Sport Psychology is a proficiency that uses psychological knowledge and skills to achieve the optimal performance and well-being of athletes, and address any developmental and social aspects of sports participation, as well as systemic issues associated with sports settings and organisations.

The skills and procedures utilised by sports psychologists include:

  • Cognitive and behavioural skills training for performance enhancement;
  • Counselling and clinical interventions; and
  • Consultation and training.

To learn more about how Sport and Performance Psychologists help please visit: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/sport-psychologists.aspx or the website of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP): http://www.issponline.org/ or that of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC): http://www.fepsac.com/.