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Professor Stephen Palmer

Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Professor Stephen Palmer is the Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit.

Research interests

  • Coaching and Coaching Psychology
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Stress Management and Prevention

Publications

Journal articles

  • Palmer, S. and Gyllensten, K. (2008). How cognitive behavioural, rational emotive behavioural or multimodal coaching could prevent mental health problems, enhance performance and reduce work related stress. The Journal of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 26,1, 38-52.
  • Palmer, S. (2008). Multimodal coaching and its application to workplace, life and health coaching. The Coaching Psychologist, 4, 1, 21-29.
  • Palmer, S. (2008). Coping imagery. The Coaching Psychologist, 4, 1, 39-40.
  • Stewart, L.J., Palmer, S., Wilkin, H. and Kerrin, M. (2008). The Influence Of Character: Does Personality Impact Coaching Success? International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring Vol. 6, No.1, February. Retrieved from: http://www.business.brookes.ac.uk/research/areas/coaching&mentoring/volume/stewart.pdf
  • Palmer, S. and O'Broin, A. (2008). Phobias: What, who, why and how to help? Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • O'Broin, A. and Palmer, S. (2008). Panic Disorder: What, who, why and how to help? Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Williams, H., Palmer, S. and Edgerton, N. (2008). May the force be within you: Harnessing the power of the mind to combat stress by using the cognitive behavioural SPACE model of coaching, counselling and training. Stress News, 20, 3, 29-32.
  • Palmer, S. (2008). Multimodal relaxation method. The Coaching Psychologist, 4, 2, 90-94.
  • Ellam-Dyson & Palmer, (2008). The Challenges of Researching Executive Coaching. The Coaching Psychologist, 4, 2, 79-84.
  • Stewart, L.J., Palmer, S., Wilkin, H. and Kerrin, M. (2008). Towards a model of coaching transfer: Operationalising coaching success and the facilitators and barriers to transfer. International Coaching Psychology Review, 3, 2, 87-109.
  • Palmer, S. (2008). The PRACTICE model of coaching: towards a solution-focused approach. Coaching Psychology International, 1, 1, 4-8.
  • Palmer, S. (2008). The judicious use of hypnosis in coaching and coaching psychology practice. International Coaching Psychology Review, 3, 2, 253-262.
  • Palmer, S (2008). Reducing stress in the workplace. Finance & Management, December, 161, 6-9.
  • Palmer, S. (2008). Highlighting the psychology in coaching: Stephen Palmer interviews the Keynote Speakers from the 1st European Coaching Psychology Conference. The Coaching Psychologist, 4, 3, 172-184.
  • Grbcic, S. and Palmer, S. (2007). A cognitive-behavioural self-help approach to stress management and prevention at work: a randomized controlled trial. The Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist, 12, 1, 41-43.
  • Palmer, S., Grant, A. and O'Connell, B. (2007). Solution-focused Coaching: Lost and Found. Coaching at Work, 2, 4, 22-29.
  • Gyllensten, K. and Palmer, S. (2007). The coaching relationship: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Coaching Psychology Review, 2, 2, 168-177.
  • Palmer, S. (2007). PRACTICE: A model suitable for coaching, counselling, psychotherapy and stress management. The Coaching Psychologist, 3, 2, 71-77.
  • Palmer, S. and Cavanagh, M. (2006). Coaching Psychology: Its time has finally come. International Coaching Psychology Review, 1, 1, 1-3.
  • Palmer, S. and Whybrow, A. (2006). The coaching psychology movement and its development within the British Psychological Society. International Coaching Psychology Review, 1, 1, 5-11.
  • Whybrow, A. and Palmer, S. (2006). Taking stock: A survey of Coaching Psychologists' practices and perspectives. International Coaching Psychology Review, 1, 1, 56- 70.
  • Gyllensten, K. and Palmer, S. (2006). Experiences of coaching and stress in the workplace: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Coaching Psychology Review, 1, 1, 86-98.
  • Gyllensten, K. and Palmer, S. (2006). Workplace stress: Can it be reduced by coaching? The Coaching Psychologist, 2, 1, 17-22.
  • Ellam, V. and Palmer S. (2006). Does parent coaching improve quality of parenting and children's behaviour? The Coaching Psychologist, 2(1), 34-37.
