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Fostering and Sustaining Sport Psychology Professional Quality of Life: The Perspectives of Senior-Level, Experienced Sport Psychology Practitioners

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

Researchers have examined psychology professionals’ ability to maintain and sustain effective practices while managing to balance their personal and professional lives. Stamm’s concept of professional quality of life was intended to capture both positive and negative aspects of caregivers’ professional experiences. The concept, however, inadequately addresses the unique context of sport psychology practitioners’ (SPPs) practice. As part of a larger qualitative study of sport psychology professional quality of life (SP-PQL), in this paper the researchers explored the challenges and strategies articulated by a multinational sample of 20 senior-level SPPs related to developing and maintaining their SP-PQL. Findings from an analysis of in-depth interviews revealed challenges and the strategies that participants undertook to foster and sustain their SP-QOL. These findings can be used to inform efforts by current and future practitioners to identify aspects that may thwart or support their SP-PQL.

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The Multifaceted Meaning of Sport Psychology Professional Quality of Life

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

), which can ultimately affect their effectiveness as practitioners of their specialty ( Aoyagi & Portenga, 2010 ). In addition to engaging in a process of reflection and self-awareness, developing and maintaining professional competencies is fundamental to the effective practice of psychology in general

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Culturally Competent Sport Psychology: A Survey of Sport Psychology Professionals’ Perception of Cultural Competence

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

Applied Sport Psychology, 2018 ; Fletcher & Maher, 2013 ; Tenenbaum, Lidor, Papaioannou, & Samulski, 2003 ). While some SPPs have embraced a focus on effective practice via the development of competencies needed to deliver their services and to plan their studies (e.g., Fletcher & Maher, 2013 ), there

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An Exploration of Sport Psychology Professional Quality of Life in British Neophyte Practitioners

Daniel R.F. Martin, Alessandro Quartiroli, and Christopher R.D. Wagstaff

Scholars have noted the importance of helping professionals’ work experiences through the exploration of Professional Quality of Life. Due to the unique experiences of sport psychology professionals, a sport psychology specific equivalent of the construct, the Sport Psychology Professional Quality of Life (SP-PQL), has recently been developed based on the experience of senior and experienced sport psychology professionals, yet researchers have not accounted for the experiences of neophytes. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 14 neophyte sport psychology professionals with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of how they conceptualize, experience, and manage their SP-PQL. The data offer novel insights regarding neophyte’s conceptualizations of SP-PQL as well as the barriers and facilitators toward their SP-PQL. We conclude that greater emphasis on SP-PQL is required within British sport psychology development pathways, outlining considerations for educators, such as the provision of educational resources and curricula to better inform and support future neophyte’s SP-PQL.

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Coaching Effectiveness: A Personal Discourse on Bringing Clarity to an Overused Concept

John Lyle

, 2017 ). There is no doubt that this is a concept that exercises the minds of coaching academics. At a more practical level, the pursuit of professionalism, however defined and operationalized, implies that coaches have some notion of what would constitute effective practice and that coaches see the

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An Insight Into the Use of Personality Assessment by U.K. Sport Psychology Consultants

Stephen Rowles and Tim Holder

was communicated. Results and Discussion The analysis of contemporary SPCs perceptions of using personality assessment resulted in five themes that summarize the considerations and areas they explored: Effective Practice, Perceived Impact, Societal Movements, Organizational Experience and Innovation

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How Coach Educators Deliver Formal Coach Education: A Full Range Leadership Perspective

Paul Garner, Jennifer Turnnidge, Will Roberts, and Jean Côté

effective practice, and suggests that the intent to be transformational is of greater importance than the behaviors per se. The intention that drives leadership behavior is explored in the wider literature, with considerable work focused on the concept of authentic versus pseudo approaches to TFL (e

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Person-Centered Sport Psychology Practice: A Framework for Working With Emotions and Complex Processes

Sahen Gupta and Elaine Duncan

-team football. During the contract closure of consultancy with the club, the manager reported the sport psychology sessions to be crucial to Albus’s mental health and overall development, which was threatened by the psychological impact of the injury. Effective Practice Recommendations for CAS Developing from

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Coaching Behaviors That Enhance Confidence in Athletes and Teams

Samuel T. Forlenza, Scott Pierce, Robin S. Vealey, and John Mackersie

, Developing Effective Practices, Interpersonal Skill and Relationships, and Intrapersonal Qualities of Coach. Results This section is organized by higher-order categories and provides examples of each of the lower-order themes of behaviors coaches can do to help both athletes and teams become more confident

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Exploring the Relationship Between Effective and Reflective Practice in Applied Sport Psychology

Brendan Cropley, Sheldon Hanton, Andy Miles, and Ailsa Niven

This study offers an investigation into the concept of effective practice in applied sport psychology (ASP) with emphasis being placed upon the role that reflective practice may have in helping practitioners to develop the effectiveness of their service delivery. Focus groups (n = 2), consisting of accredited and trainee sport psychologists, were conducted to generate a working definition of effective practice, and discuss the concept of effectiveness development through engagement in reflective practices. The resulting definition encapsulated a multidimensional process involving reflection-on-practice. Initial support for the definition was gained through consensus validation involving accredited sport psychologists (n = 34) who agreed with the notion that although effectiveness is context specific it is related to activities designed to meet client needs. Reflective practice emerged as a vital component in the development of effectiveness, with participants highlighting that reflection is intrinsically linked to service delivery, and a key tool for experiential learning.