Featured Sessions

FEATURED SESSIONS

Case Studies for CC-AASP: Opportunities for Peer Consultation
Thursday, October 15, 8:15 am – 9:30 am

Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD, West Virginia University
Lois Butcher-Poffley, PhD, Temple University

Although there are over 400 AASP Certified Consultants (CCs) representing seven countries, many states and countries are still without CCs. Thus, the opportunity for CCs to collaborate with each other on issues including client assessment, intervention development, and overall effectiveness is limited at best. While Certified Consultants connect electronically with respect to the dissemination of important consultant events and information, a true network of professionals able to engage in peer consultation, particularly when facing challenging practitioner situations, has yet to be created. This workshop, open solely to Certified Consultants, is specifically designed to encourage the process of collaboration, networking and peer consulting among practitioners. Prior to the 2015 AASP Conference, CCs were solicited to submit particularly challenging consulting cases via the Certified Consultant email distribution list. All ethical considerations relating to the preservation of client confidentiality were appropriately addressed. Two case studies were selected and, with the submitters’ permission, distributed to all CCs for their review and consideration two weeks prior to the 2015 AASP conference workshop. These cases are presented in a workshop format to facilitate a guided dialouge in terms of case conceptualization, challenges, intervention design, and results. Having reviewed these cases ahead of time, CC attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their own conceptualization and possible intervention strategies for each case presented. Offering this opportunity for CCs to interact on professional practice issues at the annual conference not only serves to enhance AASP’s commitment to Certified Consultants, but encourages CCs to build their professional consultation networks thereby continuing their own development as effective practitioners.


Five Slides in Five Minutes Session: Best Practices in Consulting
Thursday, October 15, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

The 5 slides in 5 minutes presentation will explore best practices in consulting, from individuals who have been identified as successful practitioners. Presenters will focus on what they consider to be the key points that help them to be effective consultants. Presenters include:

Sarah Castillo, CC-AASP, National University
Ceci Clark, Cleveland Indians
Greg Dale, PhD, Duke University
Andrea Faull, PhD, University of Worcester
Jon Hammermeister, Eastern Washington University
Justin Su'a, IMG Academy

Each presenter will have 5 slides and 5 minutes to present their subject area. Flags will fly, bells will be rung... and talking will cease when the 5 minute timer goes off. After the first three presenters, there will be a 15 minute discussion period followed by the next three presenters and 15 more minutes of discussion, followed by open discussion of the topics. Join us for a lively presentation and discussion!
 

Providing Sport Psychology Services in Professional Sport Settings (MLB, NBA, NFL): Perspectives, Programs, and Ethics
Thursday, October 15, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Jack Lesyk, PhD, CC-AASP, Ohio Center for Sport Psychology
Sam Maniar, PhD, Cleveland Browns
Charlie Maher, PsyD, MBA, CC-AASP, Cleveland Indians
Brent Walker, PhD, Columbia University, moderator

The three presenters will share their experiences in working with professional sports teams (Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cleveland Indians) in discussing a range of factors that facilitate development, maintenance, and sustaining of working relationships. Particular attention will be given to subject matter expertise, needs assessment, understanding of relevant context, customization of program and services, contracting, being part of a development team, professional humility, issues of confidentiality, and related ethical issues.
 

Shaping the Future of Certification and Practice: Results of the Job Task Analysis
Friday, October 16, 
11:30am-12:30 pm

Jack Watson, PhD, West Virginia University

This session will be an overview of Job Task Analysis results, including what has been identified as the most important competencies in the field and how the new exam wiill be constructed and weighted with the JTA results in mind. The timeline for the new examination will also be discussed.
 

Meet the Professionals Luncheon
Friday, October 16, 
12:30pm–1:30pm

Geared for student attendees to interact and network with more established sport psychology consultants. The session is limited to the first 54 students to register. Student members can attend for $25, student non-members are also able to attend for $30. The following professionals have been invited to host their a table during the luncheon this year:

Shannon Baird, PhD, CSF2
Scott Goldman, PhD, CC-AASP, University of Michigan
Kensa Gunter, PsyD, CC-AASP, Private Practice
Chris Harwood, PhD, Loughborough University
Ramel Smith, PhD, BLAQUESMITH
Lindsey Thornton, EdD, CC-AASP, United States Olympic Committee
 

Five Slides in Five Minutes: Coaching
Friday, October 16, 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Presenters include:
Lindsey Blom, PhD, CC-AASP, Ball State University
Gordon Bloom, PhD, McGill University
Goran Kentta, The Swedish School of Sport and Health Science
Larry Lauer, PhD, United States Tennis Association
Sarah McQuade, Independent Consultant
Melissa Thompson, PhD, CC-AASP, The University of Southern Mississippi

Each presenter will have 5 slides and 5 minutes to present their subject area. Flags will fly, bells will be rung... and talking will cease when the 5 minute timer goes off. After the first three presenters, there will be a 15 minute discussion period followed by the next three presenters and 15 more minutes of discussion, followed by open discussion of the topics. Join us for a lively presentation and discussion!
 

The 50th Anniversary of the ISSP - Toward Cultural Epistemology of Knowledge in International Sport Psychology
Saturday, October 17, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The five-decade history of the ISSP was for a long time shaped by cultural and socio-political differences between countries and relevant members. The symposium will discuss the ISSP contribution to the cultural understanding of international sport and exercise psychology.

Tatiana Ryba, KIHU – Research Institute for Olympic Sports
Natalia Stambulova, Halmstad University
Robert Schinke, Laurentian University
 

Sport Psychology Utilization in Gymnastics
Saturday, October 17, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This panel will focus on the utilization of sport psychology services in the gymnastics world at all levels - olympic, collegiate and local/club.  Hear how mental skills training has helped gymnasts increase their focus and perform at their maximum level.   Speakers will share their specific experiences in the Olympics and in NCAA competition as well.   

 Samantha Peszek, 2015 NCAA All-Around Champ, 2008 Olympian, 17-Time All American
 Ron Gallimore, COO, USA Gymnastics, former head of US Men's Program, 1980 Olympian
 Nicole Detling, Univ. of Utah (moderator)
 

Five Slides in Five Minutes Session: Special Interest Groups
Saturday, October 17, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The 5 slides in 5 minutes presentation will explore issues related to the development of the profession and organization from coordinators of the Special Interest Groups. Presenters will focus on issues relevant to their Special Interest Group and include a variety of topics.

Presenters/SIGs represented include:
Anger and Violence in Sport: Mitch Abrams, PsyD, Learned Excellence for Athletes
Disability Sport and Exercise: Amanda Leibovitz, Adler University
Exercise Psychology and Wellness: Melissa Madeson, PhD, Hardin Simmons University
Military Performance: Tim Herzog, Human Performance Resource Center
Performance Psychophysiology and Biofeedback: Ben Barone, University of Denver
Positive Psychology for Sport and Exercise: Lisa Miller, PhD, American Military University

Each presenter will have 5 slides and 5 minutes to present their subject area. Flags will fly, bells will be rung... and talking will cease when the 5 minute timer goes off. After the first three presenters, there will be a 15 minute discussion period followed by the next three presenters and 15 more minutes of discussion, followed by open discussion of the topics. Join us for a lively presentation and discussion!

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