“at any given moment, only very little is contained in consciousness” – Freud, The Unconscious (1915)
This course will give you the knowledge and understanding of how and why psychodynamics can play a central role in coaching. It will deepen your awareness around the unconscious, and how understanding this can help you be a more effective coach. Your clients will benefit from your expanded awareness and enhanced ability in asking powerful questions around topics such as defence mechanisms and repeated patterns of behaviour.
18 CCEs will be awarded on completion of the course; 9 in core competency and 9 in Resource Development
Before coaching there was psychoanalysis. Freud, and those who came after him, discovered and developed a ground-breaking way of approaching our minds and understanding why we think and behave the way we do. Over time these theories and concepts have tended to be overlooked in favour of our more fashionable ideas. There is so much knowledge here that is going unused. It's time to bring Freud back!
Psychodynamics includes a whole body of research and thought that is essential learning for coaches. Our unconscious underpins so much of our thinking and behaving that it is a goldmine of knowledge for coaching. This course will give you the knowledge and understanding of how and why psychodynamics can play a central role in coaching. It will deepen your awareness around the unconscious, and how understanding this can help you be a more effective coach.
- Module 1: How psychodynamic theory can support our coaching
Including an outline of psychodynamic theory and concepts, including why looking at the unconscious is important for coaches.
- Module 2: Freud – why is he the “father of psychoanalysis”?
An Overview of Freud’s main theories and how these might be applicable to coaching.
- Module 3: Jung – what was his contribution?
An exploration into some of Jung’s key theories and their use for us as coaches.
- Module 4: Common defence mechanisms and how they arise in coaching
How do we identify a defence mechanism and what do we do once we have seen it?
- Module 5: Transference and Countertransference
What these terms really mean and how they play out in the coaching relationship
- Module 6: Putting this all together
Review of everything we have covered and exploring how and when to use these skills. When should we use a psychodynamic approach? When and what should we be taking it to supervision?
The course will be delivered via pre-session content (in house lectures, reading lists) and live seminars and discussion groups over the 12-week period.
There will be much discussion and reflection within the course of how and when these concepts and theories can be applied in coaching.
The course will be delivered by Julia Rogers. Julia has been studying and researching psychodynamic theory for over 25 years and has a passion for its application in coaching. Julia believes that a thorough appreciation of unconscious process enables coaches to communicate at a deeper degree with their clients, moving from a transactional to a transformational level, leading to real sustainable change.
Next course dates:
Thursday evenings 6pm to 8pm (with pre course work to support)
27th April 2023
11th May 2023
25th May 2023
8th June 2023
22nd June 2023
6th July 2023
What previous students have said:
“As a coach, this course has armed me with psychodynamic insights into human behaviour and shown me how this can be applied through the practice of coaching. Not only was the course interesting and accessible, it gave me great insights into psychodynamic theoretical principles and real-world examples of how these theories can inform my coaching practice. Within weeks of completing the course I am already able to see how this new insight and knowledge is impacting the outcomes of coaching for my clients.”
Hannah, PCC level coach
If you want to stand out from the crowd with an evidence based approach to your coaching and help your clients get deeper transformations by:
- Understanding How the brain works and how this relates to coaching
- Building your programs and coaching sessions based on the principles of neuroplasticity
- Supporting your clients to change their habits and integrate new habits into their routine
- Being confident to challenge your clients thinking and thinking styles
- Tapping into your intuition and understanding intuitive bias
- Maximising your cognitive function using neuroscience
- Using the SCARF model to help your clients identify threats, rewards and take action
In this comprehensive course you will have the opportunity to discuss core concepts, look at scenario based examples and put it all into practice.
In this course you will:
- Learn how to use needs, values and strengths to coach
- Use positive psychology practices such as gratitude and resilience to coach clients
- Support clients to develop their own wellbeing using positive psychology practices
- Develop you coaching to integrate positive psychology tools
Looking for more information?
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