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IJSP Master class on extreme experiences

ISSP Master Class Series – Lecture #7

Extreme Experiences in Sports and Experiences in Extreme Sports

A DUAL PSYCHOLOGY PERSPECTIVE

Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2024
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Dieter Hackfort
Length of Session: 90 minutes (60-minute lecture, 30-minute Q&A)
Language: English (Live multilingual captioning available)
Time: 12:00 UTC (New York 8:00, Belo Horizonte, 9:00, Beijing 20:00, Seoul 21:00, Sydney 22:00)
Where: Zoom (Link sent upon registration)
Recordings: Available for 60 days after the lecture

Program Overview

During this lecture, Prof. Hackfort will examine distinctions and various conceptual approaches in order to explain behavior in adventurous, risky, and extreme sports activities. In applying an action-theory perspective, Prof. Hackfort will outline a prolific framework for a differentiated analysis and the development of a sophisticated understanding considering socio-cultural circumstances and individual motivations associated with participation in such activities. The purposes of this presentation are to (1) differentiate and describe adventurous sport activities, risk sports, and extreme sports, (2) analyze and elucidate explanations for them, and (3) clarify some misunderstandings in public perceptions related to these activities. Prof. Hackfort will question the usage of labels such as ‘danger-freaks,’ ‘stress-junkies,’ or ‘sensation-seekers’ and unravel misleading attributions. With reference to concepts like stress and coping, risk and security, or arousal and relaxation, he will illustrate the necessity of a dual perspective and the meaning of considering functional interrelations. Only thus, it is possible to move beyond simple mono-causal and uni-directional approaches for an appropriate conceptualization of the organization and regulation of human actions, not only in adventurous sport activities or elite sports but also in non-sporting action fields or domains. However, based on his experiences in applied sport psychology, Prof. Hackfort will also address opportunities to learn about risk behavior and design strategies for risk education to enhance risk-consciousness and competencies in calculated risk-taking.

About the Speakers
Prof. Dieter Hackfort is a retired Professor of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. Since 1985, Prof. Hackfort has held professorships in universities on three continents: Europe (Heidelberg and Munich in Germany), Asia (Doha, Qatar and Wuhan, China), and North America (Tampa, Florida, USA). From 1989 to 1993, Prof. Hackfort was the president of the German Association for Sport Psychology (ASP), and from 2005 to 2009, he was the President of the International Society of Sport Psychology ISSP). Prof. Hackfort continues to be heavily involved in applied practice. His applied work extends from working as a consultant for world champions in professional sports (e.g., F1) and Olympic gold medalists (e.g., skiing) as well as performing artists, elite sports organizations, and businesses around the globe. The main research interests of Prof. Hackfort are in (1) high-performance management, including the organizational set-up for high performance, (2) lifestyle and career management of elite athletes, (3) mental fitness and robustness, (4) stress and emotions concerning its functional meaning for action regulation, (5) the development of diagnostic tools, assessment strategies and measurements for a computer-assisted mental test and training system (MTTS). His work on these various issues is connected with the conceptual and methodological advancement of an action-theory perspective in the social/human sciences. Prof. Hackfort is a widely published scholar with over 250 publications, including 35 books and edited volumes. Prof. Hackfort received numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding academic and applied research and leadership in national and international organizations. Among others, he received the ISSP International Sport Psychologist Award in 2017 and was bestowed the status of ISSP Fellow in 2018. Finally, in 2023, Prof. Hackfort was selected for the inaugural generation of the ISSP Hall of Fame to be one of the top ten living sport psychologists.

Program Format
Attendees can participate in an ISSP Master Class session right from their office or home. Upon registration, registrants will be provided the Zoom link to access the presentation on the web in real-time. If you are unable to watch the session live, a recording will be provided afterward to all registrants.

