Dr. John F. Murray shares the latest in sports psychology research and practice and gives his expert interpretation on how this can help.
Team Cohesion- Sport Psychology Project
Practice in the field of applied sport and exercise psychology usually involves a combination of individual and group consulting or counseling depending on the style of the professional conducting the intervention and the needs of the client. Although there are many specific concepts within applied sport and exercise psychology, the general goal is to teach mental skills necessary to perform consistently in training and competition, increase adherence to exercise programs, and to help individuals realize their potential.
The growing concern about the use of performance enhancement substances in sport and exercise settings. Major universities, where professionals in the field of applied sport and exercise psychology are being added to athletic department staffs to assist athletes with life skills development and to improve coping with the demands of being a student-athlete. Exercise specialists, athletic trainers, youth sport directors, corporations, and psychologists who are using knowledge and techniques developed by professionals in the field of applied sport and exercise psychology to assist with improving exercise adherence, rehabilitating injuries, educating coaches and parents, building self-esteem, teaching group dynamics, and increasing effectiveness.
DR. JOHN F. MURRAY’S TAKE: TEAM COHESION IS VERY IMPORTANT THE FUN VIDEO ABOVE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THIS. THE NEXT ARTICLE ON APPLIED SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY IS WHY I WENT BACK TO GRADUATE SCHOOL – TO HELP GREAT PERFORMERS BECOME EVEN BETTER, AND THE ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND EXPERTISE AS A LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST OFFERS ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR BOTH PERFORMANCE ENHANCMENT AND OVERALL WELL BEING. SEE ALL THE EXCITING UPDATES AT MY MAIN PAGE AT JOHNFMURRAY.COM AND THE DEVELOPING NEW SITE AT SPORTSPSYCHOLOGY.COM.