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Animal Centered Coaching

What is Animal Centered Coaching?

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Who are Animal Centered Coaching?

Dr Siobhain O'Riordan PhD CPsychol CSci FISCPAccred AFBPsS


Siobhain is a Chartered Coaching Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, a Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (FISCPAccred), a Certified Principal Business Psychologist of the Association for Business Psychology, a Fellow of the International Stress Management AssociationUK, a member of the Association for Coaching and an honorary member of the Institute of Health Promotion & Education.  She is also an accredited coaching psychology supervisor.


With an academic background, Siobhain is an experienced trainer, examiner, and supervisor across training and postgraduate coaching and coaching psychology programmes. She is a course co-director/trainer on the coaching and coaching psychology programmes at the Centre for Coaching and Centre for Stress Management (UK).  Siobhain is also the Director of Professional Development at the National Academy of Coaching Psychology and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research (WAPPAR) at University of Wales Trinity Saint David. 


She is a past editor of the publications The Coaching Psychologist and the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. She is currently an editor of the Coaching Psychology International and the International Journal of Coaching Psychology. Siobhain is a co-editor of the European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology and the International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing.


In 2010 she received the Distinguished Contribution to Coaching Psychology Award (British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology). In 2021, Siobhain was awarded a lifetime achievement award for contributions to coaching psychology by Coaching at Work.

Siobhain is Co-Editor of the book an Introduction to Coaching Psychology (alongside Prof Stephen Palmer), published by Routledge in 2021.  She has also written articles and chapters relating to coaching psychology, coaching and positive psychology over the years and talks at national and international events.

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Dr Meg Arroll PhD, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, FHEA, MISCPAccred

 

Meg is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Coaching Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology and a Member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is also an Accredited coaching psychology supervisor and listed on the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

 

Meg is an experienced Coaching Psychologist who acts as an assessor for the BPS’s Chartered Member status in Coaching Psychology and who has held senior academic positions at several UK universities. Meg has a specialist focus on behavioural psychology related to health and wellness in both humans and other species, invisible illness and everyday trauma. Meg works on a 1-2-1 basis with individuals, in corporate settings to improve health and performance and as an advisor to brands and the media.

 

Meg has published widely in peer-reviewed journals including British Medical Journal (Open) and Medical Hypotheses, in addition to seven mainstream books for the public on topics ranging from chronic fatigue to emotional eating. As a regular contributor to commercial publications such as The Telegraph and Psychologies magazine, Meg aims to translate complex scientific theories and research for public dissemination.

 

Meg’s most recent mainstream book Tiny Traumas is currently being translated and published across 33 territories including the UK, USA, throughout Europe, South America, Asia and Australasia. Meg is a regular broadcast guest on television and radio across the world and regularly engages in national and international public speaking events. 

Dr Jenny Lynden PhD MSc MAEd CPsychol MISCP MInstLM SFHEA

 

I am a Chartered Psychologist, Registered Test User (Occupational, Ability and Personality) and Full Member of the Division of Health Psychology and Special Group in Coaching Psychology with the BPS. I specialise in applied psychology in the fields of health, coaching and higher education. 

As a Coaching Psychologist I use an integrative model of coaching, including solution-focused and cognitive-behavioural approaches, as well as motivational interviewing. I have a specialism in supporting coachee health and well-being. I have trained at the Centre for Coaching and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London. I have supported coachees to promote their health and wellbeing, as well as manage stress and develop assertive skills. I developed an innovative online programme of webinars for the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology in 2017, which drew on an evidence-base to support a discussion about effective interventions to promote wellbeing at work. I have co-designed and -facilitated online Vetkind seminars in 2018 and 2019, sponsored by Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters, to engage veterinary students in promoting their wellbeing. 

I have extensive experience of working in higher education in management, teaching and academic consultancy roles. I have worked at the Open University and the University of Surrey teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programmes, specialising in social psychology and qualitative research methods. As Staff Tutor and Lecturer in Psychology, I currently manage the delivery of the OU Psychology Programme in the North West of England, and am a member of the DE300 BPS accredited dissertation module team. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and have longstanding experience of module production, including working with the DE100 and DE300 module teams to create interactive online learning resources which support students to develop academic and research skills on the BPS Accredited Degree Core Modules. I have developed practitioner research into higher education, particularly focusing on approaches to online learning, as well as supporting widening participation in higher education.

My main research interest involves applying conversation/discourse analyse to understand what makes ‘helping conversations’ effective. This involves a microlevel analysis of the features of communication (linguistic and paralinguistic) which lead to collaboration and partnership working.

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