Coaching vs. Counseling/Therapy
Target Audience: The General Public, Life Coaches
Continuing Education Hours: Two (2)
NBCC Approval: NO (This course is for the general public, therefore NBCC continuing education credit is not available for this course)
While therapy and counseling require years of study and practice prior to obtaining a license, coaching is widely unregulated and requires little or no training. While most of the programs created by the Mindful Ecotherapy Center are designed for mental health professionals, some are designed to train life coaches. This two-hour course helps to explain the difference between being a life coach and being a therapist or counselor. This course can help you to avoid liability if you are not a licensed mental health professional by helping you to understand where the line is between the two professions.
If you have enrolled in the Ecospirituality: The Way of the Coyote course, this Coaching vs. Therapy course is included in the package, so there is no need to register for is separately. For all others, this course helps you to understand the difference between coaching and therapy based on evidence-based citations.