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					So you want to be a Sport & Exercise
          Psychologist?



               Dr. Joanne Thatcher
             Aberystwyth University
 Chair: Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology
                Session Overview

• Routes to becoming a Chartered Sport & Exercise
  Psychologist
• Key roles and competencies involved in qualification
• Qualification process
• What do Sport & Exercise Psychologists do?
• Why become Chartered?
• What is Statutory Regulation?
                        Why?

• Identify your own reasons for considering a career as
  a Sport & Exercise Psychologist.

• Identify your own reasons for qualifying as a
  Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist.
Qualifying as S/E Psychologist: Overview
               Psychology degree
                   with GBR




                      Stage 1
              BPS Accredited MSc in
            Sport & Exercise Psychology




                     Stage 2
             Two years of supervision
             by a Chartered Sport &
              Exercise Psychologist
   Key Roles for Sport & Exercise Psychologists
• Key Role 1: Develop, implement and maintain personal and
  professional standards and ethical practice
• Key Role 2: Apply psychological and related methods,
  concepts, models, theories and knowledge derived from
  reproducible findings
• Key Role 3: research and develop new and existing
  psychological methods, concepts, models, theories and
  instruments in psychology
• Key Role 4: Communicate psychological knowledge, principles,
  methods, needs and policy requirements
Dimensions of Qualifications
   • Knowledge Dimension
      – Stage 1
   • Research Dimension
      – Stage 1
      – Stage 2
   • Practice Dimension
      – Stage 2
                            Stage 1
                    Accredited MSc Courses

            Course Title                         Institution
Sport & Exercise Psychology        Bangor University
Sport & Exercise Psychology        University of Central Lancashire
Sport & Exercise Psychology        University of Chichester
Sports Psychology                  Liverpool John Moore’s University
Sport and Performance Psychology   London Metropolitan university
Psychology of Sport & Exercise     Loughborough University
Sport & Exercise Psychology        Northumbria University
Sport & Exercise Psychology        Staffordshire University
                               Stage 1
                         MSc Core Components
Research Methods                     Project planning
• Quantitative Methods               • Research design
• Qualitative Methods                • Ethical approval
                                     • Dissemination of project plans
                                     • Liaison with external agencies
Professional Skills/Counselling      Empirical Research Project
• BPS Code of conduct
• Ethics
• Counselling Skills
• Reflective Practice
• Communication skills
• Awareness of cognate disciplines
• Equal opportunities
                                                Stage 1
                                   MSc Additional Taught Components
Performance                                         Social processes
• motor skills                                      • interpersonal and communication skills
• practice techniques                               • team cohesion
• cognition, learning and perception                • group identity
                                                    • trust, cooperation and competition
                                                    • leadership


Psychological Skills                                Exercise and Physical Activity
• arousal and anxiety                               • determinants (e.g. motives, barriers & adherence)
• confidence                                        • outcomes in relation to mood, self-esteem, and
• coping and techniques such as relaxation, goal    cognition
setting, biofeedback, imagery, stress inoculation   • problems of addiction and injury


Lifespan issues                                     Individual differences
• Early-life                                        • personality
• Mid-life                                          • motivation
• Later-life                                        • gender
                                                    • special groups such as the elite and the disabled
                                                    • talent identification
Process Involved in Enrolling for Training (Stage 2)

                   Provide evidence
                of GBR and completion
                   of Stage 1 training



                 Engage a supervisor



               Submit application to enrol



           Obtain In Training Membership of DSEP
                and Conditional Registration
                 Stage 2 Training Components
 Component         Minimum   Minimum   Indicative   Indicative
                    hours      days      hours         days
Teaching &            80       10         160          20
dissemination       (30C)                (60C)
activities
Sport/Exercise       1200      150       2000          250
consultancy         (400C)              (650C)
work
Research            1200       150       2000          250
project
CPD                  160       20         200          25
                                                    3680 hours
                                                      460 days
 What Do You Do During Stage 2 Training?

• Key Role 1: Ethical           • Key Role 2: Consultancy
  competence                      competence

   – Systems for professional      – Assess requests
     standards                     – Plan, conduct, monitor
   – CPD maintenance                 and evaluate
   – Respond to                      consultancy
     unpredictable contexts        – Client relationships
 What Do You Do During Stage 2 Training?

• Key Role 3: Research    • Key Role 4: Communication
  competence                competence

                             – Provide advice
   – Systematic review       – Communicate on processes
   – Design and conduct        and applications
     research                – Prepare and present evidence
   – Analyse data            – Provide feedback to clients
             Stage 2 Assessment Processes
• Portfolio of Competence
  – Practice diary and reflective log
  – Supervision reports                       Key roles 1, 2, 4
  – Supporting evidence
  – Option 1
      • Report of an empirical research investigation OR
          Scientifically grounded case study (9 - 12,000 words)
  – Option 2
                                                                  KR 3
      • Report of a systematic literature review (7,000 words)
      • Report of an empirical research study OR
          Scientifically grounded case study (4, 000 words)
• Oral assessment of Portfolio
                                                     Stage 2 Submission Process
0 months      • Application for enrolment/Request for approval of supervisor
              • Plan of training
              • Application for AEC (where appropriate)
              • Fees
   6 months      • Two supervisory meeting records
                 • 6 month supervisory report

       12 months       • Two supervisory meeting records
                       • One annual supervisory report
                       • Annual supervisee report comprising: competency checklist; practice diary/log; updated
                         training plan
                       • First case study (2,500 words)
                       • Fees (annual maintenance)
                18 months       • Two supervisory meeting records
                                • 18 month supervisory report
                                • Second case study (2,500 words)

                    24 months     • Two supervisory meeting records
                                  • One annual supervisory report
                                  • Final practice report comprising: final competency checklist, practice diary/log
                                    and updated training plan
                                  • Third and fourth case studies (2,500 words each)
                                  • Research submission and research supervisor’s report
               What Will It Cost Me?

