Title

PEARLS OF PRACTICE. Using Sport Psychology Consultants, Part II: Why Aren't They Used More Often?

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Athletic Training & Sports Health Care: The Journal for the Practicing Clinician

ISSN

19425864

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

53

54

Publication Date

3-2012

Abstract

The article focuses on the three common reasons why sport psychology consultants (SPCs) are not included on a sports medicine team. It says that the stigmas and negative connotations on psychologists can lead to a degree of apprehension on the view by athletes and coaches on SPCs. It states that the SPCs' lack of sport-specific knowledge can be a hindrance for the members of a sports medicine team. It also mentions the political and cultural problems in the sport and rehabilitation environment.

Publication Information

Johnson J, Jutte L, Bell R. PEARLS OF PRACTICE. Using Sport Psychology Consultants, Part II: Why Aren't They Used More Often?. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care: The Journal For The Practicing Clinician [serial online]. March 2012;4(2):53.