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Anderson, R (2020) SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATE PORTFOLIO. Doctoral thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

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This portfolio provides an insight into the development of a trainee sport psychology practitioner through the professional doctorate in sport and exercise psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. The portfolio provides evidence, through a combination of consultancy, research, and reflective practice, of how the trainee sport psychology practitioner successfully meets the competencies (professional standards, consultancy, research, and dissemination) of the British Psychological Society's Stage 2 training pathway.
The practice log provides a summative view of the many hours spent by the author learning, implementing and evaluating knowledge and skills of sport psychology. The three consultancy case studies and one teaching case study provide a more in-depth, critical and reflective insight into the authors applied practice. These experiences contributed to the authors development of a coherent and congruent philosophy of practice, which can be confidently delivered with athletes, coaches, and other key stakeholders across sports, cultures, and contexts. Throughout these applied experiences, the trainee practitioner was also able to demonstrate diversity in their training by working with multiple sports (rugby union, tennis, football, cricket, golf, snooker, and show jumping).
The reflective practice diary highlights the critical moments experienced by the trainee practitioner throughout this journey, which support the development of a coherent personal and professional identity.
The two empirical papers and systematic review attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice by exploring topics such as: the characteristics of effective sport psychologists, why sport psychologists adopt psychological models into their practice, and how practitioners story their experiences of applied consultancy. Research, combined with opportunities to disseminate findings in professional forums and academic conferences, allowed the author to understand how his values and beliefs transfer across his training, consultancy, and continuing thirst for knowledge.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Applied Sport Psychology, Practitioner Development
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 13:22
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2023 17:00
DOI or ID number: 10.24377/LJMU.t.00013493
Supervisors: Eubank, M and Tod, D
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13493
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