SPORTS COUNSELLING AND ATHLETE WELLBEING

PHE3SCW

2019

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this subject, you will develop the core knowledge for enhancing wellbeing and promoting flourishing in sport settings through creating positive sporting environments. Through exposure to evidence based literature on topics such as positive emotions, achievement goal theory, autonomy support and mindfulness acceptance and commitment approaches you will learn how to create positive sporting environments for individuals, teams (which includes the sporting team and others such as the coaching or sports medicine team) and sporting organisations. You will also learn the counselling and communication skills required to promote wellbeing and flourishing within sporting environments. Specifically you will learn how to work with groups and deliver core counselling skills and strategies (such as cognitive behavioural strategies and the mindfulness acceptance and commitment approach) within a motivational interviewing framework.This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential, which entails developing ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas and taking calculated risks to create change.


SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE2PSP and PHE2CPR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMotivational Interviewing: Helping people change (3rd edition)RecommendedMiller, W.R. & Rollnick, S. (2013)Guilford
ReadingsThe psychology of enhancing human performance: The mindfulness-acceptance-commitment (MAC) approachRecommendedGardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2007)Springer Publishing Company
ReadingsSelf-determination theory: Basic psychological needs in motivation, development, and wellness.RecommendedRyan, R. M. & Deci, E. L. (2017).Guilford
ReadingsPositive Youth Development Through Sport (2nd Edition)RecommendedHolt, N.L. (2016)Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret and apply core principles of positive psychology to design strategies for creating positive sporting environments at individual, team and organisational levels.

Activities:
Written exam, workshop activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critique wellbeing technology resources for promoting wellbeing within sporting settings to develop innovative approaches that improve their effectiveness.

Activities:
Creation of collaborative online learning resource
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Apply counselling skills and evidence-based counselling strategies within a motivational interviewing framework.

Activities:
Workshop activities and 2000 word communication analysis assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Analyse sports counselling interactions to identify barriers to wellbeing and flourishing.

Activities:
2000 word communication analysis assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Critique personal performance in facilitating positive wellbeing outcomes.

Activities:
Workshop activities and 2000 word communication analysis assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A communication analysis assignment (2,000-words equivalent)40 03, 04, 05
Create group collaborative online resource (1,000-words equivalent, per student)Students will decide the actual type of resource they develop. It could be through the use of an online collaborative resource such as WIKI25 02
One 1.5 hour written examination (1,500-words equivalent)35 01, 03