Sport Psychology Interventions
Sport Psychology Interventionsshows professionals how to help athletes get the most out of their sport experience and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Edited by Shane Murphy, former sport psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee, this practical guide explains how to assist athletes at all levels in facing the special challenges and unique problems that are common in today's sports world.
Unlike texts that discuss psychological interventions aimed directly at improving athletic performance, Sport Psychology Interventionsfocuses on helping athletes enjoy their participation more and, as a result, perform better and achieve their goals by
-growing and developing as individuals, and
-experiencing sport as a positive learning process.
Part Ipresents a variety of intervention models. By studying each model in the context of its application to a particular kind of athlete, the contributors are able to address specific issues related to
-competitive recreational athletes,
-elite athletes, and
-other sport groups.
Part IIexamines issues commonly encountered by many helping professionals in the sport setting. Case studies illustrate how sport psychology can be used in counseling athletes who are experiencing special circumstances, including
-alcohol and drug use,
-eating disorders and weight management,
-career transitions, and
-overtraining and burnout.