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.
|Title of host publication||Developing a Sport Psychology Consultancy: Toolkit for Students and Trainees|
|Editors||Vaithehy Shanmuganathan-Felton, Stephen Smith|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Print)||9781032051499, 9781032051482|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Dec 2022|