Aimed at undergraduate sport psychology courses and as a professional reference for coaches and clinical psychologists dealing with athletes. Focuses on many fundamental issues in the sport psychology field, including developing a consultant-client relationship, connecting with teams and coaches, and learning to provide efficient services to diverse clientele. Provides a starting point for discussion among students new to the field, as well as experienced practitioners as to how the field of sport psychology should evolve and what issues should continue to be debated. Covers important contemporary issues such as performance anxiety, body image, eating disorders, injuries, alcohol, violence, team communication and homophobia in sport.
Mark Andersen has over 20 years of professional experience in working with coaches and athletes. He is a registered psychologist in both Australia and the USA, and is former professional practice editor for The Sport Psychologist. He is author of Doing Sport Psychology, also published by Human Kinetics.