Advertisement

Case Studies and Effect Studies of Coaching as a Narrative Collaborative Practice

  • Reinhard Stelter
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, I present findings demonstrating the potential effect of third-generation coaching as a narrative collaborative practice. The presentation falls into three parts, focusing on different perspectives on the effect. In my scientific understanding, I consider the combination of different research and study approaches and thus different types of effect evaluations essential.

First, I describe individual cases from my own coaching practice, viewed from my perspective as a reflective practitioner. Next, I present stories from participants in a research project on narrative collaborative group coaching. Finally, I present results from a randomized, controlled study that used psychological scales to measure effect.

Keywords

Social Capital Elite Athlete Narrative Analysis Coaching Session Reflective Practitioner 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. American Psychological Association. (2006). Evidence-based practice in psychology. American Psychologist, 61(4), 271–285. doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.61.4.271.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Barkham, M., Hardy, G. E., & Mellor-Clark, J. (2010). Developing and delivering practice- based evidence: A guide for the psychological therapies. Chichester: Wiley- Blackwell.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Bochner, A. P. (2001). Narrative’s virtue. Qualitative Inquiry, 7(2), 131–157.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Bourdieu, P. (1983). Forms of capital. In J. C. Richards (Ed.), Handbook of theory and research for the sociology of education. New York: Greenwood Press.Google Scholar
  5. Bruner, J. (1996). The culture of education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  6. Buytendijk, F. J. J. (1933). Wesen und Sinn des Spiels. Berlin: Kurt Wolf Verlag.Google Scholar
  7. Clandinin, D. J., & Connelly, F. M. (2000). Narrative inquiry: Experience and story in qualitative research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Google Scholar
  8. Cohn, P. J. (1990). An exploratory study on sources of stress and athlete burnout in youth golf. The Sport Psychologist, 4(2), 95–106.Google Scholar
  9. Coleman, J. C. (1990). Foundations of social theory. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  10. Czarniawska-Joerges, B. (2004). Narratives in social science research. Thousand Oaks: Sage.Google Scholar
  11. Elbe, A. M. (2008). The Danish version of the recovery-stress questionnaire for athletes. Ref. Type: Unpublished Work.Google Scholar
  12. Etherington, K., & Bridges, N. (2011). Narrative case study research: On endings and six session reviews. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 11(1), 11–22.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Fillery-Travis, A., & Passmore, J. (2011). A critical review of executive coaching research: A decade of progress and what’s to come. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 4(2), 70–88.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Gergen, K. J. (2009a). An invitation to social construction. London: Sage.Google Scholar
  15. Grawe, K., Regli, D., & Schmalbach, S. (1994). Psychotherapie im Wandel: Von der Konfession zur Profession. Gottingen: Hogrefe.Google Scholar
  16. Greif, S. (2007). Advances in research on coaching outcomes. International Coaching Psychology Review, 2(3), 222–249.Google Scholar
  17. Greif, S. (2008). Coaching und ergebnisorientierte Selbstreflexion. Göttingen: Hogrefe.Google Scholar
  18. Huizinga, J. (1950). Homo ludens: A study of the play element in culture. New York: Roy Publishers.Google Scholar
  19. Langdridge, D. (2007). Phenomenological psychology: Theory, research and method. Harlow: Pearson Education.Google Scholar
  20. Lave, J., & Wenger, E. (1991). Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge England: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. McAdams, D. P. (1993). The stories we live by: Personal myths and the making of the self. New York: The Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  22. Orford, J. (2008). Community psychology: Challenges, controversies and emerging consensus. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons.Google Scholar
  23. Piaget, J. (1962). Play, dreams and imitation in childhood. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.Google Scholar
  24. Putnam, R. D. (1995). Bowling alone: America’s declining social capital. Journal of Democracy, 6(1), 65–78.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Putnam, R. D. (2000). Bowling alone: The collapse and revival of American community. New York: Simon & Schuster.Google Scholar
  26. Schön, D. A. (1983). The reflective practitioner: How professionals think in action. New York: Basic Books.Google Scholar
  27. Shotter, J., & Katz, A. M. (1996). Articulating a practice from within the practice itself: Establishing formative dialogues by the use of a ‘social poetics’. Concepts and Transformation, 1, 213–237.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Spaten, O. M. (2010). Coaching forskning – På evidensbaseret grundlag (e-book, PDF). Alborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag.Google Scholar
  29. Stelter, R., Nielsen, G., & Wikmann, J. (2011). Narrative-collaborative group coaching develops social capital – A randomized control trial and further implications of the social impact of the intervention. Coaching: Theory, Research and Practice, 4(2), 123–137.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Vygotsky, L. (1962). Thought and language. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice. Learning, meaning and identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Wenger, E. (2011). Communities of practice. Retrieved from http://www.ewenger.com/ theory/. Accessed 9 March 2011.
  33. White, M. (2004). Narrative practice and the unpacking of identity conclusions. In M. White (Ed.), Narrative practice and exotic lives: Resurrecting diversity in everyday life (Chapter 4) (pp. 119–148). Adelaide: Dulwich Centre Publications.Google Scholar
  34. White, M. (2007). Maps of narrative practice. New York: Norton.Google Scholar
  35. Wittgenstein, L. (1953). Philosophical investigations. Oxford: Blackwell.Google Scholar
  36. Yin, R. K. (1994). Case study research. Design and methods. Thousand Oaks: Sage.Google Scholar
  37. Miller, S. D., Duncan, B. L., Sorrell, R., Brown, G. S., & Chalk, M. B. (2006). Using outcome to inform therapy practice. Journal of Brief Therapy, 5(1), 5–22.Google Scholar
  38. Miller, S. D., Duncan, B. L., Brown, J., Sparks, J. A., & Claud, D. A. (2003). The outcome rating scale: A preliminary study of the reliability, validity, and feasibility of a brief visual analog measure. Journal of Brief Therapy, 2(2), 91–100.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Stelter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

Personalised recommendations