CENTER DIRECTOR AND STAFF PRESENT RESEARCH AT ANNUAL AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE

Dr. Trent Petrie and Center staff members (Troy Moles, Joey Ramaeker, Alexandra Thompson, Kayla Carrigan, Shelly Sheinbein, Bailey Tackett, Justine Chatterton, and Brian Yu) presented their research findings at the 2013 APA Convention that was held July 31 to August 4 in Honolulu, HI.

CENTER DIRECTOR DELIVERS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Dr. Trent Petrie delivered his presidential address for Division 47 (exercise and sport psychology) of the American Psychological Association at the annual convention, which was held July 31 to August 4 in Honolulu, HI.  In his speech, entitled ‘What Psychology Can Teach Us About Being A Sport Psychologist,’ Dr. Petrie argued that sport psychology has not as fully embraced current theories and empirically-supported approaches from general psychology that could be useful in the applied work that is done in the field.

CENTER PUBLISHES PERFORMANCE NOTES FOR ATHLETES AND COACHES

The Center’s staff has published new Performance Notes, which can be found at https://sportpsych.unt.edu/resources/athletes/30.

CENTER AND SPORT PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM NOMINATED FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN EXERCISE AND SPORT PSYCHOLOGY FROM THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, DIVISION 47

The Center and its affiliated training program in sport psychology through the Department of Psychology’s APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program was nominated for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Exercise and Sport Psychology within Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association for 2013.  Center Director, Dr.

CENTER FACULTY'S RESEARCH CITED IN SCIENCE DAILY

Research by Drs. Trent A. Petrie, Scott Martin, and Christy Greenleaf was cited Science Daily (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120803102933.htm). They studied the influence of physical fitness on middle school boys’ and girls’ performance on state reading and math test scores.

CENER STAFF MEMBER RECEIVES DOCTORAL INTERNSHIP

Harlan Austin, M.A., Center for Sport Psychology Staff member, has received a predoctoral internship placement with the Jefferson Center for Mental Health for the 2012-2013 year.  He will be providing psychological services to the clients of the Center, ranging from assessment to individual, couple, and family therapy.

CENTER STAFF PROVIDE MENTAL SKILLS TRAINING TO ATHLETES AT MICHAEL JOHNSON PERFORMANCE CENTER

The Center’s staff is working with MJP to provide mental skills training to the athletes who are preparing for the 2012 NFL combine that will take place in Indianapolis, at Lucas Oil Stadium, February 22-28.  Combine training is an extensive six-week regimen in which the athletes prepare themselves to excel in all aspects of the combine, including the 40-yard run, the bench press, the Wonderlic, interviews with teams, and their physical examinations.  Athletes in training for the combine work with experts in the areas of nutrition, vision, exercise physiology, physical training, a

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