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The psychology of the self in coaching. A puzzle of the self: What is missing in your coaching work?

13 May 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Over the last decade we have seen a very important shift in terms of understanding the concept of self.

Whereas previously there were fascinating investigations and in-depth debates about the puzzle of the self from within different disciplines such as phenomenology, neuroscience and psychology, there are now signs of there being more of a joined-up conversation between them.

Applying a pluralistic attitude adapted from philosophical pragmatism to the needs of coaching practice,

This event will argue for the legitimacy and irreducibility of three quite different but essential dimensions of the self.

Learning outcomes

  • To recognise the distinction between these three important dimensions of the self
  • To become aware of how missing any of them might be detrimental to your client work
  • To develop ideas on how to honour the complexity of the self in your work and in your own development


Professor Tatiana Bachkirova ​​​is a Professor of Coaching Psychology and Director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is a recognised author, international speaker and an active researcher. Her books include Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self (2011) and The SAGE Handbook of Coaching (2017).

Registration now open.


SGCP Members


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BPS Members £25.00
Non-Members £40.00

All rates listed include VAT.

The login details for this conference will be emailed to all registered attendees the day before the event.

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