The Italian Association of Sport Psychology (AIPS) was officially founded in 1974 and in 2014 celebrated 40 years of activity!
Pioneer and founder AIPS was the prof. Ferruccio Antonelli, a neuropsychiatrist, who had founded in 1965 also the International Society of Sport Psychology and Journals Movimento (1984) e International Journal of Sport Psychology (1970).
NATIONAL CONGRESS AIPS
Since its founding, every two years the AIPS organizes its National Congress. This event is every two years the most significant moment of cultural and scientific association. The National Congresses that have marked the history of AIPS were held in various cities of Italy.
The next XXI National Congress AIPS 2016 entitled “Professions and Professionalism in Sport Psychology in Italy” will be held in Bologna 27 to 29 May 2016, and will be organized by Dr. Gianfranco Gramaccioni.
Below is the list of National Congresses l (titles, organizers, keynotes):
Organized by: F. Vitali
Verona 2012: THE BEHAVIOR AND MOTOR SPORTS BETWEEN RESEARCH AND WORK ON THE FIELD
Organized by: M. Modenese e F. Vitali
Chieti 2010: SPORT PSYCHOLOGY BETWEEN PERFORMANCE AND WELLNESS
Keynotes: Joan Duda, University of Birmingham; Paul Holmes, Manchester Metropolitan University; Jeffrey J. Martin, Wayne State University; Thomas Schack, University of Bielefeld; Sidónio Serpa, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Senigallia 2008: APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY: FROM PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO COMPETITION
Firenze 2006: DENTRO LO SPORT. CRESCITA E SVILUPPO DI UNA PROFESSIONE
Keynote: Roland Seiler, University of Bern
L’Aquila 2004: I MESTIERI DELLO SPORT (Organized by S. Tamorri e M. Benzi)
Siena 2002: LA PSICOLOGIA DELLO SPORT TRA RICERCA, FORMAZIONE E INTERVENTO (Organized by M. Reda)
Trieste 2000: LE NUOVE FRONTIERE DELLA PSICOLOGIA DELLO SPORT (Organized byM. Gerin e S. Bearzi)
Perugia 1998: LA VITTORIA DELLA PSICOLOGIA (Organized by V. Gallai e M. Luciani)
Firenze 1996: QUALE PSICOLOGIA PER LO SPORT DEL 2000 (Organized by P. Cabras, G. Guidoni, e V. Valoriani)
Catania 1994: RICERCA E METODOLOGIA IN PSICOLOGIA DELLO SPORT (Organized by A. Costa)
Torino 1992: QUANDO LO PSICOLOGO DELLO SPORT ENTRA IN CAMPO (Organized by V. Prunelli)
Senigallia 1990: LO PSICOLOGO DELLO SPORT OGGI: RUOLO , COMPITI, PROSPETTIVE (Organized by G. Gramaccioni e L. Desanti)
Napoli 1988: I CONFINI DELLA PSICOLOGIA NEL PIANETA SPORT (Organized by M. Rossena e R. Ponticelli)
Roma 1986: LA PSICOLOGIA DELLO SPORT FRA PASSATO E FUTURO (Organized by F. Antonelli, S. Tamorri e M. Benzi)