The VIS performance psychology department consists of a team of sports psychologists who provide a suite of psychological, evidence based, performance support services that target expanding teams’ and athletes’ capacity to thrive in high stakes environments.
VIS performance psychology services are integrated into the services available to VIS scholarship holders and programs, and significantly contribute to the performance enhancement and wellbeing of our athletes. Performance psychology is recognised as a vital component in assisting athletes as they strive to succeed in the high-performance sport environment.
VIS Performance Psychologists work as part of an exceptional interdisciplinary team, providing professional psychological advice and delivering quality servicing to our high performing VIS athletes.
Recent Psychology News
Judo Olympian, Katharina Haecker, Shares her Secret to SuccessNovember 6, 2023
Australian Olympian and judoka, Katharina Haecker, is fresh from a bronze medal win at the 2023 Judo Grand Slam. Yet at the top of her game it's not always her work ethic, physical strength or commitment that gives her a competitive advantage.
Right Thought at the Right Time | World Mental Health DayOctober 9, 2023
VIS Performance Psychologist, Laura Cosgrove, works with the athletics program to support their mental wellbeing and mental preparation. It is her view that being led off piste by emotions or thoughts is not the core issue – it’s the response to them that causes the distraction.