Special Group in Coaching Psychology


The SGCP aim to ‘promote the development of coaching psychology as a professional activity and clarify the benefits of psychological approaches within coaching practice. We are committed to fostering excellence in coaching practice through: research, events, publications, discussion and professional development’.

SGCP Research Network - Aims, Objectives and Terms of Reference

The scientist-practitioner model

What is the SGCP doing to encourage and support research?

Publications, Conferences and Special events 

We offer peer reviewed publications, such as The Coaching Psychologist and the International Coaching Psychology Review. We are particularly conscious, as a newly emerging subsystem of the British Psychological Society, of the need to develop new researchers in order to expand the knowledge base and the research networks that will develop and support this discipline within psychology.

Access for new researchers 

A new section in The Coaching Psychologist, called Coaching Psychology in Action will be launched this year. It is aimed to encourage practitioners to embrace a scientist practitioner model and to support them in developing their work for publication. This section will rely on submissions from members.

Coaching Psychology in Action Proforma

The submission form invites you to outline the current development of your research in practice and/or state an interest in sharing progress with the membership. It is also a way of communicating your research intentions and to make a request for collaboration.

Representation on the Research Board of the British Psychological Society 

As a Member Network of the British Psychological Society, the SGCP are represented on the Research Board, by a Research Officer nominated by the SGCP committee. The Research Board reports to and advises the Board of Trustees on policy, the funding of psychological research, the submission of evidence to public or private bodies and other matters relating to the promotion and advancement of psychological science.

Promoting your research through BPS impact 

A web portal to highlight psychological science and its contributions to wider society.