The interdisciplinary orientation of EQ-SQ neuropsychoanalytical coaching
EQ-SQ NPC deals with the importance of emotional and social intelligence for the formulation of manager and personnel development concepts from the perspective of brain research, psychoanalysis and the current scientific discipline of neuropsychoanalysis (see: www.neuro-psa.org). From the findings of these research disciplines, the most important criteria for EQ and SQ are derived and corresponding concepts for the management and development of individual employees and groups, teams, departments, and divisions have been formulated.
The more objective perspective of neurobiological research and the more subjective, experience-dependent perspective of psychoanalysis offer a foundation basis for the concept of coaching, which is intended to overcome manager and personnel development problems for employees with managerial and personnel responsibility.
The current coaching concept has been developed and practised since 1980 at the Institute for Applied Social Psychology of Dr. phil. Alois Heinemann. The development was initially based on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis; it was then confirmed and enriched by neurobiological and neuropsychoanalytical research, thus receiving a biopsychosocial perspective.
The scientific basis for the theory and practice of EQ-SQ NPC is in particular the research work of Wilfried R. Bion, Sigmund Freud, Peter Fürstenau, Melanie Klein, Stefan Loch, Alfred Lorenzer, Daniel N. Stern (psychoanalysis); Lise Eliot, Antonio R. Damasio, Gerald Hüther, Eric Kandel, Jaak Panksepp, Gerhard Roth, Oliver Turnbull, (brain research); Karen Kaplan-Solms, Mark Solms, Yoram Yovell, Jaak Pankseep, Maggie Zellner, (neuropsychoanalysis); Luc Ciompi (medicine/social psychiatry), John Bowlby, Karin Grossmann, Karl Grossmann (psychology/attachment research); Reinhard Pekrun (personality psychology), Günther Schiepek (systemic therapy/synergetics); Hermann Haken (physics/synergetics); Helge Pross (sociology); Walter Schulz (philosophy); Knut Bleicher, Peter M. Senge (organisational research).