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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Sport and Performance
An Applied Practice Guide

  • Available for pre-order on March 23, 2023. Item will ship after April 13, 2023
ISBN 9781032228563
April 13, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
216 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Many sport and performance psychologists worldwide practice cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) as a therapeutic and applied practice approach. But no textbook currently offers a blueprint to understand and use CBT in sport and performance settings.  

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Sport and Performance: An Applied Practice Guide builds upon a tangible foundation for the practice of CBT and related techniques in sport and performance contexts. This new book presents key points to help students and practitioners bring CBT into the sport and performance context. We focus on the ‘what is’ and the ‘how to’. 

Drawing upon the latest research and a wealth of applied practice experience, this easy-to-use guide takes the reader through each step of the CBT process with case examples, plain instructions, and worksheets to maximise the quality and depth necessary for effective CBT practice. 

As an applied guide, the book educates undergraduate and postgraduates in sport and performance psychology (and all its variants) This book is an instrumental guidance material for sport and exercise psychology students but also invaluable as a practice guide for performance psychology trainees in applied practice placements and as a refresher primer for established professionals. 

Table of Contents

Section 1: Background

1. Introducing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

2. CBT Training, Supervision, and Delivery

Section 2: Getting Started with CBT

3. CBT in the Field: Getting Started

4. The Therapeutic Relationship and the First Session

5. Assessment and Formulation

6. Measurement in CBT

7. Interventions

Section 3: Reflecting and Enhancing Practice

8. Education Issues

9. Evaluation and Transition to Client Self-help

10. Troubleshooting

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Paul McCarthy, PhD leads the taught doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. He is a BPS chartered psychologist and a HCPC registered sport and exercise psychologist.

Sahen Gupta is a Lecturer in Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is nearing completion of his Doctorate in Sport & Exercise Psychology and his Chartered status with BPS and HCPC. He focuses on CBT, resilience and athlete development for mental health and high performance. He is the Founder of Discovery Sport & Performance Lab working to implement sport psychology across multiple countries and cultures.

Lindsey Burns, PhD is a lecturer in psychology at Herriot Watt University, UK. Lindsey is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a HCPC practitioner health psychologist.