Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention / Edition 1

Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention / Edition 1

by Robert Biswas-Diener
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470536764

ISBN-13: 9780470536766

Pub. Date: 09/07/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Discover proven strategies for applyingpositive psychology within your coaching practice Written by Robert Biswas-Diener, a respected researcher, psychologist, life and organizational coach, and expert in positive psychology, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching presents a wide range of practical interventions and tools you can put to use right away in your

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Discover proven strategies for applyingpositive psychology within your coaching practice Written by Robert Biswas-Diener, a respected researcher, psychologist, life and organizational coach, and expert in positive psychology, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching presents a wide range of practical interventions and tools you can put to use right away in your coaching practice. Each intervention is clearly outlined and, where appropriate, illustrated by case studies from organizational and life coaching. Providing unique assessments that can be used to evaluate client resources and goals, this practical guide introduces tools unique to this book that every professional can use in their practice, including:
• Findings from new research on goal commitment strategies, motivation, growth-mindset theory, and goal revision
• A decision tree for working specifically with Snyder's Hope Theory in the coaching context
• An easy-to-use assessment of "positive diagnosis," which measures client strengths, values, positive orientation toward the future, and satisfaction
• Measures of self-esteem, optimism, happiness, personal strengths, motivation, and creativity
• Guidance for leading clients through organizational and common life transitions including layoffs, leadership changes, university graduation, middle age, and retirement Filled with reflective exercises for use in your own personal and professional development, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching also includes guidance and recommendations for marketing a positive psychology coaching practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470536766
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
171
Sales rank:
313,547
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter One Education to Empowerment: An Introduction to Applying Positive Psychology Coaching 1

Chapter Two Using Your Best to Make You Better 19

Chapter Three Harnessing Positivity 39

Chapter Four Making Molehills out of Mountains: Coaching Goals and Hope for the Future 59

Chapter Five Positive Diagnosis 75

Chapter Six Positive Assessment 99

Chapter Seven Gray Hairs and Gravestones: Positive Psychology Coaching Across the Lifespan 125

Chapter Eight The Practice of Positive Psychology Coaching 145

Endnotes 153

Author Index 163

Subject Index 165

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