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BASES SEPAR Practice Philosophy Workshop

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0

BASES the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences


This workshop is only available for Candidates undertaking the BASES SEPAR.

Price: Included in SEPAR application fee

Booking Deadline: Thursday 15 February 2024Midnight

The main aims of the workshop are as follows:
  • To furnish candidates with a basic working knowledge of important philosophical concepts.
  • To explore how candidates personal and professional philosophy shapes practice.
  • To support candidates in understanding the philosophical presuppositions embedded in different approaches to sport psychology.
The learning outcomes of the workshop are as follows:
  • To understand philosophical concepts, in particular: ontology and metaphysics, epistemology, axiology, and philosophy of mind.
  • To understand the different approaches to practice in sport psychology.
  • To be able to understand and define the philosophical presuppositions that underpin practice.
Presenter Biography
Aura Goldman:
Aura is a practitioner psychologist working in private practice. She lectures on applied practice, professional philosophy, and research philosophy and methods. Her current research centres on importance and utility of the re-philosophisation of Psychology. She has worked for several years now with trainee psychologists, helping them to uncover their philosophy and understand how it impacts their practice.
Misia Gervis:
Misia is an experienced sport psychologist and has been an integral part of the development of the profession of sport psychology through development of MSc programmes, supervision of trainees and applied practice. Misia was a founder member of the British Olympic Association Psychology Advisory Group and has been senior consultant to The FA for many years. She worked for many years with the women’s senior football team and is currently working with Wycombe Wanderers FC. Misia is currently a member of the SEPAR Advisory Group as Supervisor Representative and is an active Supervisor and Reviewer for the route.
Booking Terms and Conditions
By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing for BASES to provide to the workshop presenter your email contact details. The workshop presenter is contracted by BASES to deliver the workshop.  Following the workshop, there is the opportunity for one-to-one email support and exchange of additional information with the workshop presenter(s) for any individual questions and follow-ups, which is why the presenter requires your email contact details.
Workshops require a minimum number of delegates to run. If a workshop is cancelled, this will be done no later than 7 days prior to the workshop date.
As per the Qualification Handbook, please note that only one free place per candidate is permitted on each workshop. If a candidate books and then cancels within 7 days of the workshop, or fails to attend the workshop without notifying the BASES Office, then the candidate will be liable to pay the delegate fee to attend that workshop when it is next scheduled. The fees are as follows:
BASES Safeguarding workshop £50
BASES Ethics in Professional Practice workshop £100
BASES Reflective Practice workshop £100
BASES Case Study workshop £50
BASES Counselling Skills Workshop £250
BASES Practice and Philosophy workshop £100
BASED Equity Diversity and Inclusion workshop £100

Please do not book more than one place on a workshop. Booking a place on multiple dates for the same workshop denies other SEPAR candidates of a place and workshops have limited availability. If you are unsure what dates you have previously booked, please email education@bases.org.uk to find out.

These workshops are compulsory as part of the SEPAR and are an expectation of the HCPC requirements.


This workshop contributes to a large extent to the following SEPAR Competencies:
1.5.2    Frameworks for Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
3.1.1    State and justify their own philosophical approach to practice
3.2.1    Analyse their own strengths and weaknesses and identify areas for personal development
3.2.3    Demonstrate a commitment to, and engagement with, professional development through continuing advancement of own knowledge, understanding and competence
This workshop also contributes to some extent to the following SEPAR Competencies:
1.1.1    The Nature of Sport and Exercise Psychology
1.5.3    Approaches to Counselling



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