I love peer-reviewed special symposia – it’s a great way of accessing the most up-to-date research and cutting-edge thinking without having to wait for a whole edited textbook to be published (and trust me on that – I have two in production right now!).
And of course I am pleased to be published in the British Journal for Guidance and Counselling amongst such esteemed authors and researchers, with not only a paper on the importance (and trials and tribulations) of training practitioners to be awesome online practitioners, but also my book review of an important addition to our libraries – Psychoanalysis Online.
Whatever your chosen niche in whatever your chosen field –career guidance, counselling and therapy, coaching, support – you are going to find something in here. The value of single-session email is covered, and also therapeutic intervention by instant messaging. There’s also a paper on perceived competencies for social media, and I also am glad to hear the progress of innovative use of technology in career guidance.
Access the articles here (fees apply for some)!
As Deidre Hughes, co-editor of the symposia series, states: “This make an important contribution to research and practice issues related to the application (or otherwise) of technologies in the fields of guidance and counselling.”
Here’s Deidre’s overview of the academic contributions:
- Goss, S. & Hooley, T. Symposium on online practice
- Bimrose, J., Kettunen, J., & Goddard, T. ICT the new frontier?
- Bright, J. If you go down to the woods today you are in for a big surprise: seeing the wood for the tress in online delivery of career guidance
- Anthony, K. Training therapists to work effectively online and offline within digital culture
- Kettunen, J., Sampson, J., & Vuorinen, R. Career practitioners’ conceptions of competency for social media in career services
- Richards, P. & Simpson, S. Beyond the therapeutic hour: an exploratory pilot study of using technology to enhance alliance and engagement within face-to-face psychotherapy
- Gillat, I & Reshef, E. The perceived helpfulness of rendering emotional first aid via email
- Buffini, K.B. & Gordon, M. One-to-one support for crisis intervention using online synchronous instant messaging
- Rodda, S.N., Lubman, D.T., Cheetham, A., & Dowling, N.A. Single session web-based counselling
- Nieuwboer, C.C., Fukkink, R.G., & Hermanns, J.M.A. Single session email consultation for parents
- Haxell, A. J. On becoming textually active at Youthline, New Zealand
- Lekka, F., Efstathiou, G. & Kalantzi-Azizi, A.K. The effect of counselling-based training on online peer support
Enjoy the articles – and if you have a research paper that you think BJGC would be interested in publishing, you can contact the co-editor Dr Stephen Goss at firstname.lastname@example.org!