1º Congresso Nacional da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses”

Professor Diana Aguiar Vieira, professor and investigator at ISCAP/IPP participated in the “Afirmar os Psicólogos - 1º Congresso Nacional da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses”, on April 18 to 21, 2012 at Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa.
In recent years we have witnessed the proliferation of coaching both in the entire world as also in the Portuguese context. Despite the growth of training and information in the area of coaching, research into their effects has been scarce. The purpose of this paper was to analyse to what extent the training in the coaching area influences the beliefs of self-effectiveness in coaching. To this end, a study was conducted among graduates in the area of coaching to assess the self-effectiveness in coaching at the beginning and at the end of the training. In addition, the same procedure was used with a control group of trainees undergoing training in another area. The results showed gains in terms of self-effectiveness in coaching only on the coaching course trainees.
Implications for future research in this area are to be presented.