La complessità di lavorare con squadre di professionisti

About – International Society of Sport Psychology

DATE: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 Speakers: Dr. Gloria Balague Length of Session: 90 minutes (60-minute lecture, 30-minute Q&A) Language: English (Live captioning in English and other languages) Time: 12:00 UTC

(New York 8:00, Belo Horizonte, 9:00, London 13:00; Beijing 20:00, Taipei, 20:00, Seoul 21:00) Where: Zoom (Link sent upon registration)

Program Overview 

In this presentation, Dr. Balague will outline the essentials of providing sport psychology services to professional athletes, teams, and organizations. She will discuss how to gain entrance in these organizations and how to engage with the different stakeholders, such as management, coaches, medical staff, sport scientists, and athletes. Dr. Balague will highlight the importance of understanding coaches’ areas of interests/concerns and communication and coaching styles, and team strategies, as well as the value of building effective relationships with medical and sports science personnel, scouts, and equipment staff. Furthermore, Dr. Balague will delve into the core of her work with players and athletes, spanning from educational efforts to targeted interventions. Dr. Balague will share her expertise on the critical need to grasp the unique demands placed on athletes, their interactions with coaches, and their roles within the team. Dr. Balague will wrap up the presentation with a discussion around the organizational challenges and considerations associated with delivering sport psychology services in professional sport organizations, offering attendees a deep dive into the intricacies of successfully navigating this specialized area of work.

About our speaker 

Dr.Gloria Balague is a native of Barcelona, Spain. She is a Clinical Associate Professor Emerita in Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked extensively with USA Track & Field, USA Gymnastics and USA Field Hockey. Dr. Balague was at the 92 and 96 Olympics as sport psychologist. She has been the sport psychologist for the Chicago Bears from 2015-2020, and for the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics program from 2016 to 2023. 10 years ago, she joined Don Hellison in starting the TPSR Alliance (tpsr-alliance.org) a group aiming at using sport and physical activity as a tool to promote personal and social responsibility in youth. Dr. Balague was the first President of the Catalan Association of Sport Psychology, Past-President of Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) of the APA, and also of Division 12 (Sport Psychology) of the International Association of Applied Psychology, and in 2016 received the Outstanding Professional Practice Award from the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Balague has imparted doctoral level courses in Sport Psychology in Spain, Argentina and Chile and advised doctoral dissertations in several countries.

Program Format Attendees can participate in an ISSP Master Class session right from their office or home. Registrants will be provided the Zoom link upon registration to access the presentation right on the web in real time. If you are unable to watch the session live, a recording will be provided afterward to all registrants.

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Mental training: la calligrafia cinese

ISSP Master Class

Chinese calligraphy practice as a mental training method:

A science-to-practice approach

L. Zhang and Ms. X. Yue

Molti studi empirici hanno dimostrato che l’allenamento tradizionale delle abilità mentali (ad esempio, esercizi di rilassamento, esercizi di immaginazione, esercizi di simulazione, esercizi di focalizzazione dell’attenzione, esercizi di biofeedback, esercizi di definizione degli obiettivi.

Personalmente sono convinto che la conoscenza di sistemi di allenamento condotti in culture altre da quella occidentale sia importante per non mantenere la nostra mente chiusa rispetto a modi non tradizionali o da noi ben conosciuti. Questa Master Class ci offre questa opportunità. 

La pratica della calligrafia cinese può non solo rafforzare le capacità mentali degli atleti, ma anche migliorarne la spiritualità, ed è un nuovo metodo di allenamento mentale che combina arti e taoismo.

In questa presentazione, Zhang Liwei dell’Università dello Sport di Pechino, che ha lavorato con il Team China in preparazione alle Olimpiadi estive e invernali dal 2000, introdurrà le caratteristiche della pratica della calligrafia cinese e discuterà come può essere utilizzata per aiutare gli atleti a condurre un allenamento mentale attraverso la pratica della calligrafia e a ottenere risultati pratici nelle competizioni internazionali, comprese le Olimpiadi, attraverso tre casi.

