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Title: Taming the wild west: Training and supervision in applied sport psychology
Authors: Tod, David
Lavallee, David
Contact Email: david.lavallee@stir.ac.uk
Editors: Gilbourne, D
Andersen, MB
Citation: Tod D & Lavallee D (2011) Taming the wild west: Training and supervision in applied sport psychology. In: Gilbourne D, Andersen MB (ed.). Critical essays in applied sport psychology , Leeds: Human Kinetics, pp. 193-216.
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Abstract: Drawing on the literature and their experiences as educators and practitioners, the two Davids reflect on ways in which current training and supervision practices might be insufficient for preparing students for applied sport psychology careers. They begin by asking if a focus on performance enhancement, underpinned by a psychological skills training (PST) approach, is leading to a large number of trained professionals relative to the number of jobs available. The Davids then ask if there is an overemphasis on a PST model when evidence suggests that exposure to a variety of approaches may better prepare students for the range of issues that clients present. In addition, they identify an underemphasis on process and relationship issues that also affect service delivery. The Davids then review evidence about whether the quality and quantity of supervision in the field is adequate for helping practitioners develop as professionals and meet their clients’ needs. They also ask if the focus on research in universities creates environments that hinder educators’ attempts to assist students’ development. In conclusion, they suggest that much can be gained when applied sport psychology training and supervision are brought under the providence of mainstream psychology departments and professional bodies.
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Type: Part of book or chapter of book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22449
URL: http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/critical-essays-in-applied-sport-psychology-ebook
Affiliation: Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth University

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