2013 CE and Professional Development Workshops

PDF attachment of workshops that will be held at the AASP 2013 Conference.

Entrepreneurial Bootcamp | CE Workshop 1

Introduction via webinar:
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern

Onsite in New Orleans:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 · 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 ·  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

John Coumbe-Lilley, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Learn2Peak

AASP members asked for this program –and we’re giving it to you!  Entrepreneurial Bootcamp is an immersion experience for recently graduated, certified or licensed professionals working with athletes, coaches and teams seeking to develop a profitable sport psychology consulting practice.  Topics covered in this 7 hour multi-day program, which is a combination of online and hands-on learning, include:  “Start-up”: What To Do and What Not to Do; Developing “Top of Mind” awareness via the web and social media; Concept Development, Sales and Marketing.

The initial “Bootcamp” introduction and overview segment (1 hour) will be presented as a live webinar on September 3.  It will be recorded for those who cannot attend for viewing prior the live sessions in New Orleans.  The remaining 6 hours will be presented at the conference on Tuesday, October 1 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm) and Wednesday, October 2 (9:00 am – 12:00 noon).

 The objectives of this Boot Camp are to:

• Provide individuals the tools to effectively build a profitable sport psychology consulting business.
• Teach you the business principles successful entrepreneurs have used
• Make sure attendees leave with an action plan to achieve the three key objectives of businesss

This will be a very interactive workshop with work to do between the initial webinar and the on-site workshop. The outcome of this workshop will be your own individual action plan with measurable goals.

This program has been approved for 3 hours of CE to partially meet the 6-hour CE re-certification requirement for Certified Consultants (CC-AASP).

Assessment and Management of Self-Injury, Suicide and Violence in Athlete Populations | CE Workshop 2

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 · 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mitch Abrams, Psy.D., Learned Excellence for Athletes

Over the past several years, there have been high profile situations in sport where athletes have committed severe incidents of violence directed either towards themselves or others. Sport psychologists’ training on how to assess for suicide is not part of standardized sport psychology training.  Similarly, risk assessment for violence is also not routinely part of sport psychology training.  There are reasons to be concerned that as society becomes more violent there will be analogous increase in suicide and homicide inside athlete populations.  Therefore, this training is geared to teaching not just risk factors to assess, but standardized methods of such assessments (including testing equipment) and interviewing styles to extract clinical information when the athlete may not be forthcoming. Traditional myths about suicide and homicide will be challenged to give the sport psychologist a pragmatic approach to assessment.  Finally, issues related to treatment and crisis management will be discussed that focus on risk amelioration, confidentiality and damage control.

Developing, Selling, and Delivering a Comprehensive Integrated Sport Psychology Service Delivery Program for Intercollegiate Athletics | CE Workshop 3

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 · 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rick McGuire, Ph.D., CC-AASP, University of Missouri &
Joe Scogin, University of Missouri

We are actively working to create 100 new professional positions for Sport Psychology in NCAA Division I Athletic Departments by 2020. The challenge is to have Sport Psychology Consultants trained and ready to fill these new roles!  This workshop is provided for and directed to Sport Psychology Students and Professionals who are wishing to expand their knowledge and understanding in how to best design, develop and deliver effective services for intercollegiate teams, athletes and coaches.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding the obstacles to gaining entry into intercollegiate athletics, and creating effective strategies for selling you, your role and services!

Team (Together Everyone Achieves More) Talks:
Strategies for Team and Group Presentations | CE Workshop 4

Thursday, October 3, 2013 · 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tami Eggleston, Ph.D., CC-AASP, McKendree University

The objective of this engaging workshop is to share strategies to assist professionals working with teams and presenting to groups of athletes.  This workshop will include hands-on experiences that participants can take back to use in their consulting or in their classrooms.  The activities will be organized around Tuckman’s (1965) research on the stages that a group goes through to become a team (e.g., forming-performing).  Demonstrations will include goal setting, surveys, communication, team roles, and a values-auction.  Various resources will be shared including Jeff Janssen's Peak Performance Playbook, Jack Lesyk’s 9 mental skills, and videos by Greg Dale. 