Yue Xin, dottoranda presso l’Università dello Sport di Pechino, riferirà su sette studi sperimentali condotti dal team di Zhang, presentando i risultati che dimostrano che la pratica della calligrafia aumenta la stabilità manuale, promuove l’autocontrollo e migliora l’autoefficacia. Alcuni risultati sostengono l’effetto facilitante della pratica della calligrafia, mentre altri non hanno riscontrato l’effetto positivo.

Nel complesso, la pratica della calligrafia cinese è un modo molto promettente di allenamento mentale, grazie alle sue caratteristiche culturali cinesi e al ruolo dell’arte e del taoismo.

 

 

ISSP Master Class Series – Lecture #4

ISSP Master Class Series – Lecture #4

Chinese Calligraphy Practice as a Mental Training Method:

A Science-to-Practice Approach

Date: Tuesday, November 16th, 2023
Speakers: Prof. Liwei Zhang and Ms. Xin Yue
Length of Session: 90 minutes (60-minute lecture, 30-minute Q&A)
Language: Chinese (Live multilingual captioning available)
Time: 12:00 UTC (New York 7:00, Bangkok 19:00; Beijing 20:00, Kuala Lampur 20:00, Taipei, 20:00, Seoul 21:00)
Where: Zoom (Link sent upon registration)

Program Overview
Many empirical studies have shown that traditional mental skills training (e.g., relaxation exercises, imagery exercises, simulation exercises, attention-focusing exercises, biofeedback exercises, goal-setting exercises, etc.) can effectively improve athletes’ mental skills and sports performance. Chinese calligraphy practice can not only strengthen athletes’ mental skills, but also improve athletes’ spirituality, which is a new method of mental training that combines both arts and Taoism. In this presentation, Prof. Zhang Liwei of Beijing Sport University, who has worked with the Team China in preparation for the Summer and Winter Olympics since 2000, will introduce the characteristics of Chinese calligraphy practice and discuss how it can be used to help athletes conduct mental training through the practice of calligraphy and to achieve practical results in international competitions including Olympics through three cases. Yue Xin, a doctoral candidate at Beijing Sport University, will report on seven experimental studies conducted by Prof. Zhang’s team, presenting findings that calligraphy practice enhances manual stability, promotes self-control, and improves self-efficacy. Some of the findings supported the facilitating effect of calligraphy practice, while some failed to find the positive effect. Overall, Chinese calligraphy practice is a very promising way of mental training due to its Chinese cultural characteristics and the role of both art and Taoism.

About the Speakers
Zhang Liwei, Doctor of Education (Physical Education and Training) from Beijing Sport University, Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor of School of Psychology, Beijing Sport University. Since 2000, he has been providing psychological training to Chinese athletes, including windsurfing team, trampoline team, tennis team, track and field team, rhythmic gymnastics team, short-track speed skating team, and freestyle skiing aerial team in preparation for competing in the Summer and Winter Olympics. He has participated in the Calgary Winter Olympics, Beijing Olympics, Rio Olympics, PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Tokyo Olympics, and Beijing Winter Olympics. He is currently the head of the Psychology Expert Group for Team China’s preparation for the Paris Olympics. His research interests are self-control and mental fatigue in athletes.

Yue Xin is a doctoral candidate in applied psychology program at Beijing Sport University. She has been assisting Prof. Zhang Liwei in psychological service support for Chinese athletes since 2020, and is mainly responsible for psychological counseling, psychological training and psychological assessment for the rhythmic gymnastics and windsurfing teams. Her research interests are self-control and calligraphic psychological interventions for athletes.

Program Format
Attendees can participate in an ISSP Master Class session right from their office or home. Upon registration, registrants will be provided the Zoom link to access the presentation on the web in real-time. If you are unable to watch the session live, a recording will be provided afterward to all registrants.

