8 - 11 April 2021

Online Edition

The ENYSSP Conference goes online for the first time ever. The Managing Council will do its best – in collaboration with Country Representatives – to make it a valuable, interactive and fun event. As usual, there will be great keynote speakers, workshop and oral presentation sessions, as well as other types of scientific sessions and some social activities.

Of course, the value of the conference also depends on participants’ contributions, so don’t be shy and do consider taking actively part in this Online ENYSSP Conference by submitting your abstract(s).

After skipping one edition, we can’t wait to feel the ENYSSP vibes again!

Keynote Speakers




Dr. Artur Poczwardowski

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Artur Poczwardowski received his Ph.D. in exercise and sport science with specialization in psychosocial aspects of sport from University of Utah, Salt Lake City (1997), a master’s degree in coaching and physical education (University of Physical Education in Gdańsk, Poland [1989]), and a master’s degree in psychology (Gdańsk University, Poland [1991]).
Currently he is a Professor at University of Denver Graduate School of Professional
Psychology. Artur has over 60 publications and delivered over 200 professional presentations on national and international level in Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. His publications and professional presentations focus on sport and performance psychology practice for performance enhancement and psychological well-being, coach-athlete relationships, and coping strategies in elite performers. For two years (2004 – 2006) he served as an Associate Editor for The Sport Psychologist and he currently serves on its Editorial Board. He is a Fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP). Since 1991, Dr. Poczwardowski has consulted with athletes and teams from a number of sports (e.g., tennis, golf, hockey, judo, soccer, track and field, cycling, speed skating, and e-sport). He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC, #215) by AASP and is listed in the United States Olympic
Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology Registry. Dr. Poczwardowski has been a member of the Managing Council of ISSP since 2013, and currently serves as its Secretary General (2017-2021).

Dr. Rebecca A. Zakrajsek

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Zakrajsek is an associate professor in the Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior program at The University of Tennessee. She is the director of the Applied Sport Psychology Laboratory. Part of her responsibilities as a faculty member include mentoring graduate students in mental performance consulting and scholarly activities.

Becky’s research agenda is designed to assist mental performance consultants in working effectively with and through others (e.g., coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches) to support a culture of excellence and contribute to athletes optimal performance and development. Becky currently serves as the chair of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Foundation (AASPF) Community Outreach/Research Seed Grant and Crowdfunding Program Proposal Review Committee. She chaired the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) Summit Planning Committee. She is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®).

Prior to The University of Tennessee, Becky was an assistant professor and program coordinator of the Coaching Education program at Indiana State University. She also served as the Director of Performance Enhancement with Indiana State University’s Women’s Soccer Team. Becky obtained a B.S. in Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College and a M.S. in Sport Psychology, M.A. in Community Counseling, and Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University.





Dr. Penny McCullagh

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Penny McCullagh is currently a Professor Emerita in the Department of Kinesiology at CSU East Bay. She started in the field of sport psychology as an undergraduate at SUNY Brockport under the guidance of Daniel Landers and Robert Christina and published her first paper in 1974. Since 1976 she has focused her research on observational learning or how we modify physical and psychological skills by watching other people or oneself. She has published both experimental papers and a host of review papers on this topic. In 2018 along with colleagues she published a paper on “Video-based observation in sport” in the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. In 2015 she was named by the Provost at her institution as the Outstanding Tenured Researcher. She has done applied work with children and a
number of years ago worked with the US Olympic archery team. Dr. McCullagh has provided extensive service to the field. She has been on the editorial board of many journals in the field and served on a host of conference organizational committees. In addition, she served as President of 4 national associations: the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and most recently as President of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA).

Dr. Chris Wagstaff

Keynote Speaker

Dr Chris Wagstaff is a performance psychologist who divides his time between research, consultancy, and the training and development of practitioners. Chris holds positions as a Reader in Applied Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, UK and as a Senior Performance Psychologist with Changing Minds UK, and was previously Head of Performance Psychology for the English Institute of Sport. Chris holds Editor and Associate Editor positions at JASP, SEPR, IJSEP, and CSSEP and in 2016 developed the UK's first non-professional society training pathway for Sport Psychologists to be approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Chris researches the psychology of elite performance, principally through an organisational or systems lens, and is passionate about using this work to support the training and development of practitioners. This work has been presented in over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and an edited book “Organisational psychology in sport: key issues and practical applications” (2017, Routledge).




Conference details

The conference registration gives access to all the online live sessions. On Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, and Saturday 10th the sessions will take place mainly during mid- and late-afternoon; instead, on Sunday 11th they will start mid-morning and finish mid-afternoon. Moreover, social activities will take place during some of the evenings/nights.
The recordings of the sessions will be made available no earlier than 3 months after the conference (to ENYSSP members only).

No refunds will be provided, except for: a) documented health problems preventing even online attendance (e.g., record of hospitalization); b) abstract rejection and subsequent decision not to participate.

16TH ENYSSP Conference
Apr 08, 3:00 PM GMT+1 – Apr 11, 5:00 PM GMT+1
Online Event

Abstract guidelines & submission

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