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Coaching for the Clinician

10 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $99.00

Co-developed by Claire Nana, LMFT and Sage de Beixedon Breslin, Ph.D.

CE Credits for Psychologists. CE Credits (CEUs) for LMFTs, Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses.
CE Approvals by BBS-CA, ASWB, NBCC, NAADAC, CA-BRN & more.
Zur Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This course is also offered as part of a Coaching & Psychotherapy Certificate Program for 24 CE Credits.

This course is not eligible for NBCC credit.

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Coaching Life coaching has grown quite dramatically in popularity in the last couple of decades. Life coaching focuses on assisting people with many aspects of their lives and can include concerns such as career change; life transitions, such as children leaving home; moving, separating or getting married; pending decisions such as starting a business or returning to school; and desired changes such as reducing debt, losing weight, or improving communication. The exciting part for life coaches is these are the issues that clients most often seek treatment for! And different from traditional therapy, the life coach will first draw out the client's unique skills and then effectively harness them to achieve the client's goals. In this way, the life coach can provide the client with not only a customized service, but also a way to move past obstacles and achieve goals in the future. Life coaching can be an effective tool that moves the client from simply surviving or coping into a realm of thriving.

This is an introductory course on life coaching that defines coaching and distinguishes it from the practice of psychotherapy. In this course, 8 documents are presented. The first interview introduces the use of life coaching in the psychotherapy setting. Section two addresses applied skills the life coach will use to help the client begin to change, along with how to maintain the progress made in each area of the life coaching course. Lastly, the course reviews the termination process which follows a successful life coaching experience. Resources, references and updates are provided in a separate document.

Disclaimer: This course is purely educational and does not intend to serve as a license (or permission) to mental health professionals to prescribe or practice any of the approaches discussed in this course unless they fall within the scope of practice of your profession. Check with your licensing board about the scope of practice of your profession to make sure you practice within that scope.


Educational Objectives:

    This course will teach the participant to
  • Describe the use of life coaching and the population it is appropriate for.
  • List the assessment tools and techniques used in the coaching process.
  • Identify the elements that can promote and/or enhance change.
  • Review the various assessment tools used to determine client functioning on a global scale.
  • Promote client autonomy in the coaching relationship.
  • Educate the client about the emotions of anger, sadness, anxiety, and boredom.
  • Summarize the role of the seven personality styles on behavior; the specific strengths and the challenges of each style.
  • Address and manage the emotions of anger, sadness, anxiety, and boredom.
  • List tools that can be used to promote life balance, nutritional balance, and exercise management.
  • Design a program unique for each personality style to facilitate the achievement of goals.

Course Syllabus:

  • Section One: Introduction
    • Health and wellness statistics (the relationship between emotions and behavior, health conditions, relationships, life structure, and personality).

  • Section Two: Client Assessment
    • Global Assessment of Functioning
    • Health Assessment
    • Mental Health Assessment (Optimism Test)
    • Personality Assessment

  • Section Three: Environment For Change
    • Unconditional Acceptance
    • Emotional Reciprocity
    • Reflective Listening
    • Client Autonomy

  • Section Four: Client Education
    • Healthy Emotional Management
      • Anger
      • Sadness
      • Anxiety
      • Boredom
    • Healthy Relationship Management
      • Boundaries and expectations
      • Needs and wants
      • Positive vs. negative support
    • Healthy Life Management
      • Ego Strength
      • Autonomy
      • Mastery
      • Purpose
      • Identity
      • Life Balance
    • Exercise
      • Exercise and mood
      • Exercise and life balance
      • Exercise and physical health
      • Exercise and metabolic composition
    • Nutritional Balance
      • Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships with food
      • Food and mood
      • Assessing nutritional needs
      • Metabolic effect of foods
    • Personality Styles
      • Personality styles and weight loss behavior
      • Specific strengths of each style
      • Specific challenges of each style

  • Section Five: Applied Skills
    • Stages of change
    • Understanding and acceptance
    • Applied Skills: emotional management
      • Anger
      • Sadness
      • Anxiety
      • Boredom
    • Applied Skills: relationship management
      • Boundaries and expectations
      • Needs and wants
      • Positive and negative
    • Applied Skills: life management
      • Ego strength
      • Autonomy
      • Mastery
      • Purpose
      • Identity
      • Life balance
    • Applied Skills: exercise
      • Program customization for mood
      • Program customization for life balance
      • Program customization for physical needs
      • Program customization for metabolic needs
    • Applied Skills: nutrition
      • Food relationship skills
      • Food customization for mood
      • Food customization for physical needs
      • Food customization for metabolic needs
    • Applied Skills: Personality styles
      • Applied skills for each style
      • Program design
      • Utilizing collateral resources
      • Managing counter-transference
      • The referral process

  • Section Six: Maintenance
    • Management of emotional health
      • Awareness of healthy and unhealthy regulation of emotions
      • Self regulation
      • Adjunctive support
    • Management of relationship health
      • Awareness of healthy and unhealthy relationship patterns
      • Self regulation
      • Adjunctive support
    • Management of life balance
      • Awareness of healthy and unhealthy regulation of life management factors: ego strength, autonomy, mastery, purpose, identity, and life balance
      • Self regulation
      • Adjunctive support
    • Management of exercise
      • Awareness of exercise needs: mood, life balance, physical and metabolic needs
      • Self regulation
      • Adjunctive support
    • Management of nutrition
      • Awareness of healthy and unhealthy food relationships
      • Awareness of nutrition needs: mood, physical, and metabolic
      • Self regulation
      • Adjunctive support
    • Management of personality
      • Awareness of healthy and unhealthy personality management
      • Awareness of personality needs
      • Self regulation
      • Adjunctive support

  • Section Seven: Termination
    • Reviewing progress
    • Moving forward
    • Incorporating referrals and follow-up care
    • Open door policy

  • References & Resources


Author's Bio Claire Nana, LMFT
Author's Bio Sage de Beixedon Breslin, Ph.D.


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