Applied Sport Psychology: A Profession?

Winter, Stacy and Collins, David J. (2016) Applied Sport Psychology: A Profession? The Sport Psychologist, 30 (1). pp. 89-96. ISSN 0888-4781

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2014-0132

Abstract

Although the field of applied sport psychology has developed, it faces further challenges on its way towards gaining greater professional status. The following principal criteria of professionalism are proposed as a test of such status (Carr, 1999): (a) provide an important public service; (b) underpinning knowledge base; (c) organizational regulation; (d) distinct ethical dimension; and (e) professional autonomy. This paper undertakes to explore the nature of implications for practice and the extent to which the suggested principal criteria justify a distinctive applied sport psychology profession. In doing so, we hope to stimulate debate on these, and other issues, in order that an even greater professionalization of our applied discipline may emerge.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: "As accepted for publication. This is not the Version of Record, which is (c) Human Kinetics."
Uncontrolled Keywords: sport psychology, professional status, applied practice
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 158 Applied psychology
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts; recreation > 796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games
School/Department: School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
Depositing User: Kevin Sanders
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 07:57
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 12:46
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/1434

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