Coaching and Psychotherapist Communities SIG

Sponsored by the International Coaching Federation

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Information about the SIG

MP3 Files of Past Calls (CEU's NOT available for PAST calls)

Virtual Call Etiquette

Time: Second Monday every three to four months at 2PM EST (-5 GMT)

Venue: Bridge/Virtual (Conference) Call

Contact Person: Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC

Dear ICF Members,

Note: Except for attending once or twice as a guest, you must be an ICF member to participate in this SIG.

PLEASE feel free to distribute this URL: (

to other ICF members and local chapters if you have email (or other connections) to people. We appreciate any efforts that other ICF members make to distribute this information.

I would like to invite you to a Special Interest Group (SIG) that we hope will benefit ICF coaches who have some psychotherapy background as well as coaches who do not come from this background. We are also hoping that this effort might unite and mutually enhance the coaching community and the psychotherapy community.

The SIG is called:

Coaching and Psychotherapist Communities Special Interest Group (SIG)

For link to bridge number to attend these conference calls.

Sponsored by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). We distinguish the difference between coaching and psychotherapy. Our process is aimed at developing coaching models and strategies to apply to this issue. For coaches who do not have a psychotherapy background to know how and when to refer individuals who present psychotherapy issues within the coaching process. For newer coaches who are also psychotherapists, the SIG aims at helping them distinguish between coaching and psychotherapy models so that they are not practicing psychotherapy with their coaching clients. Finally, experienced coaches are a part of this process for their invaluable contribution making these distinctions, gaining a deeper clarification of these issues for themselves, and to help others develop their distinct professional coaching identity. A broader goal of this SIG is to help educate professional coaches on these issues so that they can effectively communicate these distinctions to professional groups outside the coaching profession.

So email us:

([email protected]) to join, or simply call in to the next meeting and join us. Lynn and I hope you will be a part of this ongoing experience.

Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC

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Past Calls:

These calls can be listened to but are NOT available for CEU's through the ICF. The ICF only awards CEU's to "live" calls.

MP3 Link
Relationship Coaching: Maintaining the coaching paradigm.
Lisa Kramer, LSW, PCC
Sex Coaching
Dr. Patti Britton
Mourning and the Coaching Process: When Growth is Not a Psychotherapy Issue
Lynn Meinke, PCC
Distinguishing Coaching from Psychotherapy: Maintaining the coaching paradigm
Patrick Williams, PhD
Using Emotional Freedom Technique to Break Through Client Blocks
Barbara Luther, MCC
Screening Within the Coaching Process to Fulfill Requirements for New ICF Ethical Guidelines
Tom Krapu, PhD
The Life Satisfaction Survey (LSS): Development of the Instrument
(PowerPt and Audio go together)
Tom Krapu, PhD & Lynn Meinke, PCC
The Perspective of an ICF President Pam Richarde, MCC and Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC
When History Gets in the Way: Identifying and Managing Transference in the Coaching Relationship
Lynn Meinke, MA, PCC

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Virtual Call Etiquette

Welcome. Please use these bridge call etiquette guidelines if you join us:

1. At class time, call the bridge number. Please call that number only at class time, not before or after the class. No one is 'there' at that number except during the scheduled class time.

2. Please call from a regular, wired phone. No cell phones, no speakerphones (unless you can use mute) and no cordless phones. (These add LOTS of noise to the call and annoy everyone.)

3. When you call in, the instructor will hear a beep so he/she will know someone has arrived, but no one will know that it's you. When you hear the instructor say "Hi, who just joined the call?" feel free to say "Hi, everyone, this is Mary from Chicago" or something like that.

4. If you need to join late, please don't speak when coming in because you will interrupt the call. Listen quietly and come up to speed into the flow of the discussion.

5. When you wish to join in the conversation or add something, please state your name and then speak; "This is Mary from Chicago. I'm wondering if...."

6. When the class is over, feel free to say goodbye to everyone and just hang up. Please don't stay on the line after the call is over as our telephone conferencing system needs to reset itself.

***Note: Some bridge lines will not allow access through some discounted phone services. You may always direct dial in, or you may want to be prepared to use a prepaid long distance phone card to access a bridge, if you long distance discounted service won't access the line.

Thank you for your interest in our Conversations with Psychotherapy and Coaching Communities SIG.

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2002, Thomas M. Krapu, Ph.D., All rights reserved.

© 2005, Thomas M. Krapu, Ph.D., All rights reserved.

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Thank you for your interest.