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Graham Jones

This paper reports a case study of a successful cognitive behavioral intervention using performance profiling. The subject, a top-10 female racket sport player, had a problem with her temperament on court, becoming angry and frustrated in pressure situations. Performance profiling was used for three major purposes: (a) to aid the sport psychologist in identifying an appropriate psychological intervention, (b) to maximize the performer’s self-motivation to partake in and adhere to the intervention, and (c) to monitor any changes during the intervention. A multimodal stress management approach was adopted using a combination of component parts from the available packages. The performance profiling technique showed significant improvements in the performer’s ability to cope with pressure situations 3 and 6 months after the intervention.

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Stefanie Klatt and Nicholas J. Smeeton

considering other team and racket sport games in the future. Moreover, it may be the case that other psychological factors such as self-regulation (e.g.,  Baumeister, Vohs, & Tice, 2007 ) influence decision making by biasing sensory integration. For example, more self-control is needed to make more accurate