Performance and Sport Psychology Consulting Practice Development

On page 149, Charlie Maher and Jim Taylor briefly address issues related to who is your client, by asking you to consider and identify your client base. The question, “Who is your Client?” is also a philosophical, professional, legal and ethical question for you to contemplate as you begin to work in Performance Psychology environments.

Please address and discuss in detail how you will clearly establish, communicate and manage your boundaries in consulting environments where you manage multiple clients (ie. parent/child, coach/athlete, employer/employee). In doing so, work under the premise that confidentiality is assumed, yet you will still have to communicate with both clients: (1) the client you are working with and (2) the client who may be paying you.