After a decade of successful
treatment with clients in the
national professional sport arena,
clients have found CBT extremely
effective, and have given them a
distinct motivational edge in the
Improved concentration on set
Improved motivation to win.
Improved self-control/and self
Improved self-esteem and self
Improved self understanding
and self awareness.
Improved work-life balance.
Improved stamina in training.
Improved ability to recuperate
Improved mind-set, and mental
CBT in Sport Psychology
In the first session clients are
given a cognitive behavioural
therapeutic psychological assessment. These include tests which
measure the clinical symptoms of
stress (anxiety and depression,
Type A/B personality
questionnaire, Myers Briggs
occupational test, self esteem
questionnaire, attitude scale, and
a core belief test).
In conjunction with diagnostic
tests a semi-structured interview
is administered to
target (through a problem list) the
specific areas clients want to
develop using CBT for
psycho-educational training. This
provides a blueprint with clear
cut aims and objectives for CBT,
and a treatment protocol where
clients know exactly what they
hope to achieve, and what steps
they need to follow to obtain
maximum results in the shortest
possible time frame.
The increased self-understanding
using CBT in Sport Psychology
begins by understanding the
relationship between how you think
- how you feel - and how this
effects what you actually do.
Negative thoughts about oneself -
the world in general - or the
future can cause a division
between the actual sport
performance, and the way you
observe and analyse your game.