Carlstedt makes a compelling argument for the need to be open to new integrative approaches when it comes to applied practice, from initial assessment of an athlete to the final objective assessment of their own work. I would encourage all practitioners to reflect upon their own work."e; Journal of Sports Sciences
"e;Evidence-Based Applied Sport Psychology"e; is an essential resource for trainees and practitioners of sport psychology n In his call to evaluate effectiveness and efficacy at the intra-individual level (using single-case repeated-measures designs), Carlstedt raises a critical point that all applied psychology fields should heed n"e; Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
I]f you are interested in sport psychology on any level, the manual is well worth the cost and investment of time."e;--New England Psychologist
The presented protocol in this book is a shining example of the scientific rigor that should mark assessment and intervention in sport psychology. The eloquent integration of psychological theory, reliable and ecologically valid mind-body assessment techniques, along with sophisticated intervention efficiency and efficacy testing will certainly inspire dedicated sport psychology practitioners striving for the highest level of evidence-based practice.
Richard Temple, PhD.,
Neuropsychologist and Board Certified Sport Psychologist
Dr. Carlstedt's book contains a treasure trove of knowledge for sport psychology practitioners. It challenges us to take our practice to the next level by demanding adherence to gold standard athlete assessment, intervention, and intervention efficacy testing procedures. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of emerging theoretical and conceptual frameworks and an original validated applied sport psychological protocol that all practitioners should use to foster high evidentiary practice. The intellectual rigor and spirit of scientific discovery that it embodies are inspiring, an approach that I used at the 2012 Olympics with my medalist athletes.
Vaibhav Agashe, M.S.,
India Olympic Team Sport Psychology Consultant
Dr. Carlstedt's multi-modal assessment and mental training protocol stands out as an innovative major advance in applied sport psychology. It brings high-evidentiary accountability to what is usually a very eclectic, nebulous and anecdotal process.
Ajay Wasan, M.D.,
Harvard Medical School
"e;Evidence-Based Applied Sport Psychology"e; can be considered a seminal, watershed book, and a major contribution to the field. Ultimately, the book should mobilize practitioners to challenge the status quo in applied sport psychology by going well beyond the cursory, and become more critical thinkers and practitioners. The book calls on all practitioners to be trained in the presented procedures and methodologies in order to become more credible practitioner-researchers, something that is crucial to the field's credibility and long-term viability. nThis book represents a significant advancement of the field of applied sport psychology.
Mark H. Anshel, PhD Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance Middle Tennessee State University
From the Foreword
This is the first book to call for a major paradigm shift in applied sport psychology by providing a wealth of systematic, scientifically validated research in a field where assessment and treatment has often been haphazard. In his quest to bring sport psychology to a higher level of validity, Dr. Carlstedt describes the most current assessment methods, intervention procedures, and promising research that are critical for use in evidence-based practice. These assessment and treatment methods are based on 25 years of rigorous scientific approaches and principles that incorporate the most sophisticated research methods now available.
The book describes the mechanisms that influence peak performance or psychological performance deficits and the mental training process, and provides pr