When and How to Refer a Coaching Client to a Mental Health Professional

  • 02/01/2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • ICF Philadelphia 2016 Teleclass Series


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Presenter: Lynn Meinke

As a coach, have you ever worked with a client that you thought might benefit from the services of a mental health professional? What behaviors or signs gave you that idea? How sure were you about your observations? How comfortable were you when you realized you needed to address what you were noticing with the client?

The 2015 ICF Code of Ethics states that as a coach, you: “…suggest (your) client seek the services of other professionals when deemed necessary or appropriate.” [Section 3: #23] and that there are times when confidentiality will be broken including when a client is of “imminent or likely risk of danger to self or to others…” [Section 4: #26]. However, no further directions are given on how to discern if, when or how to do this.

Join this enlivening presentation that will highlight behaviors and signs to pay attention to and how to work with a client to come to the realization that professional mental health care would be a benefit.

Objectives for attending this class

  • Learn how to identify when clients may need a referral to a mental health professional
  • Discover how to stay in the coaching frame while working with a client so that the client actually refers him/herself
  • Explore other referral resources that can be used for coaching clients
  • Increase your confidence, comfort and professionalism when managing difficult situations that may require referrals to mental health professionals
  • Decrease the chance that you are working/practicing outside the field of coaching                                               

Here are some important logistical details:

  • If attending live Teleclass session:

Coaches may earn 1.25 Core Competency CCEUs for each class heard live. The facilitator will give an opening and closing word or phrase. If you purchased the Teleclass through the ICF Philadelphia website: email your CCEU request to kindergolf@verizon.net with the date of the session along with the opening and closing words. Following verification, you will be sent a CCEU certificate.

  • If listening to the recorded Teleclass session which you can purchase through ICF Philadelphia:

For those listening to the recorded calls, you are eligible to receive 1.25 Resource Development CCEUs. When applying for or renewing your ICF credential through International Coach Federation (ICF), 16 Resource Development credits are allowed by ICF. You will be required to submit your proof of purchase. Your Teleclass purchase receipt can be used for that purpose.

  • Once a Teleclass is purchased, there are no refunds
About the Presenter:                                                         As a connoisseur of great coaching, Lynn Meinke, PCC is dedicated to enhancing each person’s coaching abilities by sharing her knowledge of coaching while also relating each topic to the relevant ICF Core Competencies. As a coaching educator with over 16 years experience teaching all levels of coaching education, she lives and breathes coaching.

Lynn is a senior faculty member at the Institute of Life Coach Training and on the faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas Executive Coaching Program. She teaches foundational and advanced levels of coaching, group coaching methodologies and dynamics, and provides mentoring, supervision and assessing.

She is the founder of Coaching Services International and the Centre for Coaching Education (www.CentreforCoachingEducation.com), which provides advanced topics for coaches desiring to deepen their coaching or expand their coaching repertoire.

Her highly acclaimed 2015 Coaching Series focused on the ICF Core Competencies. The series, hosted by the ICF-Philadelphia chapter averaged 80 attendees per month.

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