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Robin S. Vealey, Robin Cooley, Emma Nilsson, Carly Block and Nick Galli

sport psychology consulting. Method Participants For the 2003 sample, 96 consultants completed the questionnaire (159 sent, response rate of 61%). Ninety percent of the sample were American, with 10% representing other countries including Canada, Australia, Greece, Sweden, Finland, and the United

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Ken Hodge, Lee-Ann Sharp and Justin Ihirangi Heke

Sport psychology consulting with athletes who are from an indigenous ethnic group presents some challenges and opportunities that do not typically need to be considered when consulting with nonindigenous athletes. Māori 1 are the indigenous ethnic group of New Zealand. To work as a sport psychology consultant with Māori athletes and indeed any indigenous athletes (e.g., Tahitian, First Nation Canadian Indian) it is important for the sport psychologist to have an understanding of Te Ao o Nga Tāngata Whenua (indigenous worldview) and tīkanga Tāngata Whenua (indigenous cultural practices; Hanrahan, 2004; Schinke & Hanrahan, 2009; Tuhiwai-Smith, 1999). Both research and practice in the social sciences regarding Māori people seek to use a Kaupapa Māori (Māori research and practice platform) approach. Kaupapa Māori attempts to ensure that cultural sensitivity is infused from the conceptualization of an intervention (e.g., psychological skills training, psychological intervention) through to the design, delivery, evaluation, final analysis, and presentation of the intervention or research project. A Kaupapa Māori approach to sport psychology consulting attempts to ensure that key Māori aspirations are honored and celebrated, as many Māori do not wish to follow a non-Māori ideology that depersonalizes the whānau (family) perspective and seeks individuality in its place (Durie, 1998a; Mead, 2003). Therefore, an effective sport psychology consulting program for an athlete who lives her or his life from a Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview) and tīkanga Māori (Māori cultural practices) perspective needs to be constructed as a Māori-for-Māori intervention based within a Kaupapa Māori framework.

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Mark H. Anshel and Thomas M. Brinthaupt

Psychological inventories are ubiquitous and necessary in sport psychology for gathering data to address selected research questions, making clinical diagnoses, and as guidelines for providing effective interventions. However, the improper use of inventories can result in inaccurate or incomplete interpretations of data or diagnoses, thereby compromising the effectiveness of intervention efforts and limiting the contributions of sport psychology consulting. The purposes of this article are to (a) summarize the major terminology associated with the use of psychological inventories, (b) provide an overview of reliability and validity issues relevant to establishing psychometric evidence for psychological inventories, (c) review the most common errors associated with using sport psychology inventories, and (d) provide best practice guidelines for the proper use of psychological inventories in sport psychology. If researchers and practitioners follow these guidelines, they can be more confident in the results and proper use of their interventions and consultations.

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Ross Flowers

Acting as a liaison between a university’s counseling and psychological services and intercollegiate athletics department is an emerging alternative career path in professional psychology. This article details how a psychologist-sport psychologist liaison role can provide both psychological counseling and sport psychology consulting in a university setting. In addition, the author outlines the mission and goals of such a position, the departments within which this work is carried out, how psychology and applied sport psychology services are conceptualized and integrated, and the responsibilities and service duties of a counseling psychologist and sport psychologist to university student-athletes, coaches, and staff. It is hoped that illustrating this relationship between university counseling and psychological services and athletic departments will demonstrate how campus resources can be employed to assist student-athletes with performance enhancement, personal enrichment, and life skills development. In addition, the author offers examples of ways that athletic coaching, administration, and program development can be enhanced through cultivation of positive relationships between university counseling and psychological services, and intercollegiate athletic departments.

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Jeffrey Martin

-time sport psychology consulting positions. Even with years of experience, sport psychology is likely to be only a fairly small proportion of one’s practice. ( Hayes, 1995 , p. 39) Despite increasing interest in the field, full-time consulting positions in applied sport psychology remain rare. ( Wilson

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Vellapandian Ponnusamy, Michelle Guerrero and Jeffrey J. Martin

observations of White, male athletes, to inform their practices and approaches with all athletes, without considering athletes’ cultural backgrounds. Rather than using a blanket-fashion approach to sport psychology consulting, scholars have noted that effective implementation of PST requires a flexible

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Richard E. Tahtinen and Hafrun Kristjansdottir

.07.003 Martin , S.B. ( 2005 ). High school and college athletes’ attitudes toward sport psychology consulting . Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 17 ( 2 ), 127 – 139 . doi:10.1080/10413200590932434 10.1080/10413200590932434 Martin , S.B. , Akers , A. , Jackson , A.W. , Wrisberg , C.A. , Nelson

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William C. Way, Ashley M. Coker-Cranney and Jack C. Watson II

on the remaining 20% of the sample; Tabachnick & Fidell, 2013 ). In step one of each model, access to campus mental health services, access to sport psychology consulting, access to clinical sport psychology, service use on campus, and service use within athletics were entered. Step two added access

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Jeffrey Martin

-time sport psychology consulting positions. Even with years of experience, sport psychology is likely to be only a fairly small proportion of one’s practice. ( Hayes, 1995 , p. 39) Despite increasing interest in the field, full-time consulting positions in applied sport psychology remain rare. ( Wilson