Books and Published Articles
PDF.Net believes in sharing its knowledge and experience with as wider audience as possible.
We write and contribute to books on a variety of subjects, including coaching and coaching psychology.
We also publish articles for management publications and academic journals.
Please contact us directly if you would like a copy, or alternatively they are available on amazon.com.
Click in the arrows below or links on the left to see some of our recent publications:
The Case for Coaching
PDF.Net has conducted a number of research projects in the field of coaching. The most recent and best known is “The Case for Coaching” a research project sponsored by the CIPD and published in book form. Here is a synopsis of the book:
"If you are asking someone to spend money on coaching shouldn't you be able to prove they will get a return on that investment?
Whether you are a coach selling your services or an in-house manager in charge of your organisation's coaching programme, you need to have an answer when the Finance Director asks: Is all this money we are investing in coaching worth it?
Coaching is an expensive development option and it isn't appropriate in every circumstance. You will have a lot more credibility if you can make a business case for investment, based on sound research data, that sets out where, and how, coaching will work and what the return will be on that investment.
To help you make the case for coaching the CIPD have trawled through all of the research on coaching. We can tell you when it's effective and when it's not. We can tell you what the benefits are for the individual and what they are for the organisation. We can tell you what you need to do to make it work and what not to do."
Read a sample chapter here
Or go to the CIPD book store to order the book
The Modern Scientist Practitioner
by David A. Lane and Sarah Corrie
The Modern Scientist-Practitioner argues for a radical rethink of how we understand the science-practice relationship and the notion of the scientist-practitioner model.
Drawing on the latest innovations and research from the fields of anthropology, industry, philosophy, psychology and science, David Lane and Sarah Corrie present a new vision of the scientist-practitioner model that is dynamic, contextualised and synergistic. Subjects covered include:
- Innovation and Improvization: The Unacknowledged World of the Creative Scientist-Practitioner.
- WWhat Kind of Scientists are We? Re-examining the Nature of Scientific knowledge.
- Acquiring the Art of Reasoning: Straddling the Worlds of Rigour and Meaning.
- Arriving at Shared Psychological Narratives: Formulation and Explanation.
- The Scientist-Practitioner in Applied Psychology Settings.
- Learning for Tomorrow: Professional Survival in an Uncertain World.
This timely and thought-provoking book will appeal to professionals at all stages of their careers, including psychologists of all disciplines, researchers, educators, policy-makers, healthcare professionals and students.
The Practitioner Handbook
A Guide for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists
The Practitioner's Handbook is an essential guide to professional development in counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology. In a friendly and informal style, the handbook addresses the key concerns and questions most frequently raised by newly qualified practitioners, including:
- how to avoid complaints and litigation;
- how to write client reports; and
- how to interpret medical and psychiatric assessments.
The Handbook also outlines different avenues for career development (such as research, supervision, training or management), providing the reader with practical hints and guidance on how to take the next career step and organise continuing professional development (CPD).
The Practitioner's Handbook is the ideal companion for newly qualified practitioners and those nearing the end of their professional training. Leading contributors share their knowledge and experience on key topics, making the Handbook an indispensable guide for continuing professional development.
Edited by Stephen Palmer
Chapter 1 "How to develop your career and organise your continuing professional development"
by Sarah Corrie, Nicola Hurton and David Lane
Read Chapter 1 here
Published by Sage Publishing
Handbook of Coaching Psychology
Handbook of Coaching Psychology – a guide for practitioners edit Stephen Palmer and Alison Whybrow
Where’s the evidence: First steps into the literature
Dr. Annette Fillery-Travis has a regular column on the WABC ezine introducing coaching research and what is hot to read at the moment.
The Spring 2008 column is titled: "
Where’s the evidence: First steps into the literature"
To read more please contact the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches