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Ultimately It Comes Down To The Relationship: Experienced Consultants’ Views Of Effective Sport Psychology Consulting

Sharp, Lee-Ann, Hodge, Ken and Danish, Steve (2015) Ultimately It Comes Down To The Relationship: Experienced Consultants’ Views Of Effective Sport Psychology Consulting. The Sport Psychologist, Not kn (Not kn). [Journal article]

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2014-0130

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to; (a) examine what experienced SPCs perceived to be the necessary components of the sport psychology consulting relationship, and (b) examine individual contributions of the SPC and client to the consulting relationship. Purposeful sampling was used to recruit 10 experienced SPCs (8 male and 2 female, M age = 50.44 years, M years consulting experience = 21.67 years) who held current sport psychology accreditation/certification and who had considerable consulting experience. Following individual interviews, extensive content analysis revealed that the sport psychology consulting relationship was reflective of (a) rapport, (b) respect, (c) trust, (d) a partnership, and (e) a positive impact on the client. Members of the consulting relationship made individual contributions to the relationship; SPCs contributed; (a) honesty, (b) commitment, (c) knowledge and expertise, (d) counselling skills, and (e) professional ethical behavior. With clients contributing; (a) openness to change, (b) honesty, and (c) willingness to work.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:consulting relationship, working alliance, rapport, trust
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sports Science and Sports Medicine
ID Code:31615
Deposited By: Dr Lee-Ann Sharp
Deposited On:19 May 2015 08:25
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:18

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