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What clinicians can learn from schema change in sport

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© British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 2013. The term schema is often used to describe core beliefs, both functional and dysfunctional, developed in childhood. We believe that this view is rather mono-dimensional, and that by taking a broader perspective lessons can be learned from other fields. In this paper we examine the various theories of schema with a particular focus on the memory perspective to examine the acquisition of skills in sports. In terms of memory theory, performance of a set of actions (running a race, jumping a hurdle, playing chess) creates neural activity in the body across numerous domains (motor, visual, psychological), and repetition lays down a neural network that can be built upon and altered over time. We believe that the examples discussed in the context of sport can be used to help clinicians reflect on the concept of schema, and thereby re-examine assessment and treatment options.

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Author(s): James I, Goodman M, Reichelt FK

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Year: 2013

Volume: 6

Print publication date: 20/11/2013

Online publication date: 13/10/2013

ISSN (electronic): 1754-470X

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S1754470X13000196


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