Special Sessions

SPECIAL SESSIONS


Professional Ethics and Standards in Sport and Exercise Psychology*

Tuesday, October 14, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 15, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

*Must be enrolled in the online course through WVU to attend.

For the third consecutive year, AASP is partnering with West Virginia University (WVU) to offer a distance-learning course focusing on “Professional Ethics and Standards in Sport and Exercise Psychology”. The program, which begins the week of June 16, was specifically developed to examine important ethical and legal issues that sport and exercise psychology professionals often encounter in their work as teachers, researchers and practitioners. AASP is also seeking to standardize ethics training for anyone interested in seeking AASP certification.

Dr. Ed Etzel, Professor in the Department of Sport Sciences at WVU, will be the featured instructor. While the offering will be predominantly online, there will be 10 hours of in-person, required instruction held at AASP's 2014 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas (October 14 - 15). A final online exam will end the course. Tuition for the course is $995.

FEATURED TOPICS:
• Introduction to ethics
• Who are you? Competence, credentialing and the impaired professional/student
• Multiple relationships/attraction
• Research and teaching
• Diversity issues
• The law and the practice of applied sport psychology
• Psychological assessment and testing
• Financial concerns in practice, business: Marketing your services
• Obligations to clients and protecting sensitive information: Confidentiality and privacy



One-on-one Video Interview Coaching Sessions

Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17
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 Stephanie Trem of YP, these practice sessions are an opportunity to hone your skills through 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).

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.


Case Studies for CC-AASP: Opportunities for Peer Consultation

Thursday, October 16, 8:15 am – 9:30 am

Sarah L. Castillo, National University, Kristen Dieffenbach, West Virginia 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 2014 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 2014 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.


Toward a Comprehensive Sport Psychology Service Delivery in NCAA Athletic Departments: A Moderated Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 16, 8:15 am - 9:30 am

Many NCAA athletic departments have begun to employ the services of sport psychology professionals. There has been considerable discussion about the "best approach" and "best training/background" for providing these services. The objective of this panel is to stimulate a constructive discussion of the shared purpose and competencies from multiple training backgrounds and professional perspectives as they relate to working with NCAA athletes and athletic departments. Each panelist will briefly overview his/her background and experience providing services to student-athletes in their respective NCAA athletic departments. The moderator will then pose a series of questions, scenarios and examples for the panelists to discuss. The panel will conclude with a brief audience discussion and Q & A.

Panelists include:

  • Chris Carr, Ph.D., HSPP, Sport & Performance Psychologist, St. Vincent Sports Performance
  • Ian Connole, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Director of Sport Psychology, Kansas State University Athletics
  • Angela M. Fifer, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Performance Enhancement Instructor, United States Military Academy
  • Doug Hankes, Ph.D.,CC-AASP, Director/Licensed Psychologist, Student Counseling Services,
 Auburn University
  • Carmen Tebbe Priebe, Ph.D., Associate Director of Student Life/Director of Psychological Resources for Oklahoma University Student-Athletes
  • Brent Walker, Ph.D., Associate Athletics Director for Championship Performance, Columbia University
  • Anthony Kontos, Ph.D., Assistant Research Director/Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh; Strategic Alliance Liaison for AASP will serve as the moderator for this panel discussion.

Five Slides in Five Minutes Session: Taking the Sport Psychology Brand Public
Thursday, October 16, 2:30-3:45pm

The 5 slides in 5 minutes presentation will explore best practices in taking the sport and exercise psychology brand public. Presenters will focus on best practices in promoting the profession and AASP to the public. Presenters include:

• Mike Chu, General Manager, Rugby Operations & Performance, Rugby Canada—on promoting to professional sport athletes/teams

• Anthony Kontos, Ph.D., Assistant Research Director, UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, University of Pittsburgh, will focus on his role as the Strategic Alliance Liaison for AASP

• Nicki Moore, Ph.D., Senior Associate Athletics Director at The University of Oklahoma on collegiate sport

• Amanda Visek, Ph.D, CC-AASP, Associate Professor at The George Washington University, on youth sport

• Diane Whaley, Professor, Applied Developmental Science, University of Virginia, on exercise psych and physical activity

• Sam Zizzi, Ph.D, CC-AASP, Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology, West Virginia University, on applied exercise psychology

• Betty Weibel, APR, of Yopko Penhallurick Public Relations will serve as the discussant and facilitate questions and answers, and lead the general discussion.

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!


Five Slides in Five Minutes Session: Best Practices in Consulting
Friday, October 17, 8:15 am - 9:30 am

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 consultans. Presenters include:

• Ian Connole, Ph.D., Director of Sport Psychology, Kansas State University

• Peter Haberl, Ph.D., Senior Sport Psychologist, United States Olympic Committee

• Colleen Hacker, Ph.D., Professor of Kinesiology, Pacific Lutheran University. Mental Skills Coach for US Women's Hockey and Sport Psychology Consultant for Women's US National Soccer Team.

• JF Menard, Ph.D., Mental Performance Specialist and Speaker

• Angus Mugford, Ph.D, Director, Personal and Organizational Performance, IMG Performance

• Penny Werthner, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

• Jack Watson, Ph.D., (Professor, West Virginia University, Past-President of AASP) will serve as the discussant and facilitate questions and answers, and lead the general discussion.

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 Nuts and Bolts of Becoming a CC-AASP

Friday, October 17, 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.


“Meet the Professionals” Luncheon

Friday, October 17, 
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:

Charles Brown, Get Your Head In The Game
Karen Cogan, USOC
Stephanie Hanrahan, The University of Queensland
Cindra Kamphoff, Minnesota State University
Jack J. Lesyk, Ohio Center for Sport Psychology
Robert Weinberg, Miami University


Five Slides in Five Minutes Session: Special Interest Groups
Saturday, October 18, 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 such as business start-up issues, developing a sustainable mentorship model for women in AASP, and eating disorder myths and facts. Presenters include:

  • Business Ownership in Sport Psychology, Glenn Pfenninger, Senior Consultant, Hitachi Consulting
  • Eating Disorders, Dana Voelker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, West Virginia University
  • Psychology of Sport Injury, Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Teaching Sport and Exercise Psychology, Tami Eggleston, Ph.D., Associate Dean, McKendree University
  • Youth Sport, Brandonn Harris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
  • Women in Sports, Leeja Carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D., Minnesota State University-Mankato (Research and Practice Division Head for AASP) will serve as the discussant and facilitate questions and answers, and lead the general discussion.

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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