On Demand Sessions These sessions will be available for conference attendees to watch at their leisure from October 21, 2020 - April 30, 2021 ...

On Demand Sessions These sessions will be available for conference attendees to watch at their leisure from October 21, 2020 - April 30, 2021 ...
On Demand Sessions
 These sessions will be available for conference attendees to watch at
         their leisure from October 21, 2020 – April 30, 2021.
                                    Sessions are listed in alphabetical order by title.

"I Could Smell Roast Pork and I Knew I Was on                    This panel discussion will present a competency model
Fire”: British Soldiers’ Experiences of Mortal Peril in          known as “The 5 Tool Coach” developed by a Mental
Combat                                                           Performance Team within Major League Baseball. In
Lecture | Tactical Populations                                   this session, attendees can expect the following learning
Lucy Longhurst, University of Surrey / Self Employed,            objectives: 1. Exploration of the knowledge, skills and
UK; Peter Jensen, New Mexico State University, USA               abilities (KSAs) of a Mental Performance Coach in
Mental Performance Consultants (MPC) working with                professional sport; 2. Lessons learned in developing an
tactical populations may improve their consulting                in-house competency model; 3. How a competency
effectiveness, with a more holistic understanding of the         model may impact staff development, program
unique experiences of life-threatening combat settings.          effectiveness, interdisciplinary approach, and hiring.
Semi-structured interviews with eight soldiers about their
in situ encounters with mortal peril in combat, revealed         “I am A Human First": Mental Health Considerations
extreme psychological and physiological responses,               Working with Non-White Athletes
temporal-perceptual distortions, and efforts to manage           Symposium | Mental Health
the moment. Results also offer insights that are                 Kerry Guest, Indiana University, USA; Mykal Manswell,
consistent with, as well as extend, performance                  Robert Morris University, USA; Aaron Goodson,
psychology consulting models to improve performance,             Mississippi State University, USA; Samantha Monda,
and further, potentially enhance longer-term well-being          Robert Morris University/KPEX Consulting, USA
and even growth.                                                 This presentation explores mental health considerations
                                                                 for practitioners working with non-white athletes. A
“A Double-Edged Sword”: International Student                    critical race framework will be used to discuss media
Athletes’ Perceptions of the Impact of the NCAA                  portrayal of non-white athletes, mental health attitudes
Experience on their Success Post-Graduation                      and help-seeking behaviors, and implications for
Lecture | Collegiate Sport                                       practitioners.
Brian Foster, Lock Haven University, USA; Patricia Lally,
Lock Haven University, USA                                       “I Was Sleeping, Like, One Hour a Night”: An
The purpose of this study was to address an identified           Empirical Study of Rest in College Coaches
gap in the international student-athlete literature;             Lecture | Coaching
specifically, to examine international student-athletes’         David Eccles, Florida State University, USA; Thomas
perceptions of the impact of the NCAA experience on              Gretton, Florida State University, USA; Nate Harris,
their success post-graduation. Recommendations will be           Florida State University, USA
highlighted for future international student-athletes,           In effort to reduce the incidence of burnout in coaches,
practitioners, and university administrators.                    20 NCAA DI coaches were interviewed about what rest
                                                                 and resting means to them as coaches, particularly in
“Got Feel”: Developing a Competency Model for                    psychological terms. Coaches reported that resting
Professional Baseball                                            involves a variety of experiences including being able to
Panel | Elite/Pro Sport                                          stop thinking about coaching or “switching off”, and
Ben Freakley, Toronto Blue Jays, USA; Rafael Dubois,             proposed a variety of barriers to switching off and
Toronto Blue Jays, USA; Robert DiBernardo, Toronto               strategies employed in the face of these barriers.
Blue Jays, USA; John Lannan, Toronto Blue Jays, USA;             Consultants should consider highlighting the importance
James Van Ostrand, Toronto Blue Jays, USA; Andres                of rest, and strategies that enhance rest, into the
Galvez, Toronto Blue Jays, USA; Angus Mugford,                   education programs they provide for coaches and their
Toronto Blue Jays, USA                                           sport organizations.
“The Bullet Punched Him in the Forehead”:                    dilemmas. Recommendations for sport psychology
Exploring the Stressors Encountered by Soldiers in           professionals on how to better educate parents, players,
Close Combat                                                 and administration on emotional abuse in sport will be
Lecture | Tactical Populations                               provided.
Peter Jensen, New Mexico State University, USA;
Matthew Smith, University of Winchester, UK                  A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of
Tactical populations encounter the most mentally             Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MSPE) and
challenging conditions during close combat, yet this         Psychological Skills Training with Collegiate Track
performance area remains nearly unexplored by applied        and Field Athletes
performance psychology research. Thematic analysis of        Lecture | Consulting & Interventions
eight autobiographies from individuals with experience in    Thomas Minkler, West Virginia University, USA; Megan
close combat unveiled specifics on the intense stressors     Hut, Catholic University of America, USA; Carol Glass,
possible in these settings and that, in many instances,      The Catholic University of America, USA
were not reproducible in a training environment.             Due to the increasing interest in mindfulness-based
Implications are focused on enhancing the professional       interventions for athletes, it is important to investigate
competency of the Mental Performance Consultants             their effectiveness compared to more traditional
training military populations that have close combat as a    cognitive-behavioral approaches. Members of an NCAA
primary occupational role.                                   Division III Track and Field team were randomly
                                                             assigned either to a 6-week Mindful Sport Performance
“There’s Something in the Air…:” Using Nature in             Enhancement (MSPE) program or to a 6-week
Applied Sport Psychology                                     Psychological Skills Training group (progressive muscle
Lecture | Consulting & Interventions                         relaxation, positive self-talk, and imagery exercises).
