The internationally renown publisher Routledge had commissioned Dr. Claudia Nagel  to write a book on „Psychodynamic Coaching“. This book presents thirty distinctive features of psychodynamic coaching, half of them referring to theory and the other half to praxis

You can order it with Amazon or Rutledge.
The content table gives a first overview


Theory Part I Basic theory

1 The roots of psychodynamic coaching in psychoanalytic traditions
2 Psychodynamic coaching is not psychotherapy
3 Basic elements of psychodynamic coaching 4 Reasons and occasions for psychodynamic coaching

Theory Part II Basic theoretical concepts – relationship as focus

5 The unconscious as common ground – from soul to unconscious cognitions – a historical overview
6 Personal development, personality and character in psychodynamic coaching
7 Human relationships and the role of emotions and conflict in professional life
8 Human relationships and basic working concepts: transference, countertransference, attachment and defences

9  Neuroscientific foundations of human relationships: new insights for psychodynamic coaching
10  The system as significant context

Theory Part III Application in coaching – using the relationship

11 Understanding the inner-landscape: creating and transforming meaning
12 Dealing with different leadership types
13 Facing challenges such as resistance and defences 14 Working with defences
on the group and organisational level
15Being aware of risks and limitations

Practice Part I Preparing for the client

16 Assumptions for the coach regarding the client 17 Assumptions for the coach regarding themselves – attitude, perspective and training
18 The general setting
19Contracting – the very first meeting

Practice Part II Running the coaching sessions

20 Beginning the relationship – ways of opening
21 The integration of additional diagnostic tools
22 Working in and with the relationship – the coach as instrument
23 Working at the core of the client’s question
24 Dealing with emotions 25 Using symbols

26 Coaching female leaders
27 Understanding and addressing the context
28 Coaching teams in organisations

Practice Part III Ending the coaching

29  Ending the coaching relationship
30  Training, ethics and elements of good practice