• Enrolment fee including the   £528.75
  fee for approval of your
  supervisor

• Annual maintenance fee        £470

• Assessment fee                £1069.28

                                £2068.03
  What do Sport & Exercise Psychologists Do?

• Sport context
   – Amateur to elite
   – Athletes, coaches, officials
• Exercise context
   – Sedentary or regular exercisers
   – Cardiac rehabilitation & GP referral schemes
What do Sport & Exercise Psychologists Do?

           The gymnast who froze…

            …Lost Move Syndrome
                       Who was the client?
• 15 year old male gymnast

• 10 years of experience

• 10.5 hours training per week

• North of England age group

• National Championships in 6 weeks
                       Finding out the problem
• Initial approach from coaches

• In-depth discussion with athlete

• Follow-up discussions with coaches

• Areas of concern
   – Vault
   – Floor
   – High bar………the problem
             ATHLETE'S COMMENTS                                    COACHES' COMMENTS

General confidence is a key aspect to focus on.       Generally lacks confidence.
Hates the high bar.                                   Believes he will hurt himself even though the
                                                      environment is safe.
Can’t perform the backwards dismount on the high      Avoids any remote chance of hurting himself.
bar.
Has hit the bar a few times when dismounting;         He has natural ability and so gives up when hard
since then, his dismounts have been poor.             work is needed to develop a skill.
Doesn’t like being disorientated during the           He worries about injury.
dismount.
Would prefer to perform a forwards dismount; feels    He doesn’t have to do anything he doesn’t want to
safe performing this dismount as he’s never hit the   at home so gives up when hard work is needed.
bar doing it before.
When things go wrong, he questions himself, e.g.,     He doesn’t focus in at the right times.
“What’s going wrong? Why can’t I do it?”
Thinking about performing the dismount puts him
off his routine.
                  So what did we aim to do?
• Increase his general confidence

• Increase his confidence in his high bar competence
  and safety

• Increase his focus on the high bar

• Achieve consistent performance on the backwards
  dismount
              How did we do it?

Increasing General        Increasing work output
     Confidence
                      Identified factors needed for success
Identified personal
  competencies &      Identified personal areas to work on
     qualities



Recorded weekly
 achievements
                     How did we do it?

Increasing focus on high bar          Increasing confidence in high
                                        bar competence and safety

                                         Developed imagery routine
Identified concentration aspects of
               high bar

  Developed a pre-performance
              routine
             Competition preparation
• Dealing with                • Strategies
                                 – Imagery practice
   – Unfamiliar environment      – Discussion of
                                   competition
                                     • Goals
   – Hard landing surfaces
                                     • Preparation
                                     • General feelings
   – Altered environmental
     cues
                                 – Competition routine
                                 – Environmental
                                   familiarisation
                      Did it work?
   Increased focus on target skill



Prevented athlete avoiding challenge




        Target skill achieved
          A Typical Week for a Sport & Exercise
                      Psychologist
• 15-20 hour long sessions with        •   Once a week/fortnight attendance
  individuals                              at match/training/motor racing
• 1-2 meetings/phone calls with            testing/in gym
  other professionals regarding        •   2 hours media work
  clients (e.g., fitness instructor,   •   1.5 hours supervision every 3
  team manager)                            weeks to discuss cases/ethical
• 3 hours academic writing (e.g.,          and professional issues
  currently text book                  •   Ongoing CPD activities e.g.
  chapter)/visiting lecturing              attendance at workshops,
•   Approx 4 hours work with               conferences, reading and
    organisations                          attendance at applied sport and
                                           exercise group meetings
      What is a Chartered Psychologist?

                                 “I love being a sport and exercise
• Entered on the Register of     psychologist because of the diversity
  Chartered Psychologists        and the challenging nature of the
                                 work. You can find yourself giving a
   – GBR                         lecture, writing a book chapter,
                                 conducting research, speaking to the
   – Specialised training        media or consulting with a sport or
                                 exercise participant. It is enjoyable,
   – Judged fit to practise      challenging and particularly when
                                 consulting can be a very rewarding
   – Abides by the BPS Code      experience.”
     of Conduct                (Dr. Marc Jones, Staffordshire University)
     Why Become a Chartered Sport & Exercise
                 Psychologist?
• Chartered Psychologists agree to:   • BPS offers
    – maintain and develop their
      professional competence            – Competency and career
    – work within their
      competence                           development
    – obtain proper consent before       – Professional network
      intervening with or treating
      clients                            – Professional services and
    – respect confidences                  products
    – Conduct themselves to
      prevent damage to clients
      and the profession
      Standard of Competence
  What’s Statutory Regulation All About?

• The Health Professions Council (HPC) will shortly
  become the regulatory body for psychologists
• Calling yourself a Sport & Exercise Psychologist if
  you’re not on the HPC Register will be a criminal
  offence
• GBR is still required for entry onto PG training courses
• HPC will automatically approve existing training
  routes for entry onto the HPC Register (Stage 2)
                             References

• Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Stage
  2): Candidate Handbook.
• Registration as a Chartered Psychologist document
•   http://www.bps.org.uk/careers/accredited-courses/accredited-
    courses_home.cfm?action=results&level_of_study=PGRD&in_id=all&pg_cat=DSEP
    TC&submit=Search

• http://www.bps.org.uk/careers/what-do-
  psychologists-do/areas/sport.cfm
So you want to be a Sport & Exercise
          Psychologist?



               Dr. Joanne Thatcher
             Aberystwyth University
 Chair: Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology

				
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