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Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology


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Part I: Foundation of Assessment in Sport Psychology ConsultingChapter 1: Importance of Assessment in Sport Psychology Consulting Jim Taylor Assessment Terminology Purpose of Assessment Practical Value and Use of Assessment Assessment Skill Sets Assessment Is Judgment Assessment Toolbox Choosing Assessment Tools Chapter Takeaways Chapter 2: Science of Sport Psychology Assessment Anita N. Lee and Jim Taylor Assessment for Individuals Versus Groups Validity and Reliability of Assessments Determining the Value of Sport Psychology Assessments Critical Evaluation of Assessment Research Specificity of Assessment Instruments Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments Assessment Myths Creating Your Own Assessments Chapter Takeaways Chapter 3: Ethical Issues in Sport Psychology Assessment Marshall Mintz and Michael Zito Ethical Principles Ethical Guidelines When Ethical Dilemmas Arise Chapter Takeaways Chapter 4: Diversity in Sport Psychology Assessment Latisha Forster Scott, Taunya Marie Tinsley, Kwok Ng, Jenny Lind Withycombe, and Melanie Poudevigne Marginalization of Cultural Diversity in Sport Psychology and Assessment Multicultural Sport Psychology Competencies Overview of Multicultural Assessment Assessment Tools Implications for Consultants Future Directions for Professional Development Chapter Takeaways Part II: Assessment ToolsChapter 5: Mental Health Screening: Identifying Clinical Issues Erin N. J. Haugen, Jenni Thome, Megan E. Pietrucha, and M. Penny Levin Stress Depression and Suicide Anxiety Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Substance Use and Abuse Chapter Takeaways Chapter 6: Personality Tests: Understanding the Athlete as Person James Tabano and Steve Portenga History of Personality Assessment in Sport Self-Esteem Perfectionism Fear of Failure Need for Control Chapter Takeaways Chapter 7: Inventories: Using Objective Measures Graig M. Chow and Todd A. Gilson Importance of Practicality When Choosing Assessments Benefits of Objective Measures in Consulting with Athletes Assessment Tools for Individual Athletes Mental Skills and Techniques Chapter Takeaways Chapter 8: Interviewing: Asking the Right Questions Jim Taylor, Duncan Simpson, and Angel L. Brutus Importance of Client Information Best Practices of Interviewing Sport Interviewing Protocol Sport-Clinical Intake Protocol Chapter Takeaways Chapter 9: Observation: Seeing Athletes on the Field Tim Holder, Stacy Winter, and Brandon Orr Underlying Professional Philosophy Use and Benefits of Direct Observation Categories of Observational Assessment Observation Assessment Tools Limitations and Concerns Chapter Takeaways Chapter 10: Applied Psychophysiology: Using Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Visual Feedback Sheryl Smith, Melissa Hunfalvay, Tim Herzog, and Pierre Beauchamp Stress Response and Self-Regulation Benefits of Psychophysiological Assessment Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Assessment Visual Assessment Chapter Takeaways Part III: Special Issues in AssessmentChapter 11: Coach, Team, and Parent Assessments Andy Gillham, Travis Dorsch, Barbara J. Walker, and Jim Taylor Coach Assessment Team Assessment Parent Assessment Chapter Takeaways Chapter 12: Talent Identification Barbara B. Meyer, Stacy L. Gnacinski, and Teresa B. Fletcher Talent Identification Models and Research Assessment of Psychosocial Factors Linked to Talent in Sport Behavioral Observation Qualitative Interviews Implications for Consultants Chapter Takeaways Chapter 13: Sport Injury, Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Jordan Hamson-Utley, and J.D. DeFreese Assessment of Psychosocial Factors Linked to Sport Injury Assessment for Musculoskeletal Sport Injury Chapter Takeaways Chapter 14: Assessment and Management of Sport-Related Concussions Robert Conder and Alanna Adler Conder SRC Consultation Essentials Components of SRC Assessment Role of Assessment in RTL Chapter Takeaways Chapter 15: Career Transition Claire-Marie Roberts and Marisa O. Davis Athletic Career Transitions Key Issues in Consultation and Recommendations for Assessment Retirement Postsport Career Planning and Development Limitations and Concerns Chapter Takeaways Chapter 16: Systems Approach to Consulting in Sport Organizations Charles A. Maher and Jim Taylor Systems Approach Identifying Assessment Needs Determining Readiness for Assessment Services Chapter Takeaways Chapter 17: Consultant Effectiveness Stephen P. Gonzalez, Ian Connole, Angus Mugford, and Jim Taylor Benefits of Assessing Consultant Effectiveness Assessing Consultant Effectiveness Chapter Takeaways

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Jim Taylor, PhD, CC-AASP, is an internationally recognized consultant and presenter on the psychology of sport and parenting. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. and Japanese ski teams, the United States Tennis Association, and USA Triathlon. He has worked with professional and world-class athletes in tennis, skiing, cycling, triathlon, track and field, swimming, golf, and many other sports. He has been invited to lecture by the Olympic Committees of Spain, France, Poland, and the United States, and he has been a consultant to the athletic departments at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. Taylor has authored or edited 18 books, published more than 800 articles, and given more than 1,000 workshops and presentations throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. A former world-ranked alpine ski racer, Taylor is a second-degree black belt and certified instructor in karate, a marathon runner, and an Ironman triathlete. He earned his PhD in psychology from the University of Colorado. He is a former associate professor in the school of psychology at Nova University and a former clinical associate professor in the sport and performance psychology graduate program at the University of Denver. Taylor is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco.

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