Arvinen-Barrow, M., Hemmings, B., Becker, C. and Booth, L. (2008) Sports psychology education: a preliminary survey on chartered physiotherapists' preferred methods of training delivery. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.17(4), pp. 399-412. 1056-6716.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Hemmings, B., Becker, C. and Booth, L.
Objective: To gain an insight to the existing suggestions and recommendations on chartered physiotherapists’ preferred methods of delivery for further training in sport psychology. Participants: 22 delegates (14 women, 8 men) from the 2006 Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine/International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy annual conference (response rate 53.7%). Measurements: A questionnaire survey for best method of sport psychology delivery was developed. Results: The most suitable methods for sport-psychology-training delivery were workshops, seminars, mentoring, and coaching. Intense training days and weekends were considered most appropriate. The vast majority were willing to travel over 50 miles to receive training, and they indicated that the most suitable organizations to arrange training would be professional bodies and associations. Conclusions: The findings provide suggestions into how further training in sport psychology for chartered physiotherapists could be delivered. To gain more detailed information on these issues, however, further research with a larger sample size is recommended