13. Working with Sport and Exercise Psychologists: A Winning Combination?

  1. Martin Milton
  1. Jill Owen

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch13

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

How to Cite

Owen, J. (2010) Working with Sport and Exercise Psychologists: A Winning Combination?, in Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues (ed M. Milton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch13

Editor Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470715475

Online ISBN: 9780470667279

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Keywords:

  • working with sport and exercise psychologists - a winning combination;
  • health benefits of physical activity - risks of an inactive sedentary lifestyle;
  • ‘physical activity’ and ‘exercise’ - Caspersen et al., movement of body by skeletal muscles varying in intensity;
  • counselling psychology philosophy - open-mindedness to view exercise and physical activity from a broad perspective;
  • practitioners in sport psychology - services to athletes, teams in competitive sport;
  • sport and exercise work - risk of being seen as ‘less psychological’;
  • psychologist–athlete relationship - parallels between psychologist–athlete relationship and therapist–client relationship;
  • importance of development of strong working alliance - emphasised;
  • clients, having sport-specific concerns;
  • athlete's goals and expectations of psychological intervention - role in informing choices, models and interventions most appropriate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Counselling Psychology and Physical Activity

  • Historical Context

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • The Psychologist-Athlete Relationship

  • Therapeutic Models

  • Factors Influencing Goals and Interventions

  • Further Ethical and Professional Considerations

  • Physical Activity Intervention at a Global Level

  • References