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

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

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

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The purpose of this study was to explore how sport and exercise psychologists working in sport understand and use motivational interviewing. This counseling style appears to have several tenets to enhance current practice in sport psychology, not least the enhancement of therapeutic alliance.

Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques as a Coach to Manage Resistance

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

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

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Instead of confronting athletes about their poor academics or lackluster work ethic begin productive conversations by first asking them questions such as, “Can we spend a few minutes talking about your attitude and effort?” 

Awareness and Use of Motivational Interviewing Reported by Canadian University Sport Coaches

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

Awareness and Use of Motivational Interviewing Reported by Canadian University Sport Coaches

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Understanding coach-athlete interactions has become an important research priority in sport. This is hardly surprising given that athletes report a host of psychological maladies – including elevated worry and greater concentration disruption or diminished vitality – when coaches attempt to control or coerce their behavior.

“You Can't Do It on Your Own”: Experiences of a Motivational Interviewing Intervention

Enhancing Athlete Engagement in Sport Psychology Interventions Using Motivational Interviewing

Awareness and Use of Motivational Interviewing Reported by Canadian University Sport Coaches

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While obesity is on the increase, interventions that seek to change physical activity or dietary

behavior tend to have limited success in the long-term. Consistently effective approaches for facilitating lifestyle change within primary health care settings are yet to be determined. 

Enhancing Athlete Engagement in Sport Psychology Interventions Using Motivational Interviewing

Enhancing Athlete Engagement in Sport Psychology Interventions Using Motivational Interviewing

Enhancing Athlete Engagement in Sport Psychology Interventions Using Motivational Interviewing

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The  clear  reporting  of  the  counseling  approach  (and  theoretical  underpinning)  applied  by  sport psychologists  is  often  missing,  with  a  tendency  to  focus  on  intervention  content  rather  than therapeutic processes and relationship building. Well defined psychotherapies such as Motivational Interviewing  can  help  fill  this void and  provide  an  underpinning  counseling  approach  (in  an athlete-centered  manner)  as  a  framework  for  delivering  interventions  such  as  psychological  skills training.

Investigating the Motivational Interviewing Techniques and Behavior Change Techniques

Enhancing Athlete Engagement in Sport Psychology Interventions Using Motivational Interviewing

Enhancing Athlete Engagement in Sport Psychology Interventions Using Motivational Interviewing

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Over the past 20 years, there has been a wealth of research on the implementation and evaluation of physical activity promoting interventions. Among these is Physical Activity Counselling, an individual, face-to-face intervention that uses a Motivational Interviewing counselling style and other behavior change techniques for eliciting physical activity behavior change.

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Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on Changes in Fitness, Blood Lipids, and Exercise Adheren

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a 10-week intervention, using MI procedures, on selected measures of fitness, blood lipids (reflecting changes in exercise and dietary habits), and exercise adherence among 67 police officers—54 men and 13 women—in the southeastern United States.

Heart-to-Heart: Promoting Walking in Rural Women Through Motivational Interviewing and Group Support

Walking can significantly increase cardiorespiratory fitness and thereby reduce the incidence of heart disease in women. However, there is a paucity of research aimed at increasing walking in rural women, a high-risk group for heart disease and one for which exercise strategies may pose particular challenges.

Fitness Consultations in Routine Care of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Increasing physical activity is a cornerstone in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and in general practice it is a challenge to achieve long-term adherence to this life style change. The aim of this study was to investigate in a non-randomized design whether the introduction of motivational interviewing combined with fitness tests in the type 2 diabetes care program was followed by a change in cardio-respiratory fitness

The Outcomes of a 12-Week Internet Intervention Aimed at Improving Fitness and Health-Related QoL

Overweight and obesity among adolescents may have consequences, with potentially lasting effects on health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Excess weight is also associated with decreases in physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness.

Reach Your Health Goal: Using Brief Motivational Interviewing for Goal-Setting

Motivational interviewing is one strategy that can assist students in reaching their health goals.

Review of Motivational Interviewing in Promoting Health Behaviors

This paper will provide a brief overview of MI and will evaluate empirical studies testing the effectiveness and clinical utility of MI in diet and exercise