Multicultural Training and Awareness Among Sport Psychology Practitioners

Rena M.G. Curvey, Shannon C. White, Emily A. Murphy, Travis R. Scheadler, Myles T. Englis, Laura L. Phelps, Candice N. Hargons

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Abstract

Guided by an interpretivist–constructivist paradigm and phenomenological framework, this study explored sport psychology professionals’ lived experiences to better understand their multicultural training and competence within the field of sport psychology. Twelve sport psychology professionals participated in semi-structured interviews from March 2020 to May 2020. The following four themes emerged: (a) a call to reform training programs, (b) a shift from multicultural competence to cultural humility, (c) professional and ethical responsibilities of sport psychology practitioners, and (d) reflexive practice and culturally sensitive interventions. Study findings support expanding multicultural training for students of sport psychology graduate programs and suggest that sport psychology professionals have an ethical responsibility to be culturally aware. Further study findings and clinical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-367
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Clinical Sport Psychology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2022

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Keywords

  • cultural humility
  • multicultural competence
  • practice and training
  • qualitative methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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