Coaching in Context Workshops

On-Demand Workshops

Description: Video introduction to the Coaching in Context model and the application of this model to professional practice. Coaching in Context is a skillful, constructive dialogue that involves client-driven interactions, reflective listening, coach presence, and powerful questioning to create awareness, solutions, and action plans to challenges that interfere with a client participating in required and desired everyday activities. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Cost: Free

Description: Coaching is a conversation-based approach that can be used with students, their families, or school personnel to support the identification of insights and solutions, and to develop plans that foster progress towards their IEP goals. Coaching will help you empower and engage students and their IEP teams and support the development of recommendations that are more likely to be implemented. This on-demand workshop will introduce you to Coaching in Context, an interprofessional model of coaching that can be used within school-based practice.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $25 for 1 month of access to the on-demand video

Description: Part 2 of the Coaching for School-Based Practice Workshop to support you in practicing skills discussed in Part 1 in a scaffolded and structured manner. As an on-demand video, you will be asked to pause the recording and practice skills with family and friends, then return to the video.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $25 for 1 month of access to the on-demand video

Description: Coaching in Context is a strengths-based, solution-focused, client-driven approach based in conversations that healthcare and social service professionals can use to foster the achievement of their clients' self-identified goals. Infusing the. principles of Coaching in Context into your more 'traditional' professional practice has the potential to maximize outcomes for your clients. Workshop objectives including gaining knowledge about coaching and its principles, understanding the role of coaching in your clinical rehabilitation practice, and gaining skills in using the basic elements of coaching to engage colleagues, clients, and care partners in identifying strategies to make progress towards clients' goals. 

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $25 for 1 month of access to the on-demand video

Description: This brief video lecture provides an overview of locus of control theory and its application within the Coaching in Context model.

Duration: 20 minutes

Cost: Free

Synchronous Workshops

Date/Time: June 14, 2022, 6-8pm EDT

Description: The Coaching in Context model is a strengths-based, solution-focused, client-driven approach based in conversations that can be used by health, rehabilitation, and other professionals. The model promotes client engagement in their care, fosters clients’ identification of meaningful goals and the development of strategies adapted to their context, and ultimately supports goal achievement. The model is used across clinical populations and settings. It also has applicability in professional education and management contexts.

Workshop Objectives:

1. Gain knowledge about the principles and techniques used in Coaching in Context

2. Practice basic coaching skills that are used to engage colleagues, clients, and care partners in identifying strategies to make progress towards clients' goals

3. Understand the role of coaching within your practice

Location: Live virtual interactive workshop using a distance-learning platform (i.e., Zoom). Participants will need a computer, laptop or tablet with internet connectivity enabling them to use Zoom. Participants are encouraged to have a web-camera and microphone to engage in the interactive component of this workshop.

Cost: $30

Presenters: Marie-Christine Potvin and Nicole Gerhardt

Registration is closed

Workshop Faculty

Marie-Christine Potvin, PhD, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience in pediatric in various settings and states. She is an experienced instructor who has taught courses and workshops related to interprofessional pediatric topics. Her primary research interests are two folds, one related to the empowerment of children, youth and young adults with disability and their parents to reach their own participation goals, the other related to employing effective teaching-learning strategies. She has published 18 peer-reviewed articles, three professional magazine articles and a book chapter.

MJ Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L is an occupational therapist over 30 years of experience in clinical care, research and education. Dr. Mulcahey has studied coaching as a complimentary approach to support persons living with and affected by chronic conditions. She has completed formal training in coaching and is a certified competent coach and certified Health Coach. She is currently completing a certification in Positive Psychology Coaching. Dr. Mulcahey has extramural and intramural grant funding to examine the feasibility and outcomes of coaching persons with and affected by chronic conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, autism, and developmental disabilities. Her interest in coaching is catalyzed by a belief in persons’ capacity to live a great life, despite health conditions.

Nicole Gerhardt, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and clinical research coordinator, who manages multi-center research studies and assists with the development of outcome and fidelity measures. She is a certified competent coach, and is presently enrolled in master coach training, focused on positive psychology. In addition to coordinating coaching studies, Nicole is currently acting as a coach for a research study assessing the feasibility of “Health Coaching-in-Context” for caregivers of individuals with acute stroke. Her clinical experience, both past and current, primarily consists of pediatric inpatient rehabilitation, ranging from orthopedic and neurologic conditions to oncology, and post-acute adult neuro-rehabilitation, with a focus on community reintegration following an acquired brain injury.