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Applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches in Sport

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ISBN 9780367754327
April 19, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
176 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Cognitive-behavioural therapies (CBTs) are foundational to sport psychology. The majority of the psychological techniques employed by sport psychologists in their work with athletes, stem from CBTs. However, there is a knowledge gap concerning what CBTs are, and how the different types of CBTs can be applied in sport. This knowledge gap is important to fill, because CBTs are highly effective and are easily integrated into the sport setting, and thus practitioners should be aware of, if not trained in, such approaches.

Applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches in Sport is the first dedicated volume to bring together the dominant cognitive-behavioural approaches to sport psychology. The book includes state of the art evidence regarding the theory and practice of CBTs in sport, produced by academic and applied leaders in the area. Chapters include key historical and theoretical information about the CBTs, and intricate details as to how a range of CBTs are applied in the real world of sport and, in each chapter, authors cover historical and contemporary literature, and offer a hypothetical applied case-study that details how the approach is applied in sport.

Practitioners (sport psychologists; psychotherapists), trainees, and students (undergraduate, and post-graduate), will for the first time, get an in-depth and sport-specific resource that includes a range of CBTs, making this book one of a kind.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An introduction to Applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches in Sport

1. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

2. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

3. Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

4. Cognitive Therapy (CT)

5. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

6. Schema Therapy (ST)

7. Stress Inoculation Training (SIT)

8. Dynamic cognitive-behavioural sport psychology: taking a multi-modal approach.

9. Brief editor commentary on the chapter "Dynamic cognitive-behavioural sport psychology: taking a multi-modal approach"

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Martin J. Turner, PhD (CPsychol., HCPC Reg.) is a Sport and Exercise Psychologist whose main expertise are within stress and emotion management. He has worked with sporting organisations such as the FA and ECB, and is currently the psychologist for Scarlets Rugby. Martin is an award-winning researcher and teacher, holding a Readership with Manchester Metropolitan University. He is most known for his work applying Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) within achievement settings, and studying the effects of stress and adversity on wellbeing and performance. In his research work he also examines the psychophysiology of the human stress response, and its relationship to human functioning. He is an advocate for cognitive-behavioural approaches to performance psychology.

Andrew Wood, PhD (CPsychol., HCPC Reg.) is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. His main expertise is within the scientific understanding of stress and emotion, and the application of psychotherapies in high performance settings to develop psychological wellbeing. Andrew frequently publishes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, whilst regularly speaking at conferences, and delivers CPD workshops in the use of CBTs in elite sport. Andrew’s most notable role was as the Lead Sport psychologist for the England B1 (Blind) Football Team.

Marc Jones, PhD (CPsychol., HCPC Reg.) is a Professor of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. His work is focused on understanding the impact of stress on health, wellbeing and performance and effective leader-follower interactions. The protocols, and approach that Marc and colleagues have developed for the assessment and training of stress responses, and enhancing performance, have been utilised by professional athletes and sports teams along with business and education sectors. In addition to his ongoing work in sport and business, currently Marc is working on, and developing, research and consultancy projects in stress, wellbeing and health in extreme environments. These include military settings, space travel and emergency medicine groups. Marc has published widely with over 100 publications comprising peer-review papers, books, and book chapters.