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Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
Current Approaches to Helping Clients

ISBN 9781138587854
Published May 6, 2020 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

Applied sport, exercise, and performance psychology practice has diversified considerably over the years, as consultants have explored various theoretical models to guide them in helping their clients. Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology: Current Approaches to Helping Clients provides in-depth and critical coverage, from a global perspective, of the common approaches practitioners now use with clients.

Chapters are supplemented with case studies showing the approaches in action. The text explores topics such as:

  • Cognitive behavioural approaches
  • Psychodynamics approaches
  • Family systems therapy approaches
  • Mindfulness approaches
  • Practitioner training and development
  • Cultural considerations in practice
  • Evidence-based practice

This text is a vital resource for students in applied sport psychology courses, sport and exercise science courses, and psychology and counselling courses. It is also an invaluable read for practicing applied sport, exercise, and performance psychologists, as well as coaches

and parents with some background in psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Theoretical Orientations in Service Delivery

David Tod, Martin Eubank, and Britton W. Brewer


2. Psychodynamic Approaches

Fernanda Serra de Queiroz and Mark B. Andersen


3. Person-Centred Approaches

Jonathan Katz and Julie Keyes


4.Cognitive Therapy Approaches

Martin Eubank, Robert Morris, and Matthew Cunliffe


5. Mindfulness Approaches

Mark B. Andersen and David E. Williams


6. Existential Approaches

Mark S. Nesti and Noora J. Ronkainen


7. Family Therapy Approaches

Michael Zito


8. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Performance Enhancement: Using Exposure and Behavioural Experiments with Elite Athletes

Henrik Gustafsson and Carolina Lundqvist


9. Brief Consultations in Sport and Performance Psychology

Jessyca Arthur-Cameselle and Burt Giges


10. Life Skills Interventions with Elite Athletes

Adam Miles and Ken Hodge


11. Developing an Integrated Approach

David Tod and Moira Lafferty


12. Cultural Considerations in Practice

Stephanie J. Hanrahan and Sae-Mi Lee


13. Evidence-Based Practice

David Tod and Judy Van Raalte


14. Practitioner Development: Adopting and Adapting Service Delivery Approaches

R.I. (Vana) Hutter and J. R. (Rob) Pijper

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David Tod is Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

Martin Eubank is Subject Head, Programme Leader, and Principal Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.