International Society for Coaching Psychology

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2nd February 2016

 

ESTABLISHING THE PROFESSION OF COACHING PSYCHOLOGY 

 

Launched in 2008, the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) has continually aimed to support the advancement and development of Coaching Psychology. 

The Society was originally formed to offer routes to International accreditation/certification as a coaching psychologist. The first stage was launched in September 2008 to
 provide a route for qualified psychologists. Stage two of this system was introduced in Spring 2009 and offers a portfolio pathway toward accreditation/certification for graduate members. In 2011, they introduced a new system for coaching psychology Supervisors. 

The ISCP also offers a course and workshop recognition system, which confers ISCP recognition for education and training in the field of coaching psychology. In 2010, they also introduced a new Approved Centre system.  The Society also has its own journal ‘Coaching Psychology International’ and actively aims to partner and support local, European and International coaching psychology events.

One of the most recent developments took place toward the end of 2015, which was to introduce a new membership status in recognition of those accredited/certified members of the Society who have reached the five-year milestone.  Dr Siobhain O’Riordan, ISCP Chair, said “We are delighted to have been able to develop this new membership status of Associate Fellow, in acknowledgement of those who have maintained accredited membership status of the Society for a minimum period of 5 years”.  She continued, “This is a landmark step in establishing the international profession of coaching psychology”.

The Honorary President of the Society, Prof Stephen Palmer commented “The International Society for Coaching Psychology is going from strength to strength. This development highlights the importance we place on the accreditation of coaching psychologists”.

Coaches, managers and anyone interested in the field of coaching psychology can also apply to join this international Society as an Affiliate Member.  Further details about the Society are available at http://www.isfcp.net 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  

Dr Siobhain O'Riordan email: [email protected]

 

This press release is also available to download by clicking here 

 

 

 

31st July 2013

EXCITING STEP FOR COACHING PSYCHOLOGY IN EUROPE

The International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) and Society for Evidence Based Coaching of the Danish Psychological Society (SEBC DPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to acknowledge their desire to work together to support the profession of coaching psychology. This important development also acknowledges that they have a common purpose and interests. Thus this new link between them is highly valued by both professional bodies.

The President of ISCP, Prof Stephen Palmer, said “The signing of the MOU is an exciting step for the development of the discipline of coaching psychology in Europe. Our organisations look forward to working together”.

Jens Boris Larsen, Chair of the SEBC, commented "The signing of the MOU will kindle an even deeper level of collaboration that will lead to many new exciting developments, projects and ideas in the future”.

The Chair of the ISCP, Dr Siobhain O’Riordan stated “We look forward to working with SEBC as we have common interests and values. This announcement also represents the bigger picture of increasing collaboration between coaching psychology professional bodies across the world”.

The MOU will encourage and set the scene for further discussions between these two Societies including exchanges and assistance relating to professional development and research.

The ISCP is an international professional membership body established to further the discipline and profession of coaching psychology. With the growing interest in coaching psychology around the world, the Society hopes to encourage the development of the theory, research and practice in coaching psychology and support coaching psychologists in their work (www.isfcp.net). The SEBC is a professional association, specialising in integrative coaching psychology, which aims to help create and raise industry standards of coaching (www.sebc.dk). 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Prof Stephen Palmer: e-­‐mail [email protected]

Jens Boris Larsen: email [email protected]    

 

31st May 2012

COACHING PSYCHOLOGY REACHES A NEW MILESTONE

The International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) and The Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13 of the American Psychological Association) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding affirming their shared purposes, values and interests in the advancement of coaching psychology internationally.  The Memorandum demonstrates a mutual commitment to establish productive mechanisms for cooperation and collaboration, in research, education and advocacy, to continuously increase the effectiveness of coaching psychology.

 The President of ISCP, Prof Stephen Palmer, commented “This is another great step in the development of coaching psychology as a discipline and an area of practice in psychology”. He added “We welcome the Society of Consulting Psychology as members of the international coaching psychology community”.

