Practising what we preach: self-care as an avenue for effective practice

Alessandro Quartiroli, Heather Hunter, Daniel R. F. Martin

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Sport psychology practitioners face unique challenges associated with the nature of their profession, resulting in potentially negative consequences to their personal and professional wellbeing. To engage in a positive professional experience, practitioners must learn how to face and overcome these challenges, by developing a clear understanding of their self-care needs and integrating effective self-care practices in their lives. Scholars have recently developed a sport psychology specific definition of Self-Care which forms the basis of the recommendations made in this chapter about why self-care is important for SPPs, how self-care works, why intended outcomes of self-care are important from the outset, the barriers sport psychology practitioners s may face, and practitioners may choose to develop and engage in a self-care plan.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping a Sport Psychology Consultancy: Toolkit for Students and Trainees
EditorsVaithehy Shanmuganathan-Felton, Stephen Smith
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781003196280
ISBN (Print)9781032051499, 9781032051482
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2022


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