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.
Counselling Skills Handbook for the Sport PsychologistShow content
This publication is intended to complement the formal training process in sport and exercise psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and also as part of continued professional development for newly-qualified and/or chartered sport and exercise psychologists.
Effective counselling skills are central to promoting constructive psychological change. This publication directly addresses the area of counselling skills to enhance applied consulting by offering a robust framework that has been developed through the sport psychology consulting experience of the authors. The practical exercises it contains also aim to improve the quality of applied sport psychology support by developing the formal communication skills between the practitioner and athlete.
Psychology of Sport CoachingShow content
There is much anecdotal evidence highlighting the important role that coaches play in the development and performance levels of athletes and teams. This publication is the result of a 2004 workshop which aimed to provide a critical evaluation of current theory and research in the psychology of coaching and outline how this can be applied to maximise the effectiveness of coaches. It comprises chapters written by each of the four presenters.
Conference 2019Show content
Stewart is Head of School for Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity at AECC University College, and a Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology. In addition to extensive teaching experience Stewart has also supervised many doctoral research candidates, published widely in the domain of applied sport and performance psychology and authored/edited a number of text books. He was chair of DSEP BPS for 3 years and is now acting as past chair for the next 12 months.
Dr David Tod
Dr David Tod is a recognised researcher and lecturer in sports psychology at Liverpools’ John Moores University. David attends the DSEP annual conference on a yearly basis. Take a quick listen to hear about what he’s up to and the benefits he gets from attending the BPS DESP conference.
Dr Will McConn Palfreyman
Dr Will McConn Palfreyman is a sports psychologist with sport Scotland institute of sport. He gave a very interesting speech on British horseracing and racing welfare.