Andrew Friesen, Pennsylvania State University, USA           Results indicated that athletes in both interventions rated
The biophilia hypothesis suggests that people have a         their training as similarly successful and showed
natural affinity to affiliate with natural surroundings      significant improvements in overall sport anxiety,
(Kellert & Wilson, 1993). The purpose of this research       somatic anxiety, and sport-related worry; only the MSPE
project was to explore sport psychology consultants’         group showed a significant increase in self-rated
usage of natural settings as an intervention tool when       satisfaction with physical sport performance.
working with athletes. Results highlight beliefs
concerning the beneficial qualities of nature, the details   Advancing Organizational Diversity in the
as to what these interventions entailed, and beneficial      Association for Applied Sport Psychology: Four
effects observed in the athletes afterward.                  Models
                                                             Symposium | Diversity & Culture
“We Are All On the Same Team”: Parent Involvement            Matthew Bejar, Mount Mercy University, USA; Robert
in Mental Training Consultations with Youth Sport            Owens, University of Western States, USA; Hannah
Athletes                                                     Bennett, Augusta University, USA; Candace Hogue,
Workshop | Youth Sport                                       Penn State University, Harrisburg, USA
Samantha Monda, Robert Morris University/KPEX                In this symposium, four organizational diversity models
Consulting, USA; Donato Fanelle, KPEX Consulting,            and their practical implications for AASP will be
USA; Leigh Skvarla, Western Psychiatric Hospital of          discussed. This presentation is jointly sponsored by the
UPMC, USA                                                    Diversity Committee and the Women in Sport, Race and
This presentation is designed to assist practitioners        Ethnicity in Sport, GLBTI, and the Men and Masculinities
working with parents during youth sport athlete              SIGs; thus, these perspectives will receive particular
consultations. Attendees will explore strategies for         attention. This symposium supports goals 3.3.1, 3.3.2,
working with parents, generate recommendations for           10.3.7, and 10.3.8 of the 2019-2022 AASP Strategic
facilitating positive parent-child and parent-practitioner   Plan.
relationships, and discuss how to design evidence-
based parent education sessions, paying particular           Analyzing Stressors Experienced by NCAA Division I
attention to potential ethical concerns.                     Head and Assistant Coaches On and Off the Field
                                                             Lecture | Coaching
“We Were Stuck”: A Case Study Exploring the Moral            Nick Stevens, Appalachian State University, USA;
Dilemmas of Athletes and Parents from a Team with            Anthony Cangas, Appalachian State University, USA;
an Emotionally Abusive Coach                                 Sara Powell, Missouri State University, USA; Kimberly
Lecture | Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion              Fasczewski, Appalachian State University, USA; Skylar
Lindsey Miossi, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,          Jewell, International Junior Golf Academy, USA; Jacob
USA; Leslee Fisher, University of Tennessee, USA;            Blumberg, Magellan Federal, USA
Abigail Smith, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA       This study aimed to examine the stressors experienced
This presentation explores the results from a case study     by head and assistant coaches at the NCAA Division I
of a team that successfully took action against their        level. Twenty-one coaches across a variety of sports
emotionally abusive coach. Although the coach was            participated in semi-structured interviews. Main themes
forced to resign, the decision to take action by players     that emerged from the data will be discussed along with
and parents was complex and filled with moral                recommendations for reducing stress and improving
communication across the NCAA Division I coaching            interesting and unexpected ways in which coaches do
profession.                                                  and could enhance positivity. This has benefits for
                                                             improved athlete performance and well-being.
Applying Athletic Values And Executive Coaching
To Sport Psychological Consultation                          Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction of NCAA
Workshop | Collegiate Sport                                  Student-Athletes: A Longitudinal, Person-Oriented
Jordan Collins, Saint Louis University, USA; Janet           Investigation
Oberle, Saint Louis University, USA; Michael Ross, Saint     Lecture | Collegiate Sport
Louis University, USA                                        Daniel Leyhr, University of Tuebingen. Germany;
This workshop will be a presentation of a unique             Johannes Raabe, West Virginia University, USA; Lauren
approach to sport psychology consulting by integrating       McHenry, University of Tennessee, USA; Tucker
an executive coaching model and athletic values. This        Readdy, University of Wyoming, USA; Tara Ryan, Penn
approach to service delivery focuses on several levels of    State Altoona, USA; Loran Grant, University of
social aggregation as outlined by Fletcher and Wagstaff      Tennessee, USA; Oliver Höner, University of Tübingen,
(2009) including organizational, intergroup, intra-group,    Germany
and individual levels and is consistent with the             The purpose of this longitudinal study was to investigate
observation that sport teams garner the most success         NCAA student-athletes’ fulfillment of autonomy,
when all individuals from coaches, athletes, to back         competence, and relatedness using a person-oriented
office contributors are in alignment in terms of goals and   approach. The findings highlight nuanced differences in
values. All attendees will receive access to the             participants’ basic psychological need satisfaction as
empirically derived athletic values taxonomy and a           well as relationships to important outcomes (i.e.,
sample program of executive coaching program that            burnout, well-being, and performance). Practical
includes athlete values.                                     implications for mental performance consultants include
                                                             the use of more individualized approaches to nurture
Approaching Work with Athletes Through a DBT                 athletes’ basic psychological needs.
Workshop | Mental Health                                     Being Mindful of Perfectionism and Performance
Leigh Skvarla, Western Psychiatric Hospital of UPMC,         Among Athletes in a Judged Sport
USA; Kristen Mackel, Western Psychiatric Institute of        Lecture | Collegiate Sport
UPMC, USA; Miriam Rowan, McLean Hospital / Harvard           Erika Van Dyke, West Virginia University, USA; Sam
Medical School, USA                                          Zizzi, West Virginia University, USA; Aaron Metzger,
This presentation will focus on the understanding and        West Virginia University, USA
application of DBT skills and principles in clinical and     The current presentation will discuss the findings of a
non-clinical settings with athletes and other high-          study exploring mindfulness and perfectionism among
performers.                                                  244 NCAA gymnasts through a person-centered
                                                             approach. Performance differences were not statistically
Athletes’ Experiences of Leaving Sport Due to                observed across the three distinct profiles of mindfulness
Spinal Cord Injury: A Multiple Case Study                    and perfectionism, although exploratory pairwise
Examination                                                  comparisons indicated potential performance differences
Lecture | Injury/Rehabilitation                              between profiles with maximum variation on vault and
Derek Zike, UW Milwaukee, USA; Robin Vealey, Miami           bars. In the current sample, self-reported perfectionism
University, USA; Monna Arvinen-Barrow, University of         appears more predictive of objective performance than
Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA                                   self-reported mindfulness across three of the four
This study explored athletes’ experiences of transition      gymnastics events.
from sport due to spinal cord injury using a mixed-
method, multiple case study design. Findings revealed        Best Practices of the CMPC Role in the
that participants experienced a variety of cognitive,        Rehabilitation Process of Elite Athletes
emotional, social, and behavioral influences during the      Panel | Injury/Rehabilitation
transition process. The results will be discussed in         Kellen Lee, San Francisco Giants, USA; Oscar
relation to theory, existing literature, and applied         Gutierrez, Cleveland Indians, USA; Francisco
implications aimed for practitioners working with athletes   Rodriguez, San Francisco Giants, USA; Martin
who have transitioned out of sport due to spinal cord        Rasumoff, Cleveland Indians, USA
injury.                                                      This panel will consist of four Sport Psychology
                                                             professionals who provide mental skills services to
Athletes’ Perceptions of Coaching Body Positivity: “I        professional/elite athletes. The panelists will provide best
Think It Definitely Needs To Be Brought Up”                  practices related to mental skills integration into the
Lecture | Coaching                                           physical rehabilitation process. Attendees will gain an
Matthew Charest, Bates College, USA; Su Langdon,             understanding of how to effectively collaborate with
Bates College, USA                                           sports medicine professionals and how to integrate
This study explored how coaches influence their              mental skills into the physical rehabilitation process.
