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In this commentary, we respond to Scherzer and Reel’s concerns over the Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC®) certification program requirements, particularly the certification exam. A reframing is suggested, in which the exam and recertification requirements are viewed as exciting historical milestones and an opportunity for individual professional growth as opposed to a personal inconvenience. In addition, some historical context and rationale for specific aspects of the CMPC certification program are provided, including the rationale for the CMPC credential.
Vealey is with Miami University, Oxford, OH. Galli is with the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Harmison is with James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
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Portenga, S.T., Aoyagi, M.W., & Cohen, A.B. (2017). Helping to build a profession: A working definition of sport and performance psychology. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action,8,47–59. doi:10.1080/21520704.2016.122741310.1080/21520704.2016.1227413)| false
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