  • Ellam, V. and Palmer, S. (2006). To achieve, or not to achieve the goal - that is the question: Does frustration tolerance influence goal achievement in coaching clients? The Coaching Psychologist, 2, 2, 27-32.
  • O'Broin, A. and Palmer, S. (2006). The coach-client relationship and contributions by the coach in improving coaching outcome. The Coaching Psychologist, 2, 2, 16-20.
  • Palmer, S. (2006). Coaching psychology from an international and national perspective: interviews with Michael Cavanagh, David Lane, Alex Linley, Dianne Stober and Pauline Willis. The Coaching Psychologist, 2, 2, 33-44.
  • Whybrow, A. and Palmer, S. (2006). Shifting perspectives: One year into the development of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology in the UK. International Coaching Psychology Review, 1, 2, 75-85.
  • O'Broin, A. and Palmer, S. (2006). Win-win situation? Learning from parallels and differences between coaching psychology and sport psychology. The Coaching Psychologist, 2, 3, 17-23.
  • Cavanagh, M. and Palmer, S. (2006). The theory, practice and research base of coaching psychology is developing at a fast pace. Editorial. International Coaching Psychology Review, 1, 2, 5-7.
  • Palmer, S. and Whybrow, A. (2005). The proposal to establish a special group in coaching psychology of the British Psychological Society: Introduction and proposal. The Coaching Psychologist. 1, July, 5-12.
  • Gyllensten, K., Palmer, S. and Farrants, J. (2005). Perception of stress and stress interventions i finance organizations: overcoming resistance towards counselling. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 18(1), 19-25.
  • Gyllensten, K. and  Palmer, S. (2005). Can coaching reduce workplace stress? The Coaching Psychologist, 1, July, 15-17.
  • Gyllensten, K. and Palmer, S. (2005). The relationship between coaching and workplace stress: A correlational study. International Journal of Health Promotion & Education, 43, 3, 97-103.
  • Gyllensten, K. and Palmer, S. (2005). The role of gender in workplace stress: a critical literature review. Health Education Journal, 64, (3), 271-288.
  • Gyllensten, K. and Palmer, S. (2005).  Calming influence.  Can coaching reduce work-related stress? Coaching at Work, 1, 1, 40-42.
  • Gyllensten, K. and Palmer, S. (2005). Can coaching reduce workplace stress? A quasi-experimental study. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 3, 2, 75-85.
  • Gyllensten, K. and Palmer, S. (2005). Working with a Client Suffering From Workplace Stress in a Primary Care Setting: A Cognitive Behavioural Case Study. Counselling Psychology Review.
  • Puri, A. and Palmer, S. (2005). Retaining employees with disabilities: Is coaching a potential solution? The Coaching Psychologist, 1, 2, 16-19.
  • Edgerton, N. and Palmer, S. (2005). SPACE: A psychological model for use within cognitive behavioural coaching, therapy and stress management. The Coaching Psychologist, 1, 2, 25-31.
  • Palmer, S. (2004). Stress management and prevention: A guide for HR professionals. The HR Director, January, 2, 4-11.
  • Spiers, C. and Palmer, S. (2004). Stress Relief: A manager's guide to recognising and targeting work related stress. Edge, March, 10-14.
  • Palmer, S. (2004). Health coaching: A Developing field within health education. Health Education Journal, 63, 2, 189-191.
  • Gyllensten, K., Palmer, S. and Farrants, J. (2004). The perceptions of work related stress within finance organisations: How managers can influence workplace stress. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 42, 2, 37-42.
  • Jenkins, D. and Palmer, S. (2004). Job stress in National Health Service managers: A qualitative exploration of the stressor-strain-health relationship. The 'fit' and 'unfit' manager. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 42, 2, 48-63.
  • Palmer, S. (2004). A Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach to Face-to-face, Telephone and Internet Therapy and Coaching: A Case Study. The Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist, 11, 1, 12-22.
  • Palmer, S. (2004). Work-Related Stress: A Role for Occupational Health Professionals. Health & Hygiene, 25, 2, 5-8.
  • Palmer, S., Cooper, C. and Thomas, K. (2004). A model of work stress to underpin the Health & Safety Executive advice for tackling work-related stress and stress risk assessments. Counselling at Work, Winter, 2-5.

