Sport Psychology Webinars

We are delighted to offer a selection of sport psychology webinars. These are aimed at practising sport psychologists interested in professional development. They are also suitable for, and of interest to, coaches and athletes interested in the psychological side of sport. 

We have a selection of upcoming sport psychology webinars as well as ones that have been recorded and can be accessed at any time for your convenience. There is a selection of free and paid webinars. 

Here is a direct link to our sport psychology webinar channel which has our free webinars, and upcoming ones, listed. 


Upcoming Live Webinars


The Rational Practitioner: Using Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) With Athletes and Coaches

High-level sport can be a results-driven and ego-oriented climate for athletes, which can inspire many dysfunctional and distorted beliefs, cognitions, emotions, and behaviours, that often require psychological intervention. One prominent approach to psychological counselling that is growing in sport is Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). REBT is a cognitive behavioural approach to consultancy, offering a pragmatic and structured method of helping athletes overcome unhelpful emotional and behavioural reactions to pressure and adversity. This workshop, delivered by a BPS Chartered, HCPC Registered and REBT-qualified Sport and Exercise Psychologist, introduces the theory and application of REBT with athletes. The workshop will define and explore irrational and rational beliefs, developing delegates’ understanding of REBT theory. Also, the applied considerations required for the use of REBT in sport will be covered. Delegates will leave with practical ideas of how REBT is applied in sport and performance settings. Previous knowledge of REBT is not needed for this workshop.

Dr Martin J. Turner 

Dr. Martin J. Turner is a Reader in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. Martin has published his research widely, in over 70 peer reviewed papers, and various book chapters, and books. He is most known for his work applying rational emotive behaviour theory (REBT) within achievement settings, and the effects of stress and adversity on human wellbeing and performance. Most of his research concerns sport, but he also investigates other performance contexts like business, military, and public services. He has received three awards for his research (2018, 2019, and 2020), including an Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.K. Association for REBT. As a practitioner, he has worked within professional football and cricket, as well as within a vast range of sports both at a team and individual level. He also works with non-sporting organisations applying performance psychology to enhance wellbeing and performance. Most notably, Martin worked as England Futsal Psychologist from 2013 to 2020. Some of the work he did with the team came from his book “Tipping The Balance: The Mental Skills Handbook For Athletes”.

Tuesday 18th May, 2021 - 19.00 (UK Time) 

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Developing the Young Footballer

In this webinar Dr Joseph Dixon will share his experiences of working as a performance psychologist in professional football. Drawing on his time operating in Academy and First Team football in England’s top two divisions, he will discuss his approach to working with young players and helping them develop. He will also discuss his work as a sport psychologist and how he works with coaches, and staff to help young players develop. In addition to outlining his approach to helping young players develop Joe will provide insights and tips for current and aspiring sport psychology practitioners. The opportunity will be provided to ask questions at the end of the session. 

Dr Joseph Dixon

Dr Joseph Dixon is a dual-chartered Sport & Exercise and Occupational Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and, is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. During his time working within commercial organisations he specialised in leadership development and assessment, consulting with teams and leaders across a broad variety of industries on a global basis. Whilst working in business he pursued his passion for sport and undertook further training to become a Sport Psychologist. Since then, he has worked with a range of elite athletes and teams from a variety of different sports. From 2013 he has been the Club Psychologist with Stoke City Football Club in the English Premier League and Championship Division whilst completing a PhD focusing on challenge and threat states in athletes. He has published his research in peer-reviewed journals and was lead editor of the textbook, The Psychology of Soccer published in 2020. In 2019 he joined Bath Rugby Club in the English Premiership and now combines this role with his position at Stoke City FC. He also works with a number of different sporting and commercial clients through his business, Joseph Dixon Psychology Ltd..

Wednesday 9th June, 2021 - 19.00 (UK Time)

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The Psychology of Performance in Extreme Environments

In this session, I'll share some of our ongoing research around monitoring and supporting personnel in extreme environments. I’ll talk about the processes we recently followed to develop a new digital technology for the management of performance and health in high-risk operational settings, findings from a measurement development and validation project we are collaborating on with NASA, and an innovative behavioural study of psychosocial function in remote operational personnel with the European Space Agency’s Advanced Concepts Team (ACT). The session will finish with reflections on how this work might be applied in other high performance settings.

