Achieving happiness – with positive psychology coaching

Achieving happiness – with positive psychology coaching

Who Doesn”t Need a Coach? Report from Evidence-Based Coaching Conference

By Louis Alloro

Positive Psychology News Daily, NY (Louis Alloro) – September 29, 2008, 12:52 pm

BOSTON, MA “Who doesn”t need a coach?” is the question I am left pondering after attending this weekend’s sold-out conference presented by Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, its largest psychiatric affiliate (September 26-27, 2008). The conference, “Coaching: A New Horizon – Theory, Emerging Evidence, & Practice,” attracted nearly 500 professional researchers, medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, teachers, and yes, coaches, from around the world.

The two-day event brought together seminal theorists and practitioners to explore the intellectual and evidenced-based foundation for the emerging field of coaching psychology. The initiative is designed to bridge from the ivory-towered field of academic positive psychology to the profession of coaching, which occupies an increasingly prominent space in businesses, schools, and homes on Main Street.

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