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The Benefit of Psychological Approaches at Work

Association For Business Psychology

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

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During the autumn, Jonathan Passmore will be chairing or speaking at a series of three events to promote the ABP book.  This third event will be held at the University of Winchester and will look at coaching and psychology and its application in the workplace.  It will be chaired by Dr. Andrew Clements.

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Richard Taylor

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Chair: Dr. Andrew Clements


Jan de Jong, Founder, People Business Psychology

Dr. Sarah Baker, University of Bedfordshire

Prof Jonathan Passmore, University of East London

Date : Wednesday November 23rd 2016

Venue : University of Bedfordshire, University Square, Luton  LU1 3JU

Time : 6.30 - 8.30 pm 

The Benefit of Psychological Approaches at Work

Coaching predates psychology as a discipline and the one-to-one approach has proved to have been effective for many decades.  However, as the importance of the application of psychology at work has developed, so too have the techniques used in coaching,  Coaching psychology is now a household name in an increasingly sophisticated profession. 

How do we make sense of what many of us see as different applications of one and the same approach and how can a psychological approach bring real benefit to the organisation and its employees?

This session will address specific aspects of coaching and psychology: attendees will benefit from clear guidance as to how these can be applied in the workplace and will look specifically at 

* Wellbeing

* Risk Vulnerability in Coaching

* Coaching for Safety

By attending this event you will also receive a free copy of Business Psychology in Action, published in 2015, whose authors include these speakers, and we’ll also be offering the opportunity to get your copy signed by the speakers after the session.

Everyone involved in coaching and psychology will benefit from attending this session.  


Jan de Jong is a business psychologist and the founder of People Business Psychology.  He specialises in coaching mediation and training to design and delivery,  with a particular focus on well-being management development for senior executives.  Jan previously worked in the Dutch police and is a sales negotiator.  is an active member of the Federation of Small Businesses and the CIPD.

Dr. Sarah Baker is currently a researcher at the University of Bedfordshire, where her research focuses on investigating practitioners’ views of the boundary between counselling and coaching. This entails gathering opinions from coaches, counsellors, coaching psychologists and counselling psychologists, regarding application and management of boundaries in practice. The research aims to identify whether discrete areas of practice for coaching and counselling disciplines can be established. In addition, the research may be utilised to inform codes of conduct, standards of training and ethical practice in future.

Prof Jonathan Passmore is a chartered occupational psychologist. He has published widely with over 100 book chapters and scientific papers, plus some 30 books. He has presented his research around the world, at over 120 conferences and continues to write and speak. His latest collection is an eight volume series of handbooks for Wiley. In addition to his research and writing Jonathan leads a consulting firm; Embrion.  

We should like to thank the University of Bedfordshire for hosting this event.

Do you have questions about The Benefit of Psychological Approaches at Work? Contact Association For Business Psychology

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University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus
University Square
LU1 3JU Luton
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

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