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PSYC4722: Fundamentals of Coaching Practice

This unit teaches the fundamentals of coaching, and lays the foundations for sound contemporary practice. It outlines the emergence of contemporary coaching from its roots in the Human Potential Movement, sports coaching, management consulting, clinical and counseling psychology, through to the establishment of the positive psychology movement. Drawing on established approaches students will be trained in the core micro skills of coaching. Core issues relating to mental illness and mental health and ethical professional coaching practice are addressed. Each seminar has a lecture component and an experiential learning component. The experiential learning component requires students to evaluate each topic in relation to their own personal life/work experience and to participate in group discussion. Practical experience of self-coaching and co-coaching are central aspects of this unit. This unit will be taught in block intensive mode over five days.

Code PSYC4722
Academic unit Psychology Academic Operations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate competence in core coaching skills
  • LO2. demonstrate understanding of ethical and professional practice
  • LO3. demonstrate understanding of the need for supervision and self-care
  • LO4. conduct client assessments using interview and self-report techniques
  • LO5. design and enact a professional practice development plan
  • LO6. demonstrate understanding of the core issues in workplace, executive and personal/life coaching
  • LO7. identify core issues in relation to mental health and coaching
  • LO8. apply the taught theories and techniques to a wide range of coaching client issues.