Certified Consultant Workshop: Essentials of Mentorship | Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 · 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 · 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Robert J. Harmison, Ph.D., CC-AASP, James Madison University &
Renee Appaneal, Ed.D, LPC, CC-AASP, Australian Institute of Sport

The purpose of this continuing education workshop is to provide attendees with a foundational understanding of the role of mentorship in the development of a competent sport psychology practitioner, as well some basic skills to improve their ability to provide mentorship to trainees. The workshop will incorporate a combination of didactic and experiential learning activities designed to enhance the attendees’ delivery of mentorship services. The workshop is intended for AASP certified consultants with limited to no formal training in mentorship/ supervision as well as those who desire to increase their mentorship knowledge and skills.


The Promotional Value of Public Speaking
4th Annual Yopko Penhallurick Marketing Workshop
Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Betty Weibel, Yopko Penhallurick
AASP members seeking to promote themselves commonly consider media relations, advertising, direct mail and online marketing tools. However, public speaking is an excellent promotional tool, often overlooked. When used strategically, public speaking can provide great value in building community awareness, promoting a book or research and more. This seminar will touch on the aspects of public speaking beyond the content of your talk including advance publicity, driving traffic to your website, and maximizing media opportunities related to the talk. A brief overview of the new AASP Speakers Bureau will also be provided.

One-on-one Video Interview Coaching Sessions
Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4, 2013
8:00 am – 12:00 noon (by pre-reservation only)

Personalized video interview coaching sessions with Yopko Penhallurick (AASP’s Public Relations Agency) will be offered Thursday and Friday mornings. These 30-minute sessions are focused on improving video presence and interview skills, whether it is for television or an online media interview via Skype. Conducted by Betty Weibel and Jennifer Reece of YP, these practice sessions are an opportunity to hone your skills through individualized coaching, including a brief on-camera taping with analysis and feedback. Prior to the workshop, participants will work with the YP staff to identify a topic and specific media issues on which they would like to improve their on-camera media skills (e.g., the Olympic Games, youth sport burnout, injury rehabilitation, etc). Participants will receive one-on-one coaching in the delivery of their on-camera message.

In order to prepare in advance, pre-registration is required and timeslots are limited, so register early by emailing bw@yp-pr.com directly to determine availability and schedule.

The Nuts and Bolts of Becoming an AASP Certified Consultant
Thursday, October 3, 2013
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Robert J. Harmison, James Madison University

Although created nearly 25 years ago, the standards for and process of becoming an AASP Certified Consultant remain among the most misunderstood and debated issues in our organization.  It has taken some time for the number of certified consultants to grow to a critical mass, but with employers and internships now listing AASP Certification as “required” or “highly desired” certification has experienced significant growth in recent years.  This workshop will discuss the certification process.  In particular, benefits of certification will be presented and explored in order for individuals interested in this process to gain insight and knowledge necessary to pursue certification.  Academic program directors will also benefit from the discussion of what courses and experiences are most relevant for certification.  Tips and suggestions for successfully navigating the application process will be provided.  Members of the Certification Review Committee will be available to discuss frequently asked questions regarding issues such as mentorship, service provision, coursework, and the differences between master’s level and doctoral level applicants.  The intent of this workshop is to continue the dialog surrounding AASP certification, so that an increasing number of students and professionals understand the process, ultimately decide to apply, and are successful in becoming AASP Certified Consultants.  Audience participation is anticipated and welcomed.

Grant Writing Workshop
Thursday, October 3
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Paula Parker, East Stroudsburg University, Gualberto Cremades, Barry University, Amanda Visek, The George Washington University, & Cindrea Kamphoff, Minnesota State University/TheRunner’s Edge

The Community Outreach and Research grants are independent, competitive seed funding opportunities offered to members to advance sport science, practice, community engagement, and efforts towards earning Certified Consultant status. For the second time, AASP is offering an informational workshop designed to aid members in writing winning community outreach and research grant proposals. This year’s session will focus heavily on how to strengthen components of the grant application that are typically identified during the review process as the weakest, while also providing attendees with helpful, interactive resources to enhance their grant applications.

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