Sport Psychology Interventions

ISBN-10: 0873226593

ISBN-13: 9780873226592

Edition: 1995

Authors: Shane M. Murphy
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Description: Sport Psychology Interventions shows professionals how to help athletes get the most out of their sport experience and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Edited by Shane Murphy, former sport psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee, this practical guide explains how to assist athletes at all levels in facing the special challenges and unique problems that are common in today`s sports world.Unlike texts that discuss psychological interventions aimed directly at improving athletic performance, Sport Psychology Interventions focuses on helping athletes enjoy their participation more and, as a result, perform better and achieve their goals by--managing their lives successfully,-growing and developing as individuals, and-experiencing sport as a positive learning process.This book is written by internationally recognized sport psychologists-experts who are familiar with the struggles and triumphs of athletes. Using real-life examples, these contributors address issues that are typically encountered by physicians, athletic trainers, psychologists, counselors, and health care professionals working with athletes. They use case studies extensively throughout the book to bring these issues to life.Part Ipresents a variety of intervention models. By studying each model in the context of its application to a particular kind of athlete, the contributors are able to address specific issues related to--child athletes,-competitive recreational athletes,-student athletes,-female athletes,-elite athletes, and-other sport groups.The book explains all of the prevalent intervention models in modern sport psychology:--Life development-Educational-Multisystemic-Family systems-Organizational-Developmental-Marital therapy-Cognitive-behavioralEach chapter begins with one or more case studies that show how each intervention applies to sport psychology and how that intervention is used.Part IIexamines issues commonly encountered by many helping professionals in the sport setting. Case studies illustrate how sport psychology can be used in counseling athletes who are experiencing special circumstances, including--injury,-alcohol and drug use,-eating disorders and weight management,-career transitions, and-overtraining and burnout.

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Book details

List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 1/5/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Introduction to Sport Psychology Interventions
What Is Sport Psychology?
Tracing the History
The Current Status of Sport Psychology
Issues in the Practice of Sport Psychology
The Future of Sport Psychology
Models of Intervention
Psychological Interventions: A Life Development Model
Life-Span Development: A Framework for Intervention
The Strategies and Techniques of LDI
The Role of the LDI Specialist
Children in Sport: An Educational Model
A Philosophy for Understanding Children's Psychological Development Through Sport
Psychosocial Development in Children: Reviewing the Literature
Enhancing Psychological Skills in Children
Intervention Possibilities for Laura, Raul, and Julia
Competitive Recreational Athletes: A Multisystemic Model
Viewing the Person
Viewing the Person in Context
Individual Interventions
Multisystemic Interventions
Intervention Issues
Ethical Issues
Invisible Players: A Family Systems Model
Reviewing the Literature
A Developmental Model of the Athlete Family
Clinical Assessment and Treatment
Ethical Issues in Working With Families
The Final Session
The Coach and the Team Psychologist: An Integrated Organizational Model
The Sport Psychologist in the Athletic Environment
The Coach: Role, Impact, and Pressures
The Team Psychologist: Role Development
The Team Psychologist: Services Provided
Ethical Considerations
Intervention in the Case of Team Blue
Providing Psychological Services to Student Athletes: A Developmental Psychology Model
Transitions Facing Student Athletes
Pathology in Student Athletes
University-Wide Resources
Ethical and Professional Dilemmas
Relationship Issues in Sport: A Marital Therapy Model
Reviewing the Literature
Developmental Considerations
Potential Problem Areas in Athletes' Relationships
Intervention Strategies and Considerations
General Structure and Procedures
Case Studies Follow-Up
Ethical Issues
Gender Issues: A Social-Educational Model
Reviewing the Literature
Intervention Issues and Case Discussion
Consultations With Sport Organizations: A Cognitive-Behavioral Model
Choosing a Consultation Model
A Consultation Process for Li-Wu
Special Issues in Counseling Athletes
Caring for Injured Athletes
Psychological Effects of Athletic Injury
Warning Signs of a Poor Adjustment
Psychological Factors in Treatment Planning
Psychological Treatment for Injured Athletes
Alcohol and Drugs in Sport
Sociological Issues
Clinical Issues
Treatment Issues
Prevention and Education Issues
Eating Disorders and Weight Management in Athletes
Prevalence
Predisposing Factors
Recognizing Eating Disorders in Athletes
Treatment Issues
Preventing Eating Disorders in Athletes
Transitions in Competitive Sport: Maximizing Individual Potential
Participation Motivation in Elite Athletes
The Nature of the Transition Process
Structural Factors in Sport Transitions
Helping Athletes Achieve Optimal Transitions
Overtraining and Burnout
Overtraining Research
Burnout Research
Intervention Issues
Ethical Issues
Epilogue
Contributors
Index
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