Coaching Psychology in Schools

Author: Mark Adams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317648889
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Coaching psychology is a distinct branch of academic and applied psychology that focuses on enhancement of performance, development and wellbeing in the broader population. In Coaching Psychology in Schools, Mark Adams demonstrates how psychological principles and approaches can be applied in schools to enhance the performance of education practitioners, teams and settings, with corresponding benefits for the children under their care. Coaching Psychology in Schools aims to put psychology in the hands of the reader, imparting psychology-informed coaching strategies that can enhance effectiveness in supporting others to learn, change and develop. The book challenges traditional notions of how psychology can contribute to education and illustrates how better outcomes for children can be achieved by helping adults to unlock and utilise their resources. The book covers how coaching psychology can be applied to: Develop classroom practice Improve teacher performance Support Continuing Professional Development Enhance practitioner and team performance, confidence and wellbeing Support practical problem-solving Develop individual and organisational resilience Real-life case examples are used throughout to illustrate practical coaching methods and techniques that are underpinned by established psychological approaches, including solution-focused coaching, cognitive-behavioural coaching, motivational interviewing and many more. Coaching Psychology in Schools will be essential reading for coaches, psychologists, and education practitioners who have an interest or investment in helping others to move forward, including school leaders, teacher coaches, CPD co-ordinators, advisors and consultants. It will also be of interest to those working in other professional contexts who are interested in finding out more about coaching psychology and its potential applications.

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice

Author: Suzy Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317506162
Format: PDF
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Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of positive psychology coaching, bringing together the best of science and practice, highlighting current research, and emphasising the applicability of each element to coaching. With an international range of contributors, this book is a unique resource for those seeking to integrate positive psychology into their evidence-based coaching practice. Beginning with an overview of positive psychology coaching, the book includes an assessment of theories of wellbeing, an examination of mindfulness research, a guide to relevant neuroscience, and a review of a strengths-based approach. It also contains chapters which explore the application of ACT, the role of positive psychology in wellness and resilience coaching, positive leadership theory, and developmental psychological theories as they relate to coaching through significant life transitions. In each chapter, theory and research is thoroughly explored and applied directly to coaching practice, and supported with a list of relevant resources and a case study. The book concludes with the editors’ views on the future directions of positive psychology coaching. Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice will be essential reading for professional coaches in practice and in training seeking to enhance their evidence-based practice, coaching psychologists, practitioners of positive psychology, and academics and students of coaching, coaching psychology and positive psychology.

The Art of Dialogue in Coaching

Author: Reinhard Stelter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351006525
Format: PDF, Docs
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In The Art of Dialogue in Coaching, Reinhard Stelter invites readers to engage in transformative and fruitful dialogues in everyday working life, and provides the theory and tools for them to be able to do so. Presented in three parts, the book provides a complete overview of the importance of dialogue and how it can be utilised. Part I, Theoretical basis, examines third-generation coaching as a collaborative dialogue form, the societal context of the coaching process and the concept of identity in modern society. Part II, Basic themes of fruitful dialogue, examines meaning-making, value and the narrative perspective, and their significance in creating a new dialogue culture. Finally, Part III, Reflections on dialogue practice, explores the art of being a supporting dialogue guide, drawing on a number of theoretical perspectives and focusing on developing relational competencies. Stelter emphasises that taking the time to linger opens new possibilities for fundamental self-insight, and clearly explains how dialogue provides us with a framework for acting in the world with personal integrity. The Art of Dialogue in Coaching will be an essential guide for coaches in practice and in training, coaching psychologists and professionals with a coaching role, including mentors, consultants and leaders. In particular, it will appeal to those looking to conduct dialogue as an art form, enhancing their work as a co-creative and collaborative guide.

Very Brief Cognitive Behavioural Coaching VBCBC

Author: Windy Dryden
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351987933
Format: PDF
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In Very Brief Cognitive Behavioural Coaching Windy Dryden presents VBCBC: a unique approach to coaching from a cognitive behavioural perspective which takes place over the course of one to three sessions. The approach is designed to help coachees identify at least one major objective, discuss and select ways to achieve it and, if necessary, deal with obstacles that they experience in pursuing it. The book presents the basic assumptions of the Very Brief Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (VBCBC) approach, how it can be understood from the perspective of working alliance theory and recommendations concerning when it can be used and when not. Dryden begins by defining coaching and explaining the aims of VBCBC, before examining the input factors which can increase its effectiveness and concluding with a seven-stage process view. The book also includes a transcript of a real VBCBC session, with commentary. Written clearly and accessibly, this will be essential reading for coaches of all backgrounds interested in brief approaches, including those in training, coaching psychologists and coach supervisors.

