Sports Psychotherapy Programme

This is for those students of psychotherapy, psychology and counselling wanting to break into the world of professional sport. Gary takes delegates on a journey of learning about how to survive and thrive in the tough but rewarding world of sports psychotherapy and counselling.

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Course structure
This is the only course in the world that goes behind the dressing room doors to allow delegates to understand how to help elite sportsmen and women achieve their potential using psychotherapeutic approaches in the environment they inhabit.

This course gives a general overview of the key areas of Sports Psychotherapy, introducing learners to how psychotherapy can be used in sporting environments. This exciting foundation course is currently completely online and blends theory and practice.

What will I learn?

This modular course will take you through the following:

  • What is Sports Psychotherapy
  • Sports Psychotherapy vs Sports Psychology
  • The Role of the Sports Psychotherapist
  • Player Issues
  • Sports Psychotherapy in a Professional Club
  • In the field Issues
Why choose this course? This introductory Sports Psychotherapy course will familiarize you with the practical and ethical issues of working with clients in a variety of sporting situations and provide a foundation on which to build your Sports Psychotherapy skills to enable you to excel in this challenging environment.
Who is this course for? Anyone who has an interest in Sports Psychotherapy and would like to know how to use it professionally
Entry requirements This course is open to anyone with an interest in Sports and Psychotherapy or Counselling and the possible applications of either in a sporting environment.
Cost The cost of this course is £59.99

The Certificate in Psychological Wellbeing in Sports will build on your core practitioner training using a range of psychological, psychotherapy and counselling theories, introducing you to the practical and ethical issues of working with clients in a variety of sporting situations, and develop an essential understanding of life within a professional sports club, to enable you to excel in this challenging environment.

Career Prospects

This course offers the professional skills and practitioner experience and training required by professional football clubs, and gives assurance to future employers that you have achieved a level of proficiency that goes beyond the industry standard.

 

Placements are often translated into permanent roles, offering an opportunity to break into a notoriously difficult industry for psychological services.

Why choose this course?

 

This course will familiarize you with what is involved with working with clients in a variety of sporting situations and provides a more in-depth look at the challenges and key areas of success that the role of the Sports Psychotherapist brings.
Who is this course for?

The Certificate in Psychological Wellbeing in Sports is designed to help progress a career within elite sport. It is for practising psychologists, psychotherapists,  counsellors and we also welcome applications from professional footballers and ex-players, and other professional athletes, valuing the wealth of experience they would possess.

  • An interest in sports – dealing exclusively with athletes and sporting professionals, an interest in sports is necessary to understand their unique needs
  • The ability to create effective relationships – vital to working across departments and disciplines to achieve the best outcome for both individual players and the team
  • Problem–solving skills – The capacity for analysing and evaluating player performance data, combining it with therapeutic information, and using that information to develop an effective treatment approach
  • The ability to work in a high–stress, fast-paced environment – Much like their clients, those providing psychotherapeutic support must be able to work under immense pressure with many deadlines and with a variety of stakeholders, from athletes to managers to their agents.
Entry requirements

To gain a clear understanding of the concepts we will develop further in the full certification course, it is required for all learners to complete the Introductory level online course, which gives a broad outline of what is involved in the role of a Psychological Wellbeing Officer within professional sporting clubs.

Introduction to Sports Psychotherapy* – Online only

 

 

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The Sports Psychotherapy programme is designed to help progress a career working psychotherapeutically within elite sport.
The training offers the professional skills and practitioner experience and training required by professional sporting clubs, and gives assurance to future employers that you have achieved a level of proficiency that goes beyond the industry standard.

This course is for individuals who have:

An interest in sports
Dealing exclusively with athletes and sporting professionals, an interest in sports is necessary in order to understand their unique needs.
The ability to work in a high–stress, fast-paced environment
Much like their clients, sports psychotherapists must be able to work under immense pressure with many deadlines and with a variety of stakeholders, from athletes to managers and their respective agents.
Excellent problem–solving skills
The capacity for analysing and evaluating player performance data, combining it with therapeutic information, and using that information to develop an effective treatment approach.
The ability to create effective relationships
It is vital to working across departments and disciplines to achieve the best outcome for both individual players and the team.

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