Dr Siobhain O’Riordan

Paper: Transition Resilience and wellbeing in the context of COVID-19

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan with Sheila Panchal and Prof Stephen Palmer

This session will explore the potential impact of COVID-19 on individual wellbeing. It will outline a model of transition resilience – INSIGHT – which is a tool that coaches can use when supporting people through transitions. The theoretical basis for the INSIGHT model will be shared, as well as a more pragmatic perspective which applies the model in the context of COVID related transitions. Application as an approach for psychoeducation will also be reviewed. 

Siobhain is the Founder Chair of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) and a member of the International Research Centre Development Team of the ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research (http://www.iscpresearch.org). She is also Chair of the ISCP Conference Team.

Siobhain is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. She is a Fellow of the ISCP, a Principle Practitioner of the Association for Business Psychology, a member of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) a member of the Association for Coaching, an Hon member of the Institute of Health Promotion & Education and an academic member of the Association of Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapists. She is also an ISCP Accredited Supervisor. In 2010 she received the Distinguished Contribution to Coaching Psychology Award (BPS SGCP).

Siobhain focuses her professional activities and interests within the arenas of executive, health, well-being and developmental coaching. With an academic background she is also an experienced trainer, examiner and supervisor on graduate/postgraduate coaching and coaching psychology programmes. She is a Course Co-Director/Trainer on the coaching and coaching psychology programmes at the Centre for Coaching and Centre for Stress Management (UK).

She is a past Editor of the publications The Coaching Psychologist and the International Journal of Health Promotion & Education. She is now currently Editor of Coaching Psychology International and Co-Editor of the European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology and the International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing.