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Person-Centered Therapy

Tod, D and Wadsworth, N (2023) Person-Centered Therapy. In: Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology: A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Practitioners. Routledge. ISBN 9781003173588

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Service delivery models must address three areas if they are to guide practitioners. They need to help practitioners: understand athletes’ experiences, determine ways of assisting clients, and assess consultancy effectiveness. Against these criteria, person-centered approaches are well-suited to guiding practitioners. This chapter surveys literature on person-centered approach in sport psychology, discusses how it may apply to the domain, and suggests ways practitioners can develop their knowledge, skills, and use of the framework. Person-Centered Therapy explains personhood, the causes of distress, and how and why practitioners can help athletes. Incongruence is the basis of psychological distress and maladaptive behavior. People strive to integrate their organismic experiences with their self-structures. Person-centered practitioners aim to provide the psychological conditions allowing athletes to self-explore and self-heal. The approach involves non-directive counseling based on the hypotheses that people have the attributes to enhance their self-understanding and to alter their self-concepts, attitudes, and behavior; and will achieve these outcomes if practitioners provide a suitable psychological climate.

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Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge Press in Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology: A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Practitioners on 31/7/23, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781003173588/ https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9781003173588/routledge-handbook-applied-sport-psychology-david-tod-ken-hodge-vikki-krane?refId=7f1898bc-c2d4-4ccf-bd43-db2cb20866e9&context=ubx
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Routledge
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2023 14:18
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2023 14:18
DOI or ID number: 10.4324/9781003173588
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/20434
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