Message from the Director

Dr. Trent PetrieWelcome to the UNT Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence website. I appreciate you taking this opportunity to learn more about our Center and the work we do at the university and in the community. The Center for Sport Psychology is a national leader in (a) providing services to athletes, coaches and teams, (b) educating future sport psychologists as well as current coaches and sport administrators, (c) conducting research with exercisers and sport participants, and (d) working with the community, such as youth sport programs, to make sport a more enjoyable and meaningful...

Center News

UNT AND CENTER STAFF HOST AASP REGIONAL SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE

UNT and the Center for Sport Psychology played organizer and host to the Second Annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Regional Student Conference.  The two-day conference featured keynote addresses from internationally-... (read more)

CENTER WELCOMES NEW CLASS OF CONSULTANTS

Beginning August 2015, four new consultants will join the Center as part of the incoming class within the Psychology Department’s APA-accredited Counseling Psychology Program.  The new consultants include:  Stephanie Barrett, Carlie... (read more)

CENTER STAFF MEMBER TO GIVE TALK AT CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE

Shelly Sheinbein, current Center sport consultant and doctoral student in counseling psychology at UNT, has been invited to speak at her alma mater, Claremont McKenna College.  Ms. Sheinbein will be giving a talk to interested students,... (read more)

CENTER FOR SPORT PSYCHOLOGY ALUMS DEVELOP INNOVATIVE TREATMENT FOR ATHLETE ADDICTIONS

Dr. LaTisha Bader (’07) and Dr. Harlan Austin (’12) have developed a new and innovative treatment program for elite level athletes (and other performers) who are suffering from chemical addiction.  The program allows athletes to... (read more)

CENTER DIRECTOR CONTRIBUTES TO USA TODAY ARTICLE ON YOUTH SPORT

Dr. Trent A. Petrie, Director of the Center for Sport Psychology was interviewed by USA Today columnist Nancy Armour about the pressures that are being placed on young athletes through rankings and early recruiting.  To read the... (read more)