Abstract

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

Presenters:
Michael Sachs, Temple University, 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 first educational pathway presented is CC-AASP status. This pathway envisions the standard academic preparation found in the CC-AASP guidelines, including quality mentoring/supervision of 400 hours for provisional certification and an additional 300 hours for full certification. The CC-AASP pathway is for individuals intending to neither pursue a doctoral degree nor seek licensure in areas such as clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or social work. This pathway would be suitable for the ‘traditional’ performance enhancement consultant, including someone in an academic position doing occasional sport psychology consulting work, or an entrepreneur who is trying to make performance enhancement consulting her/his profession. The professionals who choose to pursue CC-AASP as the terminal point 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 for maximizing the CC-AASP as the terminal point for a practicing professional’s educational pathway.

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