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Being a Sport Psychologist

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What makes a great sport psychologist? Is there an ideal style or approach? What do you need to consider when working with a client?

In this practical guide, Richard Keegan presents a user-friendly model of the sport...

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What makes a great sport psychologist? Is there an ideal style or approach? What do you need to consider when working with a client?

In this practical guide, Richard Keegan presents a user-friendly model of the sport psychologist's consulting processes and offers a framework for understanding best practice. Whether you are a trainee or a qualified sport psychologist, this book will help you to deliver a consistent, transparent, effective and ethical service at all levels of sport.

Being a Sport Psychologist:

• provides a clear and coherent model which accommodates different styles, philosophies and experience levels;
• contains worksheets to help you record, evaluate, understand and reflect;
• offers a range of useful case studies and examples;
• is the first book to describe the process of being a sport psychologist from beginning to end.

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Moves beyond theory and research to show how sport psychology is and can be delivered in the real world

Explores and illustrates the key roles that effective sport psychologists perform, and provides helpful guidance for those who wish to work in this area

Shows students how to write effective case study reports, as required by degree courses and key regulatory bodies

Features a wealth of examples, practical tools and an integrated case study to promote understanding and engagement

Written in an engaging and approachable style by a respected sport psychologist and lecturer

1. Introduction and Overview
2. Ethical Considerations: Protecting the client, yourself and your profession
3. Philosophical Assumptions: The aims, the landscape, and the strategy
4. The Intake Process: Establishing a relationship, aims, expectations, and boundaries
5. Needs Analysis: Establishing needs, skills, demands and goals
6. Case Formulation: Creating a working model
7. Choosing a Support Strategy: Case formulations, evidence and professional judgement
8. Planning the Support Programme
9. Delivery and Monitoring (... and Knowing When You're Finished)
10. Quality Assurance Processes: Recording, reflecting and supervision.

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Richard Keegan is Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Canberra, Australia. He is a registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist and also supervises trainees. He was previously Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Sport Sciences, University of Lincoln, UK.

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Richard Keegan is Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Canberra, Australia. He is a registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist and also supervises trainees. He was previously Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Sport Sciences, University of Lincoln, UK.

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