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Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology

A comprehensive guide for students and practitioners

Edited by: Stephanie J. Hanrahan , Mark B. Andersen

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415484633
eBook ISBN: 9780203851043
Adobe ISBN: 9781136966675

10.4324/9780203851043
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Now available in paperback, the Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology is a definitive guide to the theory and practice of applied sport psychology. It goes further than any other book in surveying the full variety of issues that practising sport psychologists will confront in their working lives. It introduces the most important tools and skills that psychologists will need to be truly helpful to their clients, and it also adopts a holistic definition of the role of the sport psychologist, explaining how effective counseling, assessment, and therapeutic models can add important extra dimensions to professional practice. The book is divided into seven thematic sections, addressing:

  • counseling;
  • assessment;
  • theoretical and therapeutic models;
  • issues for the individual athlete, from injury and overtraining to depression;
  • issues for teams, from conflict resolution to travel;
  • working with special populations;
  • mental skills, such as imagery, goal setting, and concentration.

Moving beyond the traditional tracks of clinical psychology and performance enhancement, the authors in this book argue convincingly that psychologists would benefit from attempting to understand athletes’ social and familial contexts, their health, happiness, and interpersonal dynamics in the broadest sense, if they are to serve their clients’ best interests. With contributions from many of the world’s leading sport psychologists, and with clear descriptions of best practice in each chapter, the Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology is essential reading for all serious students and practitioners of sport psychology, counseling, applied sport science, health psychology, and related fields.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Therapeutic relationships in applied sport psychology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Attending and listening Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Training and professional development in applied sport psychology Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Challenging and confronting clients with compassion Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Working with reluctant and resistant clients Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Records Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Ethical practice in sport psychology Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Endings Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The applied sport psychology intake Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Individual and group observations Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Psychological assessment Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Psychological assessment Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The humanistic/person-centered theoretical model Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Cognitive-behavioral therapies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Positive psychology Download PDF
Chapter  16:  What happens if you introduce existential psychology into sport psychology? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Psychodynamic models of therapy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sport as a context for teaching life skills Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Family systems interventions in sport Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Acceptance-based behavioral therapies and sport Download PDF
Chapter  21:  An Eastern philosophical approach Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Referring clients to other professionals Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Drug use and abuse by athletes Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Male and female athletes with eating disorders Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Adherence to sport injury rehabilitation Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Career termination Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Depression Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Anxiety Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sleep Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Identity foreclosure in sport Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Overtraining and recovery Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Working with adult athlete survivors of sexual abuse Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Constructive communication Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Developing a shared identity/vision Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Conflict management Download PDF
Chapter  36:  It’s nice to go traveling, BUT … Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Bullying and hazing in sport teams Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Death of a teammate Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Children Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Masters athletes Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Professional athletes Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Working at the Olympics Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Diverse sexual and gender identities in sport Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Psychological services for rural athletes Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Athletes with physical disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Working with athletes with intellectual disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Athletes who are blind/visually impaired or deaf/hard of hearing Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Culturally competent practitioners Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Activation/arousal control Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Imagery Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Motivation and goal setting Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Concentration/attention Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Self-talk Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Confidence Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Time management Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Pre-performance routines Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Mental toughness Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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