Alexander Cohen, Professional Standards

Alexander Cohen is a Senior Sport Psychologist with the United States Olympic Committee. He provides psychological service, education, and consultation to athletes and coaches as a member of the USOC Winter Sports Performance Team. Alex travels to training camps and competitions to provide sport psychology services and serves as part of the U.S. Delegation at the Olympic Games. As a licensed psychologist and AASP-certified sport psychology consultant, Alex assists coaches in creating elite performance environments that promote psychological and physical skill acquisition and execution. He works directly with athletes to strengthen and sustain competitive identity and consistently utilize psychological skills, helping them focus on the right things, at the right time, every time.

Prior to joining the USOC, Alex was in private practice in Athens, GA. He also served as Chair of the Sport/Exercise Psychology M.A. program at Argosy University's Atlanta, GA campus, guiding program development, teaching courses and providing practicum supervision for sport/exercise psychology graduate students.

Alex completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Georgia following his doctorate in Counseling Psychology and masters in Sport Psychology at Florida State University. He completed his bachelors in psychology and kinesiology at Texas A&M. Since becoming an AASP member in 1997, Alex has published several articles in the field of sport psychology and has presented numerous times at AASP conferences. He has chaired the AASP Distinguished Student Practitioner Award Committee and previously served as an AASP student representative as well as serving on the AASP Graduate Training Student Advisory Board.

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