Call for chapter submissions
Case Studies in Spiritual Coaching: A Survey Across Wellness, Life and Work Domains
Editors: DeeAnna Merz Nagel, Madison Leigh Akridge
While coaching is not regulated, we require authors to be formally trained as a coach, preferably credentialed and to be practicing as a coach.
Choose a category. The first three categories suggest that the writer is a life coach, wellness coach or executive coach incorporating spirituality into the coaching process. The final category suggests that the primary emphasis within the coaching relationship are goals focused on spirituality/spiritual development.
- Life Coaching
- Wellness Coaching
- Executive Coaching
- Spiritual Coaching
- Approximately 2500 to 3000 words written in 3rd person.
- How you define yourself as a coach, your coach audience and how you incorporate spirituality into your coaching.
- Case Study- the case study should be “blinded” so that no identifying features are included; some writers choose to create a composite case pulling from more than one client example.
- Following the case study, coach elements (competencies) used should be identified such as rapport building, socratic (powerful) questioning, goal-setting, positive psychology, identifying stages of change, etc.)
- The method of delivery should be delineated as well as any successes or limitations associated (in-person, email, chat, audio, video, VR, etc).
- Ethical considerations should be addressed- even if your case study does not directly include an ethical issue, consider what could change to cause a issue.
- The chapter must be written in word, double-spaced, times roman 12 font. At least 3 references to academic sources (journal articles, books, book chapters should be cited APA style. Maximum citations per chapter are preferred to be 10 or less to keep the focus on the case study material.
Prospective authors are asked to send a resume/CV and a writing sample of at least 500 words (essay, blog post, published article or chapter, etc).
Please submit you letter of interest including your idea for a chapter with the attached writing sample and resume/cv to: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 10, 2021. The first draft of the chapter will be due August 20, 2021.
About the Editors
DeeAnna Merz Nagel received her B.S. in Mental Health & Human Services from Georgia State University and her M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from University of Georgia. She specializes in online coaching, telemental health and the application of complementary, alternative and psychospiritual modalities within the helping professions. Her approach to working with clients, students and supervisees is inclusive and collaborative. Along with being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Coach and Reiki Master Teacher. She holds several additional credentials in the healing arts. She co-founded Online Therapy Institute and is also faculty at The Institute for Life Coach Training. She has co-authored/edited 4 academic books and written many chapters and articles.
Madison L. Akridge, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and board certified coach as well as faculty at The Institute for Life Coach Training. Her background includes a BA in philosophy and Master of Social Work (MSW). Madison is also a Reiki Master and practices comprehensive energy psychology with certifications in various integrative healing modalities. Madison’s coaching specialties include InnerView Guidance, Essential Soul Care, Poetic Self-Expression, and Intuitive Wellness. She uses a wide variety of intuitive tools in her work, which you can learn to incorporate into your own practice.
Both editors are completing doctorates in Multi-faith Spiritual Direction through https://www.uofts.org/. Additional collaboration between DeeAnna and Madison can be found at https://essentialsoul.care.