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Cognitive–Behavioral Coach Training: A Translational Approach to Theory, Research, and Intervention

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The science of psychology exists as a sprawling domain within which behavioral phenomena are studied at multiple and complementary levels of analysis in the search for biological, psychological, and environmental causal factors. One consequence of this approach is an increased emphasis on translational research, which involves the application of theories, constructs, measurement approaches, research results, and intervention techniques across psychological domains. For example, Tashiro and Mortensen (2006) have shown how constructs and empirical results from traditional social psychological research might inform the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and service delivery in clinical psychology and how, in turn, knowledge of mental illness can result in enhanced understanding of social psychological processes.

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Preparation of this chapter and much of the research reported herein was supported in part by Grant #1529 from the William T. Grant Foundation. Early phases of the research program were supported by Grant RO1 MH24248 from the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Smith, R.E., Smoll, F.L. (2011). Cognitive–Behavioral Coach Training: A Translational Approach to Theory, Research, and Intervention. In: Luiselli, J., Reed, D. (eds) Behavioral Sport Psychology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0070-7_14

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