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Doing Sport Psychology


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Beginnings - intakes and the initiation of relationships; removing psychological barriers -clearing the way; the littlefoot approach to learned resourcefulness - managing stress on and off the field; relax it ain't easy (or is it?) listening to self-talk, hearing self-concept; doing imagery in the field; targeting futures - goal setting for professional sports; the sadness in sport - working with a depressed and suicidal athlete; counselling athletes with eating disorders - a case example; looking for help, grieving love lost - the case of C; sport psychology supervision I - from models to doing; sport psychology supervision II - a case study ; first internship experiences, or, what I did on holiday; into the Maelstrom - a five-year relationship from College Ball; doing sport psychology at the really big show; doing sport psychology with injured athletes; doing sport psychology in the coaching role; leaving sport - easing career transitions; breaking out - doing sport psychology.

About the Author

Mark B. Andersen, PhD, is an associate professor at Victoria University's School of Human Movement, Recreation, and Performance and the Centre for Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Sport Sciences. He is the first professional practice editor of The Sport Psychologist and is a leading contributor to the areas of supervision and the education and training of applied sport psychologists. His 1988 article with Jean Williams in JSEP, A Model of Stress and Athletic Injury: Prediction and Prevention, is a modern classic that has formed a foundation for a major line of research.Currently residing in St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia, Dr. Andersen does cross-country and downhill skiing and also enjoys rollerblading and sailing in his spare time.

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