Theme: Related Fields
Session on 3 June 2020 09:30 UTC - View on timetable
Both coaching psychology (CP) and positive psychology (PP) have been flourishing since the beginning of this century. Each field has been developing its practices, growing the evidence base and exploring the best strategies for using the new learning to make positive contributions to individual, group, organisational and societal success and wellbeing. In this session, Christian will consider one of the ways that the two fields have been integrated: the practice of Positive Psychology Coaching (PPC). After considering the rationale for integrating CP and PP, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the potential benefits and opportunities that emerge from the integration. The session will conclude with some points of caution and immediately applicable ideas for practitioners.
Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh is Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at the University of East London (UK) and Executive Director of Growth Coaching International, a global coach training, consultancy, and coaching provider for the education sector. He is Honorary Fellow at the Centre of Positive Psychology of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne (Australia) and Visiting Professor at the University of Bergamo (Italy). Christian is recognised as a thought-leader in the field of coaching in education, and has published numerous articles, book chapters, and books on the topic. He regularly delivers keynote addresses globally and undertakes research into the integration and application of coaching and positive psychology in professional contexts.