"My Work in Sport Psychology" consists mainly of all the lectures and workshops I have given to graduate students and professionals in the field of sport psychology over the past 25 years. Those in outline form are the actual notes used for the presentations. The book also contains my philosophical perspective, and commentary on two controversial issues in the field. as well as newsletter reports, comments, and letters from other professionals.
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Burt Giges M.D. is Clinical Professor in the Athletic Counseling Program, Department of Psychology at Springfield College, MA, Past-President of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He serves as Special Consultant to the Psychological Services Subcommittee, USA Track and Field, is on the Editorial Board of The Sport Psychologist, and was a Guest Co-Editor of a Special Issue for Case Studies. Formerly, he was Consultant to the Westchester Track Club in NY, the Women's Track and Field team at Springfield College, and team physician for a high school football team in NY. Dr. Giges obtained his bachelor’s degree at City College of NY, where he was a member of the fencing team, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated magna cum laude. He received his MD degree from New York University College of Medicine, won first prize for the highest scholastic standing at graduation, and was president of the Honor Medical Fraternity. He conducted research at The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in NY, and at the Walter Reed Hospital Research and Graduate School in Washington prior to entering psychiatry. His training in psychiatry was at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry in NY, where he was appointed Chief Resident, and then served on the faculty for many years. He later served as Director of Community Mental Health Services in Westchester County, and was a member of the Board of the Gestalt Center of Long Island. He has been in private practice for 50 years. His special interests in sport psychology include: consultant’s self-awareness, psychological barriers to performance excellence, and brief contact interventions. He has conducted workshops on these issues in many different universities around the country, has been a keynote speaker at sport psychology conferences, and for many years taught a Lab in Counseling Athletes at Springfield College, MA.
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