Title

All The World's a Stage : a Neophyte Sport Psychology Consultant as Performer

Author

Sarah Hudak

Date of Award

5-2017

Document Type

Masters Project

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Artur Poczwardowski

First Committee Member

Brian Gearity

Keywords

Autoethnography, graduate student training, sport and performance psychology, narrative

Abstract

In the field of sport and performance psychology (SPP), educators have often presented consulting as both an art and science (Poczwardowski, Sherman, & Henschen, 1998). However, in both the literature and in graduate training, there appears to be a lack of representation regarding the art piece. Using the autoethnographic process, the following study aimed to show the experiences of a SPP graduate student and how her professional development as a sport psychology consultant (SPC) began to flourish after she started to view herself as a performer. This narrative tale, as part of an ongoing memoir project, aims to bridge the gap between art and science by going deeper into the graduate student’s experiences while threading it with the relevant literature (Andersen & Stevens, 2007). The narrative may also serve a pedagogical value in regards to the training of neophyte consultants.

Comments

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

Extent

40 pages

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