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Phenomenology and Adapted Physical Activity: Philosophy and Professional Practice

Øyvind F. Standal

Through the increased use of qualitative research methods, the term phenomenology has become a quite familiar notion for researchers in adapted physical activity (APA). In contrast to this increasing interest in phenomenology as methodology, relatively little work has focused on phenomenology as philosophy or as an approach to professional practice. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to examine the relevance of phenomenology as philosophy and as pedagogy to the field of APA. First, phenomenology as philosophy is introduced through three key notions, namely the first-person perspective, embodiment, and life-world. The relevance of these terms to APA is then outlined. Second, the concept of phenomenological pedagogy is introduced, and its application and potential for APA are discussed. In conclusion, it is argued that phenomenology can help theorize ways of understanding human difference in movement contexts and form a basis of action-oriented research aiming at developing professional practice.

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Sand in the Shorts: Experiences of Moral Discomfort in Adapted Physical Activity Professional Practice

Amanda Ebert and Donna L. Goodwin

disciplines including physiology, psychology, sociology, and philosophy ( Bouffard & Spencer-Cavaliere, 2016 ; Szostak, 2016 ). Such diverse origins lead to professionals holding different ways of knowing and existing within the environments of research, service delivery, and professional practice

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Thinking Ethically About Professional Practice in Adapted Physical Activity

Donna L. Goodwin and Brenda Rossow-Kimball

There has been little critical exploration of the ethical issues that arise in professional practice common to adapted physical activity. We cannot avoid moral issues as we inevitably will act in ways that will negatively affect the well-being of others. We will make choices, which in our efforts to support others, may hurt by violating dignity or infringing on rights. The aim of this paper is to open a dialogue on what constitutes ethical practice in adapted physical activity. Ethical theories including principlism, virtue ethics, ethics of care, and relational ethics provide a platform for addressing questions of right and good and wrong and bad in the field of adapted physical activity. Unpacking of stories of professional practice (including sacred, secret, and cover stories) against the lived experiences of persons experiencing disability will create a knowledge landscape in adapted physical activity that is sensitive to ethical reflection.

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Sport Psychology Consultants’ Perspectives on Facilitating Sport-Injury-Related Growth

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

other things, inform theoretical knowledge, enable SPCs to become more evidence-based, improve the training of applied practitioners, and enhance the effectiveness of SPCs’ professional practice ( Fortin-Guichard, Boudreault, Gagnon, & Trotter, 2017 ; Tod, Andersen, & Marchant, 2011 ). Unfortunately

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A Comprehensive and Updated Review of the Performance Profile Technique

Elmer A. Castillo

increased from pre to post intervention. Thus from a professional practice standpoint, it appears that the athlete-centric nature of performance profiling can help MPCs foster confidence in sport psychology consultation and facilitate client buy-in. Unlike rigid interviews, behavioral observation, or

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An Investigation Into Former High School Athletes’ Experiences of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Sport Injury Rehabilitation

Damien Clement and Monna Arvinen-Barrow

different individuals/professionals interact with each other and the athlete during the injury rehabilitation process. Consistent with the existing literature to date, in this study, a multidisciplinary approach is defined as a professional practice approach where each individual/professional works toward

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How Psychologists in Men’s English Football Academies Evaluate Their Working Context and Adopt an Appropriate Professional Practice Framework

Niels Boysen Feddersen, Francesca Champ, Stig Arve Sæther, and Martin Littlewood

This study examined how psychologists working in men’s English football academies evaluate their working context when choosing a professional practice framework for guiding applied psychology provisions. Sixteen psychologists—six women and 10 men—participated in two semistructured interviews. A stepwise inductive–deductive approach in the analysis was used. The authors found that 13 of the psychologists adopted humanistic psychology as their guiding framework. In exploring the reasoning, three categories were developed: (a) motives for choosing a humanistic approach, (b) challenges when applying a humanistic approach, and (c) perpetuating stigma and restrictive assumptions regarding sport psychology. The study shows that humanistic psychology might be an effective approach to countering some dehumanizing features in the current English academy context (e.g., an overreliance on metrics). However, the Premier League, the Football Association, and other governing football organizations should notice the drawbacks of how psychologists sometimes must collude with the current system to establish psychology in the academy before later expanding provisions.

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#SportPsychMapping: An Exploratory Interview Framework for Sport and Exercise Psychology

Alexander T. Latinjak, Eduardo Morelló-Tomás, and Lucia Figal-Gómez

PInG (e.g., the strength-based approach), we have developed our own framework for exploratory interviews to solve specific challenges in our professional practice. The PInG was specially developed for intake sessions in performance-based consultations with athletes. In our practice, at the beginning

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Professional Development for Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility: Past, Present, and Future

Robin J. Dunn and Sarah A. Doolittle

, and physical activity. He used a variety of formal and informal ways of sharing the teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) model, and many professionals were inspired to try out the model in their own professional practice. Currently, Don’s TPSR model has become institutionalized as a

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“It’s About Going From Good to Great”: Expert Approaches to Conducting a First Sport Psychology Session

Graig M. Chow, Lindsay M. Garinger, Jaison Freeman, Savanna K. Ward, and Matthew D. Bird

, and had published multiple peer-reviewed articles related to professional practice issues in sport and exercise psychology. Furthermore, both had conducted and supervised first sport psychology sessions with individual clients and taught material related to initial intake sessions at the graduate