La Hall of Fame della psicologia dello sport

L’inserimento nella Hall of Fame dell’International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) è un riconoscimento che l’ISSP conferisce a studiosi, professionisti e leader organizzativi di spicco nel campo della psicologia dello sport e dell’esercizio fisico. Le persone inserite vengono immortalate per il loro contributo alla ricerca, alla pratica e/o alla leadership internazionale e per l’impatto duraturo che hanno lasciato nella psicologia dello sport e dell’esercizio. La Hall of Fame dell’ISSP è stata istituita per aumentare e garantire la consapevolezza di un lavoro esemplare, come il raggiungimento di pietre miliari, prospettive essenziali e lo sviluppo di un quadro disciplinare fondamentale per questa professione. La ISSP Hall of Fame è aperta ai professionisti della psicologia dello sport e dell’esercizio in tutto il mondo, in tutte le società di sport, esercizio e psicologia. La Hall of Fame dell’ISSP è un progetto storico che intende fornire un quadro storico in evoluzione della grandezza professionale riconosciuta. L’unico italiano inserito nella Hall of Fame è Ferruccio Antonelli che ha fondato questa organizzazione mondiale, ne è stato il presidente per i primi due mandati a partire dal 1965 e ha pubblicato la prima rivista in questo settore disciplinare, l’International Journal of Sport Psychology nel 1970.

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ISSP 3° Master Class

L’ISSP propone la 3° Master Class - 26 settembre – dedicata a un tema innovativo della psicologia dello sport, ovvero lo sviluppo di ambienti psicologicamente informati. Chris Wagstaff traccerà una mappa dell’emergere di questi sistemi, parlando di un approccio pratico basato su evidenze scientifiche per evidenziare nello sport le influenze sociali, culturali e storiche sulle persone  e per offrire considerazioni a uso dei professionisti.

Chris insegna Psicologia Applicata presso l’Università di Portsmouth. Si divide tra ricerca, supervisione e pratica. Ha pubblicato oltre 100 articoli, principalmente nel campo della psicologia organizzativa dello sport.

La ricerca di Chris ha informato la politica e la pratica nello sport d’élite per quanto riguarda lo sviluppo di sistemi sportivi sostenibili che consentano alle persone di prosperare. Nell’ambito della psicologia organizzativa dello sport, Chris dirige programmi di ricerca sulla cultura organizzativa, il sensemaking, la resilienza e il benessere nello sport d’élite. Questo lavoro è stato finanziato dai programmi di livello mondiale degli sport olimpici britannici, dagli organi direttivi nazionali e dalle agenzie di finanziamento di Regno Unito, Canada, Stati Uniti e Svezia, nonché dal Comitato Olimpico Internazionale.

Chris è redattore del Journal of Applied Sport Psychology e fa parte del comitato editoriale di Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. È stato redattore capo della rivista Sport and Exercise Psychology Review e redattore associato dell’International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, del Journal of Sport Psychology e del Journal of Applied Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Chris fornisce regolarmente consulenza a UK Sport e all’UK Sports Institute. È stato responsabile della psicologia delle prestazioni per l’UK Sports Institute per le Olimpiadi di Tokyo 2020, gestendo un team di 33 professionisti.

Informazioni e iscrizione alla Master Class: https://issponline.org/meetings-resources/webinar/

 

 

 

 

International Society of Sport Psychology: Master Class

ISSP Master Class Series – Lecture #2

Excellence in Working with Olympic Athletes and Coaches:

Two cases from China and Denmark 

New Date: Thursday, May 11th, 2023

Speaker: Prof. Gangyan Si and Prof. Kristoffer Henriksen

Title: Excellence in working with Olympic Athletes and Coaches: two cases from China and Denmark

Length of Session: 75 minutes (45-minute lecture, 30-minute Q&A)

Time: 12:00 UTC (Chicago 7:00, Sao Paulo 9:00, London 13:00, Beijing 20:00, Tokyo 21:00)

Where: Zoom

Register: issponline.org/webinar-registration/ 

Program Overview Recent sport psychology literature highlights the importance of developing and implementing service delivery practices grounded in the cultural and contextual frameworks within which practitioners and their clients perform. Two successful examples of excellence in delivering contextually grounded practice are represented in the work of Prof. Gangyan Si and Prof.

