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Dr Jaime Diaz-Ocejo, Performance Psychologist

Jaime Diaz-Ocejo Performance Psychologist
Jaime has been involved in sports since childhood in his native country of Spain. As a junior pole-vaulter, he was preselected for the Olympic Games in Barcelona 1992. As a sport psychologist, he has worked with elite athletes from a wide variety of sports from Spain and other countries. He has been the sport psychologist of the Andalusian Athletics Federation in Spain, and the German BMW-Formula 1 team. From 2008, he has been working at ASPIRE Academy, in the State of Qatar. At ASPIRE, Jaime’s focus is on performance psychology in a variety of sports, although he is also involved in mental training with visiting elite athletes and sport’s teams, such as the British Williams Formula 1 team. His academic training is extensive in the field of performance psychology. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education at Montclair State College, New Jersey (USA) in 1993, and a Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences at the University of Granada (Spain) in 1997. In 2000, he completed his Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology at UNED, Madrid (Spain) and a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology (University of Málaga, Spain) in 2006. Jaime has also just completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the Open University, UK, in 2013. He has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and three books on Sport Psychology. Jaime is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Spanish Federation of Sport Psychology.