Psychology in professional sports and the performing arts : challenges and strategies / edited by Robert J. Schinke and Dieter Hackfort
- 1. Embarking on sport psychology with professional level athletes / Dieter Hackfort and Robert J. Schinke -- 2. Context is everything: working with the transitioning athlete / Angus Mugford -- 3. How to become a consulting business / Robert M. Nideffer -- 4. Overcoming resistance from clients and stakeholders / Frank L. Gardner -- 5. Working with transnational professional athletes / Zella E. Moore -- 6. Ethical practice challenges of consultation in professional sport / Edward F. Etzel and Jack C. Watson II -- 7. Twenty years' experience working within professional tennis / Chris Harwood -- 8. My consulting life on the PGA tour: a 25-year experience / Richard Gordin -- 9. How a plant pot led me to performance psychology in women's professional golf / Christian Smith -- 10. The strategies and methods for working with professional motor racing drivers / Dieter Hackfort -- 11. Consultancy with elite professional boxers and their working teams / Robert J. Schinke -- 12. Working within professional mixed martial arts / Rebecca Symes -- 13. Mental training program for a sumo wrestler / Yoichi Kozuma -- 14. Working within polo: a wonderland experience / Stiliani "Ani" Chroni -- 15. Working within the National Hockey League / Paul Dennis -- 16. Working within professional football / Mark S. Nesti -- 17. Working within professional rugby union / Stephen D. Mellalieu -- 18. Working within elite professional cricket: the role of a sport psychology consultant / Stewart T. Cotterill -- 19. Working within professional baseball: reflections and recommendations on the practice of sport and performance psychology / Charles A. Maher -- 20. From the sport world to the big top: Jean Francois Ménard's journey with Cirque du Soleil / Leslee A. Fisher and Jean Francois Ménard -- 21. Performance psychology in ballet and modern dance / Sharon A. Chirban and Miriam R. Rowan -- 22. My journey into sports psychology: strategies, challenges, and case studies / Lois Butcher-Poffley -- 23. Synthesis and reflections on professional sport consulting / Dieter Hackfort and Robert J. Schinke.
- The relationship between sport and exercise psychology and the realm of professional sport and performance has grown exponentially in recent years. Elite athletes increasingly see the value in seeking psychological advice and expertise, while consultants now work in a wider range of elite performance environments. This is a unique and timely collection that brings together the experiences and knowledge of a range of applied psychologists working in these exciting industries.
- 9781138808614 (hardback)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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