The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Coaching: Using Ordinary Words in Extraordinary Ways

Coaching: Using Ordinary Words in Extraordinary Ways

Coaching: using ordinary words in extraordinary ways
Haesun Moon


As one of the fastest-expanding industries worldwide with a multibillion dollar annual market value, coaching has generated a multitude of theories, methods, standards, and areas of application that permeate through various intersectoral and interprofessional boundaries with prolific success (Pappas and Jerman, 2015; ICF, 2016). Coaching is now one of the most cited leadership skills expected of a leader in healthcare, the corporate world, education, and the public or non-profit sectors, and the demand for coaching and coach training has increased exponentially, especially in the last two decades (Maltbia et al., 2014). The burning question of the 1990s and early 2000s, Does it work? seems to have ...

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