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Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology PDF

Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology PDF

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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.

    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

    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.