publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Exploring the Understanding and Application of Motivational Interviewing in Applied Sport Psychology

Mack, Rory; Breckon, Jeff; Butt, Joanne; Maynard, Ian;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:p>The purpose of this study was to explore how sport and exercise psychologists working in sport understand and use motivational interviewing (MI). Eleven practitioners participated in semistructured interviews, and inductive thematic analysis identified themes linked to explicit use of MI, such as building engagement and exploring ambivalence to change; the value of MI, such as enhancing the relationship, rolling with resistance and integrating with other approaches; and barriers to the implementation of MI in sport psychology, such as a limited evidence-base in sport. Findings also indicated considerable implicit use of MI by participants, including taki...
Subjects
free text keywords: BF, Applied Psychology, Thematic analysis, Ambivalence, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Empathy, Reflective listening, Alliance, Psychology, Motivational interviewing, Sport psychology, Social psychology
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