AASP offers webinars on a quarterly basis, providing valuable education on a wide range of topics by experts in the field. These are also available for on-demand purchase & viewing if you miss the live presentation. Credits toward re-certification of the CC-AASP designation can also be earned by participating in AASP webinars.

Mindful Attention and The Elite Athlete

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Thursday, September 24

1:00 pm Eastern (12:00 pm Central, 11:00 am Mountain, 10:00 am Pacific; 18:00 GMT/UTC). International attendees should convert the time accordingly. Session Length: 75 minutes



Peter Haberl, EdD, United States Olympic Committee
Amishi Jha, PhD, University of Miami


In this webinar, we will explore the science and practice of mindfulness training and discuss its benefits when offered to elite athletes.

We will anchor our conversation around three main questions:
1. What impact do high stress/high performance scenarios have on attention and well-being?
2. How can mindfulness training strengthen attention and well-being?
3. Are there simple exercises that can be incorporated into daily physical training to best support the cultivation of mindfulness?


You can attend the virtual conference right from your office or home. All you need is a telephone and a computer with a high speed internet connection. The presentation's audio will be delivered over the telephone (toll-free) or through your computer. Registrants will be provided call in/login information and a web URL 2-3 days prior to the session. This information will give you access to the presentations on the web in real time.


$25 – Students
$35 – AASP Professional Members
$50 – Non-Members

Registration is now closed. Check back two weeks after the webinar to purchase the archived session.

Last day to register is Friday, September 18. Limited registration of 100 people per live virtual seminar. If you cannot watch the live airing, you will be able to view it on demand in the AASP Webinar Archive approximately two weeks after it has aired.


This program has been approved for 1.25 hours of CE to partially meet the 6-hour CE re-certification requirement for Certified Consultants (CC-AASP).


Peter Haberl, EdD
Senior Sport Psychologist, United States Olympic Committee
Peter Haberl joined the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in 1998 as a research assistant in sport psychology, was named sport psychologist in 2000, and promoted to senior sport psychologist in 2004. A long-time passionate member of the Olympic Movement, Haberl worked with the U.S. women's national ice hockey team from 1996-2006, providing sport psychology services at five IIHF women's world championships and at three Olympic Winter Games. Haberl has enjoyed the privilege of having worked at eight Olympic Games, three Pan American Games, and one Paralympic Games with U.S. athletes. In his current position, he provides individual and team consultations and counseling sessions to various resident and national team athletes with a specific specialization in team sports. Haberl received his bachelor's degree in sports science from the University of Vienna, Austria. He later earned his master's degree in counseling and his EdD in counseling psychology at Boston University. A licensed psychologist, Haberl focuses on mindfulness-based interventions and cognitive-behavioral treatments.

Amishi Jha, PhD
Neuroscientist, Researcher, Associate Professor, University of Miami
Dr. Amishi Jha is a neuroscientist, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, and the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the UMindfulness Initiative. She received her PhD from the University of California-Davis in 1998, and received her post doctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University in functional neuroimaging. She studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, and resilience. With grants from the Department of Defense, and several private foundations, she has been systematically investigating the potential applications of mindfulness training in education, sports, business, and the military. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Emotion, and PLoSOne, and she serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Frontiers in Cognitive Science, and Frontiers in Cognition. She is an internationally recognized speaker who has lectured at the Aspen Institute, World Economic Forum, and NY Academy of Sciences, as well as many other forums on topics such as optimizing attention, building brain fitness, mindfulness and other forms of contemplative training, and how to protect the brain from stress and aging. She has been interviewed on NPR, CBS, and NBC, as well as in the NY Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, LA Times, Time Magazine, GQ, Newsweek, and Scientific American.




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