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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Existential Perspectives on Coaching

ISBN 9780230293861
Publication Date May 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

The existential approach provides a unique focus on human life that is eminently relevant to coaching. Edited by a key name in existential psychotherapy, the book outlines the parameters of existential coaching in a wide variety of contexts and alongside other models, exploring how this approach can be used in coaching work.

EMMY VAN DEURZEN Professor of Psychotherapy at Schiller International University, UK, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield, where she co-directs the Centre for the Study of Conflict and Reconciliation. She directs the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London, UK, as well as the Existential Academy Ltd. Emmy founded the Society for Existential Analysis, and co-founded the International Collaborative of Existential Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
MONICA HANAWAY Director of The CH Group, Community and Corporate Harmony Ltd., and a practising psychotherapist, coach and mediator. She is a lecturer and supervisor at Regent's College, London, UK, and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Foreword; E.van Deurzen & M.Hanaway
PART I: THE PHILOSOPHICAL AND ETHICAL FRAMEWORK OF EXISTENTIAL COACHING
The Existential Ideology and Framework in Coaching; E.van Deurzen
The Importance of Authenticity in Existential Coaching; M.Mandic
Paradox in Existential Coaching; M.Hanaway
PART II: EXISTENTIAL COACHING IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS
Existential Coaching and Wise Decision Making; T.LeBon & D.Arnaud
Career Planning as a Life-changing Event Using an Existential Viewpoint; D.Pullinger
Coaching Leaders from an Existential Perspective; A.Jopling
Conflict Coaching Using an Existential Approach; M.Hanaway
The Application of Existential Ideas for More Effective Coaching in the Workplace; J.Lewis
PART III: BRINGING AN EXISTENTIAL APPROACH TO OTHER THEORETICAL COACHING MODELS
Let Your Body be Your Coach An Experiential-existential Approach to Embodied Coaching Practice; G.Madison
Existential Coaching First, NLP Second; J.Reed
Existentialism and Attachment Making Meaning With Our Clients; D.Fraser
Existential Coaching Using Psychometrics; D.Pringle
The Role of CBT in Existential Coaching; D.Mirea
Mindfulness Based Existential Coaching; J.Nanda

Reviews

"The difference between existential coaching and counselling is helpfully addressed; the book could be of great value to those practitioners grappling with 'what is the difference?' Definitely worth pursuing and publishing, think it will be an excellent book – I look forward to reading it. I think it has great potential to reach a wide audience, and making it very reader friendly both to the researcher and academic as well as to the practitioner working in a number of different areas, and importantly as a book that encourages the practitioner to think about her or his own practice – this will be great." - Anni Townend, Leadership Consultant and Coach, UK
"I was impressed by the breadth of the material available and the apparent depth into which the book will go. It is likely to appeal to experienced/ qualified coaches. The overall structure of the book looks user-friendly and clear. Overall this looks like a well thought out and interesting text, addressing a largely neglected subject. It is likely to find significant demand as a recommended text for post-graduate students of coaching, experienced coaches and other practitioners, as interest in the subject grows." - Richard Andrews, Coaching Supervisor, Create the future, UK
'I think this title is an interesting offer and one I might enjoy reading. The topic is one we cover on the course but only in one lecture. There has been some interest in existential perspectives in the area of coaching; a very small number of papers (published & conferences) but in practice terms the approach is seen as a model from therapy and thus of minority interest. In some respects the book has no competition as there is no title focusing on this small area of practice'- Jonathan Passmore, Lecturer, School of Psychology, UEL, UK
"The authors are right to say that the book would be unique and the coverage from an existential perspective is much deeper than what is currently available. I believe in the use of existential perspectives in coaching, both for a coach and for supervision of coaches and draw on this perspective in my own coaching. However, existential approaches are not renowned for being easy to understand, the writings of many of the key theorists are extremely challenging. To that end this book will require writing of a very high calibre with limited jargon to ensure it makes the ideas accessible to the widest possible audience." - Caroline Horner, Coach, iCoach Academy, UK
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