1st Edition

Applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches in Sport

Edited By Martin Turner, Marc Jones, Andrew Wood Copyright 2023
    164 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    164 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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. This 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. Also, in each chapter, authors will 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 receive an in-depth and sport-specific resource that includes a range of CBTs, making this book one of a kind.

    Introduction: An introduction to applying cognitive behavioural therapeutic approaches in sport

    Martin J. Turner and Marc V. Jones

    1 Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    James Collard

    2 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    Peter Olusoga and Shameema Yousuf

    3 Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

    Jo Wood and Hannah Butler-Coyne

    4 Cognitive Therapy (CT)

    Faye F. Didymus and Paul McCarthy

    5 Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

    Martin J. Turner

    6 Schema Therapy (ST)

    Gillian Aspin, Satu Kaski, and Ulla Damgaard-Sørensen

    7 Stress Inoculation Training (SIT)

    Marc V. Jones and Martin J. Turner

    8 Dynamic Cognitive-Behavioural Sport Psychology: Taking a multi-modal approach

    Jennifer Hobson and Joseph Dixon

    9 Brief Editor Commentary on The Chapter “Dynamic Cognitive-Behavioural Sport Psychology: Taking a Multi-Modal Approach”

    Martin J. Turner


    Martin J. Turner, PhD (CPsychol., HCPC Reg.) is a Sport and Exercise Psychologist at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His 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, and is most known for his work applying Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) within achievement settings, and studying the effects of stress and adversity on well-being and performance.

    Marc V. Jones, PhD (CPsychol., HCPC Reg.) is a Professor of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His work is focused on understanding the impact of stress on health, well-being 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.

    Andrew G. Wood, PhD (CPsychol., HCPC Reg.) is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His main expertise is within the scientific understanding of stress and emotion, and the application of psychotherapies in high performance settings to develop psychological well-being. Andrew’s most notable role was as the Lead Sport psychologist for the England B1 (Blind) Football Team.