Developing Mental Toughness

Author: Peter Clough
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749463783
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mental toughness is about how effectively individuals respond when faced with stress, pressure and challenge. Understanding this concept is essential to improving performance for both the individual and the organization, and this book, one of the first in the field to take a look at mental toughness as a serious discipline, teaches you how to assess mental toughness in individuals and organizations to drive performance, improve your own ability to cope with stress and apply a range of techniques required to recognize, use and develop mental toughness effectively. Full of sample exercises and case studies, this book also features the Mental Toughness Questionnaire - a unique self-assessment tool to determine your mental toughness score and what this means. Tracing its development from sports psychology into the world of health, education and business, Developing Mental Toughness takes a deep look at mental toughness and its application at the organizational level.

Coaching in Education

Author: Christian Van Niewerburgh
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780490798
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

School Sport Psychology

Author: Charles A Maher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135792879
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Find out how—and why—sports can help you better understand your students Because participation in sports is an integral part of the educational experience for students in both public and private schools, it’s essential that school psychologists and counselors have a solid foundation to help ensure the well-being of student-athletes. School Sport Psychology is a comprehensive overview of this fast-growing field with guidelines for school psychologists who want to gain a better understanding of sport psychology to extend their skills and enhance their effectiveness. The book presents perspectives, programs, and procedures for working with administrators and coaches to help students develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. School Sport Psychology examines the practical interfaces between school and sport psychology, with an emphasis on parent and family involvement. Contributors representing sport psychology, school psychology, and clinical and community disciplines examine the theory, research, and practice of sport psychology and how its evolution parallels the development of school psychology. The book addresses the benefits and risks of using sport to promote the development of self-esteem, identity, and feelings of competence in students. School Sport Psychology examines: evidence-based sport psychology programs, including GOALS, ATLAS, and ATHENA a case study of the design and implementation of a sport psychology program in an urban high school the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs among high school student-athletes the use and abuse of steroids eating disorders among high school student-athletes a systems-oriented method of school/sport psychology assessment and intervention program planning and evaluation framework the knowledge and skills needed to work in sport psychology and much more School Sport Psychology is an essential professional resource for psychologists, counselors, and health service providers.

The Leader s Guide to Coaching in Schools

Author: John Campbell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150633587X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Grow your leadership skills to bring out the best in your school! Help your staff get “unstuck” no matter what challenges they are facing through solutions-focused coaching techniques that help them envision desired outcomes and the actions needed to achieve them. Through video examples and tools, this step-by-step guide shows you how to: Introduce a coaching approach into a wide range of conversational contexts Use the GROWTH coaching conversation framework to improve both staff and student success and well-being Use coaching approaches in areas that school leaders typically find challenging: in formal performance reviews, when giving informal feedback, and when working with teams

Leadership Coaching for Educators

Author: Karla Reiss
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483359980
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Empower your staff through coaching! There is an urgent need for school leaders to go beyond “top-down” supervision and coach educators to succeed. Use this comprehensive resource to design and implement an effective, school-wide coaching system that yields powerful results. Written by a veteran administrator and educational consultant, and aligned with the International Coach Federation’s Professional Coaching Core Competencies, this revised edition demystifies the coaching process and includes: Recent research projects, award-winning success stories, and trends in the field Graphic organizers and practical examples of coaching dialogue Guidance for school leaders on developing, designing, and implementing a successful coaching program

Rethink

Author: Natalie Cunningham
Publisher: Knowres Publishing
ISBN: 1869225155
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The aim of this book is to be a bridge between a practical how to book and academic rigour, so that the reader can walk away with some techniques and applications equally grounded in academic research. The bias has been that in order to understand the applications, it is important to understand the philosophy and thinking that underpins the theory. This bias might be that many of the authors have close links to academia having recently completed research or alternatively working in a University setting or perhaps it is just a learning preference. Each chapter to some extent provides the following information (with the exception of the first chapter which provides context): • Why the approach is useful?; • The history of the approach as well as the philosophical underpinnings - providing the Raison d’etre – the reason why this process or theory exists; • Characteristics of the theory are explained and techniques shared. • Case studies or practical examples are used to illustrate the theoretical concepts. Each chapter is written with the unique voice of the contributing author. • Chapter One is on Positive Psychology and is written by Lynda Gouveia. It is about provoking thought in leaders, Organisational Development practitioners and coaches so that they can explore how to embed a positive psychology coaching process into their workplace interactions. • Chapter Two is written by Eileen Thayser and leads us through Narrative Approaches focusing on Narrative Coaching. • Chapter Three is written by Chantelle Wyley in collaboration with her associates is on The Gestalt approach to Organisational Development and Change. The approach focusses on heightening awareness in clients (individuals, teams, whole organisations), and supporting the client’s choice to hence work differently. • Chapter four is written by Natalie Cunningham on Neuroscience and the link to leadership; it is about understanding how the brain works so that we can facilitate change in behaviour individually and collectively (in groups and organisations) fully aware of the enablers and equally of the constraints of brain functioning. • Chapter Five is written by Alison Reid on Learning in Social System and focusses on re-thinking the fulcrum of learning/coaching. • Chapter six is written by Tanya Stevens on Integral Theory. She describes Integral theory as an overarching theory which integrates all and is quite useful to read at the end as you will be able to see how the approaches all fit into the Integral model and framework.