athletes' body positivity. Results indicated the
importance of this aspect of body image and some
Beyond Technique! Bringing your TRUE YOU into                Sweden; Albin Werner, Halmstad University, Sweden;
Consulting                                                   Elin Borg, Halmstad University, Sweden; Markus
Panel | Consulting & Interventions                           Enoksson, Halmstad University, Sweden; Andreas
Tim Herzog, Reaching Ahead Counseling and Mental             Stenling, Umeå University, Sweden; Jordyn Learner,
Performance, USA; Jack Lesyk, Ohio Center for Sport          The George Washington University, USA; Monna
Psychology, USA; Kristina Reihl, Private Practice, USA;      Arvinen-Barrow, Discussant, USA
Michael Griffith, , USA                                      Empirical science often fails to gain traction in non-profit
This panel, comprised of four practitioners whom all         sport organizations due to lack of personal connections,
deeply value authenticity and ethical practice, plus         knowledge, capacity, and needed resources to integrate
pragmatic concerns such as expedient/ cost-effective         research into the infrastructure of sport programs for
service provision, ranging in experience from 5 to 35        young athletes. The purpose of this symposium is to
years, will share anecdote and theory based                  share ongoing applications of a cross-cultural, youth
considerations in deciding when to embrace versus            sport partnership between the USA and Sweden that
avoid self-disclosure. The panel will also expand upon       closes the science-to-practice gap around youth sport
their own decision-making processes associated with          participation retention and dropout. Presentations will
having one's own experience guide the way for greater        include sport scientists and Swedish NGB directors, who
empathy and the all-important therapeutic alliance,          will present findings of ongoing projects and how they
regardless of whether or not self-disclosure actually        work together to conduct rigorous science, implement its
occurs (Martin, Garske, & Davis, 2000).                      findings, and scale it within country.

Breathing: You’re Doing it Wrong                             Brief Interventions in Practice: Preview, Participate,
Workshop | Consulting & Interventions                        and Process
Chad Fong, United States Speical Operations                  Workshop | Consulting & Interventions
Command, USA; Christine Sanchez, Thrive Proactive            Trey McCalla, Apogee High Performance, USA; Hillary
Health, USA                                                  Cauthen, Texas Optimal Performance & Psychological
Breathing is one of the foundational mental skills that      Services, USA; Jamie Shapiro, University of Denver,
many sport psychology professionals utilize for              USA
improving performance. This presentation will go over        With the increasing demand for brief interventions when
basic respiration chemistry and why most breathing           working with clients, this workshop gives a glimpse into
instructions do not take into consideration carbon dioxide   how to implement effective brief interventions from a
balance. During the workshop different breathing             theory-driven, evidence-based approach. Participants
strategies, assessments, and techniques will be              will have the opportunity to preview, participate, and
demonstrated and shared.                                     process through role-played case studies presented by
                                                             three CMPC presenters.
Bridging the Gap between Culturally Relevant
Teaching and Consulting in Exercise and Sport                Building Sport Psychology Beyond You: Developing
Psychology                                                   & Implementing Innovative Programming in NCAA
Symposium | Diversity & Culture                              Athletic Departments
Amanda Perkins-Ball, Rice University, USA; Zellessia         Panel | Collegiate Sport
Ejalonibu, L.E.A.D.O.F.F. Counseling and Consulting,         Cory Shaffer, Amplos, USA; Katherine McLean Nichols,
LLC, USA; Jerry Holt, Florida A&M University, USA            Synergy Performance, USA; Kimberly Shaffer, Barry
This symposium will summarize the theoretical tenets of      University, USA
culturally relevant pedagogy, discuss the importance of      The purpose of this panel is to provide insight into
implementing culturally relevant instruction in SEP          research-supported comprehensive, integrated sport
classes, and demonstrate the potential of culturally         psychology programming that has been implemented
relevant pedagogy in cultivating culturally competent        within NCAA Athletic Departments. Attendees will hear
SEP practitioners. Presenters will provide examples of       from a panel of SPPs in various roles within NCAA
activities, assignments, and vignettes used to bridge the    Athletic Departments and leave with practical ideas on
gap between culturally relevant education and practice.      how to develop similar programs and create additional
                                                             impact within their respective roles.
Bridging the Gap Between Sport Science and NGBs:
A Cross-Cultural, Youth Sport Partnership Between            CMPC Certification: Eligibility Requirements for New
the USA and Sweden                                           Candidates and Recertification Procedures for
Symposium | Diversity & Culture                              Current CMPCs
Amanda Visek, The George Washington University,              Featured
USA; Andreas Ivarsson, Halmstad University, Sweden;          Robin Vealey, Miami University, USA; Vicki Tomlinson,
John Lind, Swedish Ice Hockey Association, Sweden;           John F. Kennedy University, USA; Brandonn Harris,
Anders Wahlström, Swedish Ice Hockey Association,            Georgia Southern University, USA
Sweden; Jenny Back, Halmstad University, Sweden;             Examples of acceptable CE activities are provided, and
Heather Mannix, The George Washington University,            the prorated system of CE requirements for CMPCs
USA; Camilla Altéus, Swedish Basketball Federation,          recertifying in 2020 and 2021 are explained. Questions
Sweden; Orkan Berktan, Swedish Basketball Federation,        and discussion will be invited from attendees throughout
the workshop, and Certification Council members will be      2011), and (4) How to leverage these objectives using
available for specific questions related to their areas of   an integrative approach, for optimal results. The
responsibility.                                              workshop will employ a number of pedagogical
                                                             approaches including presentation, activities including
Coach Development and Mental Performance                     examples of coaching techniques from the mental
Consultancy within Masters Sport                             performance consultants’ experience, interaction in the
Lecture | Coaching                                           form of applied exercises, and group discussion.