Dr Nathan Smith

Nathan is a Research Fellow in Psychology, Security and Trust at the University of Manchester. HIs work is primarily focused on issues related to human behaviour, performance and health under conditions of extreme stress. He currently leads a programme of work that draws upon contemporary psychological, behavioural and data science theories and methods to understand, and, through the development of innovative tools and technologies, augment the performance and psychological health of personnel in extreme situations and settings. He has been funded and supported by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), European Space Agency (ESA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Prior to joining the University of Manchester, Nathan was a Senior Research Scientist at the MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). He continues to provide consultancy services around risk, resilience and performance to various military, security and police departments, as well as others providing training for remote fieldworkers and travellers. 

Wednesday 30th June, 2021 - 19.00 (UK Time)

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I Can: The Teenage Athlete’s Guide to Mental Fitness

Who for: Coaches of teenage athletes, Parents who have sporty teens or Trainee Sport Psychs.

What we will cover: In this session Josie will use the themes she covers in I Can to focus on nine activities you can do with your teenage athletes to help them be better able to say ‘I Can’ as an athlete.


Dr Josephine Perry

Josie is a chartered sports psychologist who works with those aiming to perform at their best; in sporting challenges, on the stage or in a high pressured career. She has worked across 24 sports from those starting out through to world champions. Josie helps athletes to overcome barriers to their success and teaches them mental conditioning skills to make them more comfortable and confident in their sport. She supports athletes in setting realistic but exciting goals, embracing their fears or anxieties and learning techniques to deal with pressure and self-sabotage so they get to the start of their competition feeling much more confident. Josie also writes about sport psychology. She writes features in magazines like Cycling Weekly, Men’s Fitness and Golf World, has been interviews for national newspapers and news channels and is the author of three books; Performing Under Pressure, The Psychology of Exercise and I Can: The Teenage Athlete’s Guide to Mental Fitness.

Tuesday 20th July, 2021 - 19.00 (UK Time)

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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.

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.  

Smart Climbing – Performance Psychology Coaching for Climbers

Tuesday 24th August, 2021 - 19.00 (UK Time)

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Recorded Webinars


The Challenge of Performing Under Stress


Professor Marc Jones will draw on his extensive research and applied experience to discuss how psychological and physiological responses to stress relate to performance in sport settings. He will outline how a positive (challenge) response to stress differs from a less helpful (at least in performance terms) response to stress (threat). Building on this research Marc will outlines strategies for developing a a challenge state in athletes. This webinar will be of interest to sport psychologists, coaches and athletes with a fascination for understanding sports performance under stress. 

Professor Marc Jones


Marc is a Professor of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His work is focused on understanding the impact of stress on health, wellbeing and performance, effective leader-follower interactions, and behaviour change in individuals and organisations. The protocols, and approach, that Marc, and colleagues, have developed for the assessment, and training of stress responses and enhancing performance, have been utilised by businesses, education, professional athletes and sports teams. In addition to his ongoing work in sport and business, currently Marc is working on, and developing, research and consultancy projects in stress, wellbeing and health in extreme environments. These include preparation for space travel and emergency medicine groups. Marc has published widely with over 85 publications comprising peer-review papers, books and book chapters. 

On Demand - View At A Time That Suits You


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Boosting Your Online Presence: Helping Clients Find Your Sport Psychology Service


If you work as a sport psychology consultant, or run a sport psychology consultancy with a number of employees, then being visible and found easily on the world wide web is important. Being visible can lead to more clients and connections. In this free webinar an overview of some key concepts and practical guidelines for boosting your visibility online are provided.

Professor Marc Jones


Marc is a Professor of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His work is focused on understanding the impact of stress on health, wellbeing and performance, effective leader-follower interactions, and behaviour change in individuals and organisations. He has worked as a Sport Psychologist for over 25 years and he has published widely with over 85 publications comprising peer-review papers, books and book chapters. 

On Demand - View At A Time That Suits You


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The paid webinars are booked via the Stripe payment system and so regardless of the currency the cost is displayed in you can pay in your own local currency using this secure payment system. There is also no need to download any software to watch the webinar you simply click on the link provided.

We hope you have enjoyed this selection of sport psychology webinars and more are added on a regular basis so please return to keep updated on our upcoming webinars.