The purpose of this assignment is to identify a team and/or individual athlete with whom which
you feel you can apply sport, exercise, and performance psychology principles. Your
presentation of your case study will demonstrate your work with your case study client in the
following four areas: intake (step 1), context and psychological skills familiarization (step 2),
evaluation and assessment (step 3), and goal identification and intervention planning (step 4).
Include any additional materials or information (e.g., worksheets, techniques, etc.) in appendices
at the end of the presentation. Your presentation should comprehensively present your case study
and demonstrate your ability to apply what you have learned throughout the course and program.
The Power Point presentation should be about 20-30 minutes. You will be graded based on the
content of the presentation, your demonstration of your ability to engage in the outlined case
study steps, your demonstration of your SEPP knowledge and ability to apply it, and your
Case Study Step: identify the step being summarized and reflected on.Question 2:
Summary: summary of goals and work done to complete the case study stepQuestion 3:
Reflection: What did I do well? What could I do better/different?
What was my experience during the meeting(s) with my client? What might have been my client’s experience during the meeting(s)?
What challenges or ethical issues did I experience and how did that affect me and/or my
Class Meeting Goal(s): What questions, challenges, issues, etc. do I want to address in the
class meeting (based on reflections)?
Female college soccer player
Goes to training afraid to make mistakes
Constantly feels worried and stress before and during training.
First timeining and what was her weakness and get all her background information
To minimize her stress like feeling during training. I wanted her to go to training in a relaxed mindset.
Second time we met, I read out loud a relaxation scripts non-related to soccer t be able to distract her completely.
I recorded myself the first time so she can then listen to it before trainings for the following days
She did it and told me that in the beginning it will get very sleepy but then with time she able to manage it and was able to feel relaxed. But it was difficult.
Worked on thought stopping:
Wanted her to realize when she was having a negative thought and be able to shift her focus from negative thoughts to a more task oriented type of thinking. So thinking to herself “lock your ankle to make firm pass.
I explained to her how the thought mechanism works. How her thoughts affect her behavior. If she focuses on not making a mistake the mind she will most likely make a mistake
I gave her the example about think about a pink elephant.
I asked her what confident player looks like: she said loud, giving directions, pushing the team to be better physically and vocally
Then I Asked her to visualize herself acting like that confident player she just described.
Then I gave homework of having to say three command out loud to her teammates
My idea was that faking it until you make it will help her
First meeting I was kind of worried because I didn’t know if I would have the right words to say to her if she asked something. Or if she expected me to fix her weakness right away and then she will thinking I don’t know what I am doing.
Meeting went smooth since she was a talkative person.
But I found myself not listening to her sometimes since I was worried about what I will tell her next and what psychological skills training will benefit since I felt pressure of having to give her something to work on by the end of the meeting
During her first meeting I was able to know that a relaxation script and thought stopping will help her. So I told her that next time we meet we will get in more detailed about what that means
My biggest challenge was when she will tell me that the relaxation script made her sleepy. Did not know how to minimized her feeling sleepy. Somehow she was able to manage it herself. But would have like to know a way to solve this
Her biggest challenge was with thought stopping. She felt like sometimes she was not able to control her thoughts. The moment she will have the ball she automatically thinks don’t mess up.
She said that over time it got a little better