The International Society of Sport Psychology Registry (ISSP-R) ethical code for sport psychology practice

A. Quartiroli, B. S. Harris, S. Brückner, G. M. Chow, I. J. Connole, B. Cropley, J. Fogaça, S. P. Gonzalez, M. Guicciardi, A. Hau, S. Kao, E. J. Kavanagh, R. J. Keegan, H. Y. Li, G. Martin, G. M. Moyle, F. Noce, K. Peterson, J. Roy, V. J. RubioC. R.D. Wagstaff, R. Wong, S. Yousuf, M. Zito

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    The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) aims to be the leading international and inclusive organisation focused on the development of sport psychology in all regions and cultural areas of the world. In 2019 with the advent of the ISSP–Registry, a renewed need for an up-to-date code of ethics for practitioners that reflected the mission of the registry and supported the international community of sport psychology practitioners became apparent. As such, a group of 24 scholars and practitioners from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania collaboratively worked on the development of this code of ethics. Each of the 22 contributors was asked to develop a principle or a standard that could be embraced and implemented by practitioners in their country and wider geographical area of work, within the reasonable limits imposed by cultural, legal, and professional differences. Once all the contributions were received, the two first authors of the Code reviewed, modified, completed, re-organized, standardised, compiled, and finalised the final version. The edited final copy was then submitted for a cultural review to a small sub-group of contributors located in different geographical areas around the world. Once finalised, the code was presented to the ISSP Managing Council, for approval. The resulting Code of Ethics aims to embody the mission and the value of the ISSP and its Registry.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-22
    Number of pages22
    JournalInternational Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Aug 2020


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