Improving the delivery of applied sport psychology support through reflective practice

Brendan Cropley, Andrew Miles, Sheldon Hanton, Ailsa Niven

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    This article offers an exploration of factors that influence the effectiveness of applied sport psychology delivery through reflection on a series of consulting experiences. Knowledge gained by a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) trainee sport psychologist (Cropley), through a process of reflective practice during the first year of supervised experience, is presented around a number of themes that have emerged from current literature regarding the characteristics of effective service providers (A. Anderson, A. Miles, P. Robinson, & C. Mahoney, 2004). It is argued that reflection improves self-awareness and generates knowledge in action that can enhance the delivery of applied sport psychology. Support is therefore provided for the adoption of reflective practice as a tool for personal and professional development. © 2007 Human Kinetics, Inc.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)475-494
    Number of pages20
    JournalThe Sport Psychologist
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


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