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The Sport Psych Show

Dec 23, 2019

I am speaking with Dr Jonathan Fader in this episode. Fader was Director of Mental Performance for the New York Giants and served as the team psychologist for the New York Mets for nine seasons. He is a certified consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and a resource doctor for Major League Baseball’s Rookie Development Program. Through practical strategies Fader helps athletes and teams to achieve improved results.

This episode follows on from last weeks’ episode when I spoke with Prof Stephen Rollnick. Fader and Stephen co-authored the fantastic book Coaching Athletes to be Their Best: Motivational Interviewing in Sports and in this episode we will speak about the concept of “I insist you resist”; guiding vs fixing; how to be an empathetic listener; affirmations; helping build a player self-efficacy and understanding people’s perspectives.