AASP PARTNERS WITH NBA RETIRED PLAYERS ASSOCIATION TO PROVIDE COUNSELING SERVICES
AASP has partnered with the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to provide their members, who are former professional basketball players in the NBA, ABA, WNBA, and Harlem Globetrotters, access to sport psychology consultants that can help them transition to life after basketball.
“AASP offers a host of tools and training techniques that are essential for our members to make a successful transition to retirement and begin the next stage of their lives,” said Arnie Fielkow, NBRPA CEO. “AASP consultants will serve as a great resource and benefit for members that are learning to cope with their changing identities and emotional attachment to the game.”
To kick off the new partnership, AASP leaders will join the NBRPA’s 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend Celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana to provide information on AASP services, answer individual questions and begin the process of connecting members with AASP consultants in their area.
“We are thrilled to provide our skills and expertise to NBRPA members,” said Dr. Brent Walker, AASP’s Past President. “Leveraging our national network of sport psychology consultants, AASP’s members are available to speak confidentially about personal issues ranging from difficulties with transitioning away from basketball, to starting a second career, to managing changing family roles.”
AASP currently has over 2,400 members in 50 countries worldwide, with backgrounds in a variety of areas including sport science, social work, counseling and clinical psychology. Many NBA teams currently work with an AASP sport psychology professional.