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@article{3452e9253fe441bbbd549f01b03b72b1,
title = "The Use of Counselling Principles and Skills to Develop Practitioner-Athlete Relationships by Practitioners Who Provide Sport Psychology Support",
abstract = "This study examined how practitioners who provide sport psychology support use counseling principles and skills to develop practitioner-athlete relationships. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with thirteen competent practitioners (Mean age = 41.2 ± 10.9 years old, five men, eight women). Thematic analysis revealed that the participants used a range of counseling principles to develop practitioner-athlete relationships including: the facilitative conditions, self-disclosure, counseling skills, the formation of working alliances, and awareness of the unreal relationship. The participants also described using non-counseling strategies (e.g., gaining an understanding of the athlete’s sporting environment) to build relationships with their athletes. There was considerable variation between the participants both in the training that they had received in counseling principles and skills, and how they applied them. It was concluded that counseling principles and skills play a significant role in the development of practitioner-athlete relationships.",
keywords = "professional practice, relationships, counselling",
author = "Frances Longstaff and Misia Gervis",
note = "Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from The Sport Psychologist, 2016, Vol. 30 (3): 276-289, https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2015-0029. {\circledC} Human Kinetics, Inc.",
year = "2016",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1123/tsp.2015-0029",
language = "English",
volume = "30",
pages = "276--289",
journal = "Sport Psychologist",
issn = "0888-4781",
publisher = "Human Kinetics Publishers Inc.",
number = "3",

}

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T1 - The Use of Counselling Principles and Skills to Develop Practitioner-Athlete Relationships by Practitioners Who Provide Sport Psychology Support

AU - Longstaff, Frances

AU - Gervis, Misia

N1 - Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from The Sport Psychologist, 2016, Vol. 30 (3): 276-289, https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2015-0029. © Human Kinetics, Inc.

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N2 - This study examined how practitioners who provide sport psychology support use counseling principles and skills to develop practitioner-athlete relationships. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with thirteen competent practitioners (Mean age = 41.2 ± 10.9 years old, five men, eight women). Thematic analysis revealed that the participants used a range of counseling principles to develop practitioner-athlete relationships including: the facilitative conditions, self-disclosure, counseling skills, the formation of working alliances, and awareness of the unreal relationship. The participants also described using non-counseling strategies (e.g., gaining an understanding of the athlete’s sporting environment) to build relationships with their athletes. There was considerable variation between the participants both in the training that they had received in counseling principles and skills, and how they applied them. It was concluded that counseling principles and skills play a significant role in the development of practitioner-athlete relationships.

AB - This study examined how practitioners who provide sport psychology support use counseling principles and skills to develop practitioner-athlete relationships. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with thirteen competent practitioners (Mean age = 41.2 ± 10.9 years old, five men, eight women). Thematic analysis revealed that the participants used a range of counseling principles to develop practitioner-athlete relationships including: the facilitative conditions, self-disclosure, counseling skills, the formation of working alliances, and awareness of the unreal relationship. The participants also described using non-counseling strategies (e.g., gaining an understanding of the athlete’s sporting environment) to build relationships with their athletes. There was considerable variation between the participants both in the training that they had received in counseling principles and skills, and how they applied them. It was concluded that counseling principles and skills play a significant role in the development of practitioner-athlete relationships.

KW - professional practice

KW - relationships

KW - counselling

UR - http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/pdf/10.1123/tsp.2015-0029

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JO - Sport Psychologist

JF - Sport Psychologist

SN - 0888-4781

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