660 Parent Coaching Foundations

This course is an examination of parent coaching, its history, its theories, and its applications. Available research will be used to strengthen the course of study.  Timely attention is paid to the distinction between parent coaching, personal and professional coaching, and therapy, with an emphasis on the benefits of parent coaching as a discreet field. The goal of parent coaching in light of the coaches’ own life experience will be examined, as it pertains to his or her ideals in parenting.  From there, professional applications will be formulated, with students applying their unique and thoughtfully prepared approaches.   Students contribute to the class by preparing panel discussions and Special Projects on topics that enhance their learning experience. 


Successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate-level Developmental Psychology or Lifespan course