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Spring 2020 Sports Talk

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Rutgers University Busch Student Center,

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604 Bartholomew Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Using Motivational interviewing to Coach Athletes to Be Their Best

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Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed clinical and performance psychologist. He is best known for working with professional athletes in the MLB, NFL and teams including The New York Mets and The New York Giants.As a psychologist, Dr. Fader advocates that sport psychology and mental coaching isn’t just for athletes. He believes that it can help everyone be their most elite selves. He has adapted the skills he teaches elite athletes for everyday life.Dr. Fader regularly works with athletes, performers, entrepreneurs, businesses, schools, physicians and with first responder groups such as The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Mental Performance Initiative as a part of the Leadership Under Fire Advisory Team.Dr. Fader also has over fifteen years of experience as a Motivational Interviewing trainer and has participated in the “Training for Trainers” program, making him part of the nationally recognized Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

About the Book: Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best

The measure of a great coach is bringing the best out of athletes. This is the first guide to motivational interviewing (MI)–the proven approach to harnessing the power of conversations to build relationships and trust–for coaches, sport psychologists, training and rehabilitation specialists, and other affiliated staff. Revealing why conventional ways of giving feedback and addressing conflict are often counterproductive, the book presents tried-and-tested methods for getting through to athletes and helping them to thrive.

CE Learning Objectives:

- Provide effective strategies to fire up motivation

- Ways to promote ownership of personal goals

- Strategies on how to address problem behavior on and off the field

- Techniques to enhance performance

- Consideration on how to improve teamwork

- Step-by-step examples

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