Category Archive: Nathan Beel

COVID-19’s nudge to modernise: An opportunity to reconsider telehealth and counselling placements

Nathan Beel   Abstract Telehealth may become a more accepted format of service delivery after COVID-19 and it is essential that counsellors and counsellor educators are suitably prepared for contemporary professional practice in its diversity. While technology-assisted counselling has been practiced in Australia for 60 years, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia’s (PACFA) current …

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COVID-19’s nudge to modernise: An opportunity to reconsider telehealth and counselling placements

Nathan Beel   Introduction In response to COVID-19, the Australian federal and state governments enforced changes to the way society conducted business while the contagion threatened to overwhelm its health services (Duckett & Stobart, 2020; WHO, 2020). Social distancing requirements were implemented to reduce the spread of the potentially lethal virus. Those working in the …

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Understanding the cues and strategies counsellors use to develop rapport with clients through telephone counselling

Return to Articles Karen Phillip, MCoun, Nathan Beel, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, and Tanya Machin, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland.   Introduction One in five Australians experience mental illness each year, with almost one in two Australians experiencing mental illness during their lifetime (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2019). Globally …

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Understanding the cues and strategies counsellors use to develop rapport with clients through telephone counselling

Karen Phillip, MCoun, Nathan Beel, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, and Tanya Machin, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland.   Abstract Rapport is a critical part of the counselling process, however most existing research has examined rapport in a face-to-face context. The aim of this study was to better understand the cues …

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