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Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

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August 23rd 2016:Coaching Empowerment: Going global

A famous USA men's coach is quoted as responding to a question about sport psychology on his team by pointing at his flexed bicep muscle and saying 'this is the only sport psychology I need'. It has taken a long time for coaches, and indeed the world, to overcome such negative biases and embrace the realization that psychological factors are crucially important to both performance and enhanced quality of life. Our guests today are recognized experts in the preparation of coaches to contribute to participant welfare across all age and skill categories.

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Joan Duda

Joan Duda PhD, originally from USA; a Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK, since 1999. With over 300 publications, she is one of the most cited researchers in her discipline and is internationally known for her expertise on motivational processes and determinants of adherence and optimal functioning within physical and performance-related activities. Joan is a Certified Consultant of AASP. Based on her long-standing research and applied work, Joan has created the theory- and evidence-based Empowering CoachingTM family of training programmes which are being delivered to coaches, parents and teachers in the UK and abroad. Past-President of the Ass
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Isabel Balaguer

Isabel Balaguer, PhD is a Professor of Social Psychology and Head of the Research Group in Sport Psychology ( at the University of Valencia, Spain. Her principal interests the optimal development of athletes with a focus on both personal and social dimensions of well being. Author of Entrenamiento psicológico en el deporte: Principios y aplicaciones (1994), a pioneer book in psychological training used as a textbook in numerous Spanish speaking countries. For her contributions and international collaboration, she will receive a doctor honores causa degree from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Isabel has worked with the S
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