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Trainee Sport and Exercise Psychologist Portfolio

Jones, S (2023) Trainee Sport and Exercise Psychologist Portfolio. Doctoral thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

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This portfolio provides an insight into the development of a trainee sport and exercise psychologist from January 2019 – April 2023 through the professional doctorate in sport and exercise psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. The portfolio provides evidence of how the trainee successfully meets the competencies (professional standards, consultancy, research, and dissemination) documented in the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Stage 2 programme accreditation criteria and the Health and Care Professions Council Standards for approved programmes in Sport and Exercise Psychology. This is shown through a combination of consultancy, research, teaching and training work and reflective practice. The practice log details the trainee’s work and experiences over the enrolment period. The reflective practice diary provides a window into the trainee’s professional development by reflecting on critical events, as well as providing meta reflections on key topics and experiences to help narrate the journey of her development. This includes the evolution of a professional practice philosophy, confidence in leading psychology programmes and competency of research tasks. The three applied case studies evidence the trainee’s development as a practitioner through using diverse approaches, including Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy as an intervention, writing, and leading a psychology development programme, and matching organisational needs to individual’s requirements through one-to-one consultancy. The teaching case study explores the trainee’s experience combining previous roles in teaching and learning into active sport psychology delivery. The two empirical papers and the systematic review highlight the trainee’s focus on bridging research and applied practice. Firstly, on providing consultancy on behaviour modification within the context of a wider football club role and secondly, as with the Systematic 4 Review, to highlight and further explore ways NGBs should set higher importance of mental health of athletes in preventing poor mental health and suicides in sport.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sport; Football; Psychology; Performance; Experience; Development
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2023 14:38
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2023 14:40
DOI or ID number: 10.24377/LJMU.t.00021760
Supervisors: Eubank, M
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21760
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