Kristoffer Henriksen and with elite coaches and athletes. Gangyan is a sport psychologist for Team China, an Asian international sports superpower. Gangyan will present what he experienced and learned working with top Chinese athletes and coaches during the past five Olympics Games. Kristoffer has been a sport psychologist for Team Denmark since 2008. Located in Western Europe, despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, Denmark has experienced great success at the international level. Kristoffer will present what he experienced and learned while supporting Danish athletes and coaches on-site during the London, Rio, and Tokyo Olympic Games. In this Master Class, Gangyan and Kristoffer will share stories, insights, and reflections from their work, while offering insight into differences and similarities in their work and how they are rooted in different cultures and contexts as well as personal preferences.

About The Speaker 

Gangyan Si is a senior sport psychologist at the Hong Kong Sports Institute and a professor at the Wuhan Sports University in China. Gangyan is a certified psychologist and has been appointed as an expert by the Chinese Olympic Committee for providing psychological services for the 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympic Games for different Chinese Olympic teams. Over the years, Gangyan has also worked directly with different Hong Kong teams providing sport psychology services and traveling with the teams for Olympic Games, Asian Games, and World Championships. Gangyan’s research interests include applied sport psychology service, cultural sport psychology, and athlete mental health and mindfulness training.

Kristoffer Henriksen is a professor at the Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark. Kristoffer’s research in sport psychology takes a holistic approach and explores the social relations among athletes and how they influence development and performance, with an emphasis on successful talent development environments. He also acts as a sport psychology practitioner in Team Denmark (a national elite sports institution). In this role, Kristoffer focuses on developing mentally strong athletes, coaches, and high-performance cultures within Denmark’s national teams. Kristoffer has supported athletes at numerous championships and three Olympic Games.

Program Format Attendees can participate in an ISSP Master Class session right from their office or home. Registrants will be provided the Zoom link upon registration to access the presentation right on the web in real time. If you are unable to watch the session live, a recording will be provided afterward to all registrants.

 

 

ISSP Master Class Series on sport excellence

ISSP MASTER CLASS SERIES – LECTURE #2 

EXCELLENCE IN WORKING WITH OLYMPIC ATHLETES AND COACHES:  TWO CASES FROM CHINA AND DENMARK

New Date: Thursday, May 11th, 2023
Speaker: Prof. Gangyan Si and Prof. Kristoffer Henriksen
Title: Excellence in working with Olympic Athletes and Coaches: two cases from China and Denmark
Length of Session: 75 minutes (45-minute lecture, 30-minute Q&A)
Time: 12:00 UTC (Chicago 7:00, Sao Paulo 9:00, London 13:00, Beijing 20:00, Tokyo 21:00)
Where: Zoom
Register: https://issponline.org/webinar-registration/

Program Overview
Recent sport psychology literature highlights the importance of developing and implementing service delivery practices grounded in the cultural and contextual frameworks within which practitioners and their clients perform. Two successful examples of excellence in delivering contextually grounded practice are represented in the work of Prof. Gangyan Si and Prof. Kristoffer Henriksen and with elite coaches and athletes. Gangyan is a sport psychologist for Team China, an Asian international sports superpower. Gangyan will present what he experienced and learned working with top Chinese athletes and coaches during the past five Olympics Games. Kristoffer has been a sport psychologist for Team Denmark since 2008. Located in Western Europe, despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, Denmark has experienced great success at the international level. Kristoffer will present what he experienced and learned while supporting Danish athletes and coaches on-site during the London, Rio, and Tokyo Olympic Games. In this Master Class, Gangyan and Kristoffer will share stories, insights, and reflections from their work, while offering insight into differences and similarities in their work and how they are rooted in different cultures and contexts as well as personal preferences.

About The Speaker

Gangyan Si is a senior sport psychologist at the Hong Kong Sports Institute and a professor at the Wuhan Sports University in China. Gangyan is a certified psychologist and has been appointed as an expert by the Chinese Olympic Committee for providing psychological services for the 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympic Games for different Chinese Olympic teams. Over the years, Gangyan has also worked directly with different Hong Kong teams providing sport psychology services and traveling with the teams for Olympic Games, Asian Games, and World Championships. Gangyan’sresearch interests include applied sport psychology service, cultural sport psychology, and athlete mental health and mindfulness training.

