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Dolores A. Christensen and Mark W. Aoyagi

The literature on the practice of sport and performance psychology (SPP) is lacking in recent contributions from student practitioners despite previous calls for additional contributions (Holt & Strean, 2001; Tonn & Harmison, 2004). A recent graduate from a master’s degree program in SPP was invited to attend USA Swimming 2012 Olympic Team Trials as a member of the support staff for the club swim team she had been consulting with for the duration of her graduate training. The focus of this paper is to expand upon this gap in the literature by providing a first-hand account of a young practitioner’s experiences at a high-performance meet. The neophyte consultant’s use of supervision for personal and professional preparation for Olympic trials, her experiences there, including ethical dilemmas encountered, and the lessons learned from attending such an event so early in her career will be discussed. Future implications are also offered for graduate students and early career professionals in SPP.

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K. Andrew R. Richards, Andrew D. Eberline, and Thomas J. Templin

Secondary professional socialization is a phase of occupational socialization theory that focuses on graduate education in preparation for a career in academia. Due to the need to present and publish research and make professional contacts, professional organizations likely serve an important socializing function during graduate education. The purpose of this exploratory study was to understand graduate students’ perspectives of participating in professional organizations. Participants included 16 health and physical education graduate students who shared their experiences in focus group interviews. Data were analyzed using constant comparison and inductive analysis. Results indicate graduate students become involved in professional organizations primarily due to faculty encouragement. Participants highlighted networking as a benefit of involvement, and viewed professional learning and opportunities to present research as important to their career development. Results are discussed through the lens of occupational socialization theory, and limitations and implications for graduate student training are shared.

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Robin S. Vealey, Robin Cooley, Emma Nilsson, Carly Block, and Nick Galli

measures is prohibitive Lack of Reliability   Athletes don’t know themselves well enough to answer Table 6 Biggest Needs to Enhance Assessment in Applied Interventions Training in Assessment Student training Coursework and practica involving assessment     Student training in neurofeedback assessment

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Duane Knudson and Melissa Bopp

transition in the spring of 2020, these types of student training offer better potential outcomes than strategies limited to instructor comments and integrity language in syllabi. Perhaps introductory kinesiology courses could include increased content on ethical issues specific to our field, along with

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Urban Johnson and Mark Andersen

.F. ( 2012 ). Stress, coping, and barriers to wellness among psychology graduate students . Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 6 , 122 – 134 . doi:10.1037/a0028768 10.1037/a0028768 Fitzpatrick , S.J. , Monda , S.J. , & Wooding , C.B. ( 2016 ). Great expectations: Career planning

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Leslie K. Larsen, Leslee A. Fisher, Terilyn C. Shigeno, Matthew P. Bejar, and Melissa N. Madeson

graduate student training in applied sport psychology. Melissa Madeson is a licensed professional counselor at Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health in Flower Mound, TX and an adjunct professor at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, TX. She holds a PhD in sport psychology and motor behavior, a master’s degree

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David P. Hedlund, Carol A. Fletcher, Simon M. Pack, and Sean Dahlin

coaches receive formal sport coaching education through numerous ways, including active participation in sports, classes taken as students, training received at seminars and clinics, and through a variety of self-administered educational tools (e.g., resources on the internet, videos and books) ( Wright

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Carolina Nieva Boza and Teresa Lleixà Arribas

improve the inclusion of Muslim women in today’s society. This demonstrates the need for further training for PE teachers in relation to the cultural contexts of their immigrant students, training that takes into account the gender perspective. Conclusions In this study, aimed at improving the social

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Lukas Linnér, Natalia Stambulova, Louise Kamuk Storm, Andreas Kuettel, and Kristoffer Henriksen

considered it to be a second home: “Sometimes I stay in the hall just to talk some more. It’s so much fun being here, everyone is so friendly” (athletics-student). Training was going on simultaneously for various disciplines, ages, and levels, with university and gymnasium athletics-students mixed to provide

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Jay Martyn, Kyle J. Brannigan, Brent D. Oja, and Claire C. Zvosec

their review of the symbiosis between doctoral student training and being competitive on the job market, Mahony et al. ( 2004 ) emphasized that it would be insightful to examine doctoral student goals for job market preparation and how doctoral programs actually prepare students for being competitive