The Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology promotes the professional interests of sport and exercise psychologists in the UK and aims to support the development of psychology both as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.
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As we head further into the Summer I hope colleagues have either recently, or in the near future, are planning time to take a break from work and to refresh. The committee continues to work towards the targets outlined in the DSEP Committee Strategic plan.
Division Strategic Plan (You must be signed-in to access the following material)
In particular, we (the committee) are focused currently on enhancing communication and CPD opportunities. Emily Pattinson is doing a fantastic job overseeing the Division’s social media presence. Along with the Division’s Twitter feed (@BPS_DSEP) (currently with over 6600 followers), Emily has led the development of the Division’s Facebook page (British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology), and also a new Division Instagram account (BPS_DSEP). There is also the opportunity to contribute to the expanding DSEP online blog.
Also, a big thank you to Paul Morgan, Liz and Sarah Partington who are leading on the CPD part of the Committee’s activity. The recent free to members Division day in London focused on organisational psychology in sport and exercise was a fantastic event, the three speakers (Prof Steve Mellalieu, Dr Deirdre O’Shea and Dr Kate Hays) did an amazing job, and the feedback from Division members who attended has been very positive. We also have a free to Stage 2 candidates event taking place in London on 25th July focused on contemporary practitioner skills in sport and exercise psychology with Dr David Fletcher, David Charlton, and Dr Paul Cook. To book a place please visit the events page on the BPS website.
We are also planning the first DSEP webinars and are also in discussions with BASES regarding how we can work together on CPD opportunities for sport and exercise psychologists.All of the Division’s applied hubs continue to do great work in connecting Division members, trainees and other interested parties. The events I have been able to attend in different locations nationally have been brilliantly organised, and each centre has developed its own identity. Thank you to the Hub co-ordinators for all of their hard work and the teams that work with them to make all of the hub activity possible.
Preparations are going well for this year’s annual conference at the voco hotel in Solihull near Birmingham. Conference lead Rob Morris has been leading a brilliant team in planning the conference with Dr Katherine Bond, Prof Di Crone, Prof Chris Harwood, and Dr Allan Johnston already confirmed as keynote speakers. The oral presentation deadline has passed, but there is still time to submit a poster presentation – the deadline is 14th August.
The Division will be well-represented at the up-coming FEPSAC 15th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology in Munster, Germany. As a member organisation we will also be voting as part of the FEPSAC General Council Meeting. We have also been liaising with the Society to ensure that we (the BPS) support the proposal that has been tabled for the European Federation of Psychologists Associations in Moscow to develop a pan-Europe sport psychology field of practice.
Also, just a reminder that if you are interested in writing for or submitting to the Division’s publication ‘Sport and Exercise Psychology Review’ details can be found on the DSEP website.
As ever, if you have any comments or suggestions, or would like to get involved please get in touch. You can email me at: [email protected]
Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology AGMShow content
Calling for nominations and resolution items
The Annual General Meeting of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology will be held on Monday 2 December 2019, 5.20pm, in the Eversfield room at the voco St. John's Hotel, Solihull, 651 Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 1AT.
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- Access the Notice for details of the positions calling for nominations (members only)
- Download further information on roles
- Submit an nomination form
- Submit an resolution item
Deadline: 12 noon on Monday 21 October 2019
Please note that the proposer and seconder, will need to send separately an email from their Society-registered email address - including their membership number - to Member Network Services, stating they are happy to propose or second the nominee
If you have any queries regarding the AGM, nominations or resolutions please email Member Network Services