Sport Psychology in Practice

Author: Andersen, Mark B.


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  • ISBN: 9780736037112
  • Author: Andersen, Mark B.
  • Publ Date: 2005-09-01
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  • Pages: 352
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  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 67674

Table of Contents :

Part I: Team Work: Doing Sport Psychology With Groups; Chapter 1. The Selling or the Telling of Sport Psychology: Presenting Services to Coaches; Chapter 2. Integrating Mind and Body: Presenting Mental Skills to Young Teams; Chapter 3. Able Athletes With Disabilities: Issues and Group Work; Chapter 4. Group Work on Weight and Body Image; Part II: Not Exactly on the Map: Surveying Old and New Territories; Chapter 5. The Skin Game: Extra Points for Looking Good; Chapter 6. Returning to Self: The Anxieties of Coming Back After Injury; Chapter 7. On Stage: Mental Skills Training for Dancers; Chapter 8. Alcohol and Violence Among Athletes: Facilitating Change; Chapter 9. Dealing With Team Communication Quagmires; Chapter 10. Referral Processes; Chapter 11. Touching Taboos: Sex and the Sport Psychologist; Part III: Expanding Repertoires and Understanding Self; Chapter 12. Seeking Clarity: What Are We Doing When We Say We Are Doing Sport?; Chapter 13. Homophobia and Sport Psychology Service; Chapter 14. Opening the Dialogue About Sexual Orientation; Chapter 15. Coming Full Circle: From Practice to Research.


Aimed at undergraduate sport psychology courses and as a professional reference for coaches and clinical psychologists dealing with athletes. Focuses on many fundamental issues in the sport psychology field, including developing a consultant-client relationship, connecting with teams and coaches, and learning to provide efficient services to diverse clientele. Provides a starting point for discussion among students new to the field, as well as experienced practitioners as to how the field of sport psychology should evolve and what issues should continue to be debated. Covers important contemporary issues such as performance anxiety, body image, eating disorders, injuries, alcohol, violence, team communication and homophobia in sport.

Author Biography:

Mark Andersen has over 20 years of professional experience in working with coaches and athletes. He is a registered psychologist in both Australia and the USA, and is former professional practice editor for The Sport Psychologist. He is author of Doing Sport Psychology, also published by Human Kinetics.


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