The International Forum for Coaching Psychology was set up after a meeting was convened at the 1st International Coaching Psychology Conference, held at City University, London, UK, on the 18th December 2006.
The following aspects were mentioned at the Forum meeting as possible purposes:
- Create a network organisation of coaching psychologists that is across-communities and cultures.
- Accreditation of coaching psychologists.
- Collaboration between different countries.
- Cross-cultural research.
- Identify/bridge cultural gap
- Identify what works
Just over a year later, in April 2008, the Society for Coaching Psychology was launched. This international society will take forward some of the key ideas from the Forum. The Society will promote coaching psychology around the world and encourage the development of the theory, research and practice in this field. The Society thanks the Forum for its international vision. Some the original Forum members have become Honorary Vice Presidents or Officers of the Society for Coaching Psychology.
On the 18 July, 2011, the Society was granted permission to change its name to the International Society for Coaching Psychology.