Sport Psychology Service Delivery: Implementation Within the University Community

in The Sport Psychologist
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  • 1 Arizona State University
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In this paper we outline a sport psychology service delivery program that has been implemented at Arizona State University. We feel this is a unique program in that it is housed within, and funded by, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The program has four major components: (a) an undergraduate psychological skills course, (b) psychological skills training programs for athletic teams and small groups of athletes, (c) individual psychological consultation for athletes, and (d) psychological skills seminars and consultations with coaches. Each of these components is explained in detail. In addition, information is presented regarding the future directions for the program.

Steven J. Petruzzello is a doctoral student at the Exercise and Sport Research Institute at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 86287. Daniel M. Landers is a professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at ASU. Darwyn E. Linder is a professor in the Department of Psychology at ASU. Don R. Robinson is the Men’s Gymnastics coach in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at ASU.