NCGE Resources

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Positive Psychology in Guidance Counselling

by Jolanta Burke and Stephen James Minton

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Towards a more playful and politicized practice of guidance counselling

by Dr. Grace O'Grady

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students: The role of Guidance Counsellors

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Youth Unemployment: A Crisis in Our Midst

by Deirdre Hughes and Tibor Bors Borbély-Pecze

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Survey on the Continuing Professional Development needs of guidance counsellors in secondary schools

Report on the Findings. Published May, 2014.

NCGE conducted a survey of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs of guidance counsellors in second level schools in March, 2014. The aim of the survey was to establish the needs of guidance counsellors in relation to CPD and to establish the best modes and delivery timeframes for CPD.

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Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Programme Recognition Framework: Guidance Counselling Criteria and Guidelines for Programme Provider

The Department of Education and Skills has published a Programme Recognition Framework (PRF) which sets out criteria and guidelines for providers of initial education programmes in guidance counselling who intend that their programme graduates will work in guidance services under the remit of the Department.

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Post date: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 09:51

WEBINAR RECORDING - Navigating the Horizon

This presentation focuses on a paradigm shift in the conceptualisation of career. In the labour market a career is not chosen, it is constructed through a series of choices we make throughout our lives. This transformation in the concept of career has implications to the widening paradigm of lifelong guidance and how lifelong career management skills and transversal employability skills can be learned as a continuum from comprehensive education to higher education and adult learning. There is also evidence that in addition to learning outcomes on individual level, coherent career education programmes have wider economic and social outcomes. The beneficiaries include individuals, families, communities and the organisations where they study and work, as well as society as a whole. There is an extensive research base which indicates that lifelong guidance is most effective where it meaningfully connects to the wider experience and lives of individuals and provides services relevant to their needs. It should recognize the diversity of individuals and provide services relevant to their need by combining a range of different interventions. It should also encourage the acquisition of lifelong career management skills.

 

Post date: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 09:49

Perspectives on the use of ability tests in schools

This video was inspired as a result of a series of Continued Professional Development workshops undertaken in Irish secondary schools. The hopes for ability tests were too often not fulfilled. There was a mismatch in messages being delivered to students as result of testing and what their real needs were. These concerns will be addressed in this video.

 
Post date: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 08:58

Video Role Play: Provision of feedback on psychometric test results

This role play provides an opportunity to observe a model of feedback that can be used during a one-to-one meeting with a student.  
Declan Fitzgerald, Chartered Occupational Psychologist, demonstrates a  model for  the provision of feedback to a student on the results of an ability test. 

The video provides  only one example of how feedback may be provided to a student. 

The student portrayed as Casey Black is a fictional character played by Robbie Glynn, a Leaving Certificate student at the time. 

Declan Fitzgerald portrays the role of a guidance counsellor for the purpose of this interview. 

The role play demonstrates how a feedback conversation can:

  • Reflect what ability tests can and cannot do in broad context of career guidance
  • Use a 'concrete' approach to sharing test results
  • Ensure the test taker is an active partner in the feedback conversation

Special thanks to ENACT for providing facilities to record this role play and for providing the personnel and expertise which made the recording possible.  

Post date: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 08:52

Helping Adolescents Cope with Depression

This article details the nature of depression in adolescents, focuses on the role of the guidance counsellor in responding to students who may have depression, presents an overview of how guidance counsellors can help adolescents cope with depression, using cognitive behavioural principles and mindfulness, stresses the importance of guidance counsellors looking after themselves and highlights how Aware can support guidance counsellors. It illustrates how they can use the ‘Coping Triangle’ (Hayes, 2006, 2011) and references a wide-range of practical information and support.