Coaching is a help relationship by a coach developed with non-clinical population, guided by professional and personal development objectives of individuals, teams, organisations and families, focused on solutions and results that contribute to the higher levels of accomplishment and well-being.
While dealing with people we are helping them to change attitudes and behaviours, Coaching is a psychological act and an advanced specialisation of Psychology, whose intervention must be obviously guaranteed by specialised psychologists.
Our goal is to create a worldwide community of IACP certified Coach Psychologists who are committed to the development and consolidation of Coaching as a multimodal aid relationship, anchored in theories, models and techniques of Psychology.
The possibility of this transcultural approach to coaching will bring unique wealth to coach psychologists that are members of IACP it will be achieved by sharing knowledge and experience and articulating research development in psychological coaching, and essential support for the evolution of this advanced specialty of psychology.
Due to the appealing and very trendy buzzword of Coaching, it is our duty to inform potential coaching users of the risks inherent in hiring this service among untrained people in psychology, appropriately complemented by post graduate training in coaching, supervision and certification.
IACP certification programmes will ensure that potential stakeholders in coaching services are giving access to competent and properly qualified professionals to practice this aid relationship.
Technical Competence – our coaches are psychologists with specialised training in psychological coaching, assuring the users of this service a solid basis of understanding of the human being in its biopsychosocial dimension and the processes of learning and behavioural change.
Humanism – we respect human being as the central pillar of our activity in all contexts where we can intervene as coaches (individuals, teams, organisations and families)
Ethics and Professional Deontology – the professional practice of our members is properly framed by national organisations that regulate the practice of Psychology in all its aspects and internationally, by the norms of the American Psychological Association.
Quality – our certification programmes for Psychologists as coaches follow the most advanced norms of the profession, ensuring a high standard of quality in providing psychological coaching services.
Pluralism and tranculturality – we are a global organisation of coaching psychologists who value the practice of psychological coaching in and inclusive context that respects the plurality of cultures existing in all countries.