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Practitioners’ narratives regarding active ingredients in service delivery: Collaboration-based problem solving

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Show simple item record Tod, David Hardy, James Lavallee, David Eubank, Martin Ronkainen, Noora 2020-10-30T12:25:06Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 15/04/2021
dc.description.abstract Objectives We examined experienced practitioners’ (N = 21) stories about two of their athlete consultancies, with a focus on their descriptions of the active ingredients involved in service delivery. Design Qualitative interviews informed by narrative theory. Method Consultants (9 females and 12 males, aged 27–46) with at least four years of professional experience discussed two client consultancies during open-ended narrative interviews. Data analysis began with an examination of the narrative structure of the practitioners’ stories, followed by an investigation of the narrative themes. Results The structure of the participants’ stories reflected a collaborative expert problem-solving narrative, in which they described working as experts in concert with athletes who needed help in solving their problems. Narrative themes included the influence of relationships, client allegiance, and active athlete engagement towards service delivery outcomes. An additional theme involved a constrained freedom in which contextual factors influenced service delivery. Conclusions Results had strong parallels with clinical and counselling psychology research, such as the Rogerian narrative to service delivery. Findings also reflected a self-promotional narrative that surrounds psychological service delivery. Applied implications include the value of self-awareness, developing authenticity, and learning to become part of the sport organization’s culture. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Psychology of Sport and Exercise;43, pp. 350-358
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Psychology of Sport and Exercise. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2019, 43, pp. 350-358, en_US
dc.subject service delivery en_US
dc.subject congruence en_US
dc.subject theoretical allegiance en_US
dc.subject applied sport psychology en_US
dc.subject person-centred therapy en_US
dc.title Practitioners’ narratives regarding active ingredients in service delivery: Collaboration-based problem solving en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.04.009 2021-04-15
dc.embargo.terms 2021-04-15 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US

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