Human Capital Management

Science of Behavior and Change

Coaching practice has become a focus of scientific inquiry that draws on a number of related domains of study that include behavioral sciences, systems theory, positive psychology, neuroscience, and solutions-focused therapy among others. In this course students analyze academic research publications to draw a connection between research and coaching practice in the field. In addition to the overview of a broad variety of approaches used in different coaching practices, students will become familiar with the thinking emerging from recent non-clinical, solutions-focused approaches within the field of applied psychology. Throughout the course, students gain a working knowledge of the scientific basis for the coaching practice, and familiarity with the wide range of coaching models used in the field.
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