In Psychodynamic Coaching: Distinctive Features, Claudia Nagel presents a comprehensive overview of the unique features of psychodynamic coaching. As leaders and managers acknowledge the need to understand themselves and their context by looking underneath the surface to improve their decision-making, psychodynamic approaches offer unique insight.

Psychodynamic Coaching: Distinctive Features covers not only the major theory but also the practice of coaching, giving guidance from beginning to end of the client relationship. Constructive, holistic and accessible, it demonstrates the impact and dynamics of the unconscious whilst illustrating the power of understanding human behaviour in the complexity of the modern world.

With a focus on emotions and relationships in supporting modern leaders adapting to organsational challenges, this book will be an invaluable tool for coaches of all backgrounds, academics and students of coaching and organisational behaviour, and also clinicians. It will also be a key resource for senior leaders for their own personal growth.

part Theory Part I|16 pages

Basic Theory

part Theory Part II|35 pages

Basic Theoretical Concepts – Relationship as Focus

chapter 8|5 pages

Human relationships and basic working concepts

Transference, countertransference, attachment and defences

chapter 9|5 pages

Neuroscientific foundations of human relationships

New insights for psychodynamic coaching

chapter 10|4 pages

The system as significant context

part Theory Part III|28 pages

Application in Coaching – Using the Relationship

chapter 11|5 pages

Understanding the inner-landscape

Creating and transforming meaning

chapter 12|6 pages

Dealing with different leadership types

chapter 15|4 pages

Being aware of risks and limitations

part Practice Part I|15 pages

Preparing for the Client

part Practice Part II|40 pages

Running the Coaching Sessions

chapter 24|3 pages

Dealing with emotions

chapter 25|5 pages

Using symbols

chapter 26|3 pages

Coaching female leaders

chapter 27|5 pages

Understanding and addressing the context

chapter 28|5 pages

Coaching teams in organisations

part Practice Part III|9 pages

Ending the Coaching

chapter 29|3 pages

Ending the coaching relationship