TheoreticalOrientation & 
Theoretical Orientation to Performance Excellence

These two theoretical orientation papers are two of my artifacts, as they provide a clear background of the origins of my life philosophy; my values; my culture, including my family background, race, gender, ethnicity; and my beliefs on how those around me in my work, family, etc. impact my personality; the philosophical/theological underpinnings of the models that I am drawn to; the models of psychology that seem to fit best with who I am and who I see myself being as a counselor; what models do not fit; and specific skills or other aspects of the models that I would like to include in my personal model of counseling.

 

The first artifact discusses how I will integrate sport performance theory (SPT) into my chosen model of therapy, the associated challenges, the benefits, and what this will look like working with the population that I will work with on a day-to-day basis. The second artifact provides a clear understanding of the origins of my Theoretical Orientation to Performance Excellence and how this shaped my Professional Philosophy. 

 

Through this program and after the completion of these two artifacts it reiterates the integral role self-awareness plays in effective practice, recognizing how our experiences and values influence us and guide our decision-making, and how this ultimately plays a role in our work and interactions with other people. After completing these artifacts, I have a greater awareness of my values and intentions, including how I can utilize them most effectively to best support everyone in the field of sport and performance psychology.

Professional development plan

I chose this professional development plan as one of my artifacts to illustrate the efficacy behind my plan to have my own private practice to support individuals in sport and performance psychology, as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. My professional development plan showcases my diligence and research to go about becoming a certified professional to best support all the individuals who I am fortunate to support and work with in this field. This artifact showcases my well-thought-out plan to achieve my competencies to best support the individuals who I am fortunate to empower in sport and performance psychology. My time at University of Western States has helped reinforce the value of effectively developing a plan to achieve our professional goals and maintain competencies to best support individuals in the field.

Ethical Case Analysis

I chose this ethical case analysis as one of my artifacts to illustrate one of the ethical models and processes that I will effectively utilize to navigate ethical issues or dilemmas, ensuring ethical practice and decision-making to best support everyone in the field. This ethical-case analysis reflects my diligence and attention to detail as I navigate ethical issues, dilemmas, or questions, ultimately coming to conclusions on how to best ethically step forward. This artifact shows that I have learned how to effectively navigate and reference ethics codes, standards of codes and ethics, and models of effective practice and ethical decision-making, resulting in ethical decisions that best support everyone involved, ultimately supporting ethical practice going forward. 

Advocacy Plan

I chose this advocacy plan as one of my artifacts to illustrate my ability to effectively develop and navigate an advocacy plan to support individuals in sport and performance. This advocacy plan illustrates my effectiveness when taking great responsibility to advocate for all of the individuals that I have a responsibility for in the field, especially in regard to ethical questions and concerns. This artifact shows that I have learned how to effectively navigate ethical concerns to develop an efficacious advocacy plan to ethically support individuals. This artifact has provided me with a framework for reference to effectively advocate for individuals in sport and performance, ultimately ensuring their safety and well-being.