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Situating Myself as a Counsellor: The Influences of Intimate Experience and Inner Work on Process Ethics
The experiences of individuals who deviate from heteronormative identity and roles in society are often neglected and/or overlooked, which merely compounds the oppression that sexual minority individuals very frequently ...
Does The Positivity Movement In Psychology Produce Oppression?
The positivity movement in psychology has inspired an individualistic, elitist, and consumer-driven wellness culture, that leaves out societies most vulnerable, and therefore most in need of support. Neoliberalism in the ...
Man, You Should See a Therapist: A Quasi-Experimental Research Proposal to Increase Men's Engagement with Mental Health Help-Seeking Behavior using Masculine-Oriented Brochures
This paper seeks to understand reasons for men's underutilization of counseling through the theoretical lens of Connell's (1995) hegemonic masculinity. My hypothesis is that due to the adherence to Western society's dominant ...
Mental health impacts of stepmotherhood: An examination of the systemic and contextual influences that reduce therapeutic support
The diversity of familial structures within westernized culture has expanded beyond the nuclear family framework reflecting familial roles that exist within an expanded scope of the traditional nuclear family unit. The ...
Researching therapeutic approaches to treatment for children in residential care
Children and youth in British Columbia who interact with the child welfare system are often connected with therapists, counsellors, psychologists, and mental health worker. There is no formal training on how to interact ...