Kristoffer Henriksen is a professor at the Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark. Kristoffer’s research in sport psychology takes a holistic approach and explores the social relations among athletes and how they influence development and performance, with an emphasis on successful talent development environments. He also acts as a sport psychology practitioner in Team Denmark (a national elite sports institution). In this role, Kristoffer focuses on developing mentally strong athletes, coaches, and high-performance cultures within Denmark’s national teams. Kristoffer has supported athletes at numerous championships and three Olympic Games.

Program Format
Attendees can participate in an ISSP Master Class session right from their office or home. Registrants will be provided the Zoom link upon registration to access the presentation right on the web in real time. If you are unable to watch the session live, a recording will be provided afterward to all registrants.

ISSP Master Class sulla salute mentale nello sport di base

ISSP Master Class – Session #1

At The Starting Line: Promoting and Protecting Mental Health in Community Sport

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Speaker: Stewart Vella, PhD
University of Wollongong
Length of Session: 75 minutes (45 minute lecture, 30 minute Q&A)
Time: 1:00 pm UTC
(Toronto 8:00 am, Sao Paulo 10:00 am, London 1:00 pm, Paris 2:00 pm, Beijing 9:00 pm, Tokyo 10:00 pm)

Program Overview
The protection and promotion of mental health in non-elite sport settings has become a hot topic worldwide. However, in many respects, we are barely at the starting line. This presentation will explore the ways and means through which mental health can be addressed in community sport settings – including mental health programs and mental health guidelines.

About The Speaker
Dr. Stewart Vella is the Director of the Global Alliance for Mental Health and Sport at the University of Wollongong – Australia. He is the most published researcher in the world on the topic of mental health and sport. Vella’s work spans mental health programs and guidelines, and psychological safety with a focus on community sport. His “Ahead of the Game” program is being scaled globally including as the official program of the Rugby League World Cup.

Program Format
Attendees can participate in an ISSP Master Class session right from their office or home. Registrants will be provided the Zoom link upon registration to access the presentation right on the web in real time. If you are unable to watch the session live, a recording will be provided afterward to all registrants.

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ISSP-R Practitioner and Established Supervisor applications now open!

Given the mission of International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP)  and in the spirit of globalization, internationalization, unification, and collaboration, the ISSP Registry Committee is finalizing the process of establishing an internationally recognized consultant/practitioner registry that represents the minimum standard of sport psychology practice. It is envisioned that the ISSP-Registry (ISSP-R) will respond to the high international mobility of both sporting clients and consultants as well as increase the visibility and credibility of the profession internationally. Importantly, it aims to augment the professional standards of the field with a particular focus on supporting those countries in which ASP is at a developing phase.

ISSP is pleased to announce that applications to the ISSP-Registry (ISSP-R) are now open for [i] Established Practitioners, [ii] Emerging Practitioners and [iii] ISSP-R Established Supervisor. Applications will remain open until Friday, December 30, 2022. Below is some of the key information.

There are two routes to being accepted onto the ISSP-Registry – the Established Practitioner route and the Emerging Practitioner route. Presently, we are accepting applications for both Established Practitioner and Emerging Practitioner routes. Secondly, there are two routes to being accepted onto the ISSP-Registry as a Supervisor – the Established Supervisor route and the Emerging Supervisor route. Presently, we are accepting applications for Established Supervisor only. Please visit the ISSP Registryand ISSP-R Supervisors pages for more information.

For Emerging Practitioners: applicants must have successfully completed the ISSP-R modules in Cultural Competence, Mental Health, and Professional Conduct to apply. For prospective ISSP-R Emerging Practitioners, online versions of these ISSP-R modules will be available in the near future. Beginning in Spring 2023, we will process and assess applications on a continuous basis, allowing applicants to submit any time.

Please direct your completed applications or questions to isspr@issponline.org