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Special Group in Coaching Psychology

The Special Group in Coaching Psychology supports coaching psychologists, coaches, individual clients and organisations who are interested in learning more about coaching psychology and coaching services.

The Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) aims to provide psychologists with a means of sharing research as well as practical experiences that relate to the psychology of coaching.

The SGCP definition of coaching psychology is 'the scientific study and application of behaviour, cognition and emotion to deepen our understanding of individuals’ and groups’ performance, achievement and wellbeing, and to enhance practice within coaching'.

Our vision is to be recognised as a leading authority on coaching psychology and to be central to the development of the profession. We aim to promote the development of coaching psychology as a professional activity and to clarify the benefits of psychological approaches within coaching practice.

We are committed to fostering excellence in coaching practice via:

  • Conferences and events
  • Publications
  • Sharing best practice
  • Supporting research
  • Representing views
  • Leading on professional development in coaching psychology

The SGCP is formed of a main committee and supported by members who sit on Sub-Committees and working party groups. 

The committee is made up of volunteers who are committed to the development of the profession, and to providing our members with numerous valuable benefits, including:

  • CPD events
  • Annual conference
  • Reduced rates at other events
  • Ethics advice
  • Two free publications
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