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Single-Session Coaching and One-At-A-Time Coaching
Distinctive Features

ISBN 9780367347758
Published September 2, 2019 by Routledge
164 Pages

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Book Description

In Single-Session Coaching and One-At-A-Time Coaching: Distinctive Features, Windy Dryden presents a clear and accessible overview of the theory and practice of Single-Session Coaching and One-At-A-Time Coaching (SSC/OAATC). Presented in the highly accessible Distinctive Features format, Dryden explores how these approaches allow coaches and clients to tackle problems and find solutions quickly and flexibly.

Single-Session Coaching and One-At-A-Time Coaching is split in two parts, providing a complete understanding of both the theory and practice of SSC/OAATC, as well as clearly examining key topics, including the foundations of SSC/OAATC, what makes a good SSC/OAATC coach and coachee, common misconceptions, preparing for and structuring a session, and considering significant coachee variables. It explains key terminology, such as the difference between Problem-Focused and Development-Focused SSC/OAATC, and portrays these differences in useful case studies to show the benefits of each for individual clients. Finally, it concludes with details on following up with the coachee, including key questions to ask.

With case studies throughout, this approach can be applied in various clinical settings, such as primary care, and non-clinical settings, such as voluntary sectors, and is ideal for time-limited scenarios in comparison to other, more time-consuming, coaching methods. This will be an invaluable tool for coaches in practice and in training, as well as for academics and students of coaching.

Table of Contents


Part I Theory 

1: Introducing Single-Session Coaching and One-At-A-Time Coaching (SSC/OAATC) 

2: What is Single-Session Coaching (SSC) and One-At-A-Time Coaching (OAATC)? 

3: The foundations of SSC/OAATC 

4: People can be helped in one session of coaching or in one coaching session at a time 

5: The single session and one-at-a-time mindset and mode of delivery 

6: Why SSC/OAATC? 

7: Development-focused SSC/OAATC 

8: Problem-focused SSC/OAATC 

9: The working alliance in SSC/OAATC

10: What makes a good SSC/OAATC coach and coachee? 

11: Misconceptions of SSC/OAATC Part

Part II Practice 

12: Good practice in SSC/OAATC 

13: What not to do in SSC/OAATC 

14: Placing SSC/OAATC in context 

15: Responding to the first contact 

16: Contracting for SSC/OAATC 

17: Structuring the session effectively 

18: Preparing for the session: The pre-session telephone conversation 

19: Beginning the session 

20: Creating and keeping to a meaningful focus in the session 

21: Agreeing on a development-based process objective or problem-based process goal 

22: Identifying and utilising important coachee variables in the session 

23: Facilitating change in SSC/OAATC: General factors 

24: Facilitating change in development-focused SSC/OAATC 

25: Facilitating change in problem-focused SSC/OAATC 

26: Action planning and implementation in development-focused SSC/OAATC 

27: Rehearsing, action planning and implementing the solution in problem-focused SSC/OAATC 

28: Identifying and dealing with roadblocks 

29: Summarising, moving forward and tying-up loose ends 

30: Following-up 




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Windy Dryden, Ph.D., is in clinical and consultative practice and is an international authority on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has worked in psychotherapy for more than 40 years and is the author or editor of over 230 books.