Amy Own Niederbing, Ph.D, President of the Society of Consulting Psychology said "We are excited about our affiliation with ISCP and the possibilities it affords for building a strong coaching psychology discipline worldwide with our international colleagues”. She continued “The Society of Consulting Psychology - Division 13 of the American Psychological Association - looks forward to mutual learning, collaborative contributions, and enhanced cross-cultural insights as we join together in our mutual pursuit of excellence in the science and practice of coaching psychology”.

David Brewer, Society of Consulting Psychology President between 2010-2012 said “Distinctive insights into personality, motivation, learning, and behavior change enable psychologists to offer special value and considerable impact as coaches.  Closer collaboration between ISCP and SCP will further strengthen and broaden our understanding of how to apply psychological insights across the coaching process, in increasingly effective ways, for the benefit of our clients.” 

The memorandum is a landmark in the field of coaching psychology and lays the foundations for further discussion and agreement between the bodies in areas such as research, education and training in coaching psychology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Prof Stephen Palmer: e-mail [email protected]

Chad Rummel, MEd, Communications Manager, American Psychological Association 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

e-mail [email protected] 

 

 

Date: 30th May 2012

HISTORIC EVENT FOR COACHING PSYCHOLOGY

Supported by an audience of coaching psychologists and coaches from around the world the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) and the Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group of the New Zealand Psychological Society (CPSIG/NZPsS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Second Southern Hemisphere International Congress for Coaching Psychology in Sydney, Australia.  

This significant occasion represents a desire by these two professional bodies to communicate and work together in support of the development of the coaching psychology profession.

The President of ISCP, Prof Stephen Palmer, commented “The signing of this historic MOU between the ISCP and the New Zealand Psychological Society Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group will enable our organisations to work more closely together in developing the theory, research and practice of coaching psychology”. He added “The growing coaching psychology community will be enhanced by our closer ties”.

Sam Farmer Chair of the New Zealand Psychological Society’s Special Interest Group said “Tumeke – awesome!  It is a real privilege for the New Zealand CPSIG to join the growing family of the ISCP, providing us with the backing of the foremost worldwide coaching psychology body and access to the excellent professional development opportunities at ISCP’s disposal”. He continued, “ I also know that the experience and knowledge of coaching psychologists in Aoteaora/New Zealand will contribute greatly to ISCP’s cultural diversity”.

The memorandum also recognises that the bodies share interests and that they seek to establish ways in which the organisations can co-operate.  Dr Siobhain O’Riordan ISCP Chair was also pleased to share news of this announcement stating “This is a truly momentous occasion and great news for the ongoing advancement and establishment of coaching psychology”.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sam Farmer   Tel +64 27 411 8522     e-mail [email protected]

 

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan   Tel +44 7789 110976  e-mail [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

Date 29th July 2011

GLOBAL COACHING PSYCHOLOGY NEWS

 

In breaking news it has been announced that the Society for Coaching Psychology has changed its name to the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP).

Professor Stephen Palmer, President of the Society said. "This is an historic day for the development of coaching psychology internationally as a profession and field of psychology".

 

The Society is an international professional membership body established to further the discipline and profession of coaching psychology. With the growing interest in coaching psychology around the world, the Society hopes to encourage the development of the theory, research and practice in coaching psychology and support coaching psychologists in their work. The international aspect of the Society is reflected in Honorary Vice Presidents who are based around the world including in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA, Greece, Sweden and Switzerland.  

 

Chair of the Society, Dr Siobhain O’Riordan commented “We are delighted that our name now reflects the international aspect of our work”.  

 

In May 2011, the ISCP and the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA) and the SIOPSA Interest Group of Coaching and Consulting Psychology (IGCCP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) acknowledging a desire to communicate, and work together in support of the development of the Coaching Psychology profession in South Africa and internationally. The Society has also agreed similar MOU’s with psychology groups in Italy and Israel.

 

Further information about the Society is available at: http://www.coachingpsychologycongress.org/ and www.societyforcoachingpsychology.net

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan

Tel +44 7789 110976

e-mail [email protected]

 

 Date: 14th July 2011

ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR COACHING PSYCHOLOGY 

Another landmark event has been announced within the international community of coaching psychology.  The Society for Coaching Psychology (SCP) and and the Israel Association for Coaching Psychology (IACP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) acknowledging a desire to communicate, and work together in support of the development of the coaching psychology profession Israel and internationally.

