Abstract

Coalition for the Advancement of Graduate Training in the Practice of Sport Psychology: Licensed Psychologist, CC-AASP Pathway

Presenters:
Brendan Carr, University of Georgia, USA

Theme: Professional development and mentoring

Program ID: SYM-10

Presentation: October 3, 2013 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Room: Belle Chasse

Abstract:

The Coalition for the Advancement of Graduate Training in the Practice of Sport Psychology is a colleague-driven initiative designed to provide guidance and recommendations for sport psychology professionals in academic and private practice settings who are interested in educational pathways for the practice of sport psychology. The Licensed Psychologist, CC-AASP pathway is comprised of successful completion of a terminal doctoral degree program in Psychology, along with specialized training in Sport Psychology, and all state-regulated requirements for licensure. This pathway also includes the standard academic preparation found in the CC-AASP guidelines, including quality mentoring/supervision of 400 hours for doctoral certification. This pathway would be for the sport psychology consultant, trained in both research and practice of sport psychology and general mental health, seeking licensure as a psychologist. These professionals may find employment in teaching and supervision, research, and/or the practice of sport psychology. Professionals who choose to pursue Licensed Psychologist, CC-AASP for their educational pathway will be confronted with both challenges and opportunities in the field of practice. These challenges and opportunities are outlined and explored and recommendations are offered that could improve the integration of sport performance and mental health training at the doctoral level.

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