The Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology (JCSP) is the only journal to promote the understanding and advancement of the integration of clinical, counseling, and sport psychology. JCSP will stimulate thought, promote empirical investigation, and disseminate scientifically informed knowledge related to the comprehensive psychological care and overall well-being of athletes, coaches, and sport organizations.
The journal is designed for specialists who are engaged in a variety of contexts, including private, public, and educational settings. JCSP addresses topics relating to psychological health and well-being of athletes and coaches, psychological aspects of athletic performance, and issues and concerns that connect physical and psychological functioning.
JCSP has recently published special issues on culturally informed sport psychology and psychophysiology and neuroscience in sport, as well as articles on topics such as burnout in youth sport and anxiety and coping in surfers. Future issues, including a two-part special issue on concussions in sport, will continue to provide case studies, field studies, empirical research, and evaluation research examining both the scientific and applied concerns in working with athletes, coaches, and organizations.
JCSP is also published in a digital format, providing online subscribers with the same authoritative content of the print edition but with additional advantages, including the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to back issues. The content of the online version of JCSP is available weeks before the print version arrives by mail, and online subscribers can receive the table of contents of each issue by e-mail when a new issue has been published.
Frank L. Gardner, PhD, ABPP, is currently with Kean University’s Psy.D. Program in Combined School and Clinical Psychology in Hillside, New Jersey. He has more than 25 years experience as a practicing clinical psychologist and founded the La Salle University Center for the Treatment and Study of Anger. In addition, he currently maintains a private practice and is the team psychologist for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League. He has also worked extensively as a psychologist for multiple teams in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and Major League Baseball. Dr. Gardner was among the first to receive the Certified Consultant designation by the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, and he was one of the primary developers of the APA Proficiency in Sport Psychology.