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Coaching Psychology: Four Stage Model of Transition - ADAM

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Oral presentation at the 1st International Congress of Coaching Psychology Conference UK. British Psychological Society, Special Group in Coaching Psychology, 14th & 15th December 2010, City University, London, UK.

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Coaching Psychology: Four Stage Model of Transition - ADAM

  1. 1. TRANSITIONCOACHING ! 4 Stage Model of Transition1st International Congress of Coaching Psychology ! (ADAM)! AFFIRMATION! ! Identify sustainable gender role! Identify supportive environment! DISCLOSURE! ! Dr Dasha Grajfoner Develop/implement transition plan! Assist with disclosure! Develop coping strategies! ADJUSTMENT! Passing, social adaptation! Sexuality, relationships! Career coaching! MAINTENANCE! Lifelong health, employment, Post-transition disclosure! Ageing as transsexual! relationship coaching! Using Evidence Based Cognitive Behavioural Coaching to Facilitate Gender Transition Goal Setting and Pre and Post Intervention Measures of Mental Well-being By Dr Dasha (Daša) Grajfoner CPsychol MSCP Accred, Edinburgh Napier University, Contact: D.Grajfoner@napier.ac.uk AFFIRMATION DISCLOSURE ADJUSTMENT MAINTENANCE Clients explore and Clients to disclose to Clients suffer from Post-transitional disclosure experiment with family, friends and work fear and anxiety associated with fear of rejection behaviours to establish colleagues. regarding passing and abandonment, in particularly which form of Coaching goals: and re-establishing for well passing clients ((Maguen affirmation of gender facilitate disclosure, social and sexual et al., 2005). identity suits them best develop and implement relationships in the Coaching areas: Lifelong health, - which gender role transition plans, assist new role. employment and relationship they feel most with psychosocial Coaching areas: coaching, issues related to comfortable with. challenges in real life passing and social disclosure, coping with stress Coaching goals: experience, support for adaptation, sexuality and anxiety, increasing self- encourage positive f a m i l y, w o r k p l a c e , and relationships, confidence in career, sexual affirmation by finding a school to facilitate career coaching. functioning and relationships. supportive environment change. Change is and community that challenging for the allows exploration environment as well. without judgement, Workplace most networking. important step - Reason: TS low degree planning and of family support execution. (Bockting, 2008) and improve social skills. Reference: Grajfoner, D. (2009). Managing Change: Role of coaching psychology in gender transition. The Coaching Psychologist, 5 (2), 13-19.

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