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Tree of Life: Acceptability and feasibility with older Bosnian women of refugee background

Return to Articles Nigar G. Khawaja, Kate Murray, and Shaheeda Sadeed   Australia resettled up to 19,000 displaced Bosnians in the early 1990s, after the war in Bosnia (Colic-Peisker & Walker, 2003). Most were Muslims who had been subjected to persecution, trauma, torture, and violence and had witnessed the murder of loved ones (Paunovic & …

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Age with ACT: A pilot acceptance and commitment therapy group for older adults receiving a community mental health service

The ACT Bullseye Measure

Return to Articles Paul Sadler, Isabelle Gardner, Sarah Hart, Shama Aradhye, and Julian Nolan   Consistent with global trends, developed countries are projected to have greater numbers of people over the age of 65 (Juni, 2015). While life expectancy has increased, mental health outcomes have not (Brown, 2015). Although older adults face increasing rates of …

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127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox: DBT, CBT and Beyond (2020) by Judith Belmont. PESI Publishing & Media. ISBN: 9781936128433

Return to Articles Reviewed by: Philip Chittleborough Book Review As indicated by its title, this book provides (amongst other things) a large number and diverse range of tips related to the usage of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and interventions related to positive psychology. Most of the tips are presented in a …

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The challenges faced by university educators in Singapore when referring students to counsellors: An instrumental case study

  Steven Ng Poh Yaip and Dr Ada Chung Yee Lin   Introduction This article examines the issue of counselling referral at higher education. First, it looks at the benefits of university students receiving counselling services and support, and later it examines the issues and perspectives of educators who make the referrals. Educators are in …

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Counselling Skills and Competencies Tool: Scale development and preliminary data

Jane L. Fowler, John G. O’Gorman, and Mark P. Lynch   The purpose of the study reported here was to develop an assessment tool for evaluating levels of competence reached by students completing a beginning-level course in counselling. These students were already working as counsellors, however had received no formal training in counselling prior to …

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Tuning-in to clients: The use of semiotics in counselling

Thomas Mark Edwards   Introduction Definitions of counselling that highlight empowerment and goal attainment are valuable for they describe what counselling hopes to achieve but, nevertheless, they fail to adequately describe what counselling is (American Counseling Association, n.d.). From the perspective of the therapeutic exchange, as commonly conceived, it can be argued that counselling is …

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