Enhancing Performance and Quality of Life Book

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Areas of expertise and advancements long recognized within the field of sport psychology have  recently gained recognition for improving performance outside the realm of sport, in areas such as the performing arts, the armed services, and even enhancing one’s overall health and quality of life.

      Enhancing Performance and Quality of Life textbook uses a life development intervention model designed help students and current practitioners alike sharpen the skills needed to help clients enhance their performance. Applicable for use in a one-on-one setting with clients, or in a class, workshop, professional development or training program, this textbook provides a conceptual overview and framework for teaching, applying, and evaluating this new intervention model that emphasizes positive development.

      When used together, this two volume set ― textbook and workbook ― serves as a valuable resource that pairs the concepts and tools with activities and practical application appropriate for use across disciplines, age groups and demographics in a variety of fields, from physical and mental health therapists, life coaches, and sport psychologists, to undergraduate and graduate students in these and related fields of study.


This textbook contains discussions of the important aspects in aiding a client, including nonverbal behaviors, needs, values, client beliefs, and ethics.  This text also includes evaluation models, and the importance of self-care for the practitioner.

To read the new review of Enhancing Performance and Quality of Life Book & Guide by Dr. Ken Hodge, Provost and Professor at the School of Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand, please click here.

Review of Enhancing Performance and Quality of Life Book & Guide by Al Petitas, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Youth Development and Research at Springfield College, please click here.

Review of Enhancing Performance and Quality of Life Book & Guide by Russ Rose, Head Coach for the Penn State Women's Volleyball team, please click here.