PSY FPX 8841 Assessment 1 Intervention Plan for Ashley
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PSY FPX 8841 Assessment 1 Intervention Plan for Ashley

PSY FPX 8841 Assessment 1 Intervention Plan for Ashley


Capella university

PSY FPX 8841 Performance Enhancement in Sports

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Intervention Plan for Client Ashley


This document outlines an intervention plan tailored to address the needs of Ashley, a 19-year-old Caucasian female student-athlete referred to our services for focus training. Ashley, a member of the cross country/track team, has been experiencing difficulties with concentration, anxiety, and performance in both athletic and academic settings since transitioning from high school to college. Notably, she reports feeling overwhelmed by her academic workload, social commitments, and athletic performance expectations.


Ashley’s primary concerns revolve around reducing anxiety and stress to enhance her athletic performance. While depression is not currently a prominent issue, her heightened anxiety levels could potentially lead to further psychological distress if left unaddressed. Given her history of high achievement and her mother’s struggles with anxiety, it’s crucial to intervene to prevent further deterioration in her athletic performance and overall well-being.

Intervention Plan

  1. Trust Building Phase

    • Ashley will receive ongoing support from her coach and team management, with clear delineation of roles and expectations.
    • Integration of our services into Ashley’s regular training schedule will establish a consistent routine, with pre-training or post-training sessions aimed at managing anxiety and enhancing performance.
  2. Observation

    • Field observations will provide valuable insights into Ashley’s behavior and interactions during practice sessions.
  3. Needs Assessment

    • Open discussions with Ashley and her coach will facilitate a deeper understanding of her performance challenges and aid in tailoring interventions accordingly, while respecting confidentiality boundaries.
  4. Assessment Instrument

    • Utilization of the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 (CSAI-2) will help assess Ashley’s cognitive anxiety, somatic anxiety, and self-confidence levels accurately.
  5. Interventions

    • Focus: Ashley will be encouraged to set realistic expectations for social commitments, allowing her to prioritize academic and athletic pursuits without feeling overwhelmed.
    • Confidence: Implementing positive self-talk techniques will help boost Ashley’s confidence and mitigate the impact of mental barriers on her performance.
    • Performance Anxiety: Ashley will learn strategies to manage performance-related stress, utilizing self-talk and visualization techniques to approach races and meets with a positive mindset.
  6. Referral

    • In cases where specialized expertise is required, Ashley may be referred to a sports psychologist for further assistance with clinical issues.
  7. Termination of Services

    • The conclusion of services will be determined based on Ashley’s progress and the need for continued support, with flexibility to adapt based on her evolving needs.


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PSY FPX 8841 Assessment 1 Intervention Plan for Ashley

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PSY FPX 8841 Assessment 1 Intervention Plan for Ashley

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