The Sport Psychologist's Handbook: A Guide for Sport-Specific Performance Enhancement / Edition 1

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A practical handbook for sports psychologists that outlines the most effective interventions for athletes across a variety of sports.

  • A practical manual for the growing force of sports psychologists helping today's athletes to unprecedented levels of application and success
  • Offers specific guidance on the psychological assessment of athletes, uniquely presented in an accessible sport-by-sport format
  • Written by an experienced practicing sports psychologist and author, who draws on his own methods and experience in the field
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470863565
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/6/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 732
  • Product dimensions: 6.67 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Joaquin Dosil is a professor at the University of Vigo in Northwest Spain and head of the doctoral course: "Current Perspectives of Physical Activity and Sport Psychology". His areas of research interest include peak performance in different sports, eating disorders in sport, cyberpsychology of sport, and referees' sport psychology. He is a foundation member and the current President of the Ibero-American Society of Sport Psychology (SIPD), as well as a member of the international Society of Sport Psychology. he is on the editorial board for the two most important sport psychology journals in Spain, along with various sport science reviews. Dr Dosil is the Director of a sport psychology unit in Santiago de Compositely, where he attends athletes and sport teams from various modalities and levels. In particular he works with many Olympic athletes, golfers, world-leading motorcyclists and tennis players, while directing psychological programmes with various professional football and basketball teams. He has published 11 sport psychology books-most notably, the leading text in the Hispanic world: Psicologia de la Actividad Fisica y del Deporte (Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport), published by McGraw-Hill-and has produced over 70 articles and chapters. Professor Dosil Frequently participates as a lecturer in international and national congresses, master's and doctoral degree programmes. He is an avid runner, specialising in distance events, particularly the half-marathon. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife (Olaia), family and friends, s well as practicing surfing, beach volley, football, basketball and tennis.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Applied sport psychology : a new perspective 3
Ch. 2 Enhancing coach-athlete relationships : cognitive-behavioral principles and procedures 19
Ch. 3 Providing sport psychology services to families 39
Ch. 4 An overview of interventions in sport 63
Ch. 5 Assessment, evaluation and counseling in sport 89
Ch. 6 Using sport psychology to improve basketball performance 121
Ch. 7 Psychological interventions with football (soccer) teams 139
Ch. 8 Focused baseball : using sport psychology to improve baseball performance 159
Ch. 9 Thinking rugby : using sport psychology to improve rugby performance 183
Ch. 10 Psychological aspects in the training and performance of team handball athletes 211
Ch. 11 Skill learning from an expertise perspective : issues and implications for practice and coaching in cricket 245
Ch. 12 The psychology of athletics 265
Ch. 13 Sport psychology and tennis 285
Ch. 14 Golf : sport psychology challenges 301
Ch. 15 Psychology of cycling 325
Ch. 16 Application of sport psychology for optimal performance in martial arts 353
Ch. 17 Psychological factors and mental skills in wrestling 375
Ch. 18 Sport psychological consulting in ice hockey 403
Ch. 19 A mental preparation guide for figure skaters : a developmental approach 427
Ch. 20 The sport psychology of Olympic sailing and windsurfing 457
Ch. 21 Psychological aspects of rowing 479
Ch. 22 High performance thinking for professional surfers 503
Ch. 23 Psychological training in motorcycling 527
Ch. 24 Psychological aspects of archery 549
Ch. 25 Of two minds : consulting with the horse-and-rider team in dressage, showjumping and polo 569
Ch. 26 Sport psychology and fitness activities 589
Ch. 27 Psychology and bodybuilding 617
Ch. 28 Sport psychology in gymnastics 641
Ch. 29 Providing sport psychology support for athletes with disabilities 665
Ch. 30 It's all about sport performance ... and something else 687
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