Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 12 December 2019

Abstract and Keywords

Although sport psychology is an interdisciplinary field, it has a natural and strong philosophical and historical connection to counseling psychology. With this connection as the foundation, we discuss sport psychology’s history and identify the current issues in the field, such as graduate training and professional certification. We define mental toughness and identify the skills and strategies consultants use to assist athletes, teams, and coaches in attaining it and improving their performances. Several clinical issues are then discussed in the context of the uniqueness of the sport environment. Given the centrality of training to the field, we present an ideal training model for students and professionals who want to be applied sport psychologists. Finally, we identify the issues that we believe will define the future of applied sport psychology and offer suggestions on how to address them.

Keywords: sport psychology, mental toughness, applied training, eating disorders, athletic injury, professional issues, sport psychology values, performance enhancement interventions

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.