Phenomenological consulting: A viable alternative for sport psychology practitioners

Mark A. Hector, Johannes Raabe, Craig A. Wrisberg

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Abstract

In this article we present a consulting framework grounded in existential phenomenology that provides sport psychology consultants a vehicle for gaining an in-depth understanding of athletes' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This framework, which we are calling “phenomenological consulting,” encourages sport psychology consultants to resist a priori assumptions about athletes' experiences and to view them more as co-consultants than as clients. Phenomenological consulting emphasizes the value of athletes' voices during the consulting process and encourages them to develop self-awareness, control, and ownership of mental training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-120
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Sport Psychology in Action
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Applied Psychology

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