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(p. 749) Developing a Sport Psychology Practice 

(p. 749) Developing a Sport Psychology Practice
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(p. 749) Developing a Sport Psychology Practice
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Kate F. Hays

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190272166.003.0067
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date: 18 November 2017

This chapter focuses on creating a practice in sport psychology. As a hybrid field, training and skill development includes knowledge of both sport sciences and counseling or psychotherapy. Training may be acquired at a graduate or postgraduate level. Potential clients are typically interested in growth and change, are goal-directed, and are used to practicing particular skills in order to improve. This chapter addresses clinical and ethical issues relevant to the practice of sport psychology, including the knowledge and skills professionals must possess to be successful. It also shares information on how to develop a sport psychology niche practice, the joys and challenges associated with this area of practice, the business aspects of being a sport psychologist, and key resources for those interested in developing a niche practice in sport psychology.

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