Ending the Story

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This chapter examines how the sport psychology consultant (SPC) can navigate the process of finishing or ending relationships with clients, and how people can prepare for this to happen. Ending the relationship with clients begins in the very first meeting, whereby discussions on this topic form an integral part of the initial consultation. SPCs practice in a variety of different ways. The chapter looks specifically at distinctive practice models and how this affects the ending of support. A SPC working as an independent consultant, by necessity, works across a range of different sports. They might consult with individuals, teams, and organizations, but will most likely do this on an hourly/day rate. Some SPCs work exclusively with one organization. Broadly speaking, in the UK, there are two types. The first are single-sport organizations, such as the governing body of a specific sport or teams. The second type is organizations that service multiple sports on a long-term basis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology
EditorsDavid Tod, Ken Hodge, Vikki Krane
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-00-317358-8
ISBN (Print)9781032002972
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2023


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