Congresso SCP Italy

Society for Coaching Psychology Italy


Speakers & Abstracts


Alberto Felice De Toni

Alberto F. De Toni is full professor of Engineering at the University of Udine (Italy). He teaches “Operations Management” and “Management of Complex Systems” in the Management Engineering bachelor degree course. He has a degree “magna cum laude” in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Industrial Innovation Science at the University of Padua. He has been Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, President of the Italian Scientific Association of Management Engineering and President of the National Committee of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) for the reorganization of technical and professional high school education. He is author of over 280 national and international publications. His main areas of research are Operations Mangement, Innovation Management and Complexity Management.

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Organizational Capabilities to surf through complexity

Stephen Palmer

Professor Stephen Palmer the Founder Director of the Centre for Coaching, London, and a Course Co-Director on the coaching and coaching psychology programmes. He is a Chartered Psychologist, International Society for Coaching Psychology Accredited Coaching Psychologist and Supervisor, and APECS Accredited Executive Coach and Supervisor. He is President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology and Co-convenor of the International Steering Committee of the International Congress of Coaching Psychology events. He is Fellow and former President of the Association for Coaching and UK Coordinating Editor of International Coaching Psychology Review. He has written/edited 40 books including the Handbook of Coaching Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice, Developmental Coaching, The Coaching Relationship and Solution Focused Coaching in Practice. His other posts include being Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at City University London, where he supervises PhD and DPsych Coaching Psychology students. He is also Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at the Institute of Work Based Learning, Middlesex University.


Sarah Corrie

Professor Sarah Corrie is Chair of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology of the British Psychological Society. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in coaching psychology, and is also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has extensive experience in both public and private sector services and runs her own coaching practice as well as working as a freelance supervisor and trainer. Sarah is a faculty member of the Professional Development Foundation and an Academic Advisor for Middlesex University (Doctorate in Professional Studies). Her other posts include being Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy offered by Royal Holloway University of London and Central and North West London Foundation Trust. She is the author of numerous articles and four books including, The Modern Scientist-Practitioner (Routledge) and The Art of Inspired Living; Coach Yourself with Positive Psychology (Karnac). She is also a member of the International Editorial Board for the International Coaching Psychology Review.

An international perspective on the development of coaching psychology as a profession and evidence-based discipline

Reinhard Stelter

Prof. Reinhard Stelter (DK ) PhD in psychology,  Professor of Sport and Coaching Psychology at the University of Copenhagen and visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School. Accredited coaching psychologist and Honorary Vice-President of the International Society of Coaching Psychology, Scientific Advisory Council member of The Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School. He is author of the upcoming book “Third generation coaching”. See more at

Third Generation Coaching. Developing Narrative-collaborative Theory and Practice



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Tatiana Bachkirova

Dr Tatiana Bachkirova (UK) is an academic, coach and coaching supervisor. At Oxford Brookes University, UK, she is a Reader in Coaching Psychology, teaching and supervising coaches on MA and Doctoral programme in Coaching and Mentoring.  She is also responsible for an MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong. Tatiana is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with a specific professional expertise in coaching psychology and coaching supervision. She is an active researcher and author of many articles and three books including the Complete Handbook of Coaching. In 2011 she received an Achievement award in recognition of distinguished contribution to coaching psychology from the British Psychological Society, Special Group in Coaching Psychology.

Developing coaching capabilities: two dimensions of supervision


Andrea Castiello D’Antonio

Prof.  Andrea Castiello D’Antonio (IT) Psychologist and psychotherapist, Professor at the European University of Rome, deals with Work & Organizational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Aviation Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalysis. Andrea is also engaged in activities such as coaching, counseling, executive search and dynamic psychotherapy, and is a consultant at the Civil Court in Rome. Expert in psycho-diagnosis and psychological testing, he works as independent consultant in the managerial & organizational field. Member of several international associations (including APA, BPS, IAAP, SPA, ISCP), Andrea has published over 100 articles and several books including "Psychopathology of Management", "Managerial Psycho-diagnosis", "Interviews in the Organizations", "The Psychological Assessment of Human Resources", "Workaholism"," Fear of Flying"," The Assessment of Management and Leadership Capabilities", and "The Socialization at Work" (with Luciana d'Ambrosio Marri).

Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology


David Lane

Prof.  David Lane (UK) was Chair of the British Psychological Society Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy, and  served on many committees including of the BPS, CIPD and EMCC. He convened the Psychotherapy Group of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations. His work with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council has been concerned with Codes of Conduct and Standards and kite marking of coach training. Working with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches he researched and developed the standards for the Certified Master Business Coach award. His contributions to counseling psychology led to the senior award of the BPS for “Outstanding Scientific Contribution”. Recently he received the award for Distinguished Contribution to Professional Psychology from the BPS.

What leaders need to do to cope with complexity

Arnon Levy

Dr. Arnon Levy (IL) is a clinical psychologist, psycho-anthropologist and life coach. He is the founder and former academic director of the coaching study program at Tel Aviv University and he is the former chairman of the Israeli Association for Psychotherapy. Currently Dr. Levy is the founder and chairman of the Israel Association for Coaching Psychology IACP. He is a member of the ICCP steering committee and an honorary vice president in the International Association for Coaching Psychology- ISCP. Dr. Levy is the founder and director of CPA  Coaching Psychology Academy for post graduate   and PhD studies in Coaching Psychology.

Coaching Psychology - a new science in a search for identity

Maite Sanchez Mora

Maite Sanchez Mora (ES) is Coaching Psychologist Accred. by COPC, Coach Senior Accred. by AECOP, Hon Vicepres. ISCP, Steering committee member of ICCP.  Secretary of the Col.legi Oficial de Psicòlegs de Catalunya, and  private practice in executive and organizational area. Previously, 14 years in executive positions in multinational companies (Gruppo Angelini and P&G joint venture). Spain




Juan Carlos Jimenez

Juan Carlos Jimenez is Coaching Psychologist Accred. by COPC, Coach Senior Accred. by AECOP. Degree in Psychology and Master university degree in Management and Development of Human Resources (ESADE). Chairman of the Coaching Psychology Section Col.legi Psicolegs Catalunya (Spain). Coach psychologist for 14 years, in the field of executive coaching and leadership. He has been manager and internal consultant in strategy and change management HR innovation. Co-author of “Good practice guide  in Coaching Psychology" published by COPC.


Coaching psychology in spain: overview of the present scenario

Vicki V. Vandaveer

Vicki V. Vandaveer, Ph.D. (USA) is a coaching and consulting psychologist, Founder and CEO of The Vandaveer Group, Inc. - trusted advisor to executive management on Leader and organization effectiveness.  Her experience has spanned thirty years – 12 years inside two Fortune 50 global companies and the past 18 years in national and international consulting in different cultures on five continents.  Dr. Vandaveer specializes in individual leader coaching, multi-cultural leadership team development, and advising senior management on behavioral aspects of organizational performance and change.  Dr. Vandaveer is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Divisions 13 and 14 – Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP) and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), respectively.  She has served as a member of APA’s Board of Professional Affairs and the Council of Representatives, past Chair of APA’s College of Professional Psychology, adjunct professor of psychology at University of Houston and Rice University twenty years, and past member of the Board of Examiners of the U.S. Foreign Service.   She was the 2009 Recipient of The Society of Consulting Psychology’s RHR International Award for Excellence in Consultation (Aug 2009 – Toronto); and for 2013 she applied for and received an inter-divisional grant from APA for the Coaching Psychology Competency Model development project being jointly conducted by SCP and SIOP.

Coaching psychology at the nexus of change in multinational companies