The British Psychological Society Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Stage 2)

Martin Eubank, Moira E. Lafferty, Gavin Breslin

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This chapter discusses the British Psychological Society’s Stage 2 Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology. The first section of the chapter outlines the purpose, aims and requirements of the qualification. This includes details of the entry requirements for the qualification, a summary of the four key qualification competencies that trainees are expected to develop, and how the qualification provides a professional training route to Chartered Psychologist and Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologists status. The second section of the chapter outlines the qualification enrolment process, and discusses the importance and role of supervision, with tips about how to find the right supervisor and maximise the benefits of supervision. The third section of the chapter discusses the qualification assessment process and the methods used to assess trainee competency. The chapter is supported throughout by reflections from trainees, supervisors and assessors on the qualification, who share their experience of the process and provide top tips for future trainees looking to undertake the qualification to become appropriately qualified to work as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping a Sport Psychology Consultancy Practice
Place of PublicationUK
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781003196280
Publication statusPublished online - 14 Nov 2022


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