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oracle
August 24, 2004, 08:11 AM
Anyone in medicine or psychiatry in this forum? Well, I am trying to track down the development of Sports Psychology and its implication for Bangladesh team.
Most importantly I want to know who is (if there is such a guy) , the current psychologist for the team.

Need it for an article.

fwullah
August 24, 2004, 11:28 AM
As far as I know, the last specialist psychologist that Bangladesh had recently, it was the South African guy during the world cup 2003.

Other than that, Whatmore seems to be doing a far better psychologist's job than that specialist psychologist of SA/Mohsin Kamal together.

fwullah
August 24, 2004, 11:30 AM
By the way, you could also think of Gordon Greenidge - another good coach cum psychologist.

In fact, as far as I know, the only difference between Gordon and Whatmore is that Gordon had a local guy helping him during Gordon's first few years (Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu) and Whatmore had no such luxury, if you ommit a retired army guy (Col. Lotif) from the list.

chinaman
August 24, 2004, 11:37 AM
Bangladesh has some contract with Anthony Stewart, a sports psychologist since January, 2004. If I remember it correctly he will have sessons with the boys 3/4 times a year.

Whatmore banks on new faces behind the scenes >> (http://nz.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2004/JAN/036930_BDESH_05JAN2004.html)

All of Dav's aides in town >> (http://www.thedailystar.net/2004/01/08/d40108040436.htm)

Edited on, August 24, 2004, 4:48 PM GMT, by chinaman.

chinaman
August 24, 2004, 11:54 AM
Daily Star: Wed. December 03, 2003

The Australian influence does not end there as Anthony Stewart, an Aussie sports psychologist, will impart his first of four sessions in a year covering ten days per session.An all-Aussie remedy >> (http://www.thedailystar.net/2003/12/03/d31203040129.htm)

oracle
August 24, 2004, 12:49 PM
Yes. I found some stuff on him too and what the aussies are up to. A lot.
Apparently, they( i mean all the psys of the world)) have conferences every year. Interesting. They talk about a lot of things, some paper titles:
from the international society of sports psychologists:

1-THEORY AND RESEARCH ON THE HIERARCHICAL MODEL OF INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION
2-TASK AND EGO ORIENTATION AND BELIEFS ABOUT CAUSES OF SUCCESS AMONG ATHLETES IN BRAZIL
3-SKILLED PERFORMANCE AND "EXPERTISE-INDUCED AMNESIA"
4-SELF-TALK, SELF-EFFICIENCY, EFFORT AND PERFORMANCE IN DART- THROWING
.:D

and it goes on and on..

so basically, you need a masters or phd to call yourself a sports psychologist. I doubt you can call G Greenidge or Dave a psychologist in the proper meaning. Will be back after I absorb all this.

bourny3
August 24, 2004, 08:00 PM
Its a good idea to have Aussies coaching and helping behind the scenes. Habibul has gone off to Australia for his surgery. Its obvious that Australia is the best cricketing nation in the world and Bangladesh is going the right way about it by having ausies in their camp.

BushidoTiger
August 24, 2004, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by oracle
Anyone in medicine or psychiatry in this forum? Well, I am trying to track down the development of Sports Psychology and its implication for Bangladesh team.
Most importantly I want to know who is (if there is such a guy) , the current psychologist for the team.

Need it for an article.

Hope they really don't need a Psychiatrist. I don't think they are that bad :)

On the other hand they definitely can use a sports psychologist, especially one who can help the tigers find their missing wild instinct an overcoming big game fear/mental blocks etc.

I'm sure Oracle knows the diff. between those two trades.

In case anyone is curious, Psychiatrists are M.Ds and can prescribe medicine, deal with mental cases where chemicals in the brain may be out of whack or got short circuited.

Psychologists are mostly Ph.Ds (not all of them though). They diss out advice, counsel people who needs help with behvioral modification. They can not prescribe medicine. In the US, there seems to be dime-a-dozen of the psychologists. School counselors, MFCC (Marriage, Family, Children Counselors) are also put under same category (although they don't necessarily have to be Ph.Ds).
All garden variety Psychologists are also known by a common term - 'shrinks'.

oracle
August 25, 2004, 03:28 AM
"I'm sure Oracle knows the diff. between those two trades"

Yes Bushido, did'nt see that slip. I meant Psychology. The players certainly don't need a psychiatrist.