HUMAN KINETICS – Special Issue: Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology
Eating Disorders and Body Image in Sport and Exercise
Jenny Conviser, MS, PsyD, CEDS, CC-AASP
Justine J. Reel, PhD, LPC, CC-AASP (ML Note 2: Dr. Reel, USA, is a member of this Group)
Amanda S. Tierney, MS, CSCS
The existence of eating disorders in sport and exercise is well-recognized. Athletes, exercisers, and performers have reported poor body image, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating. Specific psychosocial factors and environmental pressures are associated with the development and maintenance of eating disorder symptoms. The need for appropriate prevention, assessment, and referral is critical for all professionals in the sport psychology field regardless of their clinical background, which requires the continued advancement of empirical research in this area and the development of evidence-based strategies.
This special issue is dedicated to contributions concerning body image and eating disorders in a sport and exercise context. Empirically-based papers that discuss applied research and practice papers that evaluate clinical strategies are encouraged for submission. Submissions must appeal to and be relevant for both applied sport psychology researchers and practitioners. To this end, we welcome the following types of submissions related to eating disorders and body image in sport and exercise:
A well-organized case study significantly advancing current knowledge and/or practice
Description of context-specific approaches regarding prevention, clinical screening, and/or treatment
A guide for implementing referral or intervention strategies in a sport or exercise context
Reflection of professional philosophies, addressing relevant challenges, risks, and lessons learned
Best practices for prevention, assessment, return to activity decisions, and recovery support
Special considerations in methodology, ethics, and issues related to privacy and confidentiality
For informal inquiries, the authors can contact the co-editor, Amanda Tierney at firstname.lastname@example.org to seek further information. Articles should be prepared in full accordance with the submission guidelines of JCSP. Manuscripts should be a minimum of 7 pages and maximum of 35 double-spaced pages in length, including abstract, tables, figures, and references. For this special issue, shorter and applied articles are encouraged.
Authors must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. Submissions should be made no later than October 1, 2017 via email to email@example.com. Authors MUST indicate “Special Issue” in the subject heading of the submission email. All articles will be peer reviewed and revised no later than February 15, 2018 following the journal’s procedural requirements. Final decisions will be made by the journal’s editor