Process reports in applied sport psychology: a tool for professional development

Zoe Moffat*, Paul McCarthy

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What sport psychology practitioners say, how they say it, and why they said it are core determinants of successful practice. As such, reflective practice is critical to practitioners (continued) professional development. This paper explains and illustrates a reflective tool for sport psychology practitioners–the process report. Process reports are an analysis of a practitioner’s method, techniques, and metacommunication. We provide practical steps for a practitioner to conduct a process report offering tips and reflections on the process. By drawing practitioners’ attention to their ability to shape the therapeutic process, we hope to generate more effective, agile, and responsive psychology practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-81
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Sport Psychology in Action
Issue number2
Early online date5 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • process reports
  • professional development
  • counselling
  • reflective-practice
  • sport development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Applied Psychology


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