Practitioner Resources

The resources contained on this page are intended to support you and learners / clients.

  • The most recent 10 resources uploaded (accross all areas of practice) are displayed below
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  • Many resources are provided in English AND Irish (GA indicates 'as Gaeilge')

FEATURE IMAGE COLOUR KEY: Blue: Post Primary - Purple: Further Education & Training - Green: European/International

A number of the resources provided are editable templates', after downloading you will need to have the appropriate software installed on your device in order to customise these resources.
For example MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, MS PowerPoint

If you have any queries about these resources please e-mail: ncgeinfo@ncge.ie


Towards a more playful and politicised practice of guidance counselling

A creative approach to research and counselling encourages the expression of multiple truths exposing knowledge as socially constructed (Eisner, 1988) and therefore open to reconstruction. This paper is in the form of a short narrative trail through ideas about identity and the power of discourse and language in constructing what we take to be real.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
12/11/2013

Dr. Grace O'Grady

  1. PDF icon NCGE-Playful-Politicised-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-Playful-Politicised-GA.pdf
Developing My Career Path, Developing Myself
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Positive Psychology in Guidance Counselling

The purpose of the article is to identify how rigorously-evaluated positive psychology interventions can be used by Guidance Counsellors to enhance students’ well-being, reduce depression and improve their school performance.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
08/11/2013

Jolanta Burke / Stephen James Minton

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Positive-Psychology-EN.pdf
Developing My Career Path, Developing My Learning, Developing Myself
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Ethical Research in Guidance Counselling

This article discusses the complexities involved in carrying out ethically sound research within the guidance counselling profession in Ireland.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
18/09/2013

Dr. Lucy Hearne

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Ethical -Research-Guidance-Counselling-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Ethical -Research-Guidance-Counselling-CHECKLIST-EN.pdf
  3. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Ethical -Research-Guidance-Counselling-GA.pdf

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Video Role Play: The Accomplishment Interview

The Accomplishment Interview provides an opportunity to observe the Guidance Counsellor playing modelling how to play a central role in supporting students in exploring and identifying skill sets.

You can view video recordng on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.


Post Primary
18/09/2013

Dr.Spencer Niles and Kai Helmichk

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Accomplishment-Interview-EN.pdf
Developing My Career Path, Developing My Learning
Resource Link

Helping students to concentrate while studying

The purpose of this article is to explore what we know about concentration from recent research on ‘cognitive psychology’ and the scientific study of mental processes such as thinking, paying attention and remembering.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
18/09/2013

Aidan Moran

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Helping-Concentrate-Study-PDF-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Helping-Concentrate-Study-PDF-GA.pdf
Developing My Learning, Developing Myself
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Supporting Refugee Students Transition to and Progress in Post-primary School

This article explores the various issues which affect Separated Children when they move into an Irish post-primary school and the strategies that schools can employ to help students overcome these barriers.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
18/09/2013

Grainne Carley / Jessica Farnan

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Refugee-Students-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Refugee-Students-CHECKLIST-EN.pdf
Developing Myself
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Bereavement: How Guidance Counsellors Can Support The Grieving Student

This article provides a review of the salient information that is useful to a Guidance Counsellor in their planning to provide immediate and on-going support for bereaved students

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
09/09/2013

Aoife M O.Brien and Conor McGuckin

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Grieving-Student-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Grieving-Student-GA.pdf
Developing Myself
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Countering Bully / Victim Problems in Schools: Supporting the Guidance Counsellor

This article aims to equip Guidance Counsellors with the requisite classic and contemporary knowledge to understand and plan to address the many manifestations of bully/victim problems encountered among students and the wider school community.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
03/09/2013

Conor McGuckin and Lucie Corcoran

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Countering-Bullying-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Countering-Bullying-GA.pdf
Developing Myself
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Helping Adolescents Cope with Depression

This article presents an overview of how guidance counsellors can help adolescents cope with depression. It includes content on using cognitive behavioural principles and mindfulness amongst other topics.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
01/09/2013

Dr. Claire Hayes

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Helping-Adolescents-Cope -Depression-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Helping-Adolescents-Cope -Depression-GA.pdf
Developing Myself
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