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Sport and Exercise Psychology Professional Doctorate Portfolio

Minister, K (2024) Sport and Exercise Psychology Professional Doctorate Portfolio. Doctoral thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

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Abstract

The present portfolio illustrates the development of a trainee sport and exercise psychologist on a professional doctorate programme from January 2018, through March 2024, conducted through Liverpool John Moores University. More specifically, this portfolio provides insight into the trainee’s development and fulfilment of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health Care Professional Council’s (HCPC) respective required standards for sport and exercise psychology accreditation. These standards (professional standards, consultancy, research, and dissemination) are explored and reflected upon throughout this portfolio. Detailed professional practice and reflective practice logs outline the trainee’s experiences throughout her time on the programme accompanied by a reflective account of her development within each of the four competencies. Consultancy case studies, followed by a consultancy contract and report, provide insight into the trainee’s applied sport psychology practice in various sports and with a variation of clients, with a focus on the holistic development of clients through a foundation in humanistic values. Following this, a teaching case study and teaching diary illustrate critical, reflective accounts of the trainee’s engagement and development with teaching and dissemination across sport and academia. Subsequently, this thesis provides a systematic review exploring women’s experiences of sexism in sport, an empirical study exploring mental health conceptualisations in Premier League football academies, and an empirical study examining women’s experiences of sexism in sport. Finally, a reflective commentary reflects upon the trainee’s development experience and the importance of continued holistic development, authenticity, and congruency.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sport Psychology; Psychology; Sport; Performance psychology; Gender equity
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: 03 Jul 2024 08:52
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2024 08:52
DOI or ID number: 10.24377/LJMU.t.00023618
Supervisors: Whitehead, A, Champ, F and Swettenham, L
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23618
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