Volume 2, Article 2

New developments of the ABC model for cognitive-behavioral coaching
Oana David and Cristina Lorint

Citation: David, O., & Lorint, C. (2021). ‘New developments of the ABC model for cognitive-behavioral coaching.‘ International Journal of Coaching Psychology, 2, 2, 1-5.

Processing Dates: Received 14 October, 2020; Re-submitted 19 October, 2020; Re-submitted 22 October 2020; Accepted 26 October, 2020; Published online 14 January, 2021

Cognitive-behavioral coaching (CBC) is an integrative coaching approach, with theoretical roots in the cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for how changes are obtained, and which encompasses techniques that are already empirically supported in CBT. The most important tool adapted to CBC is the ABC model, which is currently considered a transdiagnostic model and underlies the change process. The ABC model has been reframed by David and Breightmeyer (2018) in order to fit in the coaching process. We describe in this paper the new contextual and positive ABC model for CBC and how it can be used in various steps of the coaching process, from assessment, conceptualization and as a technique in the process, with demonstrated results.

Key words: coaching; cognitive-behavioral coaching; ABC model; cognitive-behavioral theory; CBC

Volume 2, Article 2


Oana David is with the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Cristina Lorint is with the Evidence-based psychological assessment and interventions Doctoral School, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.