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Clinical Psychology and Special Education

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpse

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Interview in Sport Psychology: Method of Study and Preparing an Intervention

Bochaver K.A., Ph.D. in Psychology, assistant professor, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, konstantin.bochaver@gmail.com
Bondarev D., Associate Professor, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Finland
Savinkina A., Junior Researcher, Institute for Biomedical Problems of RAS, Moscow, Russia, a.o.savinkina@gmail.com
Dovzhik L., psychologist, post-graduate, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, lydia.dovzhik@gmail.com
Abstract
Current article includes an analysis of interviewing in sport psychology, an observing of modern scientific interview protocols, a description of interview cases in private practice and research; also there is a discussion about efficiency and limitations of interview method in the article. Approaches to interviewing as the main and auxiliary method are discussed in details. The objective of the article is to show how an interview can reveal interesting biographical facts, personality traits, the installation of an athlete, to reflect his inner world, and to form working in the field of sport psychology professionals and students view on the advantages and opportunities an interview in the work of sports psychologist (research and practice). This method can be regarded as a tool of knowledge, but is also used as a preliminary interview before long-term or short-term therapeutic work. Clinical conversation as one of the options the interview are invited to the discussion; the article provides a common protocol for clinical interviews in the sport.

Keywords: life trajectory, interview, qualitative methods, coping behavior, sport, stress

Column: Methods and techniques

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2017060410

Funding

This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities (project № 15-36-01317 «Trajectories of the life courses in adolescence: an optimal choice model»).

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