Dolores Christensen is originally from Northern California. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and political science from Southern Oregon University and graduated with her master's degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver in 2012. In the fall she will begin her third year in the Counseling Psychology PsyD program at Springfield College.
Dolores has been a student member of AASP since 2011 and in that time has served as a Student Delegate on the Student Website Committee, the Student Volunteers Initiative, the Internship and Practicum Experience Database, and the Performance Excellent Movement newsletter. She also serves AASP as a student member of the Graduate Program Committee, a group of professionals and students charged by the AASP Executive Board to increase clarity for students with respect to graduate training in sport and exercise psychology. Additionally, Dolores is an active student member of the Coalition for the Advancement of Graduate Education and Training in the Practice of Sport Psychology and Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of APA.
Dolores has focused her clinical work on college student-athletes as well as individuals with substance use disorders. Her dissertation research examines ultramarathon runners in 50-and 100-mile races and the cognitive strategies used to cope with the mental, emotional, and physical demands of extreme human endurance. Dolores also loves Oregon Duck football, hates vegetables, and enjoys running for many hours in the mountains.