Featured CE Workshops

Each program below has been approved for CE credit to partially meet the 6-hour CE re-certification requirement for Certified Consultants (CC-AASP). Workshops are subject to cancellation should less than 10 registrants be enrolled 30 days prior to session date.

Workshops are not included with general conference registration. Fees are as follows, per workshop:

  3 hour workshop 6 hour workshop
Student Member: $54 $108
Professional Member: $66 $132
Non-Member: $90 $180
APA Credit Fee (Optional): $15 $30


Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm & Wednesday, October 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sexual & Domestic Violence in Athletes - Prevention, Treatment & Assessing Risk
Mitch Abrams, PsyD, Learned Excellence for Athletes

6 hours

The proliferation of high profile cases in the media where athletes have been involved with incidents of violence requires Sport Psychology to step up and be a part of the solution to the problem of sexual, dating & domestic violence in athlete populations. This workshop will examine these problems through a proactive, preventative lens; identifying currently used models (including Bystander Education) while offering alternatives that address accountability, psychoeducation and culture readjustments.  The consequences for perpetrators, survivors & organizations will also be considered (in the context of Title IX as well) to map a plan for treatment after an incident.

Thursday, October 19
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fast Forward:  Moving from What We Already Know to Becoming More Culturally Competent with Anti-Bias Conversations in Sport Psychology
Mary Foston-English, MA, Stanford University & Private Practice

3 hours

Many organizations recognize the importance of becoming more culturally responsive to the many differences individuals bring to organizations.  AASP is no exception to this as evidenced by their development and support of a Diversity Committee as a way to become more culturally responsive.  As organizations strive to become more culturally responsive, they are challenged to become more culturally competent.  Cultural competency has been defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as "the ability to honor and respect the beliefs, languages, interpersonal styles, and behaviors of individuals and families receiving services.  Cultural competence is a dynamic, ongoing developmental process that requires a long-term commitment and is achieved over time" (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] 2003a, p.12).  Cultural competency is more than having knowledge about culture; it also includes an awareness of our own biases.  According to Peters and Williams (2009), sport psychology clients are negatively impacted by sport psychologists who are not aware of their cultural beliefs, biases and stereotypes.  This interactive, psychoeducational workshop is designed to allow participants to understand and assess their own level of cultural competency and awareness of their own biases in regards to differences.  An overview of historical milestones in the evolution of diversity/cross-cultural trainings will be used to help participants become more open to discussing what can be a sensitive topic of anti-bias conversations. Target audience will be anyone open to clarifying their own cultural identity and its usefulness in becoming more culturally competent.


The Nine Mental Skills of Successful Athletes: A Practical Framework for Understanding, Assessing, and Developing Training Programs for Athletes
Jack J. Lesyk, PhD, CC-AASP, Ohio Center for Sport Psychology

3 hours

The Nine Mental Skills of Successful Athletes (9MSSA) is a cognitive, emotional, and behavioral conceptual framework for understanding, assessing, and designing mental skills training programs for athletes.  Created by a seasoned practitioner, the model is easily understood and utilized by athletes and coaches, as well as sport psychology professionals. After introducing the model and its rationale, the presenter will demonstrate its use in identifying an athlete's specific mental skill strengths and weaknesses.  Additionally, case materials will be used to illustrate how before and after measures can be used to assess the effectiveness of mental skills training programs.  Workshop participants will be provided with the complete 9MSSA assessment tools and will learn how to use them through a series of experiential exercises that will enable them to utilize these resources in their own practices.  

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