“Referring a Client to Therapy” - International Coaching Federation
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“Referring a Client to Therapy”

As a coach, when and how do you refer a client to therapy? At ICF, we conducted research to help coaches understand when and how to refer a client to a mental health professional. From that research, we created a reference sheet and a set of guidelines for coaches to help them be more confident and prepared in these situations. This guide is a resource for coaches to understand when and how to refer a client to a mental health professional. The goal is to help coaches recognize and know how to manage a client who shows up with a mental health issue that goes outside the scope of coaching. This is a valuable tool for our members. We encourage Chapter Leaders to read and share within each Chapter.

Read “Referring a Client to Therapy”

Comments (5)

  1. Jo Sfarnas says:

    Good day

    I am currently studying with HCA, and would like to receive a copy of the paper on referring a client to therapy.

    Warm regards

    • Laura Shrake says:

      Hi Jo,
      Thanks for reaching out – you can find the white paper on “Referring a Client to Therapy” at this link, and the one sheet can be found here.
      Thank you!

  2. A therapy offers a broad array of benefits for all of us, whatever our circumstances, conditions, and concerns. Therapy goes beyond survival to enhancing your life.

  3. Alba Raffaelli says:

    The reference sheet is not available. Please can you check this? Thank you in advance.

    • Laura Shrake says:

      Hi Alba,

      My apologies for the long delay in response, but these links have bene updated and should now be available to you.

      Thank you!

      Laura Shrake
      Digital Marketing Manager

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