Bettina Callary, Cape Breton University, Canada; Scott
Rathwell, University of Lethbridge, Canada; Bradley W        Collaborating with Coaches to Support Performance
Young,University of Ottawa, Canada                           Enhancement and Sport Satisfaction:
Masters Athletes (adults typically over 35) are a growing    Considerations for Mental Performance Consultants
cohort, but their psychological needs have been, until       Workshop | Consulting & Interventions
recently, relatively neglected, in part because of ageist    Lauren McHenry, University of Tennessee, USA;
assumptions regarding their competitive orientations.        Lindsey Miossi, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
However, MAs and their coaches may be a treasure-            USA; Rebecca Zakrajsek, University of Tennessee,
trove for mental performance consultants (MPCs). The         USA; Leslee Fisher, University of Tennessee, USA
purpose of this presentation is to provide a synthesis of    The purpose of this workshop is to present specific
an ongoing grant-funded research program that                strategies for MPCs working with and through coaches
uncovers important considerations of coach                   in both individual and team sport settings. Based on the
development for MPCs when working within the Masters         supervised experiences of two graduate student MPCs,
sport context.                                               multiple case studies will be utilized to illustrate how
                                                             MPCs can work with coaches to better support
Coaches as Drivers and Integrators of Sport                  performance enhancement within the sport system. With
Psychology Services: Leveraging Personal                     each case, we will guide workshop attendees through a
Experiences in Sport Psychology, and University              facilitated ethical decision-making process (Remley &
Resources, while Leading Division I Teams                    Herlihy, 2015) to determine MPC actions.
Panel | Collegiate Sport
Adrianna Napoletano, Penn State University, USA; Carl        Collegiate Sport Club Athletes’ Perceptions of the
Ohlson, The Pennsylvania State University, USA; Rob          Climate on Their Teams and Indices of Their
Cooper, Penn State University, USA; Sarah Brown,             Psychological Well-Being
Penn State University, USA; Mark Pavlik, Penn State          Lecture | Collegiate Sport
University, USA                                              Chelsi Scott, University of Kansas, USA; Mary Fry,
Veteran and young head coaches with significant past         University of Kansas, USA; Hannah Weingartner,
contact with sport psychology lead Division I teams with     University of Kansas, USA; Troy Wineinger, University of
mental performance as a central component of their           Kansas, USA
coaching. These coaches seamlessly weave sport               Coaches and officers participated in a coaching
psychology teachings throughout their coaching and           education intervention to help them create a more caring
leverage their university’s performance psychology           and task-involving (CTI). In a CTI climate, leaders are
services in highly effective ways to reinforce their         recognizing and valuing effort and improvement,
coaching. The purpose of this panel discussion is to         fostering cooperation, treating mistakes as part of the
have these coaches share with the audience their vision,     learning process, making everyone feel like they play an
insights, and experience with sport psychology, and          important role on the team, and treating everyone with
connect their work to past legends as well as current        kindness and respect. Athletes who perceived a CTI
service providers as they advance their staffs and           climate on their teams reported greater self-kindness,
teams.                                                       hope and happiness, which are important aspects of
                                                             psychological well-being.
Coaching the Coach: The Impact Through the
Gatekeeper                                                   Conceptualizing Psychological Performance
Workshop | Coaching                                          Enhancement in a Music Domain
Laura Lee, IMG Academy, USA; Rebecca Thomas, IMG             Lecture | Non-Sport Performance Applications
Academy, USA                                                 Jessica Ford, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA;
Through evidence-based practice and the mental               Monna Arvinen-Barrow, University of Wisconsin -
performance consultant’s applied experience, this            Milwaukee, USA; Michael Brondino, University of
workshop will focus on four specific learning objectives:    Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA; Sheila Feay-Shaw,
(1) How to gain entry, including building rapport and a      University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA; Russell
trusting relationship with the coach (Sharp & Hodge,         Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA;
2013), (2) How to bridge the gap from power to               Stephen Wester, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
empowerment in helping coaches realize the value of          USA
shared leadership within a team (Fransen, Mertens,           This presentation will explore the psychological and
Cotterill, Broek, & Boen, 2019), (3) How to create a         psychosocial aspects of music performance to
common language with coaches to enhance awareness            conceptualize psychological performance enhancement
and emotional support (Millar, Oldham, & Donovan,            (PPE) in a music domain. The presentation will help the
attendees to better understand the unique performance         sport by assessing the manner in which collegiate team
considerations of musicians that differ from athletes.        sport athletes use music for themselves and for their
This information can help researchers and practitioners       teams' cohesion and performance. Following a brief
who are looking to develop contextually appropriate PPE       review of relevant research in sport, exercise, and
interventions for musicians.                                  performance Psychology (e.g., Bishop et al., 2007;
                                                              Gabana et al., 2019; Karageorghis et al., 2018; Terry,
Conservatory Musicians’ Temporal Organization and             2020), the lecturer will discuss the mixed-method design
Self-Regulation Processes in Preparing for a Music            and survey results of how, why, and for what athletes
Exam                                                          use music. Lastly, attendees will learn implications of the
Lecture | Non-Sport Performance Applications                  study and potential applications of music in applied sport
Roberta Antonini Philippe, University of Lausanne,            psychology.
Switzerland; Céline Kosirnik, University of Lausanne,
Switzerland; Noémi Vuichoud, University of Lausanne,          David and Goliath - The Psychology of the Favorite
Switzerland; Terry Clark, Royal College of Music,             and the Underdog in Olympic Team Sports
London, UK; Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music,          Panel | Olympic Sport, International, and Global
London, UK; Gary E. McPherson, The University of              Perspectives
Melbourne, Australia                                          Peter Haberl, USOC, USA; Traci Statler, Cal State
The audience will have the chance to discover an              Fullerton, USA; Brian Alexander,
original research about conservatory musicians’               AthleteMentalSkillsCoach.com, USA; Véronique
preparation for a music exam. As in sport, perform at its     Richard, Cirque de Soleil, Canada
highest level is central in the music domain. This lecture    David vs Goliath at the Olympic Games. Managing the
will allow the audience to leave with practical proposals     role expectations of being the favourite vs the underdog
on how to accompany musicians in their mental                 in Olympic Team Sports.
preparation leading up to an important performance.
