Strengths-based practice of clinical sport psychology

Michele Kerulis*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Athletes are known for being driven, strong, and committed to their goals. It takes perseverance to give maximum effort on a daily basis (sometimes multiple times a day) in practices and games. Athletes experience heartbreaking losses and exhilarating wins; it is clear that successful athletes have stellar physical strength. What is less visible is the mental toughness that transforms good athletes into phenomenal athletes. Clinical sport psychology practiced from a strengths-based perspective helps athletes use their assets to move past setbacks and enhance their existing talents. Clinical sport psychology is a multidisciplinary field with the purpose of promoting athletic success through psychological skills training while monitoring emotional wellness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Strengths-Based Clinical Practices
Subtitle of host publicationFinding Common Factors
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317484240
ISBN (Print)9781138897939
StatePublished - Aug 25 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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