Self-care as the bedrock of ethical and competent service delivery: the practitioner’s journey

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

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Sport psychology practitioners (SPPs) face unique challenges associated with the nature of their profession, which can result in negative consequences to their well-being and to the quality of their service delivery. Therefore, SPPs must aim to promote their own well-being by engaging in self-care practices. Recent literature highlighted the importance of self-care for SPPs, however no clear recommendations as of how SPPs can identify, develop, and implement self-care practices exist. Based on our experience in delivering workshops on self-care to SPPs, grounded in the existing literature, we offered some guidance of how SPPs can develop their own self-care plan.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-157
JournalJournal of Sport Psychology in Action
Issue number3
Early online date12 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023


  • Effective practice
  • ethical practice
  • professional practice
  • self-care

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