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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL COACHING

Several schools of coaching techniques derived from CBT thinking have grown up since the 1990s. Cognitive behavioral coaching (CBC) has been defined as “an integrative approach which combines the use of cognitive, behavioral, imaginal and problem solving techniques and strategies within a cognitive behavioral framework to enable coaches to achieve their realistic goals” (Palmer & Szymanska, 2007, p. 86). Like CBT, CBC works to help clients correct distorted thinking patterns, accept themselves, and experiment with new behaviors. According to Williams, Edgerton, and Palmer (2010), the main goals of CBC are to

  • Facilitate clients in achieving their realistic goals
  • Facilitate self-awareness of underlying cognitive and ...

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