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Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology Portfolio

Whitfield, S (2024) Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology Portfolio. Doctoral thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

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This portfolio offers an account of my experiences and developmental activity across my time on the Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. Through the combination of various ethical, consultancy, research, and teaching experiences, this portfolio intends to meet BPS stage 2 requirements and standards outlined by HCPC. The three ensuing applied case studies illustrate some of my work across three different sporting contexts. Having initially been contacted to offer psychological support to a young football player, case study 1 discusses how the decision was made to work with his father instead. Case study 2 focuses on support provided to a young cricketer who was playing for a county cricket club, and case study 3 illustrates my work with a rugby player who was struggling with nausea prior to performance. Having drawn upon different approaches to inform such consultancy experiences, these studies go some way in illustrating my journey as I worked towards developing a congruent philosophy of practice. With the majority of my applied work being in talent development environment, the systematic review in this portfolio synthesises papers which explore athlete’s perceptions of talent development pathways in the UK. Moving away from performance focus, empirical paper 1 and 2 focus on how rowing can be used as a vehicle to promote positive youth development and teach skills which can be utilised beyond the sporting context. The implications this research can have on applied practice and future scholarly activity is discussed in each. Finally, the research and reflective practice commentaries which conclude this portfolio summarise my learnings across the 3 year period and end by looking ahead to future plans and ambitions.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional doctorate; sport and exercise psychology
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2024 10:18
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2024 10:19
DOI or ID number: 10.24377/LJMU.t.00023474
Supervisors: Butt, J and Wadsworth, N
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23474
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