Abstract

Coalition for the Advancement of Graduate Training in the Practice of Sport Psychology: A Report and Discussion

Presenters:
John Silva, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 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 Coalition’s recommendations also provide current and aspiring students interested in the field of sport psychology with information on career pathways, educational endpoints and potential job prospects related to each pathway/endpoint. The Coalition has met several times and has developed a document that will be shared with the AASP membership, the AASP Executive Board, and Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of APA (American Psychological Association). This symposium reviews preliminary recommendations on undergraduate preparation and three educational pathways to a practice oriented career in sport psychology (CC-AASP; CC-AASP, licensed Master’s practitioner; and CC-AASP, licensed psychologist). Recommendations are also provided for practicum experiences, mentoring, and supervision. Detailed information in each of these areas will be provided, as well as an opportunity for an extended discussion of the preliminary recommendations. The Coalition will review this feedback and develop final recommendations to present to the AASP membership, the AASP Executive Board, and APA’s Division 47.

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