Equestrian sport psychologist to speak in Syracuse

Dr. Janet Sasson Edgette is a renowned psychologist, author, consultant and speaker with offices in Exton, PA. For twenty years, she has been conducting adolescent, child, and family therapy, and consultation to individuals, couples, parents, and athletes, as well as professionals in the performing arts. In addition to her work with adolescents and their families, Janet has virtually pioneered the application of performance enhancement in the equestrian industry in this country with application across all athletic fields. Her work continues to advance the still-maturing field of sport psychology moving beyond the traditional approaches of relaxation and imagery work.

The event is presented by the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament.

Edgette is a high level competitor herself and regularly meet with athletes form all individual sports, as well as with professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, and other performing artists, in order to help them manage show time nerves and perform well in spite of them. Janet is the author of several books including The Rider's Edge: Overcoming the Psychological Challenges of Riding (Primedia Inc); Adolescent Therapy That Works: Helping Kids Who Never Asked for Your Help in the First Place, and Stop Negotiating With Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent.

Edgette has taught workshops in dozens of U.S. cities and abroad, and in addition to her work in sport psychology is frequently invited to speak to mental health professionals, educators, and parents about counseling, educating, and raising adolescents. Her seminar on Sunday Nov. 7 is geared towards helping parents, families, coaches, trainers and developing instructors move beyond coping strategies and into 'thriving strategies' for young athletes with all types of sports crazy schedules. Strategies for helping with anxiety of the young athlete will also be covered.

Tournament awards $5,000 in scholarshipsThe Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament, featuring the National Horse Show, recently announced the awarding of $5,000 in Scholarships from The Race For Education to occur in conjunction with the third annual Career and College Fair held at the tournament.

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