                                                              Determining Intervention Components for a Physical
Consulting with Game Officials: Empirical and                 Activity Program Designed for Former Division I
Experiential Knowledge                                        College Athletes: A Qualitative Approach
Lecture | Consulting & Interventions                          Lecture | Exercise/Health/Fitness
Shelby Anderson, UNC Greensboro, USA; Hannah                  Paula-Marie Ferrara, The University of Tennessee,
Bennett, Augusta University, USA; Megan Buning,               Knoxville, USA; Rebecca Zakrajsek, University of
Augusta University, USA                                       Tennessee, USA; Morgan Eckenrod, University of
While the literature is clear that game officials face many   Southern Mississippi, USA; Cory Beaumont, The
stressors from their role within sport, there is little       University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA; Kelley
empirical or applied evidence to describe the specific        Strohacker, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
needs of this unique population. The purpose of the           USA
current study was to understand what mental                   Despite their history with sports training, research shows
performance training softball umpires were interested in      that former college athletes’ physical activity levels
learning to help alleviate some of their current              decrease substantially after retirement from sport and
challenges. The presenters will provide practical advice,     may exacerbate health concerns that manifest later in
grounded in empirical evidence and experiential               life. Physical activity promotion is necessary in this
knowledge for other consultants who wish to engage in         population to prevent these later health problems,
meaningful work with this population.                         however a deeper understanding of their experiences
                                                              with physical activity post-retirement, as well as what
Controlled Breathing Rates Alter Motor Performance            program components they would be attracted to, is
Lecture | Non-Sport Performance Applications                  warranted before intervention development can proceed.
Taylor Buchanan, University of Florida, USA;                  This presentation discusses inactive, former NCAA
Christopher Janelle, University of Florida, USA               Division I athletes’ experiences with physical activity
Breathing interventions are used to influence movement        after retiring from collegiate sport and program
execution, however, we do not know the costs of               characteristics influenced by their experiences that they
breathing on movement planning. Our presentation will         believe would be effective for their population.
cover the use of breathing interventions to enhance           Effective Mentoring: A Review and Discussion of the
planning and execution of motor performance. Attendees        New CMPC Mentor Guidelines
will learn performance costs and benefits of regulating       Panel | Professional Development, Supervision, and
breathing rate.                                               Mentoring
                                                              Jack Lesyk, Ohio Center for Sport Psychology, USA;
Country Roads Take Us Home: Athlete Music Use                 Damien Clement, West Virginia University, USA; Charles
and Implications for Sport Psychology Practitioners           Maher, Cleveland Indians, USA; Brandonn Harris,
Lecture | Consulting & Interventions                          Georgia Southern University, USA
Seth Swary, West Virginia University, USA; Sam Zizzi,         The authors of the newly released CMPC Mentor
West Virginia University, USA                                 Guidelines will present a summary and clarification of
The lecturer will present a study intended to extend          the guidelines. Attendees will have an opportunity to
current literature on the relationship between music and      have their questions answered
Evaluating the Athlete’s and Coach’s Needs:                    findings suggest that female athletes of minority groups
Preliminary Stage in Building Sport Psychology                 experience discrimination on the basis of their gender
Services for USATF Athletes for the Next Olympic               and race at a higher rate than their male counterparts as
Cycle                                                          well as their White female counterparts. These findings
Panel | Elite/Pro Sport                                        highlight an area applied practitioners should know when
Lennie Waite, Waite Performance Strategies LLC, USA;           working with these populations in order to enhance their
Anne Shadle, , USA; Brian Zuleger, Adams State                 cultural competency and efficacy when working with
University, USA; Christopher Stanley, Florida State            athletes.
University, USA
This panel will provide lessons learned from research          Exercise Psychology and Wellness among
and application of sport psychology services for USA           Underrepresented Groups: Decolonizing, Tailoring,
Track and Field (USATF) in the past quad 2017-2020             and Partnering with the Community
and planning for the future quad 2021-2024. Panel              Symposium | Exercise/Health/Fitness
members will discuss findings from recent research             Keri Kirk, Department of Defense/HJF, USA; Amanda
conducted with USATF athletes and coaches needs                Perkins-Ball, Rice University, USA; Kristin Mauldin,
related to sport psychology services (specific and             California Baptist University, USA
preferred needs and skills, as well as preferred delivery      This symposium will discuss creative ways that exercise
and communication methods) as well as past                     psychology, mental skills practitioners, and graduate
experiences working with USATF athletes and coaches.           students can engage with communities that are typically
Lastly, this panel will touch on how this research will help   underrepresented in wellness spaces for the purposes of
inform planning and delivery of future sport psychology        health promotion. We will discuss cultural competence in
services in the coming Olympic cycle.                          intervention and supervision, providing inclusive
                                                               educational exercises, as well as how to develop
Examination of an Etiological Model of Disordered              interventions and didactics that deconstruct the
Eating in a Mixed Sport Sample of Female Collegiate            traditional Euro-centric approach to wellness
Athletes                                                       programming.
Lecture | Mental Health
Tess Palmateer, University of North Texas, USA; Kaleb          Exploring a Biofeedback Protocol for Vocal Cord
Cusack, University of North Texas, USA; Trent Petrie,          Dysfunction with Service Members
University of North Texas, USA                                 Lecture | Tactical Populations
This presentation will review sociocultural and                Chaska Gomez, Tripler Army Medical Center, USA; Lee-
psychological factors that directly and indirectly lead to     Ann Thomas, Tripler Army Medical Center, USA
the development of eating disorders/disordered eating in       Exploring a Biofeedback Protocol for Vocal Cord
female collegiate athletes. The authors will present their     Dysfunction with Servicemembers
findings on the use of Petrie and Greenleaf’s (2007;
2012) model in a mixed-sport sample of collegiate              Exploring Athletic Idenity's Effect on Shame
female athletes. Next steps and future directions for          Proneness in Collegiate Athletes
research and interventions will then be discussed.             Lecture | Collegiate Sport
                                                               Mario Fontana, The College at Brockport, USA
Examining High Performance Coaches’ Self-                      We will learn how an athlete's athletic identity can
Perceptions of Performance Effectiveness and                   sharpen proneness to shame. Methods that coaches can
Success                                                        use to direct athletes with high athletic identity to be less
Lecture | Coaching                                             prone to experiencing shame will be explored
Tammy Sheehy, Bridgewater College, USA; Kristen
Dieffenbach, WVU - Coaching and Performance                    Exploring the Characteristics of Thriving in
Science, USA                                                   Professional Sports Competition: Coaches' and
This presentation describes high performance coaches'          Players' Perspectives
own evaluation of their performance effectiveness and          Lecture | Elite/Pro Sport
perceptions of success. Attendees will learn how high          Daniel Brown, University of Portsmouth, UK; Pieter
performance coaches create personalized strategies for         Kruger, North West University, South Africa; Michael
feedback and evaluation over time to enhance their             Passaportis, University of Portsmouth, UK
quality of preparation and practice.                           To date, researchers have adopted differing
                                                               interpretations of thriving suggesting that greater clarity
Examining the Interplay of Race and Gender in the              is needed on what it means to thrive and how these
Athletic Arena: An Investigation of Discrimination in          experiences manifest in sports competition. This
Sport                                                          presentation will discuss the findings from two studies
Lecture | Diversity & Culture                                  that explored the characteristics of thriving in
Victoria Bradshaw, John F. Kennedy University, USA;            professional rugby union players across a multinational
Gily Meir, John F. Kennedy University, USA                     sample. The findings from these studies provide novel
The purpose of this study was to examine the interaction       insight into what it means to thrive in sports competition
of gender and race with the experiences of                     and offer a framework that may be used to identify
discrimination amongst collegiate athletes. These              thriving performers in the future.
workshop presents an innovative view on the use of
Exploring the Relationship Between Stress-Related             deliberate play as a therapeutic strategy in which
Growth and Basic Psychological Needs Following                CMPCs can use to help elite athletes experience high
Athletic Injuries                                             levels of sport-enjoyment, enhanced motivation, and
Lecture | Injury/Rehabilitation                               improved overall sport experience.
