CENTER ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GAINS CERTIFICATION

Dr. Matt Atkins, Assistant Director of the Center, was certified as a sport consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.  Becoming certified is a significant accomplishment and signifies his expertise in the area of sport psychology.  We congratulate him on reaching this milestone.

CENTER DIRECTOR AND COLLEAGUES ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTED BY THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Drs. Trent Petrie and Robert Harmison, alum of the Center, and doctoral student Jay Deiters had their study on mental toughness and athletic injury published in the journal Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology.  Their work is highlighted by APA.  Read a summary at www.facebook.com/apajournals and http://gplus.to/APAJournals.

CENTER NAMED IN APA ARTICLE ABOUT 'HOT CAREERS' IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

The American Psychological Association’s article on careers in sport psychology has recognized UNT’s Center for Sport Psychology as an ideal training environment for students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary training in counseling psychology with a specialization in sport psychology (see http://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2012/11/sport-psychology.aspx).

CENTER NAMES NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR SPORT PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES

Dr. Matt Atkins has joined the Center in the position of Assistant Director for Sport Psychology Services.  Dr. Atkins has extensive experience working with high school, college, and professional athletes, and will be overseeing the Center's outreach work with the community.  A former collegiate soccer player, Dr. Atkins brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to his role.  The Center welcomes him to our staff.  Read more about Dr.

CENTER DIRECTOR PROVIDES COMMENTARY ON JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS POSITIVE COACHING

Dr. Trent Petrie was quoted in a recent article in The Florida-Times Union about Gus Bradley, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Coach Bradley is known for his positive, upbeat approach, and Dr.

CENTER SENDS ITS FIRST TWEET

The Center for Sport Psychology has joined the Twittersphere, creating its own account and sending its first tweet!  We welcome you to follow us @UNTSportPsych.  The Center’s sport consultants will be tweeting each week about different topic related to sport and human performance and will include original commentary, links to interesting articles and videos, and retweets of relevant topics.  If you want to be up to date on sport psychology’s positive influence on athletic performance, follow us!

CENTER DIRECTOR, FACULTY, AND STAFF PRESENT RESEARCH FINDINGS AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

Dr. Trent A. Petrie, Dr. Scott Martin, and doctoral student Alexandra Thompson are presenting their research at the annual AASP sport psychology conference which is being held in New Orleans, LA from October 2-5.

CENTER DIRECTOR AND STAFF PROVIDE SPORT PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING TO COACHES AND ATHLETES AT KENYON COLLEGE

Dr. Trent A. Petrie and doctoral student Troy Moles spent a day and a half working with the athletes and coaches at Kenyon College to help them refine their mental approach to training and performing. Through large and small group presentations and meetings, they introduced the athletes and coaches to the importance of developing a Championship Mindset and how to be effective leaders within their teams.  Dr. Petrie and Mr. Moles also were able to speak with the students in an advanced clinical psychology course about the status of the field of sport and counseling psychology.

CENTER WELCOMES TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS

Lauren Talbott and Alex Auerbach, doctoral students in the Psychology Department’s APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program (with a specialization in sport psychology) joined the Center’s staff this fall.  Ms. Talbott comes to the Center after receiving her master’s degree in counseling from University of Oklahoma; she played varsity soccer at Colorado College. Mr. Auerbach received his MBA from University of Rhode Island prior to coming to UNT; he has extensive coaching and playing experiencing in college football.

CENTER DIRECTOR NAMED FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Dr. Trent Petrie, Center Director and past-President of Division 47 of the American Psychological Association (APA) was named Fellow at the 2013 annual APA Convention that was held July 31 to August 4 in Honolulu, HI.  Dr. Petrie was awarded the Fellow status for his research in the areas of eating disorders, body image, athletic injury, and professional issues in sport psychology, his applied work with athletes, sport teams and coaches, and his role in training future sport psychologists through UNT’s APA-accredited counseling psychology program.

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