 

Professor Stephen Palmer, President of the Society for Coaching Psychology said: “This is another important milestone in the development of the coaching psychology profession around the world”. He continued “Our two professional bodies have agreed to work closely together in furthering our shared aims and objectives.”

 

The Chair and Founder of IACP, Dr Arnon Levy commented “I am proud to work together with SCP towards synergy in the promotion of the emerging field of Coaching Psychology”.  He added “I believe that SCP with the accumulated scientific knowledge and academic rigor and IACP representing a country which is still a melting pot of creative formation of old and new problems and possible solutions, should form together a fertile ground to the promotion of this emerging exciting discipline”.   

 

The memorandum also recognises that the organisations share interests and that they seek to establish ways in which the organisations can co-operate.

 

Further information about these organisations is available at: http://www.coachingpsychologycongress.org/ and www.societyforcoachingpsychology.net

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan

Tel +44 7789 110976

e-mail [email protected]

 

 Date: 26th May 2011

LANDMARK COACHING PSYCHOLOGY EVENT

 

The international professional body the Society for Coaching Psychology (SCP), the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA) and the SIOPSA Interest Group of Coaching and Consulting Psychology (IGCCP) has this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) acknowledging a desire to communicate, and work together in support of the development of the Coaching Psychology profession in South Africa and internationally. It also recognises that the organisations share interests and that they seek to establish ways in which the organisations can co-operate.

 

Prof Stephen Palmer PhD, President of the Society for Coaching Psychology, said “Today is an historic occasion for the field of coaching psychology. This MOU between the Society for Coaching Psychology, Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa and their Interest Group of Coaching and Consulting Psychology demonstrates how the international psychology community are working together to develop coaching psychology as a profession and scientific discipline, underpinned by theory, research and practice”. He added “By signing the MOU at the 1st International Congress of Coaching Psychology in South Africa, we as two professional bodies, are emphasising its importance. We thank our colleagues in SIOPSA for bringing our two organisations closer together”.

 

Aletta Odendaal, Past-President of SIOPSA acknowledged the importance of the signing of the MOU as a landmark in the development of Coaching Psychology in South Africa.  She further emphasised that together both organisations have a stronger potential influence over the promotion of common interests.

 

Dr Anna-Rosa le Roux, Chair of IGCCP recognises the innate potential of the discipline of Coaching Psychology to enhance life experience, work performance and wellbeing of individuals, groups and organizations.  She commented “We are anticipating exciting growth in the discipline and are looking forward to mutual conversation and synergies in the growth and development of Coaching Psychology across the world”. 

 

The memorandum also lays the foundation for further discussion and agreement as regards the future liaison between the organisations. 

 

Further information about these organisations and the 1st International Congress of Coaching Psychology is available at: http://www.coachingpsychologycongress.org/, www.siopsa.org.za and www.societyforcoachingpsychology.net

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Aletta Odendaal

Tel +27 83 600 9939

e-mail [email protected]

 

Dr Anna-Rosa le Roux

Tel +27 82 874 5794

e-mail [email protected]

 

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan

Tel +44 7789 110976

e-mail [email protected]

 

 

Date: 08.06.10

IRISH REPRESENTATION FOR SOCIETY FOR COACHING PSYCHOLOGY

The Society for Coaching Psychology (SCP) has announced that Hugh O’Donovan, founding member and Chair of the Coaching Psychology Group (CPG), Division of Work Psychology (DWOP), Psychological Society of Ireland, has accepted an invitation to become an Honorary Vice-President of the Society. Professionally, Hugh runs a successful work psychology and coaching practice where he engages with both private and public sector clients. Additionally, he lectures part-time in the Applied Psychology Dept in University College Cork. He has recently published a model of coaching for the Irish Coaching Psychology context which is a first in the field. He is also a Director of Poradnia Psychologiczna Dublin (PPD).