Samantha MacDonald, USA; Linda Keeler, Western
Washington University, USA; Jessyca Arthur-Cameselle,         Getting Published in the Journal of Applied Sport
Western Washington University, USA; Melissa D'Eloia,          Psychology (JASP), Journal of Sport Psychology in
Western Washington University, USA                            Action (JSPA), and Case Studies in Sport and
One positive psychological consequence after athletic         Exercise Psychology (CSSEP)
injury is stress-related growth (SRG), a positive change      Featured
experienced after undergoing something stressful. The         Stephen Mellalieu, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK;
aim of the present study was to investigate the               Ian Maynard, Essex University, UK; Richard Keegan,
relationships between both general psychological need         University of Canberra, Australia
frustration and satisfaction to SRG in athletes and           This session offers delegates with an interest or potential
explore sources from which needs were satisfied while         interest in publishing their research and professional
injured. The findings of this study imply that the            practice experiences to engage in an open forum with
relationship between SRG and SDT may be complex               the Editors of AASP’s flagship academic journals. The
and may depend on where the source of need                    session is aimed at both the individual seeking to take
satisfaction and frustration originate.                       their first step into the world of publishing in academic
Fail Better: A Brief Self-Compassion Intervention             journals and the more experienced researcher alike.
with NCAA Student-Athletes
Lecture | Consulting & Interventions                          Great Activity, Now What? Debriefing in Applied
Ashley Kuchar, University of Texas at Austin, USA             Sport Psychology
Ever wondered how to help athletes bounce back from           Workshop | Professional Development, Supervision, and
mistakes and failures? This presentation will focus on        Mentoring
how to utilize the power of perspective-taking to best        Megan Byrd, Georgia Southern University, USA;
support athletes in coping with various sport setbacks.       Stefanee Maurice, California Polytechnic State
                                                              University, USA; Abby Keenan, Intrepid Performance
From Youth Sport to the Pros: Improving Mental                Consulting, USA; Joseph Carbone, Springfield College,
Performance Through Acceptance Based                          USA
Interventions                                                 This workshop will teach techniques and skills to
Symposium | Consulting & Interventions                        implement during debriefing team and individual
Michael Clark, Clark Performance Consulting, USA;             sessions. Techniques from multiple disciplines including
Lindsey Hamilton, IMG Academy, USA; Kerry Guest,              group counseling, adventure therapy, and team
Indiana University, USA; Blake Pindyck, Milwaukee             development will be utilized for workshop attendees to
Brewers, USA                                                  practice skills.
The purpose of this symposium is to explore ways in
which acceptance-based interventions are applied by           Grief in Sports
sport psychology professionals across various domains.        Lecture | Mental Health
Specific learning objectives include (1) understanding        Jana Fogaca, Get Ahead Mental Performance, USA;
the inner workings of ACT and the 6 core processes of         Illene Cupit, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA;
change, (2) providing specific activities and interventions   Matthew Gonzalez, West Virginia University, USA; Emily
situated in an ACT framework, and (3) discuss the             Doran, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA;
lessons learned in applying and ACT-based intervention        Makenzie VandenElzen, University of Wisconsin-Green
with athletes.                                                Bay, USA
                                                              This session will present the findings of a survey on the
Get in Touch with Your Inner Child: A Workshop on             experiences of team members after the death of another
Incorporating Deliberate Play with Elite Athletes             member. The lecture will also present resources for
Workshop | Consulting & Interventions                         consultants working with a team that may be going
Carly Block, Florida State University, USA; Hila Sharon-      through this situation.
David, Florida State University, USA; Emma Nilsson,
OptiMental Performance, USA                                   Hazing Training and Intervention
In sport, youth athletes who spent more time engaging in      Workshop | Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion
deliberate play have been found to develop skills and         John Heil, Psychological Health Roanoke, USA
talent more easily and experience higher levels of            This workshop focuses on the role of sport psychologists
enjoyment and motivation in their sport compared to           in hazing awareness, prevention and intervention. It
those who are less engaged in deliberate play. When           introduces and provides guidance in the use of a
athletes grow old, however, they tend to abandon this         purpose-built, web-based, multi-media instructional
natural tendency to play and as a result, they are            program that is designed for training and organizational
more likely to experience exhaustion, loss of sport           education, which includes: video interviews with coaches
enjoyment, and eventually burnout. The current                and sport psychologists, a ready to use PowerPoint with
detailed annotation, supporting scholarly content, and       How to Teach Routines
handouts for coaches, athletes and administrators.           Featured
                                                             Jen Schumacher, United States Military Academy, USA
Help! There Is a Female in the Locker Room!! What            and Matt Cuccaro, Telos Sport Psychology Coaching,
Do We Do Now?                                                USA
Workshop | Diversity & Culture
Tanya Bialostozky, Mexico; Frances Cardenas,                 I Am Woman, Hear Me “ROAR”: Female-identified
Philadelphia Phillies, USA; Cristina Fink, C Fink            Sport Psychology Providers’ Experiences of
Consulting, USA; Dehra Harris, Toronto Blue Jays, USA        Navigating Male-Dominated Athletic Departments in
This workshop proposes diverse strategies to fully           a Lead Role
embrace gender equity by mentoring, developing, and          Panel | Collegiate Sport
providing support to women in traditionally male-            Rachel Walker, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA;
dominated sport and performance environments, as well        Dayna Charbonneau, West Virginia University, USA;
as leading efforts towards a more inclusive culture by       Nicole Linen, Auburn University - Athletics, USA;
providing key concepts such as stereotype replacement,       Cassandra Pasquariello, University of Wisconsin-
perspective taking, challenging the language and             Madison, USA; Dolores Christensen, University of
amplifying women's voices.                                   Oklahoma, Psychological Resources for OU Student-
                                                             Athletes (PROS), USA; Angel Brutus, Mississippi State
How Does She Do It? Women in Academia Share                  University, USA
their Unique Stories about Finding their Way in              Given the continued disparity in experiences across
Sport Psychology                                             gender and other marginalized identities in sport, the
Panel | Professional Issues & Ethics                         purpose of this panel is to share the lived experiences of
Kimberly Shaffer, Barry University, USA; Gily Meir, John     female-identified providers and practitioners of color
F. Kennedy University, USA; Jasmin Hutchinson,               conducting sport psychology and mental health services
Springfield College, USA; Elizabeth Mullin, Springfield      in elite collegiate athletics departments across the USA.
