Developing and Sustaining Sport Psychology Programs

A Resource Guide for Practitioners
Routledge (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 1. August 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 168 Seiten
978-0-367-34556-3 (ISBN)
Developing and Sustaining Sport Psychology Programs: A Resource Guide for Practitioners outlines a systemic approach to creating comprehensive, sustainable sport psychology programs in professional sports organizations, colleges and universities, and secondary school levels.

Based on the author's more than thirty years of professional experience, this volume presents a framework that delineates methods for designing, implementing, and evaluating sport psychology programs, discussing topics such as needs assessment and client identification. Featuring real-world experiences and clear, non-technical writing, this step-by-step guide can be applied to a range of sport psychology programs including mental skills, life skills, coach education, leadership training, and team development programs.

Developing and Sustaining Sport Psychology Programs details a program development process that has been applied successfully at the professional, collegiate, and secondary school levels over a more than thirty-year period. It has contributed to the development of sport psychology programs that have sustained themselves over the course of time, and is an essential text for sport psychologists and mental skills coaches at all levels as well as graduate students and other professionals in the field.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
22 Line drawings, black and white; 11 Tables, black and white
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
978-0-367-34556-3 (9780367345563)

Charles A. Maher is Sport and Performance Psychologist and Senior Director of the Department of Personal and Organizational Performance with the Cleveland Indians Baseball Organization.


1. Taking a Systems Perspective on Sport Psychology

2. Defining and Illustrating Sport Psychology Programs

3. Setting the Stage for Program Development

4. Overviewing the Program Development Process


5. Specifying the Program Participants

6. Assessing the Needs of Program Participants

7. Determining Relevant Organizational Context


8. Establishing the Purpose and Goals of the Program

9. Organizing the Program Design

10. Putting the Program Design into an Evaluable Form


11. Facilitating Program Implementation

12. Monitoring the Process of Program Implementation


13. Formulating a Program Evaluation Plan

14. Evaluating Program Implementation

15. Evaluating Goal Attainment

16. Evaluating Reactions to the Program

17. Evaluating the Program's Strong Points and Limitations

18. Communicating and Using Program Evaluation Information

19. Closing Comments and Program Development Practice Standards
"Dr. Maher has detailed the sport psychology program development and evaluation techniques that have made him a standout in the highly competitive world of professional sport psychology consulting. The strong theoretical foundation, real world examples, and professional practice exercises provide key information that novices and professionals in the field are likely to find themselves revisiting again and again. Bravo!"-Judy L. Van Raalte, Springfield College, USA

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