Center Director Quoted in NYTimes Article

May 25, 2016 - Training for a marathon is a physical challenge, but can be a psychological refuge for individuals who are coping with a recent breakup or other traumatic life experience.  Dr.

UNT Center for Sport Psychology Leads ACL Recovery Research Project

February 12, 2016 - Center sport consultants Shelly Sheinbein and Kristina Clevinger and Center Director Dr.

Center Welcomes New Doctoral Students for Fall 2016

The Center for Sport Psychology, through UNT’s APA-accredited counseling psychology program, welcomes its new class of doctoral students who will join the program beginning Fall 2016.  In addition to entering the counseling psychology doctoral program (with an emphasis in sport psychology), the students will become part of the Center’s sport consultant staff, helping to provide services to the UNT Athletic Department as well as coaches and athletes through the DFW area.  Our new members

Center Director at Loughborough University in England to Study and Research in Sport Psychology

Dr. Trent Petrie, Center Director, is spending six weeks at Loughborough University working with faculty and students from the School of Psychology, Exercise, and Sport Medicine.  He is conducting research with Drs. Anthony Papathomas (on eating disorders in sport) and Chris Harwood (on coaches’ perceptions of sport psychology).  He also is sitting in on two modules – applied sport psychology and the psychology of coaching – with Drs. Harwood and Sophia Jowett and the master’s students in their sport psychology program. Dr.

CENTER FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT ON MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

Center Director, Dr. Trent Petrie, and staff members, Thomas Nguyen and Brian Yu, joined other sport psychology professionals (Dr. Chris Carr, Dr. Elena Estanol, and Dr. Wendy Borlabi) for a panel discussion on multicultural issues in sport psychology consulting.  The panel discussion occurred on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference in Indianapolis

CENTER STAFF PROMOTE GRADUATE TRAINING IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

Center Faculty (Drs. Petrie and Martin) and staff attend the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Graduate Program Fair to promote the master’s and doctoral level training programs in sport psychology that are offered at UNT.  Interested students from all over the U.S. and Canada attended the Fair to learn more about UNT.  For more information, visit http://sportpsych.unt.edu/graduate-education

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Dr. Petrie and his doctoral students (Jenna Tomalski, Erin Albert, and Kristina Clevinger) presented their research findings at the annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology in Indianapolis.  Topics included the influence of sport participation on psychological health and well-being in boys and girls and the relation of physical fitness and sociocultural climate on girls’ satisfaction with their bodies.

CENTER DIRECTOR AND STAFF PRESENT RESEARCH AT THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTION

Dr. Trent Petrie and Center Staff Kayla Carrigan and Dr. Justine Chatterton presented their research on the intersection of sport and disordered eating.  Dr. Petrie and Ms. Carrigan presented a study on the relation of female athletes’ self-weighing behaviors to their body image concerns, dietary intent, negative affect and bulimic symptomatology.  Overall, the athletes who weighed themselves 3 or more times per week showed the most distress on all the measures.  Ms. Carrigan won the APA Division 47 Master’s Thesis Award for this study.  Drs.

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