The scientist-practitioner model
A hallmark of professional psychology - as promoted by the British Psychological Society - is that member psychologists adhere to a scientist-practitioner model in order to maximise their credibility in the psychology and wider social communities, but what does this mean for a practising coaching psychologist? What exactly is the scientist-practitioner model? In essence, it recommends that psychologists adopt two interlinked roles in their work: that of Scientist and that of Practitioner. There are 3 articles that have recently appeared in The Coaching Psychologist that outline and discuss what this means.
Corrie, S. and Lane, D. (2009). The scientist-practitioner model as a framework for coaching psychology. The Coaching Psychologist. 5 (2)
Short E and Blumberg, M. (2009). Coaching Psychology in Action. The Coaching psychologist. 5 (1).
Whybrow A and Short E (2008). What is research to the profession of coaching psychology and what is the SGCP doing to promote it? The Coaching psychologist. 4( 3)