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Handbook of Coaching Psychology : A Guide for Practitioners - Stephen Palmer

Handbook of Coaching Psychology

A Guide for Practitioners

By: Stephen Palmer (Editor), Alison Whybrow (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th July 2006
ISBN: 9781583917077
Number Of Pages: 488

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The Handbook of Coaching Psychology provides a clear perspective on this emerging area of professional practice. The book begins with a mixture of personal and factual narratives on the historical and current context of coaching and coaching psychology. Stephen Palmer, Alison Whybrow and leading coaching psychologists and coaches outline recent developments in the profession, providing the reader with straightforward insights into the application of eleven different psychological approaches to coaching practice, including:

  • solution focused coaching
  • psychodynamic and systems-psychodynamic coaching
  • narrative coaching
  • cognitive behavioural coaching.

Part three of the book considers the coach-client relationship, coach development and professional boundaries, together with issues of diversity and sustainability. The final part covers coaching initiatives in organisations and supervision followed by an introduction to professional bodies and available resources.

The Handbook of Coaching Psychology is an essential resource for practising coaching psychologists, coaches, human resource and management professionals, and those interested in the psychology underpinning their coaching practice.

"This Handbook is fabulous, I couldn't put it down! Each chapter makes a significant contribution, and together they offer the best breadth and depth of information on coaching psychology that is currently available. Practicing Coaches will find it an invaluable resource as both theory and case examples are clearly presented in an organized and well-written manner." - Professor Carol Kauffman, Founding Director of the Coaching Psychology Institute at Harvard Medical School, USA "Stephen Palmer and Alison Whybrow have produced a seminal and very significant Handbook of Coaching Psychology. They have brought together leading figures in this growing and important field, highlighting the various forms of coaching and their impact. This is a 'must buy' for anybody interested in coaching psychology...it will become the coaching bible for the field." - Professor Cary L. Cooper, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University, UK "The Handbook of Coaching Psychology offers a significant contribution both to the ongoing development of this field and the coaching psychology community. The insights provided on the frameworks, psychological theories and practice of coaching psychology are of real value to the coaching psychologist, coach and those working within related fields. -- Dr Siobhain O'Riordan CPsychol, Chair, British Psychological Society's Special Group in Coaching Psychology, UK "...an essential resource in this relatively new professional arena." - Coaching Psychology International "The Handbook of Coaching Psychology is an excellent resource for both new and experienced coaches. It provides excellent practical advice and guidance and places these within a theoretical and research based framework. -- Professor Mary Watts, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Psychology at City University, London, UK

List of illustrationsp. x
Notes on the editors and contributorsp. xii
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Coaching psychology: an introductionp. 1
Perspectives and research in coaching psychologyp. 21
Past, present and future: the evolution of professional coaching and coaching psychologyp. 23
Integrating positive psychology and coaching psychology: shared assumptions and aspirations?p. 40
Research: does coaching work?p. 57
Coaching psychology: approachesp. 71
Behavioural coachingp. 73
Cognitive behavioural coaching: an integrative approachp. 86
An existential approach to coaching psychologyp. 118
Gestalt coachingp. 133
Motivational Interviewing: a specific approach for coaching psychologistsp. 160
Narrative coaching and psychology of learning from multicultural perspectivesp. 174
NLP coachingp. 193
Person-centred coaching psychologyp. 211
Conversational learning: applying personal construct psychology in coachingp. 229
Psychodynamic and systems-psychodynamics coachingp. 253
Solution-focused coachingp. 278
Understanding relationships, diversity and development in coaching and coaching psychologyp. 293
Reappraising the coach-client relationship: the unassuming change agent in coachingp. 295
A cognitive-developmental approach for coach developmentp. 325
Role of coaching psychology in defining boundaries between counselling and coachingp. 351
Coaching and diversityp. 367
Using psychometrics in coachingp. 385
Sustainable practicep. 405
Concepts to support the integration and sustainability of coaching initiatives within organisationsp. 407
Coaching psychology supervision: luxury or necessity?p. 431
Afterwordp. 449
Coaching and coaching psychology professional bodiesp. 450
Coaching and coaching psychology related journalsp. 451
University-based coaching psychology units and centresp. 453
Indexp. 455
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ISBN: 9781583917077
ISBN-10: 1583917071
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 30th July 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1