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.
Call for Papers
Submissions are now open for the International Conference of Coaching Psychology 2019: Hosted by the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology via the online submission system.
We welcome submissions for oral presentations, workshops and posters, further information and guidance can be found on the SGCP Conference 2019 Submission Policy.
We are also inviting submissions for our Student Poster Presentation. Undergraduate and postgraduate students are invited to submit their abstract for presentation at the Conference.
All posters presented in this category will be eligible to win a prize following judging during a dedicated session at the Conference.
Deadline for all submissions has been extended to 12.00 on Friday 29th March 2019.
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
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.
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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.