the exponential growth of non-appointment-based web counselling, there is limited information on what happens in a single session intervention. This exploratory study, involving a thematic analysis of 85 counselling transcripts of people seeking help for problem gambling, aimed to describe the presentation and content of online…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Intervention
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Hooley, Tristram; Yates, Julia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article presents a critical exploration of the role of career professionals in supporting people to reflect on and enhance their appearance, attractiveness and self-presentation (career image). The article is conceptual and based on a review of the broader literature on career success, appearance and attractiveness. It explores the evidence…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Counseling, Interpersonal Competence
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Lawrence, Sacha; Miller, Erin; Cross, Malcolm – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This paper reports on the findings of two independent qualitative studies which were conducted with HIV-positive cohort over a period of 2010-2012. Although the original studies used different qualitative designs (IPA and Grounded Theory), the authors have nevertheless sought to explore the combined utility of their findings by using a broad…
Descriptors: Scientists, Artists, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Memory
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Bimrose, Jenny; Kettunen, Jaana; Goddard, Tannis – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Much progress has been made in integrating information and communications technology (ICT) into careers practice, but there is still room for improvement. An international lens is adopted to examine some key elements that contribute to the successful integration of ICT into careers practice. We start by exploring the role of policy, using the UK…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counseling Services, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Kettunen, Jaana; Sampson, James P., Jr.; Vuorinen, Raimo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article reports findings from a phenomenographic investigation into career practitioners' understanding of competency for social media in career services. Sixteen Danish and Finnish practitioners with experience using social media in career services were interviewed in focus groups. Competency for social media in career services was conceived…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Interviews
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Gilat, Itzhak; Reshef, Eyal – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The present research examined the perceived helpfulness of an increasingly widespread mode of psychological assistance, namely, emotional first aid via email. The sample comprised 62 naturally occurring email interactions between distressful clients and trained volunteers operating within the framework of the Israeli Association for Emotional…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Mental Health, Coping, Counselor Client Relationship
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Blake Buffini, Katrina; Gordon, Michael – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Young people are increasingly turning to online support, especially when traditional mental health services are not immediately available. Using a cross-sectional design, sociodemographic information and self-reported perceptions of the strength of the working alliance and client satisfaction were collected from a sample of participants (n = 78)…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Online Systems, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Nieuwboer, Christa C.; Fukkink, Ruben G.; Hermanns, Jo M. A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This study evaluated the effect of single session email consultation (SSEC) on empowerment of parents. Practitioners in a control group (n = 19) received no training and practitioners in an experimental group (n = 21) were trained to use empowerment-oriented techniques in online consultation. Parental empowerment was measured (n = 96) through a…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Consultation Programs, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail
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Haxell, Ailsa Janet – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The phones hardly ring at Youthline New Zealand anymore; youth still have problems and seek help, but it mostly happens silently. This article reports on experiences of texting at a 24-hour crisis helpline for young people. To date, there has been no formal evidence base for this practice; however, for new practice, there never is. In prompting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Help Seeking, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Lekka, Foteini; Efstathiou, Giorgos; Kalantzi-Azizi, Anastasia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The aim of the current study is to investigate the impact of counselling-based training on online peer support by comparing the interventions of trained peer supporters as opposed to non-trained peer supporters. Two independent raters analysed 746 support posts published during a period of one year at the "Student to Student" online peer…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Peer Relationship, Intervention, Counseling Services
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Altson, Catherine; Loewenthal, Del; Gaitanidis, Anastasios; Thomas, Rhiannon – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The research aimed to investigate the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, from the perspective of "non-IAPT" counsellors and psychotherapists working within IAPT services. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with therapists who were currently working within IAPT services, but had no formal…
Descriptors: Therapy, Semi Structured Interviews, Psychotherapy, Discourse Analysis
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Hyland, Philip; Boduszek, Daniel; Dhingra, Katie; Shevlin, Mark; Maguire, Rebecca; Morley, Kevin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This study investigates the construct validity, composite reliability and concurrent validity of the "Inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services" (IASMHS). A large sample of Irish police officers (N = 331) participated in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three-factor structure of the scale, while…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Help Seeking, Mental Health, Health Services
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