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Coaching, Coaching and Psychotherapy, &
From Counselor to a Coach

Resources & References

This resource page is part of three online courses:
From Counselor to Coach: Making the Transition
Coaching and Psychotherapy: Advanced Topics
Coaching For The Clinician

CE Credits for Psychologists. CE Credits (CEUs) for LMFTs, Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses.
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Organizations and Institutions

  • Association for Coach Training Organizations
  • Board Certified Coach credential (especially relevant for counselors and therapists)
  • Burris Institute
    Specializing in "subconscious-restructuring" Burris institute offers counseling coaching solutions, master certification programs and training licensing.
  • Center for Credentialing and Education
  • Coach Federation
    Founded to advance the practice of professional coaching, the ICF sets industry standards, provides independent certification, and maintains a worldwide network of credentialed coaches.
  • Coach Training Alliance
    Comprised of active coaching professionals, this organization offers a trademarked learning system, as well as graduate level courses for life coaches.
  • I Coach Academy
    I Coach Academy is a global company whose programs are accredited by the International Coach Federation. They work to improve the credibility and advancement of life coaching.
  • Institute for Life Coach Training
  • Institute of Coaching (Harvard University)
  • International Coach Federation
  • Ipec Coaching
    Integrating consulting, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), mentoring, quantum physics, metaphysics, adult and accelerated learning theories, emotional intelligence, and leadership development, Ipec Coaching offers basic as well as master's level coach training programs.
  • Life Coach Training
    Meeting the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) Board Certified Coach Training Requirements, Life Coach Training offers both 30 and 60 hour coach training programs conducted via the telephone, as well as access to a network of coaching professionals.
  • Robbins-Madanes Training
    Pioneered by Anthony Robbins and Cloe Madanes, the Robbins-Madanes Training Center harnesses powerful strategic interventions drawn from social psychology, human needs therapy, structural family therapy, Ericksonian therapy, conflict resolution techniques, and many more to offer many five Strategic Coach certifications.
  • Spencer Institute
    The Spencer Institute offers Life Coaching, Holistic Education, Nutrition Coaching, Sports Psychology, and Wellness Training Certification Programs delivered in online and distance learning formats.
  • The Coaches
    The largest in-person coach training program in the world, The Coaches uses a whole person coaching approach, as well as their Co-Active Coaching Model.
  • Wellcoaches School of Coaching
    One of the few coaching schools that offers coach training, continuing education, and self coaching courses.
  • World Coach Institute
    Offering business, marketing, and 15+ niche coach training areas, this organization provides mentoring and coach training hours accepted by the International Coach Federation.


International Coach Federation (ICF)


Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT)

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Coaching Forms



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Online Articles

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  • de Wall, F. (2010). The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.
  • Ekman, P (2004). Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life. New York, NY: Holt.
  • Gladwell, M. (2007). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. New York, NY: Back Bay Books.
  • Goleman, D. (2006). Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. New York, NY: Bantam.
  • Goleman, D. (2007). Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. New York, NY: Bantam.
  • Iacoboni, M. (2009). Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Connect With Others. New York, NY: Picador.
  • Kim, H.J. (2011). "Executive coaching: study of the evolution of the program at a top European business school." Retrieved 2-16-12.
  • National Weight Control Registry (2011). Retrieved 2-2-12.
  • Passmore, J. (2010). Excellence in Coaching: The Industry Guide, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Kogan Page.
  • Pink, D (1999). Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. New York, NY: Riverhead Hardcover.
  • Rogers, C. (2003). Client-Centered Therapy: It's Current Implications, Practice and Theory. London: Constable.
  • Seligman, M. (1998). Learned Optimism: How To Change Your Mind and Your Life. New York, NY: Free Press.

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