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.
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
Lisa-Marie Rückel, Benjamin Noël, André Jungen, Sebastian Brückner, Bernd Strauss, and Stefanie Klatt
German Sport University Cologne and the head of the Department of Cognitive and Team/Racket Sport Research. Her interests primarily lie in the exploration of physical, perceptual-cognitive, and adaptive processes on exercise training and its applicability in (team) sports. Within this research area, she