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Coaching Psychology: A Practitioner's Guide

ISBN: 978-1-119-95467-5
248 pages
October 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
Coaching Psychology: A Practitioner


Coaching Psychology: A Practitioner's Guide takes an in-depth look at the applications and everyday challenges faced by real-world practitioners of coaching and mentoring psychology. Developed as a companion to The Psychology of Coaching, Mentoring and Learning, the practitioner’s guide delves more deeply into the applications of coaching and mentoring. This is the first book to harness the Universal Integrated Framework (UIF) for coaching and mentoring in a guide for practice, and is ideal for coaches, mentors, psychologists, and other professionals interested in this rapidly growing field.

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Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xv

1 Introduction 1

2 Current State of Coaching and Coaching Psychology: Where are you now? 5

3 The Foundation of Coaching Psychology: Being positive and learning how to learn 21

4 Definitions: Coaching psychology, coaching, mentoring and learning 43

5 Becoming a Learning Organization through Coaching and Mentoring: How do you introduce a coaching/mentoring programme into an organization? 51

6 GROW Model and Universal Integrative Framework: Build your own model and apply it 77

7 Techniques and Tools: What is in your tool box? 99

8 Practical Exercises: Time to practise 137

9 Collecting Your Own Successful Stories: Building a database of good practice 161

10 Evaluation and Evidence-based Coaching: Why is it important? And how to … 177

11 Reflection and Resources: Where can I get further training, support and information? 191

Appendix: Writing Your Own Reflective Log 199

References 203

Index 223

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Author Information

Dr. Ho Law is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of East London, UK. He is a founder Director of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, a founder member and past Chair of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology and a Registered Supervisor for chartership in occupational psychology. Together with colleagues Sara Ireland and Zulfi Hussain, he developed the Universal Integrative Framework (UIF) for coaching, mentoring and learning, which has been revised and developed through international application and franchising. He further developed narrative coaching in the UK and the wider communities.  He is the founder and Director of Empsy Ltd, a service business providing coaching, consulting and training in the field of empowerment psychology.

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Ho has written a thoughtful book integrating and drawing from his previous work in learning theory and narrative approaches. The result is a highly practical text that encourages practitioners to really think about what they are doing and build their own, robust framework of practice from an existential, enquiry based perspective.
Dr Alison Whybrow, Coach and Business Psychologist, London

This insightful book provides a unified approach to coaching, coaching psychology and mentoring practice. An excellent overview to the field.
Professor Stephen Palmer, Centre for Coaching, London

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