Leveling The Playing Field: Sports Psychologist/Author Dr. Caroline Silby

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Our guest this week is Dr. Caroline Silby, a sports psychologist. She is a nationally recognized expert on the development of young female athletes, author of “Games Girls Play: Understanding and Guiding Young Female Athletes” and Adjunct Faculty member at American University. Dr. Silby has worked on an individual basis with two Olympic Gold Medalists, ten Olympians, three World Champions, eleven National Champions and over fifty National Competitors.

We have a great conversation that ranges from her experience as an elite athlete, deciding to get into a field that was relatively unknown and had almost no women, writing a book, systemic changes that are needed to protect athletes, and the difference between what she does and what a therapist does.

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