We are very pleased to announce that the Special Group in Coaching Psychology is holding its 2019 Conference in London’s West End.
With our membership of over 2300 we bring people together from a wide variety of disciplines, and provide a rich source for leading edge research and practice in the coaching field, embracing all those who can contribute to and benefit from the growth of coaching psychology and its evidence base.
Participants at our conferences and workshops tell us of this unique position we have, and we look forward to this year’s conference creating another great forum for intelligent debate and great learning.
Over two days you can expect to gain from and contribute to, a rich source of educational nourishment.
As in past years, we will be offering keynote speakers who are leaders in their field, as well as specialist ‘streams’, which this year are on:
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Artificial Intelligence in Coaching
- Neuropsychology and Coaching
- Team Coaching
We welcome submissions for workshops, research papers, posters and others related sessions under these headings.
Whether you are a student, an academic or a practitioner, whether you are a psychologist or simply interested in how psychology is informing the coaching discipline, we welcome you in celebrating diversity and inclusivity over this exciting two-day conference.
We are pleased to announce the Conference Programme has now been published with a wide range of interesting and informative topics covered!
We are excited to announce the following Keynote Speakers will be presenting:
Broadening our Horizons: Why Coaches should specialise in Mental Health - Prof Sarah Corrie, Middlesex University
Abstract can be downloaded here.
How behavioral science can help us all to have a good day - Caroline Webb
Abstract can be downloaded here.
Designing and implementing CBT- how will technology replace or augment therapists? - Prof Chris Williams, University of Glasgow
Nominations are now open for the Special Group in Coaching Psychology Awards, details can be found below:
- Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Coaching Psychology
- Special Group in Coaching Psychology Student Project Award
Limited Time Student Offers!
Undergraduate Student Offer
20 places are available to Undergraduate Students (first degree undertaken and must be psychology or coaching specific) at a significant discount for one or two day attendance. In order to take advantage of this offer you will need to support the Conference via social media and, following the Conference, provide a short summary of your experience for future promotional use.
These places are being offered on a 'First Come, First Served' basis, so book your place now to avoid disappointment!
Just follow the Registration link and select the 'Undergraduate Student Offer' booking option on the booking form - please note you will be asked to confirm the programme you are enrolled on and the institution you are studying at.
Postgraduate Student Offer
We are delighted to announce we have 20 places available to Students with a 20% discount on the attendance rate (one or two days) offered on a 'First Come, First Served' basis, so book your place now to avoid disappointment!
Just follow the Registration link and select the 'Student Offer' booking option on the booking form - please note you will be asked to confirm the programme you are enrolled on and the institution you are studying at.
Registration fees can be found on the event booking page. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224501.
Please note we do not have accommodation available for delegate bookings.
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The conference this year is entitled Embracing Diversity and Inclusivity - Challenges and Aspirations in Coaching Psychology so to focus the conference programme, we have chosen the following streamed themes, where each will find their own way of supporting our response to the context, question & theme above:
Mental Health and Wellbeing
It has been estimated that 450 million people worldwide are now living with a mental health issue and that 25% of adults will experience a mental health problem over the course of any given year. Our collective well-being is now one of the most pressing issues of our times, and the well-being of the nation continues to be a government priority. It is also a dynamic, exciting and expanding area of practice and enquiry within coaching psychology. This stream explores what coaching research and practice have to contribute to the enhancement of mental health and wellbeing, shares knowledge, methods and tools for working in this domain, and considers the boundary between coaching and therapy. This stream welcomes the submission of papers from academics, coaching practitioners, students and others who are researching, theorising and practicing at this cutting edge of coaching practice.
Artificial Intelligence Coaching: Is this science fiction, or about to become science fact in the coming decade? This stream will explore what AI and digital technologies do for us now, such as -e-coaching, the use of digital coaching platforms and how do these tools impact the coaching relationship and coaching outcomes. Secondly, what might these technologies be able to do in the future, from augmented reality, to 'robo-coach' and the ‘CoachMe’ app, a personal coach in your pocket whenever you need it. The stream welcomes the submission of papers from technologists, academics, coaching and students, covering research enquiries into the application of technology in coaching, as well as conceptual pieces about how technology might realistically transform coaching and personal development as we know it in the coming decade.
The Division of Neuropsychology at the BPS writes: ‘In recent years neuropsychology has been one of the most exciting areas of science. Advances in technology have revealed many of the secrets of structure-function relationships in the living brain, their development across the lifespan and the impact of disease, injury and degeneration. These rapid advances have opened up many new research and clinical possibilities and so staying informed and up-to-date has never been so important.’ Coaches from a variety of psychology and work disciplines are keen to find out more about how these advances in our knowledge can expand our ability to support clients and work well ourselves. This stream welcomes submissions from academics, students and practitioner’s alike as we grapple with this exciting and rich area of enquiry and practice.
The world is becoming ever more connected by technology, yet is our ability to work effectively with others in our collective endeavours keeping pace? At one level the work of a team coach remains the same, enabling a team to excel in reaching their ambitions and goals, work effectively together and meet the needs of key stakeholders. Yet those same team members are leading ever more complex systems over which they have influence though perhaps less control; they are probably members of several teams and ones which draw together a huge range of disciplines and cultures; and many of those team are virtual and less important for that. All can be under huge pressure to learn quickly and perform consistently - how can good mental health be preserved for all? In this context, how can a coach operate and what is the work of both coach and team? And what are the challenges both face in the variety of environments - from health, to third sector, from communities to corporations. We invite your submissions on all current issues related to the coaching of teams and look forward to creating exciting debate both the evidence base and the practice of this fascinating part of our discipline.