On accepting this honorary post Hugh said “As a former Army Officer, Social Entrepreneur, Sportsperson and more recently Registered Work Psychologist, my enduring interest and passion has been centered on performance both good and bad. Although I didn’t fully appreciate it until recently, my approach for all but 37 years has been a coaching one”. He continued “We live in challenging times and I believe that the relatively recent formal marriage of Psychology and Coaching provides the basis for a different conversation. The role of the Society for Coaching Psychology in guiding and informing that conversation is central and crucial. I am honoured and I look forward to being part of and contributing to that conversation in whatever way I can on behalf of the Coaching Psychology Group in Ireland”.

Prof Stephen Palmer, Honorary President of theSociety said“I am delighted that the Irish Coaching Psychology Group has nominated Hugh O'Donovan as their representative. He brings a wide range of skills and knowledge to the Society for Coaching Psychology which will be of great benefit to the international development of coaching psychology”.

Chair of the SCP, Dr Siobhain O’Riordan, commented “We are pleased to welcome Hugh O’Donovan to his new role as an Honorary Vice President and also look forward to further establishing our links with the Irish CPG”.

Further information about the activities of the Society for Coaching Psychology and how to become a member are available at: www.societyforcoachingpsychology.net

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan

Tel 07789 110976

e-mail [email protected]

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Date: 11.12.09

NEW ZEALAND CONNECTION FOR SOCIETY FOR COACHING PSYCHOLOGY

The Society for Coaching Psychology (SCP) has recently announced that Sam Farmer, co-founder and current Chair of the newly formed New Zealand Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group (CPSIG), has accepted a post to become an Honorary Vice-President of the Society. Professionally, Sam works with a variety of organisations in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. He also provides individually sought executive and professional coaching. In addition he is the Oceania Focal Point for Medecins Sans Frontiere’s PsychoSocial Care Unit in Papua New Guinea.

On accepting this honorary post Sam said “I am privileged to be able to represent the New Zealand Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group in the role of Honorary Vice-President for the Society of Coaching Psychology”. He added“In this position, I will do my best to ensure that the links between CPSIG and SCP continue to enhance the professional development opportunities available for NZ psychologists interested in coaching. At the same time, we at the CPSIG look forward to increasing our contribution to the international coaching psychology field through our relationship with the SCP”.

Prof Stephen Palmer, Honorary President of the Society said “Recently I was fortunate enough to attend the inaugural meeting held in Auckland of the New Zealand Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group. Sam Farmer's appointment as a Honorary Vice President of The Society is another exciting international development in the field of coaching psychology”.

Chair of the SCP, Dr Siobhain O’Riordan, commented “We are delighted to welcome Sam Farmer to his new role as an Honorary Vice President and also look forward to further establishing our links with the New Zealand CPSIG”.

Further information about the activities of the Society for Coaching Psychology and how to become a member are available at: www.societyforcoachingpsychology.net

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan

Tel 07789 110976

e-mail [email protected]

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Archive:
Date: 3rd November 2008

 

INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST SUPPORTS

 

SOCIETY FOR COACHING PSYCHOLOGY

 

 

The Society for Coaching Psychology (SCP) has announced that the eminent international psychologist, Dr Charles D. Spielberger, has recently accepted an invitation to become an Honorary Vice President of the Society. Other Honorary Vice Presidents of the SCP include leading experts in psychology who are based in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, United Kingdom, USA and Sweden

8th May 08

 

SOCIETY FOR COACHING PSYCHOLOGY
239 St John St, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4NG
A new professional body has been launched offering routes to international accreditation and certification as a coaching psychologist. The Society for Coaching Psychology will establish and maintain a register of accredited coaching psychologists, supervisors, trainers and consultants. It will also confer recognition for courses of education and training in the field of coaching psychology and publicise and comment on courses for continuing professional education and development.
The Society has also recently announced that their Honorary Vice Presidents will include leading experts in psychology who are based in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, New Zealand, Portugal, United Kingdom, USA and Sweden.

Prof Reinhard Stelter an Honorary Vice President of the Society based in Denmark said “I regard the launch of the Society for Coaching Psychology as a positive indicator for the recognition of coaching psychology in the professional domain of psychology and as an important step towards a further quality assurance in the field of coaching in general. The launch of the society will set new standards for certification or accreditation in the area of coaching psychology, which will help coachees and customers to find their way to a good provider of coaching services".

