Xth ENYSSP Workshop Outlines

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Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

Session 1


E. Kivinukk, I. Kibirkstis, & S. Wachsmuth - Fempower - Mental Skills Training for Female Coaches.

An increased awareness for the needs, stressors and stereotypes associated with female coaches is needed to recognize situations in which female coaches may have to face disadvantages in their daily work. Therefore, our aim is it to increase the awareness of sport psychology consultants and to equip them with hand-on knowledge in order to support their female clients.


- Introduction to the topic: Stressors, stereotypes & experiences

- How to raise awareness and what to do?

- Hands-on exercises targeting self-confidence and self-awareness

The workshop will be based on an open communication, give space for personal reflections and offer chances to share experiences.

Workshop 2:

A. Khomutova - Integrating international athletes.

The aim of this workshop is to explore the acculturation strategies of immigrated athletes and learn how to apply them in practice. The workshop includes a theoretical introduction to the acculturation phenomenon in sport and outlines its application through group exercises, followed by a round-table discussion for the sharing of participants’ own experience and insights.

Workshop 3:

D. Adams & M. Schuls, P.J. Schneider - Peer Consultation.

Participants will become familiar with the procedure ENYSSP has adopted for the online peer consultation sessions and experience a peer consultation session lead by the workshop presenters.


  • - 3 groups consisting of a process leader, a case submitter and PC participants:
  • - case familiarisation
  • - gathering further information
  • - analyzing the situation in relation to case content
  • - ethical considerations and establishing the key
  • - providing solutions and a response from the case submitter
  • - feedback and reflections

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Session 2


Workshop 4

E.G. Ciofi: Social integration through soccer - first results of the Project: “Play with Me, a Kick to Racism” developed by Juventus Soccer School & Unesco.

Different studies indicate how sports, and team sports in particular, are very important for children living in a destitute context. Our aim is to present an evaluation research of the path to social integration that was carried out at the Soccer School of a professional Italian football club, through the dialogue with the participants in the workshop on the method used to survey the changes in the level of social integration.


  • -  project context and purpose of the research.
  • -  how to survey the changes in the level of social integration in the children who participated in the project? (subgroup work and discussion)
  • -  results obtained from the research
  • -  operational indications for the organization: what we can learn from the research?

The workshop will be based on the account of the experience of research and  on the dialogue with the participants in order to reflect upon and share ideas on the research methods and on the operational indications which arose from this research.

Workshop 5

R. Dekšnytė, & E. Novoradovskaya - United by sport: Teaching young athletes to appreciate diversity.

The purpose of this workshop is to increase awareness of the value of diversity in sports and to introduce the participants to strategies in which sport psychologists can teach their athletes to appreciate diversity in sport and life.


  • -  Introduction to the topic: Discussing sport-related stereotypes, sources of prejudice and the effects of those on athletes
  • -  Raising awareness for the role of sport psychology consultants and other educators in shaping the sports environment
  • -  Dynamic activities to demonstrate how appreciating diversity in sport can be taught
  • -  Transference to other life situations and integrating the approach in sport psychology work

Workshop 6

D. Keczeli - Good practice - Selection of and attention to sports talents in the Sport School of Debrecen.
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Workshop 7

C. Heiss, & A. Oloffson - Working in groups, but reaching the individual.

The workshop is all about designing and implementing mental skills training sessions in groups. When we work with groups in mental skills training we try to customize setting and content to individual and sport specific needs of the athlete as much as possible. Within the customizing process we use multiple sources of information (e.a. diagnostic data, structured interviews) to fulfill our leading working philosophy: “Working in groups, but reaching the individual”.


We will present two examples of mental skills training sessions where this working philosophy was implemented. Therefore within the workshop you will....

  •  -  ...learn how to customize the mental skills training sessions in groups to individual needs and preferences
  • -  ...learn how diagnostic data can be implemented to mental skills training programs
  • -  ...know typical pitfalls of mental training sessions in groups
  • -  ...receive worksheets which will guide you to adapt inputs to personal needs
  • -  ...how to foster information exchange and social learning processes

Workshop 8

S. Stoljarova, & K. Kiens - Sport psychology in action- a dyadic relationship or a multi-personal approach?

Our workshop is aimed to look at different challenges, common mistakes and possible solutions of sport psychology consulting triads. We will look into situations, where the third unit of the triad is either athlete’s coach, parent or sport organization.


  • -   Interactive approach & sharing of experiences
  • -   Group work, e.g. problematic case scenarios
  • -   DO's and DON'Ts in applied work

Workshop 9

Y. Rietdijk & E. Kivinukk - Introducing applied sport psychology at a sport high school – challenges and solutions.

The authors developed and conducted a course in applied sport psychology for youth athletes studying at a sport high school in central Finland. The aim of the workshop is to share active methods of the course, with special attention to an intercultural setting with language barriers.


  • -   Introduction to course activities
  • -   Challenges and solutions of intercultural teaching
  • -   Open discussions and feedback throughout the workshop!
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Workshop 10

G. Wieclaw - How about some balls? Juggling in sport psychologist’s toolbox.

As sport psychology practitioners we should be striving to constantly improve our toolbox and look for new methods to present theories in a way that is engaging and interesting to the athletes, coaches, and others we work with. The following workshop introduces ball juggling as such a tool, which can be readily used in a sport psychology practice.


  • -  Highly interactive
  • -  Focus on individual and group skills development
  • -  The workshop will demonstrate how mental skills (e.g. goal-setting, imagery, self-talk) can be explained and promoted via juggling

The desired outcome of the workshop is to inspire the participants to use juggling in their practice to foster development of psychological skills of their clients, and equip them with basic skills to do so.

***Note: A maximum of 15 participants!

Workshop 11

A.T. Latinjak - Experiences of the Catalonian Self Talk Project: Implementing Self Talk Strategies and Analyzing their Effects on Performance and Cognition.

The workshops aims to promote the applied uses of self-talk.  Several applied suggestions for sports psychologists, coaches and practitioners have been developed in order to use the entire potential of these interventions.


  •  -   Brief introduction to self-talk
  • -   Guidelines to design self-talk interventions
  • -   Hands-on: designing self-talk for specific situations

Workshop 12

P. J. Schneider: Effectiveness of delivering sport psychology services through an online-based web application at an elite soccer training academy.

This workshop will demonstrate how the web-based application, MentalApp, has been utilized to raise self-efficacy in goal-setting, imagery, and relaxation techniques among elite young soccer players. Participants will be given a trial code, asked to log into the app (Computer, tablet, or phone), and will be taken through the process of an athlete as well as a coach.


  • -  Introduction to Web-based training
  • -  MentalApp demonstration
  • -  Discussion on pros / cons of this method

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About Workshop 2014

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