Using a Case Formulation Approach in Sport Psychology Consulting

in The Sport Psychologist
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $24.95

Student 1 year subscription

USD  $68.00

1 year subscription

USD  $90.00

Student 2 year subscription

USD  $129.00

2 year subscription

USD  $168.00

Providing effective sport psychology services requires practitioners to conceptualize the unique issues and concerns of each individual athlete. However, collecting information on the athlete, understanding the athlete’s issues and needs, and determining how to best assist the athlete can be a complex process. Thus, this article outlines a case formulation approach to help the sport psychology consultant assess the athlete, organize and conceptualize assessment data, classify the athlete’s issues, and choose interventions that directly target those factors that are impeding the athlete’s progress in athletics or other life domains. Two case examples are provided to illustrate the case formulation process.

Frank L. Gardner is with the Department of Psychology at La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA. E-mail: gardner@lasalle.edu. Zella E. Moore is with the Department of Psychology at Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 574 571 23
Full Text Views 269 269 1
PDF Downloads 398 398 1