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Being a Sport Psychologist

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Table of Contents

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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"I think that the current proposal is very timely ... A worthwhile addition to the literature ... The book's author is a respected figure within sport psychology with a wealth of applied knowledge and experience ... I believe there are numerous students crying out for a book of this nature ... I would be very interested in reading a book of this nature and would certainly consider recommending it students on our MSc course, undergraduate students with ambitions to undertake further sport psychology training and trainee sport psychologists alike." - Iain Greenless, Chichester "This is a timely, and well put together proposal. The author has clearly thought through the underpinning philosophy of the book ... If the issues focused on bringing the material to life are addressed, it would most certainly be on the reading lists for my modules." - David Alcock, UWE "Useful, it appears to address a gap ... It would be very useful along with other texts for the modules mentioned above." - Hayley Mcewan, University of West Scotland "There are some strengths to the proposed book that will make it useful for neophyte practitioners at the postgraduate level. The inclusion of supervision, mentoring and CPD is one strength and the presentation of an overarching formula for consulting is another strength. If the balance is found among the topics then I think it would be an excellent book for trainees and postgraduate students." - D: David Tod, Aberystwyth "I think it will be a great addition to the library of sport psychology in the UK. It is covering topics that we cover already in our program here at my university, but we don't have a book that the students can use. I agree with much of what the author has written, especially where he states that not enough of the 'how to' texts exist in sport psychology to guide student decisions ... I would love to help adapt this book for the US market once he does it for the UK market." - Alison Rhodius, JFK University

About the Author

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.


'Richard Keegan takes you on a journey from being to doing in a voyage of discovery.' - Professor Mark B. Andersen, Halmstad University, Sweden 'This book has what it takes to shape the field of sport psychology in very positive ways.' - Associate Professor Zella Moore, Manhattan College, USA 'It uniquely offers something to both the experienced and neophyte practitioner.' - Dr Moira Lafferty, University of Chester, UK 'The model takes you through all of the important processes and decisions that come with being a professional and ethical sport psychologist.' - Dr Chris Harwood, Loughborough University, UK 'This text provides a useful insight into the world of a sport psychology consultant. Keegan embraces the issues of ethics, morality and philosophical stance that creates a deeper level of awareness within the reader.' - Dr John Mathers, University of Stirling, UK (for BASES magazine)

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