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Diane L. Gill

This paper is based on a Senior Lecture presented at the 2019 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) conference. Given that I was invited as a senior lecturer, rather than presenting a neat, clear line of research, I am offering a senior perspective on

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Lenny D. Wiersma

Extreme sport athletes perform in environments that are characterized by danger, unpredictability, and fear, and the consequences of a mistake include severe injury or death. Maverick’s is a big-wave surfing location in northern California that is known for its cold water temperatures, dangerous ocean wildlife, deep reef, and other navigational hazards. The purpose of this study was to use a phenomenological framework to understand the psychology of big-wave surfing at Maverick’s. Seven elite big-wave surfers completed in-depth phenomenological interviews and discussed the psychology related to various stages of big-wave surfing, including presurf, in the lineup, catching the wave, riding the wave, wiping out, and postsurf. Big-wave surfers described a variety of experiences associated with surfing at Maverick’s and discussed several ways that they coped with its challenges. The results provide a greater understanding of the psychology of participating in an extreme environment.

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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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Alessandro Quartiroli, Justine Vosloo, Leslee Fisher and Robert Schinke

The integration of cultural competence as a core competency (cf. Rodolfa, Bent, Eisman, Nelson, Rehm, & Ritchie, 2005 ) has encouraged psychology practitioners to recognize their clients as moving from being considered a “homogeneous group to [be] a mosaic of people with diverse customs and

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

The demanding nature of psychology professionals’ work, including the provision of competent, effective, and ethical services to their clients, is associated with both personal and professional challenges (e.g.,  Stevanovic & Rupert, 2004 ). Such challenges can negatively affect providers’ personal

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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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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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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