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Finnish Association of Sport Psychology (SUPY), University of Jyväskylä and Mental Training committee of Finnish Psychological Association (Psyli) are cooperatively organising an international mental training seminar this autumn with the theme:

Athlete Wellbeing Seminar
– Body Image and Health
– Eating disorders
– Career Transitions
– Stress and Recovery

When: 19.-20.11.2018

Where: University of Jyväskylä, Building C

Registration at


Early bird registration fee before 15.9

1 day (*): Non members: 70 eur / SUPY & Psyli members: 50 eur
2 days (**): Non members: 120 eur / SUPY & Psyli members: 80 eur


Normal fee from 15.9 onwards

1 day (*): Non members: 80 eur / SUPY & Psyli members: 60 eur
2 days (**): Non members: 135 eur / SUPY & Psyli members: 95 eur

*Fee includes 1 day of seminar presentations and coffee/tea or lunch depending on the chosen day
**Fee includes 2 days of seminar presentations and coffee/tea and lunch

Accommodation: Offer from Hotel ALBA
90€ / night, single economy
96€ / night, single standard
117€/ night, single twin standard

You can use the campaign code ¨SUPY¨ at:

Montse Ruiz, PhD
Senior lecturer, Sport & Exercise Psychology
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
University of Jyväskylä


MONDAY 19.11

12.00 Welcome and Opening

12.15 Justine Reel (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA) – “What do weight pressures and body image have to do with athletic performance? Sport psychology implications and recommendations for action”

13.00 Tracey Devonport (University of Wolverhampton, UK) – ¨Emotional eating: What we know, what we need to know?¨

13.45 – 14.15 Coffee break

14.15 Satu Kaski (Certified Sport Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clear Mind Oy, Finland) – “Terapeuttinen tuki syömisongelmista kärsivällä urheilijalla”

15.00 Jouki Tikkanen (RhytmicGymnast, Finnish National Team) “Athlete’s perspective” (in Finnish)

15.45 Discussion and Closing



10.00 Opening

10.15 Natalia Stambulova (Halmstad University, Sweden) – “Athlete career and wellbeing”

11.00 Claudio Robazza (University of Chieti, Italy) – “Recovery-stress balance and psychobiosocial states”

11.45 Lunch

14.00 Heikki Kyröläinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) – “Active vs. passive recovery: A physiological approach”

14.45 Hannaleena Ronkainen (Certified Sport Psychologist, Olympic Committee, Finland) – “Menestyvän joukkueen rakentaminen – keskiössä vuorovaikutus ja rohkeus” (in Finnish)

15.15 Olli Ohtonen (Team Finland Cross-country coach) – “Tie olympiavoittoon valmentajan näkökulmasta” (in Finnish)

15.45 Discussion and Closing Remarks

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