Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Sport and Performance: An Applied Practice Guide

Paul McCarthy, Sahen Gupta, Lindsey Burns

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Many sport and performance psychologists worldwide practice cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) as a therapeutic and applied practice approach. But no textbook currently offers a blueprint to understand and use CBT in sport and performance settings.  

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Sport and Performance: An Applied Practice Guide builds upon a tangible foundation for the practice of CBT and related techniques in sport and performance contexts. This new book presents key points to help students and practitioners bring CBT into the sport and performance context. We focus on the ‘what is’ and the ‘how to’. 

Drawing upon the latest research and a wealth of applied practice experience, this easy-to-use guide takes the reader through each step of the CBT process with case examples, plain instructions, and worksheets to maximise the quality and depth necessary for effective CBT practice. 

As an applied guide, the book educates undergraduate and postgraduates in sport and performance psychology (and all its variants) This book is an instrumental guidance material for sport and exercise psychology students but also invaluable as a practice guide for performance psychology trainees in applied practice placements and as a refresher primer for established professionals. 
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781003274513
ISBN (Print)9781032228563
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2023


  • CBT
  • cognitive behaviour therapy
  • sport performance
  • assessment
  • interventions
  • formulation


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