Special Interest Group
Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group (CPSIG)
The Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group was established as a Special Interest Group within the New Zealand Psychological Society at the end of 2009. CPSIG aims to further the awareness, discipline and profession of coaching psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand and beyond.
What is coaching psychology?
Coaching psychology "... draws on and develops established psychological approaches, and [is] the systematic application of behavioural science to the enhancement of life experience, work performance and well-being for individuals, groups and organisations who do not have clinically significant mental health issues or abnormal levels of distress." (Interest Group in Coaching Psychology, Australian Psychological Society).
The unique perspective brought to coaching by psychology is the level to which it gives insight and understanding into the patterns of thinking and feeling that influence behaviour. Psychologists who coach focus on sustaining a collaborative approach with clients to engage their strengths in affecting measurable, enduring and positive change.
Psychologists who coach are also trained in applying established tools and techniques to identify and interrupt unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour to enhance individual strengths.
As well as coaching clients from a variety of backgrounds - from individuals wanting to review career or life choices, through supporting professionals working in stressful environments, to chief executives of international organizations - psychologists provide professional supervision to a wide range of coaches.
Coaching Psychologists are accountable to the psychologists' Code of Ethics and strive to maintain the highest standards of practice in their interactions with clients. The group is also looking at other coaching psychology groups' principles in relation to coaching.
What we offer our members?
Online discussion group (CPnet) - CPSIG offers a Google Groups online discussion group for coaches and individuals interested in coaching psychology in New Zealand and around the world. To contribute to the discussion group, send emails to email@example.com To join the virtual discussion group (CPnet), please contact Jay McLean on firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional support - the group offers an opportunity to develop relationships with other individuals interested in and practicing coaching, with a particular focus on coaching psychology.
Events - CPSIG is organising an increasing number of seminars throughout the country. Details of events are posted regularly on CPnet.
For Auckland events, contact; Leslie Hamilton on email@example.com
For Christchurch events, contact; Sanna Malinen on firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jay McLean on email@example.com
For Wellington events, contact; Maree Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Various conferences are organised internationally with details posted on CPNET.
Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group - 16 May 2013, 5.30pm - 7pm, Auckland
"I've had it up to here! How to build resilience under pressure."
An evening presentation by Gaynor Parkin and networking opportunity.
For more information see the website at http://www.scpitaly.it/congresso/en
Anyone can join the CPNET or come to our seminars. However, to be a CPSIG Member you also need to be a Member of the NZPsS.
Signing up for the CPSIG
For membership information, or to join the online discussion group (CPnet), contact Jay McLean on email@example.com
The Steering Group
The CPSIG NZ Steering Group are Jay Mclean Full Steering Group Member, Sanna Malinen, Full Steering Group Member, Maree Foley, Co-opted Steering Group Member, Leslie Hamilton, Co-opted Steering Group Member and Paul Wood, Co-opted Steering Group Member.
Elections are held every 2 years, and the current NZ Steering Group will steer until 31 January 2015.
International Coaching Psychology
A website that shows the development of Coaching Psychology and with links to various Coaching Psychology societies and organisations, see