Sports and Psychoanalysis


Brief Bios


Howard Katz, M.D. is a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is on the faculties of Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical SchooL and is a Training and Supervising Analyst on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. At New England Sport Psychiatry, he provides mental skills training and consultation to youth sport organizations, coaches, teams and individual athletes.

Robert Lipsyte, sports columnist for the New York Times. He has covered sports for the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Kuralt and for NBC Nightly News. He won an Emmy as host of a nightly public affairs show on Channel 13 called "The Eleventh Hour." Presently he hosts a weekly show on the Metro Learning Channel called The Health Show with Robert Lipsyte. His most recent book is "In the Country of Illness: Comfort and Advice for the Journey."

Dr. Carole Oglesby, is Professor of Physical Education and Sport Psychology at Temple University. She has Ph.D. degrees both in physical education and in Counseling Psychology. She is president on Women Sport International, and author of the Encyclopedia of women and sport. (I 998) and 7 other books and monographs. Her first book, Women and sport: From Myth to reality, was a pioneering effort at its publication in 1978, and she has elaborated on its exploration of identity issues in sport especially in relation to gender ceaselessly since. She has served as editor of 3 major sport psychology journals, and has served as consultant to numerous individual athletes and national and international sport organizations.

 Mariah Burton Nelson, has been a leading advocate for women in sports. She is the author of Embracing Victory: Life Lessons in Competition and Compassion (1998) and The Stronger Women Get, The More Men Love Football: Sexism and the American Culture of Sports ( 1994). Ms. Nelson majored in psychology at Stanford ('78), where she was the captain and leading scorer of the basketball team, averaging 19 points. One rebounding record remains unbroken since her graduation over 20 years ago. She subsequently played for pro teams in France and the United States. In 1996, she was inducted into the National Women in Sports Hall of Fame. She now competes in masters swimming (her time for the mile is in the top five nationally for her age group) and coaches her mother, Sarah Burton Nelson, a psychiatrist, who holds two Arizona breaststroke records for women aged 75-79.