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Dr Matthew J Slater - How to build togetherness in teams: The social identity approach


How to build togetherness in teams: The social identity approach

In high performance sport there is often a primary drive to improve each individual athlete, and, to the detriment of the overall team performance, the psychological connections between athletes – their sense of togetherness as a unified team– can be overlooked. The social identity approach shifts the focus from examining individual star athletes to looking at teamwork as a whole. In the social identity approach, it is proposed that high performing teams are based on leaders and team members feeling a strong sense of psychological belonging and emotional attachment to their sport team – a shared sense of team identity. This team identity reflects who “we” are, and what matters to “us”. 

In this workshop, Matt will introduce the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of the social identity approach in sport. Matt will define social identities and explain their importance for performance and wellbeing. Matt will also outline a social identity-based intervention framework that is inclusive, empowering, and successful in creating togetherness in high performance environments. A number of activities and tasks typically used in practice will be shared. No previous knowledge of the social identity approach is needed for this workshop.

Dr Matthew J. Slater

Dr Matthew J. Slater is an Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University and a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist. Matt’s expertise focuses on the psychology of group dynamics and leadership. For over 10 years, Matt has drawn on the social identity approach to both understand and promote teamwork and leadership excellence. Matt has published 40+ peer-reviewed research papers, various book chapters, and a book titled ‘Togetherness: How to build a winning team’, in 2019. As a practitioner, Matt has applied his expertise on group dynamics and leadership in sport, exercise settings, the military, and across public and private sector organisations.  


 


Wednesday 22nd September, 2021 -  1900 (UK Time)


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Dr Rebecca Williams - Managing a Fear of Falling in Climbers


Managing a Fear of Falling in Climbers

Fear of falling is a common anxiety for climbers at all levels of experience, yet one which the climbing community largely views as ‘irrational’ due to the equipment used being relatively safe, and the need to push oneself to the point of falling in order to progress.  Many climbers take practice falls in order to try overcome their fears, but for many this is ineffective, or worse, amplifies fears and worries.  

In this talk, Dr Rebecca Williams will outline common misconceptions about the fear of falling in climbers, underlying causes and maintaining factors, and strategies to help climbers learn to manage their worries about falling off, so they can enjoy climbing to their potential.

About Dr Rebecca Williams

Rebecca worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and within the NHS for 19 years, before moving to private practice in 2019, and has been working as a Performance Psychology Coach for the last 15 years.  She works with climbers of all ages from grassroots to elite level, and specialises in the management of anxiety for climbers and the development of healthy coping skills.


Rebecca has run workshops on the psychology of climbing and mountaineering for many different audiences, from the Women’s Climbing Symposium, MTA’s Performance Coach ‘Coaching the Mind’ module, the Diploma in Mountain Medicine, NICAS, Youth Climbing Symposium, to various climbing clubs, as well as presenting the psychology keynote speech at the International Rock Climbing Research Association congress in Chamonix in 2018.  

Tuesday 5th October, 2021 - 19.00 (UK Time)

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Dan Abrahams - 25 Years in High-Performance Sport: 7 things I've learned from my journey (that may be useful for coaches)


25 Years in High-Performance Sport: 7 things I've learned from my journey (that may be useful for coaches)


Workshop Content


1. Split psychology and coaching into threes!  

2. Build your (bio)psycho-social model

3. Look to engage players first

4. Consider the cognitive science underpinning learning

5. Psychology underpins intelligent practice

6. Mental Skills Frameworks are essential

7. Mental Skills Frameworks should be practiced, shared, and looped 


 


Dan Abrahams

LDan is a sport psychologist working alongside individuals, teams, coaches and organisations globally. He is known for his passion to de-mystify sport psychology and for creating simple to use performance techniques. He is the author of four best-selling sport psychology books and is the founder of both the Dan Abrahams Soccer Academy and The Sport Psych Show podcast. A former professional golfer and PGA qualified, Dan has a First Class Honours degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Sport Psychology. He is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), meaning he is an accredited psychologist and bound by the HCPC’s code of conduct which emphasises confidentiality, evidence of professional development, safe practice, and standards of proficiency. Dan helps people of all ages and at all levels achieve their performance goals. Working predominantly in sport, and specialising in soccer and golf, Dan also helps people in areas as diverse as business, the performing arts, and the military. He does this by breaking down the complex theories of sport and performance psychology and helping his clients to easily implement them into their everyday lives. His interests and specialities are numerous including individual development, high-performance environments, performing under pressure, leadership, team building, skill acquisition, well-being, organisational culture, and coaching practice. 

Tuesday 19th October, 2021 - 19.00 (UK Time)


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