Enhancing athlete engagement in sport psychology interventions using motivational interviewing: a case study

MACK, Rory, BRECKON, Jeff, O'HALLORAN, Paul and BUTT, Joanne (2019). Enhancing athlete engagement in sport psychology interventions using motivational interviewing: a case study. The Sport Psychologist, 33 (2), 159-168.

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Abstract

Clear reporting of the counseling approach (and theoretical underpinning) applied by sport psychologists is often missing, with a tendency to focus on intervention content rather than therapeutic processes and relationship building. Well defined psychotherapies such as Motivational Interviewing (MI) can help fill this void and provide an underpinning counseling approach (in an athlete-centred manner) as a framework for delivering interventions such as psychological skills training (PST). This article describes the role of MI as a framework upon which PST sport psychology interventions can be mapped and delivered. The paper presents an athlete case study to explain the role of MI at each phase of the interaction. Robust, well-defined applications of MI in sport require further research although evidence from other psychological domains suggests that it can be successfully blended into sporting contexts.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2018-0053
Page Range: 159-168
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 16:56
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 09:30
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23371

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