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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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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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Rena M.G. Curvey, Shannon C. White, Emily A. Murphy, Travis R. Scheadler, Myles T. Englis, Laura L. Phelps, and Candice N. Hargons

Over the last few decades, sport psychology has gained tremendous popularity in the United States ( Sly et al., 2020 ). Due to its growing popularity, sport psychologists and sport psychology professionals are being employed at higher rates in a variety of settings (e.g., professional sport teams

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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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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, 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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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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Bernadette “Bernie” Compton

cover topics in social justice? In what department were they located? 3. What type of activities or assists would help you learn best about incorporating social justice in sport psychology? 4. Who can you turn to as a mentor for social justice and sport psychology? As sport psychology professionals, we

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Ellinor Klockare, Luke F. Olsson, Henrik Gustafsson, Carolina Lundqvist, and Andrew P. Hill

To be successful in elite sport, athletes are required to perform exceptionally and even, at times, perfectly ( Hill et al., 2020 ). Sport psychology consultants can therefore expect to frequently encounter athletes who are perfectionistic. However, so far, research in sport psychology has focused

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Dean R. Watson, Andrew P. Hill, and Daniel J. Madigan

toward sport psychology support and mental health support in athletes. Attitudes Toward Sport Psychology Support In the same way that most athletes can benefit from better physical, technical, and tactical coaching, most athletes will benefit from the support of a sport psychologist. However, whether an