The Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology promotes the professional interests of sport and exercise psychologists in the UK and aims to support the development of psychology both as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.
Counselling Skills Handbook for the Sport PsychologistShow content
This publication is intended to complement the formal training process in sport and exercise psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and also as part of continued professional development for newly-qualified and/or chartered sport and exercise psychologists.
Effective counselling skills are central to promoting constructive psychological change. This publication directly addresses the area of counselling skills to enhance applied consulting by offering a robust framework that has been developed through the sport psychology consulting experience of the authors. The practical exercises it contains also aim to improve the quality of applied sport psychology support by developing the formal communication skills between the practitioner and athlete.
Psychology of Sport CoachingShow content
There is much anecdotal evidence highlighting the important role that coaches play in the development and performance levels of athletes and teams. This publication is the result of a 2004 workshop which aimed to provide a critical evaluation of current theory and research in the psychology of coaching and outline how this can be applied to maximise the effectiveness of coaches. It comprises chapters written by each of the four presenters.
The Society provides a number of Standards and Guidelines to assist and inform its members in regards to most aspects of their professional practice.
Society members also have access to a wealth of resources, including journals which can be viewed for free via PsychSource.