What is Coaching Psychology?
According to the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) coaching psychology is a process for enhancing well-being and performance in all areas of life and is underpinned by evidence-based psychological theories and approaches. Coaching psychologists provide services to individuals, teams, organisations and the community.
What qualifications does a Coaching Psychologist have?
The ISPC sets specific qualification criteria to practice as a coaching psychologist. Qualified coaching psychologists are required to hold a graduate degree in psychology as well as relevant post-graduate qualifications. They are further required to undertake ongoing suitable continuing professional development and supervised practice.
What is the Coaching Psychology Process?
The coaching process, as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF), is a partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is pivotal in promoting optimal health, well-being, and performance. This is particularly important in today's uncertain, continuously changing and complex environment.
How does Coaching Psychology Work: The Client as "Expert", the Coach as Facilitator
Qualified coaches honour the client as the "expert" in their own lives. Coaches recognise that oftentimes the client may know what they want to achieve in life and which direction they want to take yet may struggle with the process. With this in mind, the coach, through specialised applied training, facilitates the client to draw on their own creativity and resources to achieve the life goals that are important to them. According to the ICF, the role of the coach is to:
What are the benefits of using a Coaching Psychologist?
Coaching Psychologists, are specialists in behaviour change who utilise evidence-based psychological theories, assessments and interventions to bring about positive change for the individual or team such as: