1st Edition

A Case-Solution Companion to Building Consulting Skills for Sport and Performance Psychology

    498 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    498 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This international compilation offers a range of potential solutions to case studies that cover pertinent issues within a variety of performance environments.

    Offering a companion text to Building Consulting Skills for Sport and Performance Psychology: An International Case Study Collection, this book provides three solutions for each of the case studies introduced. In so doing, it highlights that there is no "one-answer-fits-all" solution to the common issues with sport and performance psychology consulting and offers various suggestions for how an individual may wish to approach these and similar cases. Solutions address the CEDI principles (Case Conceptualization, Ethical Considerations, Diversity Awareness/Reflection, and Intervention Planning and Evaluation), as well as any case-specific questions.

    This clearly structured book serves as a useful resource for instructors looking to deepen discussion and offer alternatives to students’ ideas on how to approach certain cases. It will also be of interest to practitioners when approaching similar situations in their own work and looking for new pathways that they may not have considered.

    Preface: "There Are Many Roads to Rome"

    Sarah L. Castillo, Chelsea Butters Wooding, Douglas A. Barba, and Stiliani “Ani” Chroni

    Section 1:  Cases from Traditional Sport

    Solution Set 1. “Just Don’t Lose”: Case Recap, Karen Lo

    Consultant Solutions from Kristen Dieffenbach, Mariel Ruiz Stasiuk, and Karen Lo

    Solution Set 2. “The Stoic Collegiate Swimmer”: Case Recap, Poppy DesClouds and Natalie Durand-Bush

    Consultant Solutions from Tim Herzog, Jen Schumacher, Poppy DesClouds, and Natalie Durand-Bush

    Solution Set 3. “The Struggling Dual-Career Support Provider”: Case Recap, Koen De Brandt, Paul Wylleman, and Simon DeFruyt

    Consultant Solutions from Sebastian Brueckner, Amanda Ferranti, Koen De Brandt, Paul Wylleman, and Simon DeFruyt

    Solution Set 4. “A National Team in Crisis”: Case Recap, Carolina Lundqvist and Henrik Gustafsson

    Consultant Solutions from Brian Alexander, Georgia Theodoropoulou, Carolina Lundqvist, and Henrik Gustafsson

    Solution Set 5. “Being Mighty Warriors”: Case Recap, Shameema Yousuf

    Consultant Solutions from Renee Appaneal, Carolina Lundqvist, and Shameema Yousuf

    Solution Set 6. “Classification Troubles in Wheelchair Rugby”: Case Recap, Grzegorz Więcław

    Consultant Solutions from Nicole Detling, Andrea Faull-Brown, and Grzegorz Więcław

    Solution Set 7. “The Outsider”: Case Recap, Charlie Maher

    Consultant Solutions from Kaori Araki, Shameema Yousuf, and Charlie Maher

    Section 2: Cases from High-Risk Occupations

    Solution Set 8. “Back into the Breach”: Case Recap, Damien Stewart

    Consultant Solutions from Barbora Kijasova, Brian Bishop, Carly A. Wahl, Barbara B. Meyer, and Damien Stewart

    Solution Set 9. “Life Lessons and Leadership”: Case Recap, Elizabeth Beaubrook

    Consultant Solutions from Frank Eirik Abrahamsen, Cecilia (Ceci) Craft, and Elizabeth Beaubrook

    Solution Set 10. “Mary Sue”: Case Recap, Doug Newburg

    Consultant Solutions from Nicholas Anton, Eric A. Bean, and Doug Newburg

    Section 3: Cases from the Performing Arts

    Solution Set 11. “Choking on the Dance Floor”: Case Recap, Ashley Coker-Cranney

    Consultant Solutions from Gene M. Moyle, Leigh Skvarla, and Ashley Coker-Cranney

    Solution Set 12. “The Returning Pop Singer”: Case Recap, Kaori Araki

    Consultant Solutions from Henrik Gustafsson, Jacob Jensen, and Kaori Araki

    Solution Set 13. “One Actor’s Journey: Moving Beyond a Failed Audition”: Case Recap, Jacob Jensen

    Consultant Solutions from Kevin L. Burke, Raymond Prior, and Jacob Jensen

    Solution Set 14. “The Proof Is in the Pudding!”: Case Recap, Frank Eirik Abrahamsen

    Consultant Solutions from Cristina Fink, Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, and Frank Eirik Abrahamsen

    Section 4: Future Trends in Consulting

    Solution Set 15. “Seeking Next-Level Leadership”: Case Recap, Adam H. Naylor

    Consultant Solutions from Jon Metzler, Gagandeep Singh, and Adam H. Naylor

    Solution Set 16. “Ninjas in Pajamas”: Case Recap, Doug Gardner

    Consultant Solutions from Chang-Hyun Ko, Sari Shepphird, and Doug Gardner

    Solution Set 17. “The Apprehensive Action Sport Athlete”: Case Recap, Sarah Clifford

    Consultant Solutions from David Botsford, Adam H. Naylor, and Sarah Clifford

    Solution Set 18. “The Timid Triathlete”: Case Recap, Jen Schumacher

    Consultant Solutions from Kristen Dieffenbach, Kathy Feinstein, and Jen Schumacher

    Solution Set 19. “I Just Want to Play”: Case Recap, Thierry R. F. Middleton

    Consultant Solutions from Matthew Condie, Robert J. Schinke, and Thierry Middleton

    Solution Set 20. “Just Get Over It”: Case Recap, Andrea Faull-Brown

    Consultant Solutions from Becky Clark, Jamie Shapiro, and Andrea Faull-Brown

    Section 5: Ethical Challenges in Consulting

    Solution Set 21. “The Team, the Coaches, the Manager, the Owner, the Players…and the Sport Psychologist”: Case Recap, Matt LaCoste

    Consultant Solutions from Megan Byrd, Brandonn Harris, Doug Gardner, and Matt LaCoste

    Solution Set 22. “Kio’s Concussion Conundrum”: Case Recap, Megan Byrd and Brandonn Harris

    Consultant Solutions from Erin Haugen, Traci Statler, Megan Byrd, and Brandonn Harris

    Solution Set 23. “The Stagnating, Anxious Swimmer”: Case Recap, Abby Keenan

    Consultant Solutions from Michele Kerulis, Alexander T. Latinjak, and Abby Keenan

    Solution Set 24. “The Burned-Out Consultant and the Importance of Self-Care”: Case Recap, Sebastian Brueckner and Göran Kenttä

    Consultant Solutions from Michelle Bartlett, Natalie Durand-Bush, Poppy DesClouds, Sebastian Brueckner, and Göran Kenttä

    Section 6: Consulting Competencies

    Solution Set 25. “Fidget-Spinning and Philippians: Faith Integration and Sport Psychology Consulting with a Christian Youth Athlete”: Case Recap, Trevor Egli and Leslee A. Fisher

    Consultant Solutions from Mark Cheney, Holly Sisk Roselle, Trevor J. Egli, and Leslee A. Fisher

    Solution Set 26. “Consulting Sports Coaches: A Case of Coach Development”: Case Recap, Alexander T. Latinjak

    Consultant Solutions from Brian Alexander, Peter Olusoga, and Alexander T. Latinjak

    Solution Set 27. “It Runs in the Family”: Case Recap, Kathy Feinstein

    Consultant Solutions from Karen Lo, Emily Wright, and Kathy Feinstein



    Sarah L. Castillo, a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) on the Registry of Approved Mentors, has focused her career in both academic and applied practice settings. She earned her PhD from the University of Idaho in 2000 and has served on the executive board for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She currently serves as the director of Sport and Performance Psychology programs at University of Western States, USA.

    Chelsea Butters Wooding is an Assistant Professor in the Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, USA. She is a CMPC through AASP and holds a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University, along with an MA in Counseling from WVU, an MS in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, and a BA in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach.

    Douglas A. Barba is a Professor in the Psychology Department at National University, USA, where he serves as the Program Director for the BA in Sport Psychology and MA in Performance Psychology programs. Doug earned his PhD at the University of Florida and an MA in Psychology from the School of Human Behavior at United States International University in San Diego.

    Stiliani "Ani" Chroni earned her MS from Springfield College, MA in 1994 and PhD from the University of Virginia in 1997 both focusing on sport psychology. She pursued a transnational dual career as an Academic and Applied Sport Psychology Practitioner. Currently, she lives and works in Norway as a Professor in Sport Psychology and Sports Coaching. In 2020 she established the Sport Coaching Research Group at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway and served as its first director until 2022.