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Sport Psychology Interventions

Sport Psychology Interventions

Sport Psychology Interventions shows professionals how to help athletes get the most out of their sport experience and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Edited by Shane Murphy, former sport psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee, this practical guide explains how to assist athletes at all levels in facing the special challenges and unique problems that are common in today’s sports world.

Unlike texts that discuss psychological interventions aimed directly at improving athletic performance, Sport Psychology Interventions focuses on helping athletes enjoy their participation more and, as a result, perform better and achieve their goals by
-managing their lives successfully,

-growing and developing as individuals, and

-experiencing sport as a positive learning process.
This book is written by internationally recognized sport psychologists—experts who are familiar with the struggles and triumphs of athletes. Using real-life examples, these contributors address issues that are typically encountered by physicians, athletic trainers, psychologists, counselors, and health care professionals working with athletes. They use case studies extensively throughout the book to bring these issues to life.

Part I presents a variety of intervention models. By studying each model in the context of its application to a particular kind of athlete, the contributors are able to address specific issues related to
-child athletes,

-competitive recreational athletes,

-student athletes,

-female athletes,

-elite athletes, and

-other sport groups.
The book explains all of the prevalent intervention models in modern sport psychology:
-Life development



-Family systems



-Marital therapy

Each chapter begins with one or more case studies that show how each intervention applies to sport psychology and how that intervention is used.

Part II examines issues commonly encountered by many helping professionals in the sport setting. Case studies illustrate how sport psychology can be used in counseling athletes who are experiencing special circumstances, including

-alcohol and drug use,

-eating disorders and weight management,

-career transitions, and

-overtraining and burnout.

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  1. Angus Mugford said,

    Wrote on May 23, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A Handbook for Good Professional Practice, November 7, 2000
    Angus Mugford (Lawrence, Kansas USA) –

    This review is from: Sport Psychology Interventions (Hardcover)

    Intended for an audience of sport psychology professionals, this book is also extremely appropriate for anyone interested in addressing the practical needs of athletes. This might include the parent, coach, even fan into looking deeper into the psychological components of performance.

    The book is well organized into multiple applied settings that explore models of intervention and special issues in counseling athletes. Specialists in sub-fields of sport psychology tackle sensitive areas in each chapter, for example, children in sport, working with a coach in a team setting, gender issues, providing services to student athletes, caring for injured athletes, over-training and burnout. Like other similar books in the field, (such as Williams (Editor) (1998) Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance (3rd Ed)), ‘Sport Psychology Interventions’ gives a basic literature review for each chapter covered but also uses case studies taken from the experiences of well respected sport psychology professionals to demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions.

    As a trainee sport psychologist, I found the format of the book particularly helpful because of the applied nature. Writing from both the educational and clinical perspectives, `Sport Psychology Interventions’ is well supported by research, exploring many areas of ethical and intervention issues that any practicing professional in the area are likely to face. From this standpoint the book is an invaluable resource that can be developed to facilitate much discussion about delivery guidelines and `our’ boundaries as health care and performance enhancement professionals. A worthwhile addition to your library.

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