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Sport Psychology Group Consultation Using Social Networking Web Sites
Psychological Services (2011)
  • Frederick Dietrich, Florida State University
  • Amber M Shipherd, Eastern Illinois University
  • Lael Gershgoren, Florida State University
  • Edson Madeiros Filho, Florida State University
  • Itay Basevich, Florida State University
Abstract
A social networking Web site, Facebook, was used to deliver long-term sport psychology consultation services to student-athletes (i.e., soccer players) in 30- to 60-min weekly sessions. Additional short-term team building, group cohesion, communication, anger management, injury rehabilitation, mental toughness, commitment, and leadership work- shops were provided. Cohesion and overall relationships between both the student-athletes and the sport psychology consultants benefited from this process. Social networking Web sites offer a practical way of providing sport psychology consulting services that does not require use of major resources.
Keywords
  • sport psychology,
  • social networking,
  • teleconsulting,
  • distance consulting
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Frederick Dietrich, Amber M Shipherd, Lael Gershgoren, Edson Madeiros Filho, et al.. "Sport Psychology Group Consultation Using Social Networking Web Sites" Psychological Services Vol. 9 Iss. 3 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amber_shipherd/3/