CENTER AND UNT ATHLETICS SPONSOR 1ST ANNUAL COACHING WORKSHOP

The UNT Center for Sport Psychology in collaboration with UNT Athletics will be hosting its 1st annual coaching workshop.  Partnering with Brendon Bray, head coach of UNT Swimming, the workshop will focus on swimming coaches to introduce them to mental and technical training for optimal performance.  The workshop will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the Business Leadership Building and Pohl Recreation Center on the UNT campus.

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 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 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.

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