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Sports Psychology Services

  • Prevention is better than cure and no one understands it better than a sportsperson. Mental health can affect the performance of a sports person by more than 50%. Elite Shooting Academy helps in developing the mental skills of students of all sports to make them stress free and to improve their potential by providing Sports Psychology services to them from qualified sports psychologists.

Sathvik G. U.

EDUCATION

  • Doctoral dissertation – Ph. D. in Psychology, with research in Sports Psychology (Precision Sports), 2018 - Present
  • Professional education - Master of Philosophy in Psychology, with research in Sports Psychology, 2017 - 2018
  • Post graduate - Master of Science, psychology, 2013 - 2015
Specialization - Clinical Psychology Montfort College (Affiliated to Bangalore University), Bangalore.
  • Graduate - Bachelor of Arts, 2010 - 2013
Bangalore University 9th rank.
National Degree College, Bangalore.
INTERNSHIP Trainee, Department of Psychiatry, KIMS - January 2015

Work Experience (36 Months)

Sports Psychologist and High Performance Manager (July 2018 to Present)

Elite Shooting Academy, Bengaluru.

Responsibilities:
  • Performance enhancement of Sports Shooters through mental skills training.
  • Therapeutic sessions for the athletes
  • Mentoring athletes
  • Working with parents for them to become support pillars for the athletes
  • Development, Implementation and evaluation of Performance Journal and feedback system for athletes and coaches.
  • Working with athletes to facilitate solutions for their issues outside the sport.
  • In charge of daily operations of Elite Shooting Academy
  • Scheduling of training sessions for athletes
  • Scheduling of coaching sessions for the coaches
Sports Psychologist (January 2018 to March 2018)

Department of Psychology, Sports Authority of India

Responsibilities:
  • Training athletes using NeuroTracker
  • Collecting data and entering it for the statistical analysis of data.
  • Writing progress reports on the project work.
  • Developing activities and sessions for the Indian Hockey team (Men and Women).
  • Psychologist (August 2016 to July 2017)

    Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), under Dr. L. N. Suman.

    Responsibilities:
    • Developing and conducting focused group interviews, one-on-one interviews and surveys for CRPF personnel.
    • Development of self-help materials (brochures, posters and short movies) for betterment of their mental health.
    • Development of KAP survey questionnaire for pre and post assessment.
    • Collecting data and entering it for the statistical analysis of data
    Junior Research Fellow (March 2016 to May 2016)

    Clinical Psychology Department, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), under Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma.

    Responsibilities:
    • Conducting interviews and assessments within the target community.
    • Responsible for identifying the communities for conducting assessments and Neuropsychological tests on the target population
    • Development of tools and validating for the study.
    • Collecting data and entering it for the statistical analysis of data.
    • Progress reports on the project work to the Funding agency.
    Field officer (July 2015 to February 2016)

    Clinical Psychology Department, Positive Psychology Unit, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), under Dr. Seema Mehrotra.

    Responsibilities:
    • Contacting coaches and sports training institutes for obtaining permissions to con- duct assessments
    • Conducting interview with coaches and athletes.
    • Conducting group assessments for athletes.
    • Development of tools and validating for the study.
    • Collecting data and entering it for the statistical analysis of data.
    • Capable of writing progress reports on the project work to the Funding agency.
    • Coordinator for Stakeholders’ Meet on the 29th of January 2016 for enhancing excellence, mental health and well-being in sportspersons headed by Dr. Seema Mehrotra.

    RESEARCH WORK

    Academic Research thesis:
    1. Judgement of Facial Expressions: Gender differences in Judging Emotions from Facial Expressions, May 2014, under the guidance of Dr. Surya Rekha, Professor, Department of Psychology, Montfort college.
    2. A Qualitative study on Maintaining factors of Onychophagia amongst young adults, May 2015, under the guidance of Dr. Anita Mary, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Montfort college
    3. Perceived Pre-competitive intensity and regulation of emotions as predictors of performance in Elite and Non-Elite Athletes, December, 2018, under the supervision of Dr. Vijaya R., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Christ (Deemed to be University).
    Professional Research:

    Achieving and Maintaining excellence in Sports: A Positive Psychological Perspective. (Funded by Government of Karnataka)

    CERTIFICATE COURSE:

    Successfully completed 100 hours requirement for certificate course in Basic Counselling Skills, 2015.

    EXTRA-CURRICULAR

    1. Swam professionally from 1999 to 2008. National level swimmer - Silver Medalist
    2. Social Sciences Forum - Psychology Essay, Winner - State level
    3. Participant and part of the volunteer committee for International Conference On Counselling Psychology (ICOCP), Organised and held at Montfort College, May 2015.

    SKILLS

    1. Have excellent rapport with athletes and have worked with athletes from multiple sports disciplines.
    2. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults in administering tests as well as taking case history, MSE, therapy sessions and activities
    3. I have experience in typing out verbatim, gained through working on my research thesis.
    4. I have experience with research software’s such as SPSS and SUPERLABS.
    5. I learn very quickly, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Kannada and Hindi.

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    • BEST PAPER award for my paper titled “Felt needs of psychological training to enhance performance: Perspectives on youth engaged in competitive sports” at International Conference On Contemporary Trends In Clinical Psychology: Training, Research and Practice, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, November 2016.
    • BEST PAPER award for my paper titled “Psychological skills training for enhancing performance in Athletes” at International Conference On Emerging trends in Psychology, University of Madras, Chennai, 2018.

    PUBLICATION

    Sathvik, G. U., Mehrotra, S., Sharma, M., Manjula, M., et al., (2017). Felt needs for psychological training to enhance performance: Perspectives of youth engaged in competitive sports. Indian Psychiatry Journal. (SCOPUS Journal/International Journal)

    REFERENCES

    • Ms. Sritha Sandon, Assistant Professor, Department Of Psychology, Sampurna Montfort College, Indiranagar, Bangalore - 560038.
    • mail id - srithasandon@gmail.com
    • Phone number - office - 080 25283320
    • mobile – 09980285644
    • Dr. Seema Mehrotra, Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Nimhans
    • Phone number - 9448503853
    • mail id - drmehrotra_seema@yahoo.com
    • Ms. Deepa P. V., Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, KIMS, V. V. Puram, Bangalore - 560004.
    • Phone number - office - 080 26624870, 26672976, 26620036, 26673057
    • mobile – 9845109027
    • Ms. Priyanka P., Sports Psychologist, Department of Psychology, Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru
    • Phone number – 9632784767
    • Mail id – ppriya98@gmail.com

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