ABSTRACT

This practical evidence-based guide to running Reflective Practice professional development programmes provides a dynamic and engaging resource for a wide range of coaches.

Reflective Practice is a proven learning and development approach that involves consciously and deliberately thinking about experiences to develop insights and apply these within coaching practice. McCormick argues that it is vital that coaches regularly reflect on their work to develop and grow professionally, and this book provides a definitive and rich source of material on how and what to reflect on. Topics include how to reflect as an individual coach; working in pairs and small groups; applying reflective practice in a training context; and how to run advanced group sessions for coaches. The book features a wide range of practical workbook exercises to challenge the reader’s current practice and extend their capability, as well as an evidence-based guide to enhancing skills in recently developed areas such as Unified Protocol Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internet Supplemented Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Using Schema Therapy with Mindfulness Techniques.

Written by a highly experienced executive coach, this book is full of practical and effective ways to become more capable and proficient. It is essential reading for any career, life or executive coach who wishes to enhance their coaching capability through reflective practice, as well as for coaching training organisations, senior executive coaches offering sessions for other coaches, and academic institutions offering coaching qualifications.

Part 1: Introduction To Reflective Practice For Coaches

1. Reflective Practice – A Critical Focus

2. Practical Steps to Reflective Practice

Part 2: Connection and Safety: Setting the Stage For Practice Reflective Practice

3. Psychological Connection, Safety and Confidentiality

4. Establishing Effectiveness Measurement

Part 3: The Nature of Coaching

5. What Coaching Is

6. The Conceptual Models of Coaching

7. Executive Coaching

8. Coaching Effectiveness

9. Solution-Focused Coaching

10. The Critical Skills

Part 4: Using Innovative Therapeutic Techniques in Coaching and Reflective Practice Sessions

11. Eclectic Versus an Integrated Approach to using Therapeutic Techniques in Coaching

12. Using Unified Protocol Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Techniques

13. Internet Supplemented Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Techniques

14. Using Buddhist Psychology Techniques

15. Using Compassion-Focused Techniques

16. Using Schema Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques

17. Using Cognitive Analytic Therapy Techniques

18. Using Stress Inoculation Therapy Techniques

19. When to Use Which Therapeutic Technique or Approach

Part 5: Conclusion

20. Final Reflections