Books

  • McMahon, G., Palmer, S. and Wilding, C. (2005). The essential skills for setting up a counselling and psychotherapy practice. London: Routledge.
  • Palmer, S. and Puri, A. (2006). Coping with Stress at University: A Survival Guide. London: Sage.
  • McMahon, G., Palmer, S. and Wilding, C. (2006). Achieving excellence in your coaching practice: How to run a highly successful coaching business. London: Routledge.
  • Palmer, S and Wilding, C. (2006). Moody to Mellow. London: Hodder Arnold.
  • Moodley, R. and Palmer, S. (2006). Race, Culture and Psychotherapy: Critical Perspectives in Multicultural Practice. London: Routledge.
  • Wilding, C. and Palmer, S. (2006). Zero to hero. London: Hodder Arnold.
  • Palmer, S. and Cooper, C. (2007). How to Deal with Stress. London: Kogan Page. (Sunday Times Series).
  • Palmer, and Whybrow, A. (2007). Handbook of Coaching Psychology: A guide for practitioners. Routledge.
  • Palmer, S. (2008). Suicide: Strategies, and interventions for reduction and prevention. Hove: Routledge.
  • Palmer, S. and Bor, R. (2008). The Practitioner's Handbook. London: Sage.
  • Morgan, J.D., Laungani, P. and Palmer, S. (2009). Death and bereavement around the world. Volume 5: Reflective essays. Amityville, New York: Baywood.

Book chapters

  • Palmer, S. (2008). Suicide: strategies and interventions for reduction and prevention: an introduction.  In S. Palmer (ed), Suicide: strategies and interventions for reduction and prevention. Hove: Routledge.
  • Palmer, S. (2008). Suicide, definitions and statistics at the international level. In S. Palmer (ed), Suicide: strategies and interventions for reduction and prevention. Hove: Routledge.
  • Palmer, S. (2008). Suicide statistics for the UK and the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. In S. Palmer (ed), Suicide: strategies and interventions for reduction and prevention. Hove: Routledge.
  • Froggatt, W. and Palmer, S. (2008). Cognitive behavioural and rational emotive management of suicide. In S. Palmer (ed), Suicide: strategies and interventions for reduction and prevention. Hove: Routledge.
  • Wilding, C., McMahon, G. and Palmer, S. (2008). How to set up and develop your private practice. In S. Palmer and R. Bor (eds) The Practitioner's Handbook. London: Sage.
  • Palmer, S. and Gyllensten, K. (2008). Stress management for employees: An evidence based approach. In A. Kinder, R. Huge & C. Cooper (eds.), Employee well being support: A workplace resource. Chichester: Wiley.
  • Palmer, S. and Whybrow, A. (2007). Coaching Psychology: an introduction. In S. Palmer and A. Whybrow (eds), Handbook of Coaching Psychology: a guide for practitioners. London: Sage.
  • O'Connell, B. and Palmer, S. (2007). Solution-focused Coaching. In S. Palmer and A. Whybrow (eds), Handbook of Coaching Psychology: a guide for practitioners. London: Sage.
  • O'Broin, A. and Palmer, S. (2007). Reappraising the coach-client relationship. The unassuming change agent in coaching. . In S. Palmer and A. Whybrow (eds), Handbook of Coaching Psychology: a guide for practitioners. London: Sage.
  • Palmer, S. and Szymanska, K. (2007). Cognitive Behavioural Coaching: an integrative approach. In S. Palmer and A. Whybrow (eds), Handbook of Coaching Psychology: a guide for practitioners. London: Sage.
  • Moodley, R. and Palmer, S. (2006). Race, culture and other multiple constructions: an absent presence in psychotherapy.  In R Moodley, and S. Palmer, (Eds),  Race, Culture and Psychotherapy: Critical Perspectives in Multicultural Practice. London: Routledge.
  • Palmer, S. (2005). Reflections on stress and well-being, pp15-19. In The state of the employment relationship: reflections on employee well-being and the psychological contract. London: CIPD.

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