The Strengths-Based Performance Profile (SBPP): A Method for Strengths Spotting and Application in Single-Session Consultations with Athletes

Castillo, Elmer A. and Bird, Matthew D. (2021) The Strengths-Based Performance Profile (SBPP): A Method for Strengths Spotting and Application in Single-Session Consultations with Athletes. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action . ISSN 2152-0704

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/21520704.2021.1988782

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Abstract

The performance profile technique is a standard, theory-driven sport and performance psychology intervention for enhancing various psychological outcomes within athletes and teams. Despite the popularity of the technique, current literature and practices are focused almost exclusively on performance profiling for deficiency driven purposes and addressing identified areas for improvement. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a radical adaptation of the performance profile technique anchored in positive psychology (i.e., strengths-based approaches and broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions) and solution-focused principles to build mental readiness in single-session contexts. The conceptual, theoretical, and empirical rationale, overview, benefits, and applied considerations of the strengths-based performance profile (SBPP) are presented herein to propose a novel strengths-focused application of the performance profiling procedure. To conclude, we discuss how the SBPP technique can be used to help athletes, coaches, and sport psychology professionals better understand, assess, and capitalize on clients’ strengths in preparation for upcoming performances.

Keywords:assessment, performance profile, applied sport psychology, strengths-based coaching, positive psychology, mental performance
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C850 Cognitive Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:46932
Deposited On:18 Oct 2021 08:29

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