Below is a list of FAQ's, please also explore our website for more detailed information.
What is coaching psychology?
The practice of coaching psychology may be described as a process for enhancing well-being and performance in personal life and work domains underpinned by models of coaching grounded in established adult and child learning or psychological theories and approaches. It is practised by qualified coaching psychologists who have relevant qualifications, and have undertaken suitable continuing professional development and supervised practice. As an international professional body the Society acknowledges that pre-requisites for the status of qualified psychologist are based on regionally or nationally recognized qualifications.
How do I become a Coaching Psychologist?
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What are the benefits of joining the Society?
You may find it helpful to visit the following page of our website for further information: http://www.isfcp.net/memberbenefits.htm
What levels of membership are available?
Please review the pages on membership levels for further information: http://www.isfcp.net/membershipcategories.htm
How do I submit an application form?
Membership applications can be made via our on-line form (please see: http://www.isfcp.net/applicationform.htm)
Please ensure that you submit the name and email address of your referee. Please note that if you are applying for Associate level membership you will be required to submit a copy of your graduate psychology certificate and if you are applying for MISCP membership status you will be required to submit a copy of your psychologist’s registration certificate.
All other applications forms (e.g. Accreditation, Course/workshop recognition, Approved centre) should be sent via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What accreditation/certification pathways does the Society have?
i) A grandparenting process available to existing qualified psychologists who are members of the Society (MISCP). The ISCP’s grandparenting process to accreditation/certification is a route by which individuals provide evidence of their existing status as a qualified psychologist. By laying claim to the title of a qualified psychologist you are required to submit evidence with your application that your qualifications are considered to currently meet the criteria of a qualified psychologist via the accepted level of membership of your national psychology body.
ii) A portfolio system, offered to graduate Associate members of the Society (AssocMISCP), which enables them to progress towards becoming an MISCP member of the Society by building up a portfolio of coaching psychology learning and competencies.
iii) An accreditation/certification route for coaching psychology supervisors.
Does the ISCP have a formal training accreditation program or process?
The Society has a system for Approved Centres and a separate system for Recognised Courses/Workshops. Please explore our website for further information.
Why are currency conversion rates not provided for membership fees?
Because of the Society’s relationships with professional coaching psychology bodies from around the world we have not to date provided conversion exchange rates for different currencies from the British pound. Currently as we use a paypal system for membership fees we suggest that a cross check can be made via on-line currency converters.
Who can access the Members Area of the website?
Anyone who is already a member of ISCP and has requested to join the Members Area of the website via http://www.isfcp.net/ - the link to join/sign-in can be found on the right hand column of the home page.
Where can I source the ISCP logos?
If you are a member of the Society please e-mail us at email@example.com stating the logo you would like us to forward to you.
Does the ISCP publish a journal?
Yes, the Society’s e-journal is called Coaching Psychology International.
Where can I find the Society’s Code of Ethics?
The ISCP Code of Ethics and Guide to Coaching Psychology Practice is available on our website: http://www.isfcp.net/ethics.htm
What reciprocal arrangements with other organisations does the Society have?
The ISCP has reciprocal agreements with other professional bodies. Currently it has Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) with SIOPSA, IGCCG, the Society for Coaching Psychology Italy (SCPI), the Israel Association for Coaching Psychology (IACP), Col·legi Oficial de Psicòlegs de Catalunya (COPC), Coachande Psykologer (Sweden), the NZ CPSIG (New Zealand), the Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13, APA).
All coaching psychologists who are members of a professional body where the ISCP has a reciprocal arrangement will be offered automatically free Affiliate membership of ISCP, access to the website and the publication Coaching Psychology International.
We also have a reciprocal relationship with Coaching at Work magazine.
What is a Friend of the Society’s Social Network?
These are individuals with a general interest in coaching psychology who have joined one of the ISCP Social Networking Groups. Friends of the Society’s Social Network shall not be entitled to vote at meetings of the Company, nor use post-nominal letters, nor describe themselves as coaching psychologists unless appropriately qualified.