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Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC presents to the Denver Coach Federation on the distinctions between life and executive coaching and psychotherapy. Emphasizing the historical, philosophical and ontological distinctions, this presentation clarifies the fundamental distinction between the coaching and psychotherapy paradigms. (3/17/2011)

Posted by Tom Krapu on February 16, 2015 at 3:53 PM 10440 Views

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Reply Dr. Earon Kavanagh
5:09 PM on November 23, 2019 
I viewed Tom's first video but could not find #2 or #3 to continue viewing. This is the first time I have viewed such a presented argument and I'm very interested. To be fair, Tom bases his argument on the work of Sigmund Freud and thus locates the comparison of coaching and psychotherapy in the early years of the field of therapy and I assume, the early foundations of coaching (at least in Video 1). Freud spawned his own lineage of psychoanalysts, included those who rebelled and found their own lineages. Tom centres his argument on Freud's work. Perhaps he could have also mentioned William James, who was around during that early era. I quite enjoyed the presentation and wish the other two parts were available, so I can get a more comprehensive understanding of Tom's argument.

Earon Kavanagh
BPS Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Newfoundland, Canadas