Can synchronous online counselling increase uptake of counselling services in secondary schools and what can promote or inhibit implementation?

Glasheen, Kevin John (2014) Can synchronous online counselling increase uptake of counselling services in secondary schools and what can promote or inhibit implementation? PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This research showed that online counselling has the potential to increase the help-seeking of secondary school students - especially those who suffer from high levels of psychological distress. An investigation of why school counsellors are currently reluctant to provide an online counselling service identified a number of barriers to implementing such a potentially vital service. Response to focus groups and surveys completed by students and school counsellors indicated that more distressed students prefer to use online counselling and they would use it for sensitive topics. School counsellors remain concerned about effectiveness, ethical, legal and privacy issues as well as potential misuse of the service. Recommendations for implementation are made.

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ID Code: 79629
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Shochet, Ian & Campbell, Marilyn
Additional Information: A request for an embargo has been granted until 26/2/2016.
Keywords: online counselling, secondary school students, school counsellors, mental health, help-seeking behaviours, gender, intention to use, computer mediated communication, synchronous chat, psychological distress
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2015 04:41
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 14:01

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