Representing Australia, Dr Suzy Green, Honorary Vice President of the Society, said “The Society will provide a forum for Coaching Psychologists world-wide to share knowledge and resources in order to provide a consistent evidence-based approach to practice”. She continued “The Society provides a unique opportunity for Coaching Psychologists to network at a global level”.

From the USA, Dr Patrick Williams commented “The creation and launch of the Society for Coaching Psychology, of which I am proud to be invited to be an Honorary Vice President, is a very important event for the profession of coaching”. He added “I have been an executive and leadership coach since 1990 as part of my psychology practice. With the recognition that much of the best of psychology theory and research in human development offer strength to the profession of coaching, the Society stands to act as the glue that holds all the other coaching organizations together. It is exciting to find a way for the breadth of psychology to reach society in a way that is positive, accepted without stigma, and can assist motivated humans toward optimal living.”
Further information about the activities of the Society for Coaching Psychology and how to become a member are available at:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr Siobhain O’Riordan, Tel 07789 ..., e-mail [email protected]

 

 



 

30-4-2008

SOCIETY FOR COACHING PSYCHOLOGY
239 St John St, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4NG
A new professional body has been launched offering routes to international accreditation and certification as a coaching psychologist. The Society for Coaching Psychology will establish and maintain a register of accredited coaching psychologists, supervisors, trainers and consultants. It will also confer recognition for courses of education and training in the field of coaching psychology and publicise and comment on courses for continuing professional education and development.
The Society has also recently announced that their Honorary Vice Presidents currently include leading experts in psychology who are based in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, New Zealand, Portugal, United Kingdom, USA and Sweden
Dr Siobhain O’Riordan, Chair of the Society for Coaching Psychology, said “There is a growing interest in coaching psychology around the world”. She continued “The Society for Coaching Psychology hopes to support coaching psychologists in their work”. The Society will focus upon promoting and developing the science and profession of coaching psychology, aiding the advancement of theory and practice.
Dr Giles St. J Burch, Honorary Vice President of the Society, said “This is an important development for professional psychologists practicing in the rapidly establishing field of coaching psychology. The Society for Coaching Psychology provides an international code of ethics and standards, and practice guidelines for coaching psychologists. This is particularly important for regions where national coaching psychology groups are not currently in existence, such as in New Zealand"
Further information about the activities of the Society for Coaching Psychology and how to become a member are available at:www.societyforcoachingpsychology.net
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr Giles St. J Burch
Tel: +64 (0)9 373 7599 ext. 86792
Mobile: +64 (0)21 341 940
Fax: +64 (0)9 373 7477

 

 

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SOCIETY FOR COACHING PSYCHOLOGY

239 St John St, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4NG

A new professional body has been launched offering routes to international accreditation as a coaching psychologist. The Society for Coaching Psychology will establish and maintain a register of accredited coaching psychologists, supervisors, trainers and consultants. It will also confer recognition for courses of education and training in the field of coaching psychology and publicise and comment on courses for continuing professional education and development.

The Society has also recently announced that their Honorary Vice Presidents will include leading experts in psychology such as Professor Angela Clow, Professor Cary Cooper, Professor Carol Kauffman and Professor Stephen Palmer.

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan, Chair of the Society for Coaching Psychology, said “Membership of the Society is now available”. She continued “The launch of this new professional body is an important development in the international field of Coaching Psychology, which will also enable professional recognition for those working within this applied area of psychology”.

The Society will focus upon promoting and developing the science and profession of coaching psychology, aiding the advancement of theory and practice.

Prof Stephen Palmer, Honorary Vice President of the Society, said “Already the Society has developed a code of ethics and a guide to coaching psychology practice, which sets out the core values and guiding principles to inform professional practice. The code is based on six ethical principles: rights, respect, recognition, relationships, representation and responsibility”.

Further information about the activities of the Society for Coaching Psychology and how to become a member are available at: www.societyforcoachingpsychology.net

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr Siobhain O’Riordan,

Tel 077..., e-mail [email protected]

 

 

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