Therapist as Life Coach: An Introduction for Counselors and Other Helping Professionals / Edition 2

Therapist as Life Coach: An Introduction for Counselors and Other Helping Professionals / Edition 2

by Patrick Williams, Deborah C. Davis
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Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.


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Therapist as Life Coach: An Introduction for Counselors and Other Helping Professionals / Edition 2

In 2006, U.S. News and World Report listed coaching as one of the 10 top growing professions.
The first edition of Therapist as Life Coach, published in 2002, anticipated this trend, and since its publication it has become a standard for therapists who wish to transition or expand their practices into life coaching. Pat Williams and Deborah C. Davis have finally revised their classic practice-building book for today's therapists and future coaches. Every chapter in this second edition has been updated and rewritten, reflecting the growth of the coaching field and its increasing appeal to not only therapists, but all helping professionals.
The book begins by exploring the history of the coaching movement and shows how society is hungry for life coaches. The second part of the book explains in detail the differences and similarities between coaching and therapy, discusses the coaching relationship, and considers some of the skills therapists will need to learn and unlearn in order to reclaim their joyfulness about their work. Professional transition tools such as developing and marketing your practice and honing your coaching skills are discussed at length in Part Three. The final section moves beyond basic life coaching to introduce coaching specialties such as corporate coaching, offers self-care strategies for life coaches, and peeks into the future of life coaching. There is new material throughout, including an overview of recent coaching developments, updated liability concerns, new business opportunities, and a new section on the research about coaching.Coaching gives practitioners the opportunity to break free of managed care and excessive reliance on the insurance industry and to work with a wide range of clients—specifically, those who are not suffering from mental illness but, rather, seeking to maximize their life potential. This book will help you enter this lucrative and personally enriching world with the skills and knowledge you need to build a successful coaching practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393705225
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Edition description: Revised and Expanded
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 871,539
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
Why Life Coaching?
Why Therapists as Life Coaches?     1
The History and Evolution of Life Coaching     10
The Courage to Begin     21
Life Coaching for Therapists
Therapy and Coaching: Distinctions and Similarities     43
Reclaiming Your Soul: The Joyfulness of Life Coaching     63
The Life Coaching Relationship     72
Powerful Transition Tools
Getting Started as a Life Coach     85
The Basic Life Coaching Model: Skills and Strategies     103
Advanced Coaching Skills     113
Developing and Marketing Your Life Coaching Practice     128
Expanding Your Coaching Practice
Broadening Your Base: Beyond Basic Life Coaching     165
Self-care for Life Coaches     176
The Future of Coaching     198
Common Questions from Aspiring Life Coaches     203
Resources     209
The Welcome Packet     213
References     229
Index     237

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Therapist as Life Coach: An Introduction for Counselors and Other Helping Professionals 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Chicago-Mike More than 1 year ago
I read this book with much interest. I"m not a therapist but I got so much out of it. The authors discuss the differences between Therapists and Life Coaches and similarities. They do a great job giving the reader an overview of Life Coaching, taking the reader step by step through the process. This is my first book that I've read on the subject, but I've come away with a pretty good understanding of what the profession is all about. I can't wait to read their earlier book on the subject.