The Nexus between Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology: Empirical Research with Important Findings for Your Coaching Practice
Professor Anthony Grant, Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, Australia
Both coaching psychology and positive psychology aim to offer holistic evidence-based methodologies for enhancing well-being and improving one’s life experience. However, there has been very little research that has directly compared coaching interventions with positive psychology interventions.
In this two-hour seminar Professor Anthony Grant will share insights from his latest research project. Using the medical model as a metaphor, he argues that positive psychology interventions are akin to a ‘prescribed’ treatment operating at a symptomatic level; whereas coaching interventions, by their very nature, operate at a deeper more personal level in terms of building self-regulation capacity, resilience and personal agency.
This event will start by exploring the nature of positive psychology and coaching psychology, and the relationship between them. It will examine the development of research, and the latest focus for research in both fields, before offering a model for integration.
The session is ideal for those studying coaching at postgraduate level, or undertaking coaching research, who wish to meet Anthony on one of his rare trips to the UK.
Participants will leave the workshop with:
- A solid understanding of the relationship between positive psychology and coaching psychology
- An understanding of the latest research of the relative effectiveness of positive psychology interventions compared to coaching psychology interventions
- The ability to integrate positive psychology interventions within a coaching paradigm in a theoretically coherent and effective fashion.
The Speaker – Professor Anthony Grant
Professor Anthony Grant is a global pioneer of coaching psychology and evidence-based approaches to coaching. Known as the ‘Father of coaching psychology’ Anthony established the world’s first Coaching Psychology Unit at Sydney University and has over 120 publications, many highly cited. He has received multiple international awards in recognition of his work. He is a visiting professor at the Henley Centre for Coaching.
The event is free for members of the Henley Centre for Coaching, students at Henley Business School, and members of the European University Coaching Network
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