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Positive Psychology in Coaching

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The British Psycholocal Society

Positive Psychology is the science of what makes life worth living and is centered around theories and research involving understanding and developing wellbeing, optimal functioning and positive traits such as Hope, Resilience and Flourishing. The science of Positive Psychology can provide the evidence-based framework around a high standard of coaching practice.   Whilst good coaching practices involve forming co-created relationships with clients, the application of Positive Psychology tools, techniques and approaches within coaching sessions can provide profound and unique benefits for all people, including, improved wellbeing, flourishing, engagement and performance.

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course in approved by the International Society for Coaching Psychology

Course Code

ZH1PPC7

Course Dates

11th November 2017 – 14th April 2018

Course Leader

Dr Ceri Sims

Course Fee

£990.00
Course Description

 
This course would be of interest to coaches, managers, team leaders, Human Resources and Learning and Development professionals as well as Psychology graduates and Positive Psychology postgraduates. Students will gain knowledge, tools and skills that will enable them to apply the scientifically supported interventions of Positive Psychology to the practise of supporting others through coaching.

 

The course leader, Dr Ceri Sims offers a unique mix of academic input and practical application. She is both a Coaching Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology who has both breadth and depth of expertise in this specialist area of training through her experience of lecturing and researching as well as coaching, which is grounded in her knowledge of Psychology and Positive Psychology. Dr Sims is a member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) and British Psychological Society's Special interest group in Coaching Psychology. She is also International Editorial Adviser for European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology and is a member of the advisory team for the ISCP's International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research. Dr Sims also teaches on the Masters programme for Applied Positive Psychology at Bucks New University, supervises postgraduate research students and is an external examiner for the Masters in Coaching Psychology at University College Cork.

Who should attend?

This course would be of interest to coaches, managers, team leaders, Human Resources and Learning and Development professionals as well as Psychology graduates and Positive Psychology postgraduates. Attendees will gain some experience and acquire knowledge, tools and skills that will enable them to start to apply the scientifically supported interventions of Positive Psychology to the practise of supporting others through coaching. Course attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from Bucks New University (CPD hours). Students are expected to complete monthly homework as part of the course although doing homework and keeping a self-reflective journal is not formally assessed.

 

Indicative content:

- The relationship between Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology

- Coaching Psychologist – a way of being

- Evidence based coaching models and Positive Psychology Interventions

- Professional issues around coaching others and professional practice

- Coaching skills using Positive Psychology

- Appreciative coaching and Solution focus for building positivity and goal orientation

- Strengths development and striving towards self-concordant goals

- Challenging self-limiting beliefs for increased wellbeing and resilience

- Second Wave Positive Psychology Coaching

Course Delivery

The course is delivered at our campus at Aylesbury.

The short course involves 48 hours of face-to-face plus FDL teaching involving lectures, experiential group work, co-coaching, class presentations (either individual or group) and feedback, as well as requiring attendees to complete monthly homework assignments.

Course attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from Bucks New University (CPD hours). Students are expected to complete monthly homework as part of the course although doing homework and keeping a self-reflective journal is not formally assessed.

  • One full day event per month over 6 months = 36 hours
  • Additional total 12 hours FDL learning
  • Total = 48 CPD hours


Course Dates

Saturday 11th November

Saturday 16th December

Saturday 20th January

Saturday 17th February

Saturday 17th March

Saturday 14th April

 

(It is recommended that course attendees aim to attend and participate in all of these 6 days. However, if there is a particular date that you are unable to attend, please contact the course leader to request the learning materials for that month)

What’s included?

The course fee includes all course material, together with a certificate of attendance from Buckinghamshire New University. The course does not include accommodation, however, the location is well placed in Aylesbury, with good transport links and a range of accommodation close by.

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course in approved by the International Society for Coaching Psychology

Further information
If you require further information, please contact: ceri.sims@bucks.ac.uk

 

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