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2017 AASP West Regional Conference
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 1:00 PM – Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 6:00 PM PDT
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) West Regional Conference will be held at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA Friday April 21st and Saturday April 22nd, 2017.
This year’s conference will host a variety of research papers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and presentations by students, professionals and leaders in the realm of sport, exercise, and performance psychology, along with keynote talks and pre-conference workshops.
The conference plays an integral role in opening the work of sport psychologists to new populations seeking improved performance in areas of life beyond athletics.
Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of the field, including but not limited to the issue of anger amongst athletes, the process of building a practice, and understanding the overlap of sport psychology and mental health.
Continuing education credits are available, please email Brandon Grays for further information. Live Video Streaming of the Conference is also available for those that are not able to attend in person.
Keynote addresses by:
Dr. Karen Cogan:
“When Olympic Medals Are On The Line, Even the Sport Psychologist Must Be On.”
Dr. Michael Sachs:
“Exercise and Sport Psychology: To Infinity and Beyond.”
Dr. Mitch Abrams:
“The Truth About Sexual Assault & Athletes – The Real Problem and The Comprehensive Solution.”
A Pre-Conference workshop is also available:
"The Critical Role the Triad Plays in an Athlete's Success-Coach/Parent/Tween" with Dr. Michelle Cleere
Friday April 21, 2017 1pm-3pm ** $25 additional fee to attend
A recent trend has been evolving in childhood sports – out of control parents, coaches who fail to respect the kids and the sport, burnt out tweens, violent games, and overall bad sportsmanship. As mental skills consultants, It is time to take action and ensure that sports programs meet the needs and interests of pre-teen’s by working with them, the parents, and the coaches. It is critical that we help kids learn and experience youth sports based on improving and getting better rather than learning and playing to just win. Competition builds character when done properly and it develops life skills like dealing with losing and building self-esteem and confidence. Let’s make a difference and change this crisis that is trending in youth sports.