Delivery of psychological skills training to youngsters

FOSTER, David, MAYNARD, Ian, BUTT, Joanne and HAYS, Kate (2015). Delivery of psychological skills training to youngsters. Journal of applied sport psychology, 28 (1), 62-77.

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The aim of the present study was to explore sport psychologists’ experiences of working with children and adolescents to understand how they have adapted both content and delivery of psychological skills training (PST) when consulting with young athletes. Interviews with 12 experienced sport psychology consultants (SPCs) from the UK were inductively content analysed. Four main higher-order themes relating to content and delivery emerged: consultancy skills, relating to youngsters, delivery medium and maintaining engagement. The findings suggest that psychologists experience challenges unique to youth populations but have also developed content and delivery strategies to overcome these.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
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Page Range: 62-77
Depositing User: Alison Beswick
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 09:09
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:47

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