Research

National Projects
  • Gus, L & Gilbert, L. (2019) Staffordshire Virtual School: Attachment & Trauma and Emotion Coaching Training Final Report.

  • Gus, L. (2018) Supporting adults to develop Emotion Coaching in Schools. Kingsbury Schools Together Emotion Coaching Training Project Evaluation Report.


Funded Projects
  • 2 year project funded by the Wiltshire Council Local Area Board for Melksham and Wootten Bassett.  10 Schools were trained in Emotion Coaching and over 300 practitioners in the community- including teachers, health visitors, family support workers, early years practitioners, parents and inclusion officers.

  • Bath Spa University and EHCAP – a Somerset based social enterprise - worked together over 2015 and 2016 to provide Emotion Coaching Training to the children and young people’s workforce in Somerset.

Research and Development (current)
Completed Research


Louise Gilbert (2018)
Based on the original pilot project carried out in a rural disadvantaged area of the south west of England training practitioners in Emotion Coaching (Rose et al., 2015), this PhD research gave voice to the practitioners' perspective of Emotion Coaching in educational settings. As a result of qualitative, inductive analysis of semi-structured interviews, a model of Emotion Coaching engagement and a practitioner spectrum of use are proposed.


Adele Edwards (2017)
A case study exploring the effectiveness of Emotion Coaching as a home-school intervention to support social and emotional competence.
Rebecca Digby, Rebecca McGuire-Sniekus, Licette Gus & Helen Taylor (2016)
A case study demonstrating increased empathic awareness in year 5 primary school children and their improved ability to label own emotions and communicate them to others.

 

Tessa Fox (2015)
Exploring the implementation of Emotion Coaching at a primary specialist provision for children with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties.
 
Sarah Murray (2015) 
Emotion Coaching in Practice: A case study example.
Are children able to better label their feelings as a result of emotion coaching?

 

Kirsten Marie Krawczyk (2017)
A whole school single case study of Emotion Coaching (EC) training and the impact on school staff.

  • 2 year project funded by the Wiltshire Council Local Area Board for Melksham and Wootten Bassett.  10 Schools were trained in Emotion Coaching and over 300 practitioners in the community- including teachers, health visitors, family support workers, early years practitioners, parents and inclusion officers. 

  • Bath Spa University and EHCAP – a Somerset based social enterprise - worked together over 2015 and 2016 to provide Emotion Coaching Training to the children and young people’s workforce in Somerset. 

 

Emotion Coaching UK Publications

 

Gilbert, L., Rose, J. and McGuire-Sniekus, R. (2014) ‘Promoting children’s well-being and sustainable citizenship through emotion coaching’, in Thomas, M. (Ed) A Child’s World: Working together for a better future. Aberystwyth: Aberystwyth Press.

Gus, L (2018) Pastoral support: Anticipation and preparation http://www.headteacher-update.com/best-practice-article/pastoral-support-anticipation-and-preparation/170484/

Gus, L. & Meldrum-Carter, L (2016) Student well being: Emotion Coaching in Secondary Schools http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/best-practice/student-wellbeing-emotion-coaching-in-schools/

Gus, L. & Meldrum-Carter, L (2017) Pastoral Support: Emotion Coaching http://www.headteacher-update.com/best-practice-article/pastoral-support-emotion-coaching/152306/

Gus, L., Rose, J. & Gilbert, L. (2015) Emotion Coaching: a universal strategy for supporting and promoting sustainable emotional and behavioural well-being, Educational and Child Psychology, 32(1), 31-41. 

Gus, L., Rose, J., Gilbert, L. & Kilby, R. (2017) The Introduction of Emotion Coaching as a Whole School Approach in a Primary Specialist Social Emotional and Mental Health Setting: Positive Outcomes for All, Open Family Studies, 9, (Suppl-1, M3) 95-110.   Journal https://www.benthamopen.com/ABSTRACT/TOFAMSJ-9-95

Gus, L. & Kilby, R. (2016) The Emotion Coaching Approach, SPECIAL, NASEN, May 2016.

Gus, L. & Wood, F. (2017) 'Emotion Coaching', in Colley, D. & Cooper, P. (Ed.s) Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom: Theory and Practice. UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Parker, R., Rose, J & Gilbert, L. (2016) Attachment Aware Schools: An alternative to behaviourism in supporting children's behaviour in Lees, H & Noddings, N (Ed.) The Palgrave International Handbook to Alternative Education.  Palgrave Macmillan UK.  

Rose, J., Gilbert, L., McGuire-Sniekus, R. (2015) Emotion Coaching - a strategy for promoting behavioural self-regulation in children and young people in schools: A pilot study, European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Rose, J, Gilbert, G & Richards, V. (2016) Health and Well-being in Early Childhood. Sage Publications. London..  (Includes a stand alone chapter on Emotion Coaching).

Rose, J., Gilbert, L. and Smith, H. (2013) ‘Affective teaching and the affective dimensions of learning’, in Ward, S. (Ed) A student’s guide to education studies (3rd ed). Abingdon: Routledge, pp178-188.

Rose, J., McGuire-Sniekus, R. (2016) How Emotion Coaching brings to the best in Children, The Conversation.  http://theconversation.com/how-emotion-coaching-brings-out-the-best-in-children-60359

http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/schools/education/research/cepip/epip-docs/Melksham_Update_Feb_12.pdf

http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/inyourtown/melkshamnews/8764744.Experiment_in_emotion_at_Melksham/

 

 

Key References

 

Books

 

Gottman, J. (1997) Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. Simon & Schuster, New York.*

 

Gottman, J. M., Katz, L. F., & Hooven, C. (1997) Meta-emotion: How families communicate emotionally. Psychology Press.

 

Siegel, DJ & Byrson T.P. (2012) The Whole-Brain Child, Constable & Robinson, London.* 

 

* Key introductory texts

 

Articles:

 

  • Gottman, J. M., Katz, L. F., & Hooven, C. (1996) Parental meta-emotion philosophy and the emotional life of families: Theoretical models and preliminary data.  Journal of Family Psychology, 10(3), 243-268.

 

  • Shortt, J. W., Stoolmiller, M., Smith‐Shine, J. N., Mark Eddy, J., & Sheeber, L. (2010) Maternal emotion coaching, adolescent anger regulation, and siblings’ externalizing symptoms. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, 51(7), 799-808.

 

  • Wilson, K. R., Havighurst, S. S., & Harley, A. E. (2012) Tuning in to Kids: An effectiveness trial of a parenting program targeting emotion socialization of preschoolers. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(1), 56-65.

 

Emotion Coaching in Educational and Community Settings UK 

 

 

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