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The Routledge Handbook of Clinical Sport Psychology

ISBN 9780367347277
Published July 30, 2021 by Routledge
430 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Clinical sport psychology is a rapidly growing field that brings together research and clinical interventions from both clinical psychology and sport and performance psychology. Complementary to sports medicine and clinical sport psychiatry, clinical sport psychology addresses the mental health needs and psychological well-being of athletes, coaches, and other members of the sport community. It offers scientifically informed conceptualizations of psychological distress as it manifests in sport settings, as well as empirically supported clinical interventions tailored to the needs of sport populations.

This volume addresses the latest research findings regarding mental health among athletes and other sport professionals, including epidemiological research concerning depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and conduct and interpersonal problems. In addition, it explores the unique etiology of mental health problems among athletes, including psychological sequelae of injury and trauma, as well as concise practice guidelines for conceptualizing and treating psychological distress in sport populations. Strategies for thorough yet efficient psychological assessment of athletes, coaches, and other sport professionals are also provided.

A compendium of relevant empirical research and clinical best practices for assessment and treatment, this handbook charts the course that clinical sport psychology has taken since its inception as a distinct clinical specialty and highlights future directions for this rapidly growing practice domain. It offers essential reading for psychologists and other mental health professionals who provide clinical services in sport and performance settings.

Table of Contents

Clinical Sport Psychology: An Overview of the Field

1. Introduction: The State of Play in Clinical Sport Psychology

Donald R. Marks, Andrew T. Wolanin, and Kendahl M. Shortway

2. Clinical Sport Psychology in Practice: Sport-Specific Roles, Settings, Strategies, and Recommendations for Its Advancement

Brad Donohue, Shane Murphy, Simon Rice, and Chris Carr

3. Foundational Competencies of a Clinical Sport Psychologist

Jessyca N. Arthur-Cameselle

Section 1: Psychological Distress in Sport Populations

4. The Athlete with Depression: Risk Factors and Effects

Andrew T. Wolanin and Dan Cohn

5. Understanding Anxiety and Its Impact in Sport Contexts

Lonnie Sarnell and Lori Schwanhausser Freeman

6. Athletes, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Stress

Kendahl M. Shortway and Jared Brooks Hammond

7. Body Image and Disordered Eating Among Athletes

Justine J. Reel, Jenny H. Conviser, and Amanda S. Tierney

8. Emotion Regulation and Dysregulation in Athletes: Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Dimensions

David Brandwein, Daniel Watson, and Yael Osman

9. Substance Use in Athlete Populations: Prevalence and Theories

Michael O’Kane and Benjamin Foote

Section 2: Social and Situational Stressors in Sport and Performance Settings

10. Sports and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kendahl M. Shortway and Andrew T. Wolanin

11. Psychological Issues and Interventions in Sport Injury Rehabilitation

Annamari Maaranen and Britton Brewer

12. The Challenges of Sport Success for Professional Athletes

Brennan Petersen, Cole E. Giffin, Thierry R. F. Middleton, and Robert J. Schinke

Chapter 13: It’s a Contact Sport: The Psychological Impact of Social Media in Sport

Jeffrey B. Ruser and Jesse A. Steinfeldt

14. Gender Discrimination in Sport

Lindsey Miossi and Tanya Prewitt-White

15. Cultural Discrimination and Marginalization in Sport Contexts

Ritvik Dutta, Keryn Kleiman, and Donald R. Marks

Section 3: Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment

16. Looking Good: Understanding Impression Management in the Assessment of Athletes

Andrew T. Wolanin and Christina Galese

17. Psychological and Developmental Concerns in Child and Adolescent Athletes

Samuel J. Nayman, Maurice J. Elias, Mark E. Louie, and Gabriella Guzman

18. Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Approaches to the Treatment of Athletes

and Coaches

Kat Longshore and Michelle M. McAlarnen

19. Utilizing Systems Theory to Frame Interventions with Athletes Across the Developmental Spectrum

Travis E. Dorsch, Christopher Carr, Matthew Vierimaa, and C. Ryan Dunn

20. Organizational Models of Implementing Mental Health Services for Athletes

Andrew T. Wolanin, Eric Laudano, and Donald R. Marks

21. Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Athletes

Claudia L. Reardon and Vuong Vu

Section 4: Best Practices in Clinical Sport Psychology

22. Best Practices in Assessment and Treatment of Mood Disorders in Sport and Performance Contexts

Andrew T. Wolanin and Dan Cohn

23. Best Practices for the Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Sport Populations

Lori Schwanhausser Freeman and Lonnie Sarnell

24. Best Practices for Diagnosis and Management of Trauma-Related Disorders in Athletes

Cynthia Miller-Aron and Sydney Marie LeFay

25. Best Practices for Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders in Sport and Performance Contexts

Jessyca N. Arthur-Cameselle and Paula A. Quatromoni

26. Best Practices for Substance Use Treatment in Student-Athletes

Benjamin Foote and Michael O’Kane

27 Best Practices in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Suicidal Athletes

Cory F. Newman

28. Best Practices for the Assessment and Treatment of Interpersonal Problems in Sport and Performance Contexts

David Brandwein, Simone M. Cooper, and Yael Osman

29. Best Practices for Pharmacotherapy in Sport and Performance Contexts

Vuong Vu and Claudia L. Reardon


30. Looking Downfield: Future Directions for Clinical Sport Psychology

Donald R. Marks, Andrew T. Wolanin, and Kendahl M. Shortway

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Donald R. Marks, PsyD, is an associate professor and director of clinical training for Kean University’s Doctor of Psychology program in Combined School and Clinical Psychology. He is emeritus editor of the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.

Andrew T. Wolanin, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with a focus on athlete mental health and performance. He has published and presented on the prevalence of depression in athletes. As the president of Wolanin Consulting and Assessment, Inc., he provides evidence-based mental health and performance interventions to collegiate and professional athletes.

Kendahl M. Shortway, PsyD, is an assistant professor at Kean University. Her research and clinical interests include athlete mental health, mindfulness and yoga, and response to disclosure of sexual assault, with attention to social justice. She enjoys practicing therapy with adolescents and adults.