Professional Practice in Sport Psychology: A review

1st Edition

Sheldon Hanton, Stephen Mellalieu

Published May 31, 2013
Reference - 360 Pages
ISBN 9780415858328 - CAT# Y152142

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Sport psychologists working with athletes, teams and sports performers are only as effective as their professional techniques and competencies will allow. This is the first book to offer a detailed and critical appraisal of the conceptual foundations of contemporary professional practice in sport psychology. The book presents a series of reviews of the most up-to-date academic and professional literature on professional practice, exploring issues that all psychologists face when working with clients in sport and offers important evidence-based recommendations for best practice. Key topics covered include:

  • models of practice and service delivery
  • counselling and clinical intervention
  • working with teams
  • working with young performers
  • providing life skills training
  • managing career transitions
  • working with special populations
  • enhancing coach-athlete relations.

With contributions from leading sport psychology consultants in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and continental Europe, this is a comprehensive and thought-provoking resource that bridges the gap between research and application. It is vital reading for all advanced students, researchers and professionals working in sport psychology.


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