The following websites may be helpful in finding information related to psychotherapy, psychological symptoms, and other topics in psychology.

Psychological Resources

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    The website for the American Psychological Association’s Help Center is an online resource for brochures, tips and articles on the psychological issues that affect a person’s physical and emotional well-being.
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    The Association of Applied Sport Psychology’s Resource Center  has helpful information for athletes, parents and coaches.

References for Frustrated Parents

 Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser, MA and Jennifer Easley, MA. Vaughan Printing. Nashville TN. 1999

Dogma aside, this book gives many good examples of the use of both structure and positive comments with difficult children whose low self-esteem prevents them from accepting compliments.

 The Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine, MD. Simon & Schuster. New York New York. 2003

Skip the parts that are too technical and one will still get a good understanding of the struggles of children (and others) who appear to be lazy, apathetic and unmotivated. It gives parents an opportunity to view positively  children who appear to produce little positive effort.

References for Frustrated Athletes

Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, PhD. Ballantine Books. New York. 2006

The Fixed mindset or the Growth mindset: Do you view ability as something that you are born with or as something that can be learned? A growth mindset is an approach toward mistakes and failures that deliberately seeks out the opportunity for growth.

Smith, Sheryl & Gabana, N. (2019) Mindset, in J. Taylor (Ed.), Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology. London, UK: Routledge

Sport psychologists help athletes to develop a growth mindset by cultivating a supportive motivational climate, giving praise for effort and persistence, emphasizing process over outcome, avoiding comparison with others, and encouraging athletes to push beyond their comfort zone.

Smith, Sheryl & Freeman, H. (2019) Mindfulness, in J. Taylor (Ed.), Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology. London, UK: Routledge

Most definitions of mindfulness incorporate the elements of heightened awareness of the present moment and uncoupling of sensory experience from the evaluation of it. Mindfulness training has proven to be effective in helping athletes with heightened awareness of the present moment, the ability to direct and sustain attention, the ability to accept experiences without judgment, and the opportunity to develop a compassionate relationship to the self.

Smith, Sheryl, Hunfalvay, M., Herzog, T, & Beauchamp, P. (2018) Applied Psychophysiology: Using Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Visual Feedback, in J.Taylor (Ed.), Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology. (pp. 127-144) Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics

Biofeedback in real time enables athletes to achieve greater awareness of, and influence over their psychophysiology. Psychophysiological monitoring before, during and after athletic performances reveals optimal states for anticipation, initiation and recovery.

References for Frustrated Coaches

 The Center For Ethical Coaching at
The Positive Coaching Alliance at

From Passive to Passionate: Developing the Salivating Athlete by Jeff Huber at

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 Successful Coaching – 4th Ed.  by Rainer Martens. Human Kinetics. 2012
 Coaching the Mental Game by H. A. Dorfman.  Taylor Trade Publishing, 2005
 Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches by Smith & Smoll. Rowman and Littlefield.  2012
 Coaching Issues and Dilemmas by Carol Alberts. Am. Alliance for Health, Phys.    Ed., Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). 2003
 Coaches Guide: Sport Psychology Mental training Manual by the United States Olympic Committee, Performance Services Division, 2006