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Jeffrey Martin

The ideal sport psychology career is not going to be something you apply for in a newspaper advertisement. It will never happen. . . . But you’re going to have to create it yourself. ( Simons & Andersen, 1995 , p. 462) There are only a few individuals in the entire United States who maintain full

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Rainer Martens

to learn more about a subject that fascinated me—sport psychology. The University of Illinois stood out in my search for an institution where I could earn a Ph.D. in this emerging field. I was accepted as a student and given a graduate assistantship to teach activity classes, which I enjoyed doing. I

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Ashley A. Hansen, Joanne E. Perry, John W. Lace, Zachary C. Merz, Taylor L. Montgomery, and Michael J. Ross

Applied sport psychology practice requires the incorporation of many areas of specialty, including clinical psychology, kinesiology, and sport psychology. In order to capture the complexities that exist in this practice, the model of clinical sport psychology (CSP) has been established ( Gardner

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Alessandro Quartiroli, Justine Vosloo, Leslee Fisher, and Robert Schinke

minorities and embracing policies supporting greater cultural diversity ( Sodowsky, Kuo-Jackson, Richardson, & Corey, 1998 ), was found to significantly contribute to the development of cultural competence. The understanding of cultural competence as a topic and its utility to applied sport psychology (SP

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Rebecca A. Zakrajsek, Leslee A. Fisher, and Scott B. Martin

study of ATs’ use of sport psychology with injured athletes, concluded that “it is neither necessary nor feasible for athletic trainers to have the knowledge and skill to employ all of these techniques themselves, particularly the more specialized psychological skills such as relaxation and imagery” (p

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Alessandro Quartiroli, Edward F. Etzel, Sharon M. Knight, and Rebecca A. Zakrajsek

The profession of sport psychology has evolved from concentrating on athletes’ sport performance to focusing more holistically on the mental health needs, general well-being, and personal growth of athletes ( McEwan & Tod, 2015 ). However, the complexity and nuances of the world of sport has

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Alessandro Quartiroli, Sharon M. Knight, Edward F. Etzel, and Rebecca A. Zakrajsek

expansion of the role played by sport psychology practitioners (SPPs), 1 from being mainly focused on athletic performance enhancement to becoming more holistically focused on clients’ mental health and well-being ( McEwan & Tod, 2014 ). Based on observed similarities in the nature of the work undertaken

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Stewart Cotterill

nature of these challenges in the sport lend them to engagement with sport psychology, and sport psychology practitioners. While this is the case, sport psychology provision in cricket has lagged behind many other sports and domains, particularly in comparison with Olympic sports in the United Kingdom

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Ross Wadey, Kylie Roy-Davis, Lynne Evans, Karen Howells, Jade Salim, and Ceri Diss

sport psychology research are not “fit for purpose” when it comes to applied practice and perpetuate the gap between research and practice. Martens recommended that we seek to develop practical theories and insights that reflect the real world of applied practice. To illustrate, the T-SIRG does not

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Gregg Tkachuk, Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, and Garry L. Martin

We suggest that expanded use of behavioral assessment strategies in sports by researchers and practitioners will be beneficial for researchers, practitioners, athletes, and coaches. Behavioral assessment involves the collection and analysis of information and data in order to identify and describe target behaviors, identify possible causes of the behaviors, select appropriate treatment strategies to modify the behaviors, and evaluate treatment outcomes. In this paper, we summarize characteristics of traditional approaches to assessment in sport psychology, describe differences between behavioral assessment and traditional assessment, examine components of behavioral assessment for sport psychology practitioners and researchers, and discuss future directions in behavioral assessment in sport psychology.