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Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology eBook

Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology eBook

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    Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology is a comprehensive resource that offers both students and professionals the opportunity to hone their skills to help their clients, starting with the initial consultation and lasting through a long-term relationship. In this text, Jim Taylor and a team of sport psychology experts help practitioners gain a deep understanding of assessment in order to build trusting relationships and effective intervention plans that address the needs and goals of their clients.

    Part I of Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology covers topics such as the importance of assessment, the appropriateness of qualitative and quantitative assessment, ethical issues that can arise from assessment, and the impact of diversity in the use of assessment. Part II introduces readers to six ways that consultants can assess athletes: mental health screening, personality tests, sport-specific objective measures, interviewing, observation, and applied psychophysiology. Chapters in this section explain the strengths and weaknesses of each approach—for example, when traditional pencil-and-paper and observation approaches may be more appropriate than interviewing—and offer consultants a more complete toolbox of assessments to use when working with athletes. Part III addresses special issues, such as career transition, talent identification, and sport injury and rehabilitation. One chapter is devoted to the hot-button issue of sport-related concussions.

    Tables at the end of most chapters in parts II and III contain invaluable information about each of the assessment tools described, including its purpose, publication details, and how to obtain it. Chapters also contain sidebars that provide sample scenarios, recommended approaches, and exercises to use with clients.

    Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology works toward two main goals. The first is to help consultants gain a complete understanding of their clients through the use of a broad range of assessment tools. The second is to show consultants how to ethically and effectively use assessments to develop a comprehensive understanding of their clients, thus enabling them to assist their clients in achieving their competitive and personal goals.


    Applied professional reference book for clinical sport psychologists and sport psychology consultants, including AASP-certified consultants and CC-AASP candidates; textbook for graduate students in assessment and applied sport psychology courses

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Foundation of Assessment in Sport Psychology Consulting
    Chapter 1. Importance of Assessment in Sport Psychology Consulting
    Jim Taylor
    Assessment Terminology
    Purpose of Assessment
    Practical Value and Use of Assessment
    Assessment Skill Sets
    Assessment Is Judgment
    Assessment Toolbox
    Choosing Assessment Tools
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 2. Science of Sport Psychology Assessment
    Anita N. Lee and Jim Taylor
    Assessment for Individuals Versus Groups
    Validity and Reliability of Assessments
    Determining the Value of Sport Psychology Assessments
    Critical Evaluation of Assessment Research
    Specificity of Assessment Instruments
    Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments
    Assessment Myths
    Creating Your Own Assessments
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 3. Ethical Issues in Sport Psychology Assessment
    Marshall Mintz and Michael Zito
    Ethical Principles
    Ethical Guidelines
    When Ethical Dilemmas Arise
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 4. Diversity in Sport Psychology Assessment
    Latisha Forster Scott, Taunya Marie Tinsley, Kwok Ng, Jenny Lind Withycombe, and Melanie Poudevigne
    Marginalization of Cultural Diversity in Sport Psychology and Assessment
    Multicultural Sport Psychology Competencies
    Overview of Multicultural Assessment
    Assessment Tools
    Implications for Consultants
    Future Directions for Professional Development
    Chapter Takeaways

    Part II. Assessment Tools
    Chapter 5. Mental Health Screening: Identifying Clinical Issues
    Erin N. J. Haugen, Jenni Thome, Megan E. Pietrucha, and M. Penny Levin
    Depression and Suicide
    Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    Substance Use and Abuse
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 6. Personality Tests: Understanding the Athlete as Person
    James Tabano and Steve Portenga
    History of Personality Assessment in Sport
    Fear of Failure
    Need for Control
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 7. Inventories: Using Objective Measures
    Graig M. Chow and Todd A. Gilson
    Importance of Practicality When Choosing Assessments
    Benefits of Objective Measures in Consulting with Athletes
    Assessment Tools for Individual Athletes
    Mental Skills and Techniques
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 8. Interviewing: Asking the Right Questions
    Jim Taylor, Duncan Simpson, and Angel L. Brutus
    Importance of Client Information
    Best Practices of Interviewing
    Sport Interviewing Protocol
    Sport-Clinical Intake Protocol
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 9. Observation: Seeing Athletes on the Field
    Tim Holder, Stacy Winter, and Brandon Orr
    Underlying Professional Philosophy
    Use and Benefits of Direct Observation
    Categories of Observational Assessment
    Observation Assessment Tools
    Limitations and Concerns
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 10. Applied Psychophysiology: Using Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Visual Feedback
    Sheryl Smith, Melissa Hunfalvay, Tim Herzog, and Pierre Beauchamp
    Stress Response and Self-Regulation
    Benefits of Psychophysiological Assessment
    Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Assessment
    Visual Assessment
    Chapter Takeaways

    Part III. Special Issues in Assessment
    Chapter 11. Coach, Team, and Parent Assessments
    Andy Gillham, Travis Dorsch, Barbara J. Walker, and Jim Taylor
    Coach Assessment
    Team Assessment
    Parent Assessment
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 12. Talent Identification
    Barbara B. Meyer, Stacy L. Gnacinski, and Teresa B. Fletcher
    Talent Identification Models and Research
    Assessment of Psychosocial Factors Linked to Talent in Sport
    Behavioral Observation
    Qualitative Interviews
    Implications for Consultants
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 13. Sport Injury, Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport
    Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Jordan Hamson-Utley, and J.D. DeFreese
    Assessment of Psychosocial Factors Linked to Sport Injury
    Assessment for Musculoskeletal Sport Injury
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 14. Assessment and Management of Sport-Related Concussions
    Robert Conder and Alanna Adler Conder
    SRC Consultation Essentials
    Components of SRC Assessment
    Role of Assessment in RTL
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 15. Career Transition
    Claire-Marie Roberts and Marisa O. Davis
    Athletic Career Transitions
    Key Issues in Consultation and Recommendations for Assessment
    Postsport Career Planning and Development
    Limitations and Concerns
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 16. Systems Approach to Consulting in Sport Organizations
    Charles A. Maher and Jim Taylor
    Systems Approach
    Identifying Assessment Needs
    Determining Readiness for Assessment Services
    Chapter Takeaways
    Chapter 17. Consultant Effectiveness
    Stephen P. Gonzalez, Ian Connole, Angus Mugford, and Jim Taylor
    Benefits of Assessing Consultant Effectiveness
    Assessing Consultant Effectiveness
    Chapter Takeaways
    Additional Resources
    About the Editor

    About the Editor

    Jim Taylor, PhD, CC-AASP, is an internationally recognized consultant and presenter on the psychology of sport and parenting. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. and Japanese ski teams, the United States Tennis Association, and USA Triathlon. He has worked with professional and world-class athletes in tennis, skiing, cycling, triathlon, track and field, swimming, golf, and many other sports. He has been invited to lecture by the Olympic Committees of Spain, France, Poland, and the United States, and he has been a consultant to the athletic departments at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. Taylor has authored or edited 18 books, published more than 800 articles, and given more than 1,000 workshops and presentations throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East.

    A former world-ranked alpine ski racer, Taylor is a second-degree black belt and certified instructor in karate, a marathon runner, and an Ironman triathlete. He earned his PhD in psychology from the University of Colorado. He is a former associate professor in the school of psychology at Nova University and a former clinical associate professor in the sport and performance psychology graduate program at the University of Denver. Taylor is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco.