We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kate Hays has joined the IAWR as a Guest Expert. Dr. Hays is a psychologist specializing in sport psychology and performance psychology. She founded the very successful Toronto Marathon Psyching Team; as a recreational runner, she is especially passionate about working with runners. In her sport psychology work, she focuses on both the mental skills associated with optimal performance as well as the mental benefits of physical activity.
Prior to her move to Toronto in 1997, Dr. Hays’ training and practice occurred in the U.S. northeast. Internationally recognized for her scholarship and innovative practice, she served as president of the Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology of the American Psychological Association and continues to maintain leadership positions in psychological organizations in both Canada and the U.S. Dr. Hays has authored five books as well as numerous chapters and articles on the intersections of sport, exercise, psychotherapy, performance psychology, and positive psychology.
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