sport psychology as a profession

12 lessons for Sport Psychologists from a former FBI hostage negotiator

I needed to get a handle on a corporate contract recently and felt I was doing an awful job of it – as a psychologist my ‘wanting to help people and improve their wellbeing’ side overtook my ‘I won’t be much support to anyone if I can’t pay the mortgage’ side. A...

Podcasts for Sport Psych geeks

I love listening to podcasts to hear the stories of other sport psychs, to learn new techniques and skills, to build knowledge of new research and just for opening up my world. Here are a selection for those interested in sport psychology. If you have any other...

Should Trainee Sport Psychologists work for nothing?

An advert went out last week from British Gymnastics and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) offering a year 2 trainee Sport Psychologist an amazing opportunity. Working with elite athletes offering both individual sessions and workshops. A great way to build your...

Becoming a sport psychologist

I get at least a couple of emails each month asking how to get into sports psychology and whether I can offer work experience. I also give quite a few talks to sports science students in schools on what sport psychology involves. While I love chatting directly (and am...

What is a Sports psychologist?

Most athletes who take their sport seriously will consider using a coach to help get them in physical fitness, a physio to help fix or prevent injury or a nutritionist to advise on fuelling effectively. An area which is still fairly new, and often forgotten is finding...

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