Counselling Skills Handbook for the Sport Psychologist

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There is a lack of publications that focus explicitly on the role of the professional relationship between the sport psychologist and athlete. Effective counselling skills within the context of a ‘working alliance’ are viewed as being central to promoting constructive psychological change. This book 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 also aim to improve the quality of applied sport psychology support by developing the formal communication skills between the practitioner and athlete.