Sarah Castillo, Professional Standards Division Head
Dr. Sarah Castillo is a Director of the Sport and Performance Psychology Program at the University of Western States. She was previously Professor of Psychology, academic program director and the Co-Director the Center for Performance Psychology at National University in San Diego, CA. Sarah’s passion is working with individuals and teams in their search for peak performance in any area of life. She began her career as a Performance Enhancement Instructor at the United States Military Academy, West Point. During her time with the Army, Sarah worked extensively with over 15 intercollegiate, intramural, and club athletic teams. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC) and an AASP Fellow.
Sarah has been a member of AASP since 1995, when she attended her first conference in New Orleans, LA. She earned her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Idaho. During her time at U of I, Sarah was the graduate assistant for the AASP Certification Review Committee, then chaired by Dr. Damon Burton. It was in this role that she began to develop her professional identity as both a member of the organization and a champion of AASP’s certification efforts. Sarah has served AASP as a member and chair of the Certification Review Committee, and a member of two Strategic Planning Committees, the Future of Certification Ad-Hoc Committee, the Interim Certification Council, and the CMPC® Reconsideration Committee. She is also past chair of the Graduate Program Committee.