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Contemporary Practitioner Skills in Sport and Exercise Psychology

17 October 2019 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
London
This is a free event for members of Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP) only. Registration is required, see pricing tab for more information
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This event is for DSEP In-Training members

This workshop will focus on the development of contemporary practitioner skills.

In the workshop, you will explore the development of your knowledge, skills and expertise within an overarching strategy, gaining knowledge about practical tools and techniques that can enhance your career and business prospects.

Candidates will gain insights and experiences from a range of interesting speakers and experts across business and psychology contexts to help you get the most out of your professional training.

For further information  please see the programme tab.

Registration deadline: 9 October

 

 

The British Psychological Society
30 Tabernacle Street
London
EC2A 4UE

Event Location: 

09:30 Registration
Tea and Coffee
10:00 Welcome and overview of the day & Divisional Update
Professor Stewart Cotterill, DSEP Chair

10:15

Session 1 
Becoming a Performance Psychologist: Getting the Most out of Your Professional Training and Development

Dr. David Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Performance Psychology/Director of Research Degree Programmes, Loughborough University

11:30 Break

11:45

Session 2 
Sharing experiences of working as a sport and exercise psychologist

David Charlton, HCPC Sport and Exercise Psychologist

13:00 Lunch
14:00

Session 3 
Marketing for Success

Dr. Paul Cook, Senior Lecturer in Sport Management, Northumbria University.

15:35-15:45 Summary

Session 1: Becoming a Performance Psychologist: Getting the Most out of Your Professional Training and Development

Dr. David Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Performance Psychology/Director of Research Degree Programmes, Loughborough University

You may be familiar with the apocryphal Chinese curse, ‘may you live in interesting times’.  While seemingly a blessing, the expression is normally used ironically because interesting times usually include disorder and conflict.  The central thesis of this session is that performance psychologists are living, training, and developing through interesting times.  In this presentation, Dr Fletcher reflects on what those entering the profession need to know to get the most out of their experiences and to navigate the world of high-performance consulting.  Topics covered include the importance of evidence-based practice, why some things cannot be learned from books, and the threat of fashionable nonscience to authentic kaizen in performance psychology.
 
Dr David Fletcher is one of the world’s leading performance psychologists and is based at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.  His experience of consulting with high-level performers spans the past 20 years and includes working closely with Olympic and world champions from a variety of sports, special forces and military personnel, and senior leaders and their teams in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies.  He has published widely in performance psychology and consulting, including ground-breaking research studies in scientific journals and practical articles that demystify complex human phenomena.
 

Session 2: Sharing experience of working as a sport and exercise psychologist

David Charlton, HCPC Sport and Exercise Psychologist

David is a HCPC Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, based in the North East of England, near Newcastle Upon Tyne.  He is Managing Director for Inspiring Sporting Excellence, and an Applied Practitioner where he supports coaches, athletes, teams, clubs and organisations, from grassroots to Elite Professional Level to achieve their aims through the following main areas:

1) Improving levels of Mental Toughness by helping individuals and teams to deal better with sporting and lifestyle challenges and pressures.
2) Developing outstanding leadership skills.

He has a preference for working in Golf and Football, recently more specifically with Goalkeepers, however David does successfully spread his work across other sports and into the Corporate World.  In this context, he uses his Sport Psychology skills, specialising in Mental Toughness and Leadership Development for Executives and Senior Managers, with Business Coaching support an area he enjoys too, when helping budding Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners.  In this session, David will share his experiences of developing a career as a sport and exercise psychologist.

Session 3: Marketing for success

Dr. Paul Cook, Senior Lecturer in Sport Management, Northumbria University

Dr Paul Cook is a senior lecturer is Sport Management at Northumbria University. He currently teaches on a range of marketing and entrepreneurial modules, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Paul’s research interests focus on consumer culture; in particular, how individuals co-create interpretive strategies to inform their social identities. Prior to working in academia, Paul was a project development consultant, obtaining funding to support the development of research proposals, and training programmes. In his free time, Paul can be found at the beach either surfing or walking the dog.    

This session will explore the strategies that you can employ to market yourself / your product. We will start with generic marketing principles, and work towards enabling you to address your individual needs. Although we will critically evaluate marketing theory, we do this in relation to practice; exploring topics such as differentiation, branding, the marketing mix, and the effective use of promotional tools.

Working with the tutor and your peers, you will have the opportunity to consider your own and your client’s needs, and begin to formulate a marketing plan to address those specific needs. At the end of this session, you will have a marketing aim, and a number of strategies to help you to achieve it.

This is a free event for members of Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP) only.

Registration information

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