In this last episode of Season 1 we put the Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) under the microscope with Dr Jonathan Katz. He's a former fencer turned fencing coach, a former counselling psychologist turned sport psychologist, and a veteran of 4 Paralympic games, Team England Head Coach for the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Fencing Championships, BPS accredited supervisor and Business & Executive Coach as well.
That’s some CV.
It was great to hear a first-hand perspective from someone who has worked through the first wave of interest and adoption of psychology in sport, and has an insightful and panoramic view on how the profession and industry has evolved over the last decade or so.
We discussed the impact of Tokyo Olympics moving to 2021 in forensic detail - examining the implications for younger and older athletes, those closer to retirement, the access to training and preparation facilities, and the communication web between NGBs, the BOA and IOC. We also chatted about depth and breadth of consultant experience, the importance of integrating psychology within multi-disciplinary teams and how to prepare for situations with a host of unknowns.
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