College, USA; Rebecca Zakrajsek, University of               Panelists will reflect on experienced microaggressions,
Tennessee, USA                                               gender and other cultural stereotypes, safety and
Maintaining work-life balance can be complex and             inclusion, and comfort level with assertiveness and
challenging for women in academia; this topic will be        advocacy as female-identified persons in male-
examined by identifying and understanding some               dominated sport settings. Unique considerations
common developmental hurdles that arise alongside the        regarding salary negotiation, family and childcare, and
path of professional growth (Guillaume & Pochic, 2009;       work-life balance will be discussed.
Kalysh, Kulik, & Perera, 2016; Loeffen, 2016). The aim
of this panel is to empower others in navigating             Influence of Call Volume on Perceptions of Stress
challenges such as: the ever-present glass ceiling, pay      and Recovery in Active-Duty Firefighters
inequity, greater expectations to care for others, and the   Lecture | Tactical Populations
potential for motherhood. This panel will present the        Carly Wahl, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA;
unique stories of five accomplished women working in         Rudi Marciniak, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee,
Sport & Exercise Psychology academia from different          USA; Kyle Ebersole, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee,
institutions in the United States where panelists will       USA; Barbara Meyer, University of Wisconsin-
reflect upon an existing model for achieving work-life       Milwaukee, USA
balance for mental performance consultants (Waumsley         It has become popular among researchers and
et al., 2010).                                               practitioners alike to monitor the influence of training
                                                             load on stress and recovery among athletes, yet little
How to Build a Mental Performance Consulting                 research has been done to monitor training load and its
Marketing Plan                                               affects on stress and recovery in the tactical populations,
Workshop | Private Practice                                  where an under recovered state may have fatal
Michael Huber, Follow The Ball LLC, USA; Alison Pope-        consequences. In order to develop recovery-specific
Rhodius, JFK University, USA                                 interventions for firefighters, the purpose of the current
This workshop will help other mental performance             study was to examine how acute training load dose (i.e.,
consultants to develop their own marketing plan              call volume) influences their perceptions of recovery and
leveraging the presenters’ experience in doing the same.     stress. Findings of our research suggest that in order to
The workshop will be interactive, breaking the audience      optimize firefighter health and well-being, practitioners
into separate groups responsible for constructing each       should monitor call volume and implement appropriate
element of a marketing plan as articulated by Blann and      physical, mental, and/or emotional recovery
colleagues. The goal is for participants to see how a        interventions.
marketing plan can come together in just 75 minutes.
Internationalizing at Home: An Innovative                        Crosse, USA; Chris Wagstaff, University of Portsmouth,
Application of the Collaborative Online International            UK; Natalie Durand-Bush, University of Ottawa, Canada
Learning Framework in Sport Psychology                           The purpose of this project was to investigate, via an
Lecture | Teaching                                               online survey, the number and type of mental
Dana Voelker, West Virginia University, USA; Gleber              performance (MP; i.e., sport psychology) employment
Pereira, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil; Sean            positions held by practitioners over a five-year span. A
Bulger, West Virginia University, USA                            total of N = 562 participants completed the survey. The
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is an         findings highlight a growth in employment opportunities,
accessible, cost-effective solution to strengthen global         especially full-time MP positions, compared to previous
learning within sport psychology training and education.         reviews of career prospects of MP practitioners (e.g.,
The purpose of this presentation is to share the                 Meyers et al., 2001). This presentation will elaborate on
instructor and student experience of an interdisciplinary        these findings, as well as key employment-related data
COIL course led in partnership between universities in           relevant to current and future MP professionals.
the U.S. and Brazil. In sharing empirical data and
practical experiences, audience members will garner a            Just Say It: Teaching Elite Youth Athletes to
foundational understanding of the COIL framework as a            Communicate with Adults
feasible, innovative mechanism for improving diversity           Workshop | Youth Sport
and inclusion in the field.                                      Judy Goss, Private Practice, Canada; Sharleen Hoar,
                                                                 Canadian Sport Institute-Pacific, Canada
Investigating the Psychology of Pain and Injury in a             Communication skills are essential for young people to
Sample of Collegiate Club-Sport Athletes                         learn and impact the coach-athlete relationship. For
Lecture | Injury/Rehabilitation                                  many athletes, communicating with adults is a challenge
Mike Hamberger, University of Maryland, USA; Stephen             due to a lack of communication skills and a low level of
R. McDaniel, University of Maryland, USA                         comfort in speaking with adults, or communication
This lecture will guide audience members through an              apprehension. The central learning objective of this
understanding of the psychosocial phenomenon known               workshop is to equip mental performance consultants
as the “sport ethic”, which is the socialization, or             with effective interactive activities to develop athlete
normalization, of attitudes and behaviors that make              communication skills with adults.
athletes prone to play through pain and injury, often with
unhealthy consequences. Attendees will gain insight              L.E.A.R.N. to Connect: Working Towards Better
into the psychological development of this attitude              Performance by Taking a Systems Approach to
formation, as it also pertains to specific personality traits.   Address the Ethnolinguistic Needs of Athletes
Empirical results point to the utility of a specific measure     Workshop | Diversity & Culture
of the sport ethic as a potential screening tool for             Tanya Bialostozky, Mexico; Val Altieri, Jr., Boston
athletes, from youth through collegiate age.                     University, USA; John McCarthy, Boston University,
                                                                 USA; Cristina Fink, C Fink Consulting, USA; Frances
Is This Evidence-Based? How Psychological Skills                 Cardenas, Philadelphia Phillies, USA; Cristian Guzman,
Are Disseminated by a Youth Sport Organization                   New York Mets, USA; Robert DiBernardo, Toronto Blue
Lecture | Youth Sport                                            Jays, USA; Jake Chaplin, Boston Red Sox, USA
Frank Ely, University of Windsor, Canada; Krista                 This workshop presents a systematic process for
Chandler, University of Windsor, Canada; Patti Millar,           considering how to bridge the gaps between players and
University of Windsor, Canada; Todd Loughead,                    other key stakeholders (coaches, support staff,
University of Windsor, Canada                                    administrators) using a five-step L.E.A.R.N. (Learn-
The current presentation examines the psychological              Educate-Advocate-Remove-Negotiate) approach for
skills-related content disseminated online by a large            guiding consultants. Key learning goals for participants
Canadian youth sport organization (OMHA). The                    are: 1.) identify potential ethnolinguistic barriers to
purpose of this study was to examine whether this                athlete performance; 2.) generate potential strategies
content was evidence-based and to determine which                and practices that can support athletes’ ethnolinguistic
psychological skills were presented. Given the majority          needs; 3.) create various ways of responding to the
of content was incongruent with current research                 situations presented through scenario-based learning.
