A Guide to Coaching and Mental Health: The Recognition and Management of Psychological Issues

1st Edition

Andrew Buckley, Carole Buckley

Routledge
Published September 4, 2006
Reference - 264 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415394598 - CAT# RU94597
Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

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Summary

It is vital that coaches have the ability to recognise mental health problems in their clients, enabling them to make an informed decision about whether coaching is appropriate. A Guide to Coaching and Mental Health provides an indispensable introduction to the assessment of psychological issues in the context of coaching. 

Divided into three sections, the book covers all the legal, ethical and practical considerations. Part I, Working on the Boundary, starts by exploring the distinction between normal and abnormal behaviour. In Part II, What’s Being Said?, the authors introduce fictional case studies, which cover a range of possible mental health issues from mild depression and anxiety, through to psychoses and potentially life-threatening problems. Part III, Categories of Mental Illness, guides the reader through the definition and management of the more common mental health problems.

This accessible and jargon-free guide to identifying mental illness will prove invaluable for coaches and other related professionals, whatever their level of experience.

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