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Free webinar: Stress and coping unpacked – exploring the myths, mysteries, and magic of coping


We are delighted to announce our latest webinar Stress and coping unpacked – exploring the myths, mysteries, and magic of coping.

Earn 2 BASES CPD pointsThe free webinar will by presented by Dr Tracey Devonport on Wednesday 7th December 2016. It will be the latest in a series of webinars brought to you in conjunction with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). BASES members can earn two CPD credits upon watching the presentation.

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About the webinar

Sport is a goal-oriented context characterised by critical moments of intense pressure as well as ongoing demands.

The aim of this webinar is to examine stress and coping in athletes, coaches and sports officials.

Split into three parts, the first part will explore stress and coping through identification of the common stressors cited and coping strategies employed.

The second part will consider the way in which coping strategies are categorised and examined.

Finally, part three will explore proactive coping interventions. The webinar concludes by highlighting future challenges for coping research and applied work, followed by a 10-minute question and answer session with Dr Tracey Devonport, you can submit your questions during the webinar or before the webinar on the sign-up page.

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Learning outcomes of the webinar

Attendees of the webinar will be able to:

  • Describe stress and coping
  • Demonstrate a range of coping strategies identified through published anecdotes and research
  • Identify the differences between reactive and future-oriented coping
  • Describe theoretically informed proactive coping interventions
  • Identify the future challenges of coping research and applied work

About the presenter

tracey-devonport2Doctor Tracey Devonport is a Reader in Sport and Exercise Psychology the University of Wolverhampton. She is registered as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council and accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support (Psychology).

Tracey was made a Fellow of BASES in 2015. Her research interests primarily lie around stress, coping and emotion regulation. In particular, she is interested in applied research with a focus on intervention development and delivery. To date, she has authored more than 50 peer-refereed journal articles, three books and 13 book chapters.

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