findings (69%), attendees will learn how this limits the
potential for youth to learn psychological skills and leave      Let’s Blog! Understanding the How Tos of Sport
with strategies for improving the quality of information         Psychology Blogging
disseminated by youth sport organizations.                       Workshop | Professional Development, Supervision, and
Job Opportunities and Compensation in Mental                     Michele Kerulis, Northwestern University, USA; Megan
Performance: A Comprehensive Review (2014-2019)                  Byrd, Georgia Southern University, USA
Featured                                                         Digital scholarship has recently gained recognition
Justine Vosloo, Ithaca College, USA; Sebastian                   (McGregor, 2017, Linden, et al, 2017) and professionals
Harenberg, St. Francis Xavier University, USA;                   have identified blogging as an emerging form of
Alessandro Quartiroli, University of Wisconsin, La               scholarship within digital history (McGregor, 2017).
                                                                 During this interactive workshop you will experience
large and small group activities as you learn how to            USA; Christine Selby, Husson University, USA; Michele
create interesting blog posts that are in line with current     Kerulis, Northwestern University, USA; Riley Nickols,
ethics codes. Come to this active workshop with your            McCallum Place, USA
creativity and leave with a plan for your new blogging          Rates of Feeding and Eating Disorders (FEDs) continue
strategy.                                                       to escalate among athletes of diverse age, gender, race,
                                                                and ethnicity, threatening health, quality of life and sport
Leveraging your Resources: Developing an Athletic               performance. Expert and certified (CMPC) (CEDS)
Department Eating Disorder Policy                               panelists will discuss the risks associated with "making
Lecture | Mental Health                                         weight" and/or recommending weight change.
Jennifer Farrell, University of North Carolina at               Participants are encouraged to present relevant case
Greensboro, USA                                                 examples and openly discuss strategies for reducing
The purpose of this presentation is to provide strategies       FED risk, preserving health and promoting optimal sport
for developing a policy and protocol in order to                performance.
effectively identify, manage, and refer athletes with
eating disorders for evaluation and treatment. The              Measurement and Interpretation of Overconformity
presenter will discuss issues to consider when                  to the Sport Ethic in Competitive Athletes
developing a policy with limited resources, strategies for      Lecture | Consulting & Interventions
identifying a team of professionals to provide                  Stephen Hebard, Prevention Strategies, USA; Erin
interdisciplinary care, ethical concerns, and challenges        Reifsteck, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
related to the implementation of the policy and protocol.       USA; Jeff Milroy, University of North Carolina at
                                                                Greensboro, USA
Lots of Context, Little Time                                    It is widely accepted that competitive athletes must
Workshop | Consulting & Interventions                           sacrifice despite consequences, strive for distinction,
Cecilia Craft, SOCEP, USA; Brian Miles, Cleveland               accept risks, play through pain, and refuse to accept
Indians, USA; AJ LaLonde, Los Angeles Dodgers, USA;             limits in order to achieve in sport. Athletes whose
Justin Su'a, Tampa Bay Rays, USA                                schemas and social identities exclusively reflect these
The success of a mental performance training in a Major         norms may engage in risky behaviors to an extent that
League Baseball setting relies heavily on a mental              jeopardizes their health and well-being. In this
performance practitioner’s ability to fully grasp the           presentation, we describe the risk of athlete
context created by their coaches, clubhouse and                 overconformity to these norms, review our instrument
players. Within the context of professional sport, time is      development process, and advocate for data-driven
extremely valuable. Participants attending this workshop        practitioner intervention that includes interpretation of a
will: 1) learn about the context that drives the demand for     reliable and valid measure of this overconformity.
a short mental performance training (SMPT) and
consider their current consulting, or coaching, context, 2)     Measuring Effectiveness in Applied Sport
work through contextual considerations when building a          Psychology: A Multi-Modal Approach
SMPT, 3) observe examples of SMPTs as designed by               Symposium | Consulting & Interventions
the facilitators, 4) have the opportunity to build a draft of   Lindsey Hamilton, IMG Academy, USA; Duncan
their own SMPT.                                                 Simpson, IMG Academy, USA; Greg Young, IMG
                                                                Academy, USA
Make Empathy Your New Sport: Practical                          The purpose of this symposium is to discuss best
Applications for Athletic, Business and Military                practices in evaluating the effectiveness of mental
Populations                                                     performance consultants and their work. The first
Workshop | Non-Sport Performance Applications                   presentation will focus on the evaluation of the
Jessica Woods, Woods Performance Strategies, USA;               effectiveness of the consultant related to knowledge,
Russ Flaten, Premier Sport Psychology, USA                      personal characteristics, and their delivery style
Empathy is an advanced communication skill that                 (Gonzalez et al., 2018), and the second presentation will
requires active listening to understand the other person's      discuss the evaluation of effectiveness based on the
perspective. The concept of empathy is well-known, but          athletes’ response to the mental conditioning received
it is not commonly practiced. The key learning objectives       (Anderson et al., 2002). The third presentation will
from this workshop include: a) the ability to define            discuss how assessment can be used to address the
empathy; b) how to address the stigma; c) assess                question of consultant effectiveness (Taylor, 2018), and
phraseology; d) reframe linguistics from sounds                 real-world examples will be used throughout the three
(phonetics, phonology), words (morphology), sentences           presentations to demonstrate the applicability of key
(syntax), and meanings (semantics) to enhance                   principles and methods.
empathetic conversations.
                                                                Measuring Mindfulness: Findings and Suggestions
Making Weight 2020: Risks and Rewards                           for Sport Research and Practice
Panel | Mental Health                                           Lecture | Research Design
Jenny Conviser, Ascend Consultation in Health Care,             Carol Glass, The Catholic University of America, USA;
USA; Sharon Chirban, Amplify Wellness & Performance,            Thomas Minkler, West Virginia University, USA; Megan
LLC, USA; Caitlyn Hauff, University of South Alabama,           Hut, Catholic University of America, USA; Hannah
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