Executive Coaching: The Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Medical - 204 pages
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For many mental health professionals, executive and personal coaching represent attractive alternatives to managed care practice. This book provides mental health professionals with a map of the territory of the corporate world and describes in detail the major theoretical coaching models and progressive phases. Sperry addresses both executive coaching and personal coaching, revealing the practical, ethical and legal aspects of beginning and maintaining an active coaching practice.
  

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Contents

Executives and Executive Coaching
17
The Context of Executive Coaching
45
Selecting Appropriate Clients and Coaches
63
The Process of Executive Coaching
83
SkillFocused Coaching with Executives
99
PerformanceFocused Coaching with Executives
129
DevelopmentFocused Coaching with Executives
145
Executive Consultation and Executive Psychotherapy
167
The Practice of Executive Coaching
185
Index
199
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Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D. is professor of Health Services Administration and Psychology, and director of the Masters in Health Services Administration program at Barry University in Florida. He has consulted with executives throughout the U.S. and abroad for over thirty years, and has designed and implemented leadership development programs for several corporations. Sperry is board certified in psychiatry, preventative medicine, and clinical psychology and a fellow of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He has published over 200 articles and 30 books, many with Taylor and Francis.

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