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  • Counselling and Religious and Spiritual Values: A Malaysian Study

    Md. Yusoff, Yusmini Binti (University of Waikato, 2011)
    The developing interest which led to this research project started when I was employed as a counsellor and a counsellor educator in an Islamic faith-based academic institution in Malaysia. Within these positions, I noticed ...
  • Discourse, Narrative and Agency: A Contribution of Local Stories to Disability Theory, Research and Professional Practice

    Arkwright, James (University of Waikato, 2011)
    The impetus for this study arose from a realisation that the post-structural concept of agency was relevant to disability studies. In locating this study as a contribution to the knowledge of disability and disablement, ...
  • Discursive and Material Practices of Mourning: Bodies, Space and Time

    Barr, Angela (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Within the territory of mourning, this thesis tells three autoethnographic stories of death; the unexpected death of the author’s 16-year old brother, Grant, when she was herself a child; the later painful dying of her ...
  • Discursive dissonance: Critical reflexivity for counselling supervision

    Esler, Ireni (University of Waikato, 2011)
    When practitioners and supervisors do not share the same counselling language or theoretical orientation, how is shared meaning achieved and relational connection sustained in supervision? How are differences in theoretical ...
  • Heterosexual couples, gender discourse, and the production of relational subjectivity

    Morris, Brian (University of Waikato, 2015)
    This study is situated in feminist and poststructural theory. The focus of the study is heterosexual relationships. In particular, the study investigates the shaping effects of patriarchal discourses on the relational ...
  • How do new practitioners come to understand and effectively use supervision?

    Wolfe, Rachel (The University of Waikato, 2010)
    This project investigated how new practitioners come to understand and effectively use supervision. It was based on a collaborative inquiry with supervisors and new practitioners who had met for supervision, and who ...
  • Justice in Therapy: an autoethnography

    Rodwell, Jan Dorothy (University of Waikato, 2014)
    Questions of social justice are a central concern to the profession of counselling and at the same time readily overlooked perhaps because of the infusion of individualism and humanism out of which counselling emerged. ...
  • New stories of identity: Alternatives to suspension and exclusion from school

    McMenamin, Donald (University of Waikato, 2014)
    School suspension and exclusion practices are currently under the spotlight. Many schools go to great lengths before employing these disciplinary options. However even in the midst of practices of care for young people, ...
  • A peer professional learning group: A professional identity forum

    Alford, Zoë (University of Waikato, 2012)
    In response to the challenges of academic work when studying for Masters of Counselling degrees at a distance from the university while living in a geographically isolated community in Aotearoa New Zealand, Kandyce Bevan, ...
  • Reflexive audiencing practices for couple relationships-in-action

    Talbot, Wendy (University of Waikato, 2012)
    This doctoral study offers couples opportunities to be audiences to their own lives as a couple. It does this on the premise that a reflexive, recursive, process of acting and reviewing and acting enhances relationship ...
  • Video-recording for therapeutic purposes in couple counselling

    Depree, Jim (University of Waikato, 2016)
    The challenges of producing fair and respectful relationships sometimes takes couples to counselling. Problematic and taken-for-granted, individualistic, adversarial and gendered discursive practices continue to get in the ...
  • You and me and shame

    Gillanders, Leah Esme (University of Waikato, 2017)
    This research project investigated the effects of bringing an as-yet-untold story of shame to a narrative therapy counselling conversation. The researcher, who became the client, invited a narrative practitioner to join ...