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.

CENTER DIRECTOR RECEIVES AWARD FROM UNT

Dr. Trent Petrie was selected as the recipient of the TEACHER SCHOLAR AWARD as part of the University of North Texas’ Research and Creativity Award recognition process, one of the Office of Research and Economic Development’s highest honors.  Dr. Petrie received this award for his decades of high level scholarship and excellence in teaching.  He will receive his award at the annual Salute to Faculty Excellence Dinner and Awards ceremony scheduled for the evening of October 2, 2015

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-respected sport and exercise psychologists, including Dr. Arnold LeUnes from Texas A&M University and Dr. John Bartholomew from University of Texas at Austin.  In addition, former Dallas Cowboy Russell Maryland spoke about his experiences in professional sports and the impact sports may have on character development.

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, staff and faculty about her training in sport psychology and work she does as a sport psychology consultant through our Center.

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 continue to train and maintain (and even enhance) their physical performance while obtaining the treatment they need to become (and remain) sober.  Read more at  

CENTER SPORT CONSULTANT WINS AWARD FOR MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH

Kayla Carrigan, staff sport consultant, won the 2015 Master’s Thesis Research Award for Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.  She will present her thesis, entitled “To Weigh or Not to Weigh? Relation to Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviors Amongst Female Collegiate Athletes” at the 2015 APA conference that will be held this August in Toronto, Canada.  In addition to the presentation, she will receive a plaque and monetary award.

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