Exploring positive psychology and personcentred psychology in multi-cultural coaching

L.E. van Zyl, R. Motschnig-Pitrik, M.W. Stander

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Positive psychology and the person centred approach have emerged as dominant perspectives utilized within multi-cultural coaching contexts owing to 'cultural neutrality'. Eclectic theorists within coaching psychology suggest that these perspectives are mutually related and complementary both in conceptualization and application (Joseph S, Murphy D. Person-centered theory encountering mainstream psychology: Building bridges and looking to the future. In: Interdisciplinary handbook of the person-centered approach. Springer, New York, pp 213-226, 2013). Though, purists in both the positive psychological and personcentred domains argue that each paradigm is mutually exclusive, unrelated and conceptually dissimilar (Robbins, Humanist Psychol 36: 96-112, 2008). As such, this chapter is aimed at contrasting eclectic and purist theorising through examining similarities and differences between positive psychology and the person-centred approach as dominant paradigm perspectives within multi-cultural coaching. Both the positive psychological and person-centred paradigms will be presented against an eclectic multi-cultural strengths-based coaching model founded in both paradigms (cf. Van Zyl LE, Stander MW. A strengths-based approach towards coaching in a multicultural environment. In Cornelius-White JHD, Motschnig-Pitrik R, Lux M (eds) Interdisciplinary handbook of the person-centred approach. Springer, New York, pp 245-257, 2013). Through the use of connective conceptual analysis (Banicki 2011), each phase of the proposed eclectic coaching model will be explored from a positive psychological and person-centred orientation to develop a clear understanding of the essential commonalities and dissimilarities of the paradigms within the multicultural coaching context.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelCoaching psychology
Subtitelmeta-theoretical perspectives and applications in multicultural contexts
RedacteurenL.E. van Zyl, M.W. Stander, A. Oldendaal
Plaats van productieCham
Aantal pagina's41
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-319-31012-1
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-319-31010-7
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2016
Extern gepubliceerdJa


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