The dual relationship - the Neophyte dilemma
British Psychological Society
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Nearly three years ago I embarked on the British Psychological Society (BPS) Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP) to qualify as an accredited sport psychologist. Now, approaching the final stages of that qualification I am reflecting on an aspect of the process that has presented me with an ongoing dilemma – the appropriateness of my dual relationship for the first two years of my practice as a Level 2 UKCC swimming coach, and as a sport psychology practitioner in training. In occupying this dual relationship I found that there were pragmatic and complementary benefits for my coaching and consultancy practice, but also areas of conflict that had ethical and practical implications. In this paper I look at those issues.
Sport & Exercise Psychology Review;
Howells, K. (2014) 'The dual relationship – the neophyte dilemma', Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 10(3), 87-90
Article published in Sport & Exercise Psychology Review in September 2014 available at https://shop.bps.org.uk/sport-exercise-psychology-review-vol-10-no-3-september-2014.html
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